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CDS Jan 19, 2011 11:06 AM

Anyone know of a Thai restaurant in this location that is still open?

  1. sgogo Jan 19, 2011 01:42 PM

    The space that used to be Circle Thai has been converted into Mr. Thai (on Yonge, N of St. Clair), a casual, fast-foody type place that seems to be somewhat decent for what it is. I've been there twice and don't recall what I ordered, although I wasn't unsatisfied. I think they do a big takeout business. So, if lightning-quick service, plastic chairs and harsh lighting are what you're after, go for it.

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      betsy Jan 19, 2011 06:46 PM

      There is a Thai place a couple of blocks east of Yonge on St. Clair, south side, just west of the Sobeys. I don't go out of my way to eat there but the couple of times I've stopped in the food has been quite respectable.

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        CDS Jan 20, 2011 04:55 AM

        We ended up at Mr. Thai and were happy with what we had. Standard "Canadian" Thai food, awful lighting and the restaurant to ourselves with the exception of the stream of take out customers which suited us just fine.

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          miketoronto Jan 20, 2011 05:31 AM

          Yeah always wanted to try that place, "New Thai Restaurant". Good to know that it's half decent. We usually do takeout at Khmer Thai and Vanipha Lanna on St. Clair W but it's a bit of a hike.

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          Khmer Thai
          1018 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E1A4, CA

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            CocoTO Jan 20, 2011 05:39 AM

            Do you mean Vanipha Lanna on Eglinton West?

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              miketoronto Jan 20, 2011 05:49 AM

              Nope, there's one at 863 St. Clair W - Laotian/Thai place. Amazing value, hilarious decor, heavy on the chilies.

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                CocoTO Jan 20, 2011 06:12 AM

                good to know. thanks

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              maple99 Jan 20, 2011 09:01 AM

              I have always found New Thai to be pretty good - I recommend it, as long as you are not expecting something amazing, you will be OK. Not worth travelling far, but as a local place it is a good choice.

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              New Thai Restaurant
              81 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M4T1L8, CA

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                Arcadiaseeker Jan 20, 2011 10:27 AM

                We used to go to Vanipha on St. Clair all the time but then we discovered Taste of Thai House on Vaughan just south of St. Clair and we are hooked - it's cheaper and much much better. And they deliver which is great for us. It's definitely a favourite.

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                Thai House Restaurant
                506 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2B3, CA

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                  miketoronto Jan 20, 2011 10:56 AM

                  Any go-to dishes for New Thai or Taste of Thai House?

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                  New Thai Restaurant
                  81 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M4T1L8, CA

                  Thai House Restaurant
                  506 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2B3, CA

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                    Arcadiaseeker Jan 20, 2011 01:04 PM

                    Yes - Taste of Thai House - really love the thai spicy eggplant, roasted chili tofu, the ginger garlic shrimp and the green chicken curry.

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                      toveggiegirl Jan 21, 2011 01:44 AM

                      Here's their menu. It's a very affordable place.
                      http://www.thairestaurantstoronto.com...

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                        Arcadiaseeker Jan 21, 2011 01:54 AM

                        toveggiegirl, it's confusing but they actually have a different site with a pdf menu on it - this is the menu link below (the other one is old):
                        http://www.tasteofthai.ca/Taste_Of_Th...

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                          toveggiegirl Jan 21, 2011 12:03 PM

                          Thank you for posting the current menu. :-)

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                            pearlD Jan 21, 2011 12:15 PM

                            We have also gone to Taste of Thai and thought it wasn't bad, wasn't great but certainly nice to have in our neighbourhood, will go back and try more dishes....loved the spicy eggplant and the garlic & ginger shrimp as well. Not quite in the neighbourhood but reasonably close and which we prefer(so far) is BUO THAI on Avenue Rd near NW corner of Davenport. I would have to say it is our 'current go to' for Thai ...give it a try. A bit more expensive but not by a huge amount.

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                              pearlD Dec 29, 2013 04:34 PM

                              BUO THAI is still the best by far...it's at Avenue Road and Davenport (NW) prices still reasonable, prompt and courteous service and a nice quiet atmosphere...meter parking after rush hour on Davenport. Have gone to Taste of Thai a couple of times since the last post and to my mind, no comparision...it feels like éat and get out' instead of a place to enjoy your meal...

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