3.75 Stars – Overall Experience
3.75 Stars – Price
3.75 Stars – Service
3.75 Stars – Food
4.00 Stars – Atmosphere
Brass Monkey Cocktail
With a beautiful atmosphere, lunch and dinner specials and friendly service, Golden Thai Restaurant is a popular spot in Toronto for hungry diners.
One thing I will say about Golden Thai is that they do a wonderful job when it comes to the decor. Beautiful orchids adorn the tables and the flicker of candlelight keeps the restaurant glittering. Gold is definitely the prominent colour here. The tables are well spaced so you don’t feel you are on top of one another and there are plenty of special touches to transport you to Thailand. I have been to this restaurant for a work dinner, with family and for date night and felt it suited all those occasions well.
Our server was extremely friendly and answered all our questions with a smile. He took our order promptly, checked in on us without being overbearing and, overall, had a pleasant demeanor. Definitely very good service.
I decided to treat myself and order one of their most popular cocktails the “Brass Monkey”. Comprised of mango juice, rum and triple sec, it is an easy drink to make. I would order it again, but it was not anything really special or unique.
For an appetizer, my husband and I split the vegetarian spring rolls (Pho Pia Pak: Vegetable Rolls are what they are called on the menu). The sauce it came with was great (mix of sweet and sour flavours) and the spring rolls were good, but again nothing unique or special. Well cooked, good flavours, delivered exactly what it promised…a basic spring roll.
For my main, I chose the Vegetable Curry which was mixed vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, etc) with tofu in a red curry sauce and some coconut rice to go with it. My apologies in advance for the not so great image…with dark lighting and not the prettiest presentation it was challenging to capture in a positive light. The coconut rice was a bit disappointing. I found it to be dry, when typically coconut rice is usually softer and moist from the liquid. And it didn’t really have a strong coconut flavour. I will say the rice was not overcooked at least. As for the main dish it was good, but like the rest nothing unique. Flavours were solid, sauce was very yummy and I did enjoy the dish overall.
Golden Thai is definitely vegetarian friendly. Plenty of options on the menu to choose among appetizers, main dishes and desserts. The restaurant also has a gluten free menu for those who are Celiac.
Overall the prices were mid range – nothing was too expensive, but at the same time not cheap either. I would say fair or reasonable pricing for the size of the portions served. You can really spend a lot or a little here depending on what type of meal you are looking to have.
On a side note, this restaurant offers lunch specials and dinner specials that I have taken advantage of, which is good bang for your buck.
Time of Dinner: 9:15pm
Date: Sat May 6th, 2017
For more information, please check out their website at http://goldenthai.ca