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The Best Thai Restaurants in Toronto

The best Thai restaurants in Toronto gift us with the abundance of flavours coming out of Southeast Asia with kaffir lime, coriander, and no shortage of fish sauce. Specialties vary region to region and draw inspo from neighbouring countries, from southern massaman curry to the north’s khao soi. Expect the full gamut of flavours in every dish. 

Here are the best Thai restaurants in Toronto.


Pai
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Pai

Chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff have been taking over Toronto’s Thai food scene over the last decade with multiple projects, including this popular original underground revelation on Duncan Street. There’s now also a Pai in midtown for pa gra prow and gaeng penang.

Khao San Road
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Khao San Road

The Entertainment District’s spot for pad see ew is still rocking with the same menu that once drew crowds to its old location on Adelaide West. The restaurant is named after the famous street in Bangkok, so naturally you should try the Bangkok-style pad thai.


Sukhothai Canary District
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Sukhothai Canary District

This beloved Thai chain was the one that started it all for the folks behind Pai. After 12 years in Regent Park, the original Sukhothai has sadly closed, but there are still locations on Dundas West, Wellington, and the Canary District.

Jatujak on Victoria Park
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Jatujak on Victoria Park

There are now three locations of this popular spot for Thai street food. Owners Phanom Suksaen and Chef Suwaree Sakoonpham first opened their takeout joint on Kingston Road before expanding to Victoria Park and Steeles with a killer khao soi.


Sabai Sabai
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Sabai Sabai

Duck downstairs to this restaurant by Yonge and Bloor for green papaya and shrimp panang. The restaurant goes beyond regular Thai classifications and incorporates Laotian dishes (which intersect with cuisine from northeastern Thailand) like pork laap and ping gai.


Isaan Der
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Isaan Der

Highlighting Thailand's Isaan region is this restaurant with locations in the Junction, Riverside, and by Yonge and Davisville. Finger foods are a specialty here, with handy eats like fried Golden Bags stuffed with water chestnuts. 

Sala Modern Thai
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Sala Modern Thai

Chef Mo’s Danforth East project hits the mark every time for both presentation and flavour. A signature pad thai is expertly wrapped in delicate egg crepe, a popular dish on Khaosan Road that’s a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds.


Kiin
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Kiin

Yet another restaurant from the Regulars (it’s a full-fledged empire at this point) is this upscale iteration that sets a new bar for presentation. Elegant mixed rice salads are pricey and almost too pretty to eat. Sea bream and soft shell crab are just a few options meant for sharing.

Nana
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Nana

West Queen West’s answer to Khao San Road is an ode to Bangkok’s entertainment district, with colourful stools and eats that go great with Singha. Monte Wan brings some straight-forward mains like curries, pad thai, and kua gling pork ribs.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Isaan Der


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