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Thai-to-Go....impressed!

redhead Mar 29, 2008 09:19 AM

A very tiny take-out thai place recently opened on Gerrard just E of Sumach. Peeked in the other day and decided to give it a try. Ordered the "Royal" pad thai - made with tamarind vs. ketchup (though they do have this version available as well), mango salad and duck spring rolls. Took about 10 minutes to get my order - staff was warm and welcoming. I thought the quality was really good - very fresh and light. The Pad thai was different (more traditional?) than many I've had in Toronto, cleaner tasting somehow. I could really taste the mint and corriander in the dish. Loved the mango salad - though I wished it were a tad spicier. Duck rolls were a bit pricey at 7.99 for three, but were non-greasy, crunchy and had a nice smoky flavour. I get more food for the money at my normal go-to thai restaurant, but I suspect the quality was a bit better here..I'd go back for sure! They also do delivery..not sure if they have a website yet.

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    artgeek RE: redhead Mar 29, 2008 10:19 AM

    Seconded. Haven't been to the restaurant yet but we've had delivery from them twice (the first time was just after they'd opened and didn't have a driver yet, so the very charming owner delivered the food in person). Food was beautifully done, high quality stuff - especially considering delivery doesn't usually showcase a restaurant's food in the best possible conditions.

    1. vorpal RE: redhead Mar 31, 2008 04:09 AM

      If anyone knows of a website for them, please let us know! I'm always looking for new delivery and I'd probably be within their range.

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        JamieK RE: vorpal Mar 31, 2008 05:11 AM

        It's a franchise, presumably the menu is the same for all of them -
        http://www.thaitogo.ca/index.html

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          redhead RE: JamieK Mar 31, 2008 09:12 AM

          I don't know if this is the website - there is no mention of 2 of the items I ordered (duck rolls and royal pad thai)..plus, on the hard-copy menu I had, they did not use the little chile peppers to show level of spicy-ness so not sure if this is indeed the same place (or maybe menu is just not updated??)

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            childofthestorm RE: redhead Mar 31, 2008 11:51 AM

            Not the same place...note the spelling difference, the dashes in "Thai-to-Go". Google it, no website yet but it's Googlemapped. Close to Leslieville so I'll try it soon.

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          Megan2 RE: vorpal Apr 17, 2008 03:16 AM

          I went in there the other day after reviewing this link and I must say the food is very good. I ordered the vegetarian pad thai and the vegetarian spicy noodle. With tax, both dishes came up to $20.32. Their menu states that they have a website www.thai2go.ca, but the link doesn't work. So here's a copy of the menu - hopefully I can attach this .... Try this place (this isn't an eat-in place - take out or delivery only). It's a really really really friendly place (owners and customers)!

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            Megan2 RE: Megan2 Apr 17, 2008 03:20 AM

            Darn, I just checked to see if the menu attached, but it didn't ... even though I clicked "attached photo". If someone tells me how to upload this scanned page, I can try posting it later. And yes, the page is less than 2MB.

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              vorpal RE: Megan2 Apr 17, 2008 03:43 AM

              Hmmm... 2 MB might violate limits on here, unfortunately :(. Might I recommend putting it on a site like RapidShare and posting a link to it? I for one would be absolutely thrilled to see it!

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                Megan2 RE: vorpal Apr 18, 2008 09:08 PM

                Ok, I think I was able to upload it onto RapidShare (I'm not the most technology savviest person in the world). But this "should" be the link:
                http://rs127.rapidshare.com/files/108...
                If this doesn't work, just give me your e-mail address and I'll e-mail you the attachment.

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                  vorpal RE: Megan2 Apr 19, 2008 01:52 AM

                  Fantastic! Thanks so much for this.

                  I love how they give a significant discount if you bring your own food containers to encourage environmentalism. I wish that more places did this.

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              Fruvous RE: Megan2 May 27, 2008 08:06 PM

              I have checked the link (www.thai2go.ca) and it works perfectly on my end... very nice website I must say. It is great to have the menu online.

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            Pincus RE: redhead Mar 31, 2008 12:29 PM

            Thanks for the tip, I can make this part of a homeward journey when I don't feel like cooking.

            Do you know (roughly) their delivery area?

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              foxymoron RE: redhead May 15, 2008 08:27 AM

              After reading this post, we tried this place and were generally pleased with our food. We've already ordered from them twice. The first time, we were disappointed with the beef in our red curry, but the panang curry with chicken which was much better.

              I also love the papaya salad which had an authentic dressing and real dried shrimp topping. Very good! It's now our go-to thai delivery. Thanks for the recommendation!

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                deabot RE: foxymoron Apr 25, 2009 09:24 PM

                has anyone been here recently?

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                  foxymoron RE: deabot May 1, 2009 10:52 AM

                  I've never been there, but we just ordered from Thai2Go this week. Still like the royal pad thai. The penang sauce is good, but I find they're skimpy with beef.

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                abigllama RE: redhead May 1, 2009 04:00 PM

                This is actually my favourite Thai in the city. Have had it a few times and it's always excellent. A friend lives very close so we went to pick up the order once. The location is basically a counter in front of a kitchen with a couple of small tables with menus and local papers and flyers scattered on them. It's really designed as a take-out or delivery operation, I couldn't imagine eating there. Once they had a sweet and sour chicken special..which was veryflavourful Thai spiced and much less gloppy version of the old school North American Chineese version we know and love.

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                  archiscot RE: redhead Feb 24, 2010 04:32 PM

                  I order from here about twice a month. The food is always good - we tend to get the Tom Kha Soup, the Royal Pad Thai, the Green Curry, Penang, Thai fried rice... All really good.

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                  Thai To-Go
                  452 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A2H2, CA

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                    armino RE: redhead Apr 5, 2013 09:17 PM

                    Love the food specially the papaya salad which no other thai restaurant offers,its really the closest to what I experienced in thailand...however the only time I ever(politely) voiced a complaint about a minor delivery issue they loaded my pad thai with such an amount of chilli (my wife and I can handle a lot of chilli) that left it inedible...no matter how good the food-i cannot trust them not put worse in my food next time-what a shame :p

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