best pad thai toronto

The Best Pad Thai in Toronto

The best pad thai in Toronto combines spicy, citrusy, savoury and nutty flavours to create what might be Thailand's most popular export. Gone are the days when ketchup was relied on to adapt it to North American tastes. Now we have authentic renditions available across the city in shrimp, chicken, vegetarian and other varieties.

Here is the best pad thai in Toronto.


Khao San Road (Charlotte St.)
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Khao San Road (Charlotte St.)

This popular Thai restaurant with fancy digs on Charlotte St. makes two types of pad thai including a traditional Bangkok-style version. Get them with chicken, vegetable or tofu at a range of spice levels.

Sukhothai (Dundas West)
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Sukhothai (Dundas West)

With locations in Regent Park, Dundas West and the Financial District, this Thai stalwart makes their pad thai with beef, chicken, tofu, vegetables or shrimp.


Pai
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Pai

Head to the Entertainment District for a taste of local legend Nuit Regular's famous pad thai available with chicken, beef, pork, tofu, vegetables or shrimp.

Jatujak (Victoria Park)
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Jatujak (Victoria Park)

With two Toronto locations, this authentic Thai street food restaurant offers one of the cheaper pad thai options on the list with options to add chicken, beef or shrimp.


Salad King
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Salad King

This behemoth near Ryerson gives students a 20% discount making their pad thai a go-to option any day of the week. Get it with vegetables, chicken or shrimp.


Mengrai Thai
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Mengrai Thai

This King East restaurant has been killing the Thai game for a while now. They offer three types of pad thai here but best to stick to the more authentic chef style that dials down the sweetness and comes with shrimp, chicken and tofu.

Nimman Thai Cuisine
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Nimman Thai Cuisine

Roasted peanuts and a big hit of lime are comforting flavours in this traditionally prepared pad thai cooked by a Bangkok native chef, a fourth generation cook for royalty. Pamper yourself whether eating out or in at this South Etobicoke restaurant.


Kub Khao
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Kub Khao

This Scarborough restaurant is doing all kinds of Thai dishes right including their pad thai available with vegetables, tofu, chicken, beef, pork or shrimp.

Nana
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Nana

The West Queen West spot from the same folks behind Khao San Road does a pad thai with chicken, veggies, tofu, beef or shrimp. They also do a vegan version.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Khao San Road

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