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The Friendly Thai

Posted by Staff / Listed on May 31, 2007 / review policy

The Friendly ThaiThe Friendly Thai on Roncesvalles, one of the handful of outposts belonging to the popular local restaurant chain, serves up tasty Thai food in a contemporary ambiance.

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11 Comments

Dave / October 23, 2008 at 03:24 pm
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The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly. It's definitely worth visiting. try their friend rice, calamari.. crisy beef.. it's yummy
Matt / November 19, 2008 at 03:51 pm
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The Pad Thai here tastes like pure ketchup. Yuk.
David / September 9, 2009 at 07:35 pm
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Matt doesn't know what he is talking about... how the hell could it taste like ketchup (not unless he means it as a joke and 'yuk' is olde timee for lol).
Staff are friendly and the food is way above average for Roncey, especially for the price.
Best for veggies is avacado & peanut stir fry... OR bean curd satay! You will not be disapointed... yuk.
Paolo / May 15, 2011 at 06:27 pm
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Crispy beef get my two thumbs up. Pad thai is ok too. Will definitely go back with the family there...
ash / November 1, 2012 at 06:11 pm
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This place should be called anything but 'friendly'.
I have never come across a server who is so rude and down right racist.
Even the owner of the place was shocked at his behaviour, I wish I could remember his name.

Would never visit this place again.
T / December 14, 2012 at 06:06 pm
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Not authentic thai at all.........
Deeter / February 5, 2013 at 03:35 pm
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11 infractions from DineSafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
C / June 9, 2013 at 07:49 pm
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Nope. Terrible place. I went a few weeks ago, ordered delivery, got there when they told me to (20 minutes after placing the order). They didn't say antyhing to me, but I waited there for an hour. They hadn't even started to make the food before I got there, no explanation, I just sat there. No discount.

Stupidly, tonight, with no other options, I ordered again. They forgot two items they charged me for. I just got desperate and hoped it would be better. Nope. Never again.

The wait staff is compltely incompetent. The food is so mediocre. I would love to have Roncesvalles lose this place, it's such a waste. Don't give them your money!
J / October 1, 2013 at 08:34 am
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How many health infractions will it take people??

Okay, here's the deal, walk around the corner and look at the back alley kitchen area and see if you still want to eat here. Insanely third world level gross.

I have no idea why people go here when the Thai Chef is like 5 doors down and is so much better. Name recognition I guess..
Sean / October 1, 2013 at 09:09 pm
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Inspected on: September 23, 2013
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 6)
Crucial infractions include: N/A
Beth / November 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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I was introduced to The Friendly Thai by friends in the summer of 2013 - we ordered take out, and had one friend pick it up on his way home from work. I was impressed by the quality and amount of food (we order way too much).
Went back this summer (July 2014) shared the vegetarian appetizer platter and green shrimp curry with one friend, the other got mango salad and chicken pad thai (and took leftovers home).
AGAIN very pleased with the quality, quantity, and price. Delicious. Looking for another reason to pop over to Roncy for dinner there again.

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