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Nuit and Jeff leaving Khao San Road

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bytepusher Jan 3, 2013 12:54 PM

http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/story....

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    pakmode Jan 3, 2013 01:20 PM

    Wow. That came out of nowhere.

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      Pincus Jan 3, 2013 01:23 PM

      Hmm. Let's see how well they prepared for their departure.

      1. TorontoJo Jan 3, 2013 01:24 PM

        I'm predicting bigger and better things for them. They have a lot of supporters.

        1. Flexitarian Jan 3, 2013 01:47 PM

          I guess their partners had more clout than they did so the Regulars were the ones that had to go. Too bad.

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            ylsf Jan 3, 2013 02:27 PM

            I kind of got the sense of that happening but was waiting for it to be official... There seemed to be a lot of "mixed" information about Sabai Sabai and her involvement in it, etc.

            I am guessing the food won't change much at KSR. Will still be on my list of places to eat when I am in the area. I did have lunch at Sabai Sabai and enjoyed it as well.. Still want to try Sukhothai at the new location. Seems like Jeff and Nuit have been busy!

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              CarNut Jan 3, 2013 02:47 PM

              Was at Sukhothai last night for dinner and Jeff was in the restaurant greeting people and generally running around. Also, I think Nuit's family was there as there was a large party who seemed to know everyone and who kept on going into the kitchen in the back.

              Sad to say I never went to the Parliament St location, but was BLOWN away by the food. Not huge portions, but amazing taste and flavours.

              Had the spring rolls, tom yum kung, sukhothai pad thai, gaeng masaman and yan munsan. All delicious and will definitely be back.

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                szw Jan 3, 2013 03:30 PM

                Good luck to all of them. I find it strange how the NOW article states that the couple just opened up the second sukhothai, whereas previously, once KSR opened, they oddly kept reinforcing that they were no longer affiliated with Sukhothai. Or maybe it was just a particular chowhounder who kept mentioning it again and again...

                Anyways, the food at sukhothai (old and new) has been just as good or better IMO. I think the food at all the places will be fairly consistent, they seemed pretty on-the-ball about that.

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                  TorontoJo Jan 3, 2013 03:38 PM

                  It was true at the time. Times and circumstances change.

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                    pakmode Jan 4, 2013 07:51 AM

                    So true. I never understood what the hell was going on with everything. None of my business, but still it was strange...

                    If this was NYC or LA they would have a reality tv crew following them around to capture all the drama.

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                      Flexitarian Jan 4, 2013 08:19 AM

                      You mean drama in the restaurant when you dined there? I never noticed any.

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                        pakmode Jan 4, 2013 11:57 AM

                        Drama in the sense of the 'on-again off-again' relationship with Sukhothai. The poster SZW mentioned above: "once KSR opened, they oddly kept reinforcing that they were no longer affiliated with Sukhothai"

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                          Flexitarian Jan 4, 2013 03:38 PM

                          Oh ok. I only went there to eat and didn't really pay much attention to the online chatter. They were always very nice and friendly in the restaurant. I know both of them from when they first opened on Parliament St.

                  2. elvisahmed Jan 3, 2013 04:32 PM

                    Wow interesting. Thanks for sharing.

                    1. aser Jan 3, 2013 06:26 PM

                      No big deal, can find them at the new Sukhothai location so that's where I"ll be going. I went a few weeks ago, it's great as always.

                      Wondering how Sabai Sabai is, I'm sure it's equally good.

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                        kwass Jan 4, 2013 02:28 PM

                        Where is the new Sukhothai location?

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                          jlunar Jan 4, 2013 02:34 PM

                          Wellington, just West of Church. Bigger space, a little trendier, same food.

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                            kwass Jan 4, 2013 02:35 PM

                            Awesome! Thank you!

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                              bytepusher Jan 4, 2013 03:22 PM

                              In the former Hernando's space, correct?

                              And they will have a liquor license,

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                                jlunar Jan 6, 2013 09:03 AM

                                Yep, should be the space. I saw some before photos and chuckled at the interior's clichéd look.

                                I don't know about liquor, but I recall seeing the bar. I'd assume they would. I believe this second location is halal too.

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                              pinstripeprincess Jan 4, 2013 03:18 PM

                              the old/first one is under renovation so the wellington one is the only one currently operating. not sure when the finish date is.

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                                kwass Jan 4, 2013 03:25 PM

                                Is the Wellington location open 7 days/week?

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                                  pinstripeprincess Jan 4, 2013 03:42 PM

                                  i don't know, but the original was not open sundays. hopefully someone else can chime in as i likely won't be seeing them for another week or so.

                                  and yes, the former Hernando's space.

                                  not sure if this will get removed for this comment, but aser, the food is quite different at sabai sabai. there's a couple overlaps, but the strongest difference can be seen at lunch.

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                                    jlunar Jan 6, 2013 09:04 AM

                                    I believe it's 7 days a week for now. They'll adjust hours later I think they said.

                            3. elvisahmed Jan 5, 2013 02:43 PM

                              Passed by the KSR location yesterday and they had a private event going on earlier with seating starting at 645. Seemed like the usual lineup. I didn't want to wait so went somewhere else.
                              An associate ended up going there last night as well who is a regular and commented the food is the same as before which is encouraging.

                              1. Chester Eleganté Jan 6, 2013 04:15 PM

                                Went into the Wellington Sukhothai when they first opened to see what it was like getting some awesome khao soi and curry without any sort of wait. Verdict: pretty damn good...

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                                  londonhk Jan 9, 2013 06:59 PM

                                  Anyone know what the line-up is like at KSR now on weeknights, around 6:30 or 7?

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                                    ylsf Jan 10, 2013 06:36 AM

                                    See Elvisahmed post above. That was for a Friday night but I imagine the line up remains the same during the week. The earlier you get there the better..

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                                    JDAWG Feb 10, 2013 09:41 AM

                                    Has anyone seen information on the status of the Parliament location? Last time I looked inside it was still closed for renovations. It's been two months now and I can't see any significant change , at least from the front door. I really miss it.

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