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Joy Thai - any good?

mrsay Apr 17, 2006 07:11 PM

I love Real Thailand but read about Joy Thai in the Toronto Star. The Star's food critic, Amy Pataki, mentioned that it was one of her favourites.

Is it any good?

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    taimeup RE: mrsay Apr 18, 2006 12:14 PM

    yes, it's very good. portions are not huge, but just right. lots of flavour, they dont seem to skimp on quality. the real thing. service isn't the warmest, can be kind of cold actually and slow but the food is worth it. great cold spring rolls (but comes only with chicken, not shrimp), satays, pad thai (not the sloppy red stuff), mango salad, curries...

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      mrsay RE: taimeup Apr 20, 2006 01:25 PM

      Thank you! I will definitely give it a try.

      I'm not sure if you've been to Real Thailand and was wondering if Joy Thai is better than Real Thailand.

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        taimeup RE: mrsay Apr 20, 2006 11:36 PM

        yes i have been to real thailand and i prefer joy thai. the service and atmo of real thailand is a little more elegant and polished. but joy thai is more authentic, real and down to earth, imho. i think the flavours are more ...hmmm....clean? neat? tastes more homey to me, not so 'constructed' for restaurant/banquet style consumption.

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      KaKa RE: mrsay Apr 20, 2006 02:53 PM

      May I know where is Joy Thai?

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        taimeup RE: KaKa Apr 20, 2006 11:37 PM

        joy thai - on yonge, a block north of lawrence ave., on west side

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        prairie_dog RE: mrsay Jan 15, 2007 04:12 PM

        Joy Thai is good, and I love their panang nuer red curry beef - very distinctive - and Amy Pataki, who in my experience is quite reliable, gave it a good review as one of the "top five restaurants you've never heard of.". But on balance I prefer Sorn Thai (on Yonge, north of Eglinton by about 7 blocks). My son still prefers Joy Thai.

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