One of Toronto’s original downtown Thai restaurants, Golden Thai Toronto serves up Thai classics from luscious curries to spicy-sweet basil dishes to zesty ginger stir-fries. This long-running location on Toronto’s iconic Church St. helped popularize Thai cuisine in Toronto, and according to its faithful patrons it remains the best Thai restaurant in the city. Peruse the House Special menu for modern classics like Kale Mango Salad and Thai Spiced Lime Leaf Chicken.
If you’re looking for authentic Thai restaurants in Toronto, look no further. Named for a popular tourist street in Bangkok, Khao San Road offers classics such as Bangkok-style Pad Thai alongside innovative dishes like Crispy Rice Salad flavoured with lime and crunchy peanuts. A classic Toronto destination now in a new location in the Entertainment District, Khao San Road has evolved into an elegant locale featuring a two-storey wall made up of exquisite imported tiles from Thailand. To keep the night going, head upstairs to Bang Sue Bar on the second floor for an excellent beer selection and shareable Thai plates.
Specializing in Northern Thai and Laotian cuisine, this sleek lounge located a few steps below street level at Yonge and Bloor offers some of Toronto’s tastiest takes on Thai. Mouth-watering sides like Sweet Potato Fritters and Crispy Shrimp Chips are the perfect intro to dishes like Red-Flame Stir-Fried Morning Glory and Street-Style Rice Noodles. The menu features plenty of vegan options such as Crispy Taro Rolls, Coconut Noodles, and Eggplant Stir-Fry with Thai basil and shallots.
Named after a town in Northern Thailand, Pai Thai Toronto is the latest project of celebrated restaurateurs Nuit and Jeff Regular. Take a peek behind the scenes into the open kitchen, where chefs whip up fresh and flavourful creations such as Grilled Beef Salad, Green Papaya Salad with salted crab, and Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup with hints of lemongrass and cilantro.
Located in an elegant historical building near Yonge-Dundas Square, Bangkok Garden offers a popular weekday lunch buffet and group menu options. Dishes are designed based on the Thai principle of balancing the five tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami). For classic Thai food in downtown Toronto, Bangkok Garden is sure to please.
Best known for its traditional Pad Thai with tamarind and shrimp paste, Mengrai Thai is a popular destination located in a former brewery in downtown Toronto. Vegetarian options such as Crispy Tofu in Cashew Garlic Sauce with Fresh Field Greens, along with sumptuous desserts like Lemongrass Crème Brûlée and Mango Snowball (a concoction of sticky rice, mango and ice cream) have earned Mengrai Thai a reputation for some of the best Thai food in Toronto. Thai cooking classes are also on the menu.
Thinking you’d rather Thai one on from your Anndore House bed? All our recos except for Mengrai Thai deliver. Enjoy!