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stonewall36 Feb 25, 2009 02:14 PM

What is their relation? Are they the same with the same menu?

  1. estufarian Feb 25, 2009 05:33 PM

    No - but they do share a kitchen.
    Salad king is 'fast Thai food'. The emphasis is on turnover. And given the lineups they certainly satisfy the local cravings. Seating is communal.
    Linda's is much more of a 'bistro'. Tablecloths, liveried servers and a more ambitious menu. You 'dine' rather than 'eat'. You can certainly order any item on the Salad King menu - but the treasures are in the 'special' items on the menu. Typically the dishes there take longer to prepare and are presented in a more upscale manner. I also find the spicing more complex -although both allow you to 'adjust the hotness' to your liking.
    Typically we spand $20-30 (for two) at Salad King but maybe $75 at Linda's. Both are real deals.

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      Pincus Feb 26, 2009 11:22 AM

      People here sneer at Salad King but for what it is (mass produced Thai-like cuisine for the masses), I enjoy it far more than Spring Rolls, Oja, Green Mango, etc.

      Still have to try Linda's, all the reports here always make me drool.

      1. re: Pincus
        Teep Feb 26, 2009 11:48 AM

        I just could not bear the long waiting times and the crowds at Salad King. Went once for take out and was told there's a 30 minute wait so I left.

        Has anyone been there when they were on Dundas? where the AMC is currently.

        1. re: Pincus
          vorpal Feb 26, 2009 01:02 PM

          Oh, it is leagues better than Spring Rolls. That, however, doesn't say much.

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            LTL Feb 27, 2009 07:43 AM

            Agreed!

            A much better close-by option is Evergreen Thai. Cheap prices, tastier fare, usually not as busy. It's a smaller family run place.

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            175 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G1C7, CA

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