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todc1996 Mar 22, 2006 11:07 AM

anyone been?
opinions, kinds of food, prices etc.
thanks.

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    airsy RE: todc1996 Mar 22, 2006 10:19 PM

    Xaphire serves Thai food and is generally delicious. Prices are moderate, I think between 10-15 for entrees. I really enjoy their panang curry.

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      rob RE: airsy Mar 23, 2006 08:51 AM

      I've only tried the Red Curry Chicken (not sure if it was called Panang Curry, takeout, and it was as good as the Red Curry at Restoran Malaysia and way closer!!

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        Marcus101 RE: rob Mar 30, 2010 11:29 PM

        been there last fri, the pad thai and basil beef were excellent.

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          torontofoodiegirl RE: Marcus101 Mar 31, 2010 04:28 AM

          On two occasions now, I've had horrible pad thai at Xaphire (one time even worse than the other...so much so that it was entirely inedible) -- it was incredibly sweet, tasting bizarrely like apple juice... Prior to those two occasions, it was better, but never great IMHO. Having said that, I enjoy a lot of things there. I like the curries and the spicy beef. Will never order the pad thai again though.

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          Xaphire
          530 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N1B4, CA

    2. scarberian RE: todc1996 Mar 31, 2010 02:06 AM

      Address plz! (include nearest intersection)

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        torontofoodiegirl RE: scarberian Mar 31, 2010 04:28 AM

        I don't know the exact address, but it's on Eglinton a few blocks west of Avenue Rd. (just east of the Shoppers Drug Mart).

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          TorontoJo RE: scarberian Mar 31, 2010 04:59 AM

          The map in the upper right corner of the page shows the location and address.

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            downtownfoodie RE: TorontoJo Mar 31, 2010 06:23 AM

            Love this place. Try the Stir-fried Eggplant, Glass Noodles, any of the curry's, green mango salad, kalbi ribs, etc etc etc.

            Add the fact that the restaurant itself is gorgeous and trust me, you'll love it.

            FYI, the Pad Thai tastes different from cheap Thai delivery places because they don't use ketchup as a base like most places...instead choosing to make the sauce from scratch. Spent several months in Thailand and this is as close as you're going to get in Toronto to authentic. Kim and Moo (chef's) are straight from Thailand and do an amazing job.

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              scarberian RE: TorontoJo Mar 31, 2010 05:18 PM

              You know I never noticed that map before. I simply discarded it as some ad. Thanks for pointing that out TJ!

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                TorontoJo RE: scarberian Apr 1, 2010 05:17 AM

                You're welcome! :)

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              Paulustrious RE: scarberian Mar 31, 2010 10:20 AM

              Xaphire. If anyone want to edit this and fill in a few details, then please feel free.

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              Xaphire
              530 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N1B4, CA

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              jjmellon RE: todc1996 Apr 2, 2010 04:06 AM

              Three of us went last night, and we loved this place. The food is among the best Thai we've had in Toronto, the portions are large, and the prices are low. We tried the spring rolls and the mango salad, then traditional pad thai, red beef curry, and stir-fried eggplant. Food good, service good, with beer and tax total bill $63.

              Thanks for the recommendation.

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                EPIcureanTO RE: jjmellon Jan 5, 2011 04:49 PM

                Xaphire is now closed, apparently due to the complications of renting. They hope to reopen elsewhere soon. I hope they do.

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                Xaphire
                530 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N1B4, CA

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                  magic RE: EPIcureanTO Aug 22, 2011 07:33 AM

                  Anyone have new info on Xaphire reopening? They were pondering reopening, possibly under a different name around Bathurst/Sheppard this summer. Anyone know anything?

                  Bueller? Bueller?

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