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Thai To Go

Posted by Tim / Reviewed on November 19, 2008 / review policy

Thai To GoThai To Go and I should get along just fine this winter. As soon as the cold weather starts to hit, the incidences of me ordering take-out goes through the roof. There's definitely something about cold November nights and me not wanting to cook and clean dishes.

Such was the case earlier this month. I'd heard good things about Thai To Go (on Gerrard East near River) so I decided to give it a try. Their menu features more than 72 options from Thai crepes to crab fried rice, but my dinner date and I decided to go for the ol' standby Royal Pad Thai with shrimp ($11.99 - photo below), Pad Kra Paow with eggplant and tofu ($8.99 - photo above) and a side order of jasmine rice ($1).

Thai 2 Go

The big winner was the Pad Thai. Unlike many Toronto Thai restaurants, there's no ketchup in this one, so the result was less dense than most. That said, a regular Pad Thai with ketchup is also available so for those ordering for a larger group this could be taste test heaven.

The Pad Kra Paow also hit the spot, although the portion size wasn't anything to get too excited about. But I can't say I wasn't warned. The person who took my order tried to talk me into a couple of apps or a salad but I was pretty set at keeping the total damage to around $20. And that's what it was. With a 10% discount on pick-ups and an additional 3% off (on orders $25 or more) if you bring your own containers this lonely spot between Cabbagetown and East Chinatown has likely earned a repeat phone call.

Thai To Go Toronto

Discussion

16 Comments

Andrea / November 19, 2008 at 04:44 pm
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I love this place! I always order their green papaya salad...no one in TO has topped it.
Gloria / November 19, 2008 at 05:18 pm
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Wow! Had no idea this place was there. Sleepy spot. Will check out, thanks.
jack / November 19, 2008 at 07:26 pm
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should bring a bigger container
daniel / November 19, 2008 at 08:42 pm
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i order (delivery) few dishes,
first thing the dishes looks small but it was more then enough.
everything tasted fresh and clean.
(IMO)there's no need for bigger container,
food is excellent,
and its more then fare value for the money.
great place.
now "i'm a new customer"
Corinne / May 6, 2009 at 04:59 pm
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This is now my new place for Mango Salad. The only other place that (I think) makes a really good one is Pi Tom's on Alexander St.
Elaine Jewett / March 24, 2010 at 08:25 pm
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Sounds like a great place to eat when I go to Toronto
Kristine / April 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm
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Thank you for this article. I tried to order from Sukhothai tonight but I think they were closed so I tried Thai-to-go for the first time and they were also very good.
cosmosuave / May 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm
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Anyone know if they opened up the dining room yet? As in the pic they were reno'g the space beside it for dine in the last time I was there... Great food and service if you bring in your own container for take out you rx a discount...
Diane / May 27, 2011 at 07:16 pm
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Yeah, they have a dining room. They did a great job with it, it was a really nice looking restaurant. I ordered the pumpkin soup, duck spring rolls and pad thai. The soup was amazing, loved the spicing, spring rolls were crunchy, flavorful, and weren't drenched in oil, (although 3 for $8 is a bit much) The pad thai had fresh herbs and decent flavour, but I'd prefer more spice (and will order it as such next time). After a few forkfuls It seemed a bit bland. But no ketchup, yay! Definitely a good spot, and the lunch menu looked great as well.
Walter / June 14, 2011 at 07:45 am
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My wife and I live in the neighbourhood and had past this little place many times, my loss. We went last night and I have to say, I have not had more authentic and delicious Thai cuisine since I moved away from Thailand in 2008. The staff was very friendly, took pleasure in hearing me practice my Thai and even created a few of my old favourites, which were not listed on the menu. The décor was quite classy and comfortable.
I certainly will eat here again as I have found my new favourite Thai restaurant.
Sara / August 3, 2012 at 04:18 pm
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I have been ordering from here for over a year, always liking their food and service. Last night, they mixed up my order and gave the wrong dish. When I called to alert them of this and ask how it could be rectified, the woman started arguing with me, not believing she was in the wrong. After much back and forth, me remaining calm the entire time, she agreed to have it delivered. I did not get the dish until almost 2 hours later, and with it was a note attached: "Our food no good for you. Try different restaurant." I was shocked. When I called to talk to the manager, he admitted he was the one who wrote it, I told him I was confused, as all I wanted was the mistake cleared up, when he began yelling at me, talking over me as I tried to calm him down, and called me a racist! I was absolutely flabbergasted. I tried to tell him all I wanted was the dish I ordered, it was a simple mistake on their part, and he kept yelling. When I said he just lost two loyal customers he promptly replied he didn't need us anyway. I encourage you to buy thai food elsewhere, this is absolutely unacceptable behaviour.
Sunny Lee replying to a comment from Sara / September 4, 2012 at 03:41 pm
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I live in the neighbourhood and have ordered regularly from here for years. Their food is fantastic - fresh, tasty and always well presented. And the service is consistently good too. I have met both of the owners a number of times - they are friendly, helpful and professional - quite charming actually. The staff are all Thai and very nice. I can't imgaine how they could be provoked to this level.
sara / September 4, 2012 at 04:01 pm
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I was just as surprised as you, Sunny. All of our experiences prior to this were good, and we got along well with all the staff encountered. This particular night was a new person taking the orders, but she was friendly to begin with. The manager must have had a bad day and decided to take it out on me in a completely irrational way. So that "consistent" good service ended abruptly, as I will not, and know many others, who won't support this kind of behaviour. It is a shame!
ashley / November 26, 2012 at 08:09 pm
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i was pleasantly surprised! i had the green chicken curry and it was lovely!
very light - easy to eat - not heavy and not only was it beautifully presented but it was very flavourful. the gal that served us was very sweet and attentive. will definitely go back!
definitely recommended!!
Paul / March 20, 2013 at 09:24 pm
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The Phad Thai here rocks! I'm going back for Green Curry next time.
armino / April 6, 2013 at 12:13 am
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Love the food specially the papaya salad which no other thai restaurant offers,its really the closest to what I experienced in thailand...however the only time I ever(politely) voiced a complaint about a minor delivery issue they loaded my pad thai with such an amount of chilli (my wife and I can handle a lot of chilli) that left it inedible...no matter how good the food-i cannot trust them not put worse in my food next time-what a shame :p

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