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Oct 17, 2011 01:07 AM

Khao San Road vs Sukho Thai

Does it matter which one to go to? Ambiance/decor has no meaning to me.

Khao San Road
326 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P7, CA

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  1. Both are fantastic and worthy of being voted "Best Thai in Toronto." If ambiance isn't of importance, I prefer Sukho Thai. The food is stunning. Their Khao Soi is the best Thai dish I've ever had.

    1. Well, for starters, KSR is licensed and serves pork, Sukho does neither due to its proximity to a Muslim clientele. There are some core dishes in common on the two menus, but there are several differences - KSR has pad gra prao (with holy basil) and pad phed pa, more appetizers, pork versions of dishes, etc., while Sukho has pla taud (fried fish), nua gra teom, cassava cake.

      I'll refrain from comparing the common dishes head-to-head since I haven't been back to Sukho since Nuit and Jeff went to KSR.

      1. I find the food to be comparable at both (and unfortunately equally inconsistent) It's often great and always good. Service is better at Khao San Road.

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        1. re: hal2010

          Thanks all. I went to KSR and food was tasty, portions seemed smaller but it might just be my bias as I did not really enjoy the atmosphere. Too slick for me, I much prefer eating in Sukhothai.

          274 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

          1. re: szw

            "ambience or decor has no meaning to me" ??

            1. re: iMarilyn

              Maybe ambience and decor mean more to the OP than they thought. Ha!

        2. I love them both, but given the choice...well...I couldn't pick one over the other. The laid back vibe at Sukho Thai vs. the deep-fried squash blossoms at Khao's a tie, really. :D

          1. Really pedestrian Khao Soi at Sukho Thai eat-in yesterday .Chicken not flavored well. I am sticking to KSR from now on.

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            1. re: garfield

              I really like both. I find the Pad Kee Mao is more flavourful and spicy at KSR (Thai spicy is hot enough for me) where as ST Thai Spicy could be a bit hotter.

              I have never actually had Sukho in house, only ever take out.

              I love the staff at KSR. Is it wrong that I ate at KSR 3 times since last Friday and had take out from ST once this week... I think I have a problem.