Notable Poll: What’s the Best Pad Thai in Toronto?

Hold onto your noodles, folks – things are about to get spicy…Thai spicy.

There’s no question that Southeast Asian cuisine has made the YP menu marquee in this city. It’s flavor-packed, fresh and consistent, and well-priced grub. Not to mention we hear it’s magical for hangovers.

While many different Thai restaurants offer many different atmospheres, crowds, and dishes, there’s one thing they all have in common: Pad Thai. But “common” is far from how we’d describe the alternatives.

Brown, red, green; chicken, tofu, shrimp; mild, medium, volcanic; light, heavy, thick.

Within this one classic dish, there’s a whole variety of styles – seldom will two places dish out the same PT. So the question is, who has the best?

Take a look at our suggestions below and let us know who you think makes the best mark with this Thai staple. Take-out, dine-in, delivery or food truck; anyone is eligible. So if you have somewhere else in mind, simply select ‘other’, enter the name and we’ll make sure they’re included in the final count. 



Khao San Road – Entertainment District

Flip, Toss & Thai Kitchen – Harbord Village

SukhoTHAI – Parliament / Wellington / Dundas (New)

Thai Elephant – Queen West

Pai Northern Thai Kitchen – Duncan Street

Linda Modern Thai – Shops at Don Mills

Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar – Church Street

Mengrai Gourmet Thai – Ontario Street

Golden Thai – Church Street



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