Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar
Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar

Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.simplythairestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6046420123
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close late night, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Grace Rerksuttisiridach
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jesse 6046420123

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Drake
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar
This is no ordinary Thai eatery it's more like SOHO meets Southern Thailand. Very cool in style, yet very warm in spirit. There's art on the walls, world music in the air, and maybe a celebrity or three, or one of the city's top chefs having a meal. They love Grace's cooking. Grace is the Owner and Executive Chef Siriwan Rerksuttisiridach. Bangkok born and raised, she apprenticed under Penpan Sittitrai, teacher of Royal Thai Chefs for the Royal Family of Thailand. Grace wanted to give Vancouver true Thai cuisine flavoured with her own creativity. Grace and Simply Thai are the real deal. Simply Thai's selection of more than 200 different types wines from BC, Australia, California, Germany and France offers a range of wines that go perfectly with Thai dishes, including Alsatian, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. It's such a well-thought-out selection that Simply Thai has annually won New York Wine Spectator's “Award of Excellence”.
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Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (3)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Always nice food
    Honza
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Good food as allways and small but good wine list with prices only double that of the liquor store when many restaurants charge triple the price.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    "Simply" amazing!! So good! If you are looking for Thai , this is the place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like before
    Pipay
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    It's quite sad that Simply Thai is not like what it used to. Food was mediocre and not authentic anymore. It used to be my go to for Thai in Yaletown but won't me going back.
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  • Dissapointed
    wonanVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Not the best Thai food I've had. The food was average and blend, not full of spice and taste like the usual Thai food dishes, service was good though. Not happy we got charged $4.00 for each bowl of rice we ordered. Overall expensive for average Thai food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Saturday nite dining out
    Thaifoodlover23
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I had a fabulous Mango Colada. Our waitress was a lot of fun and the food came quickly. We ordered the chicken satay. Wish the pieces were more uniform instead of tiny and medium. We had prawns wrapped in wanton wrappers, quite good. For our mains we had Pad Thai which was really good and Tiger Cry, good as well but the beef was a bit dry. For dessert we had the deep fried bananas but the batter was a little too heavy. All in all an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Thai, but i've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Ok ok so its not as good as being in Thailand, but if you can afford to fly to Thailand for a meal then you wont be looking on here anyways.. Ordered Thai fish cakes, (very tasty and fresh with an awesome sauce), Tiger cry beef, Pad Thai & coconut rice for main. The Pad thai was "ok", but ive had much better - it just lacked depth of flavour.. I've had melt in your mouth Tiger cry beef, this was not, it was very thin pieces, that were tasty but not something I'd reorder. Coconut rice was great (as you'd expect). Staff were lovely, & very patient as we both took a while to decide, the place is nice, I went for an early dinner so it was quiet. I'd definitely go back again, however will probably see what else is out there first.
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  • Very nice Thai restaurant.
    winendine
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Very nice Thai restaurant. Food is delicious along with attentive service. A bit expensive for the meals. We did not sit outside as it was a little cold for the girlfriend so we missed out on the patio as I am sure it would have been much nicer seating. I was a bit surprised that they do not have chopsticks as an option for utensils for the complete experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I eat here every time I a in Vancouver, ie once or twice a month. AlwAys good... Well priced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great flavours
    mexx
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Great meal with wonderful flavours. Will definitely be back. Very relaxed and on time service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had better
    ndgdfd
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    booked through OpenTable...but had to wait 15min for table to be ready, waited 25 min to have order actually taken, another 30 min before drinks came, appetizers came well before the drinks, then another appetizer came during dinner, only offered drinks at initial order, not again, food taste was nothing great, even sent one dish back. However, waitress did apologize for limited staff on New Years Eve, no discount offered for poor service.
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  • Avoid this place
    marsbar
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Boy, I wish I never came to this place. The papaya salad tasted like it was marinated in fish sauce for days with a few pale tomatoes. We sent the dish back suggesting it was too salty.The server took the dish back to the cook and brought the same one back, saying they 'fixed it'. Nope, still the same. We sent it back and certainly didn't want round 3. The beef was over cooked like it was super dehydrated or they wanted to show that they can over cook beef. The 'special green curry' was offered to us instead of their regular one on the Levitt. With as 25% premium with no mention of the price increase. Totally not with it. Tasted like day-old food court curry heavily salted again. That's all I could taste in all their dishes.
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  • Simply Amazing
    eat2live
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Brought two friends from Calgary here tonight and ordered a wonderful bottle of Craggy Range a New Zealand white wine. The meal consisted of four dishes: #20. Pad Thai, 33. Gra-Paow Nun, 58. Goong Ma Muang, & 76. Chicken Swimming Angels. Lots of veggies, beef, chicken & shrimp. Simply delicious. Love that peanut sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good Thai food!
    evdsluys
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I haven't been here in a few years. It was really good. Food was really quick and the drinks were delicious. I'll definitely be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Thai, Vancouver
    btee
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Simply the food was not up to snuff. The Tom Yum was hot, but not sour enough. We asked for lime wedges, they only had lemon wedges. The Tom Yum was (at the Thai hottest level, perfect!) and the spring rolls were just weird with vermicelli instead of some kind of vegetables inside, Pad Thai was fine but nothing to rave about.
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  • We've been coming to Simply
    Steve
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We've been coming to Simply Thai for the past 7 years it never disappoints. Everything is perfect every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Charisse
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The food is ok, but definitely overpriced. For half the price, I can get very good Thai food in Toronto. The waitress serving us is very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, good service
    Greatbrit
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Just off a plane and jet-lagged. Simply Thai was just what we needed. Informal, good quality food at a reasonable price. Met by a waitress with a typical Thai smile and food arrived promptly in good quantities. The waitress checked that we were happy several times and we had a. Excellent bottle of local wine, albeit rather pricey. Left rather early to our beds just as the restaurant began to fill up and get more of a buzz. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Thia is Simply the Best
    ABitPriceyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    If you enjoy Thai food give Simply Thai a try, I have a feeling you will enjoy it! This vist to Simply Thai was to entertain out of town business guests and the entire group raved about the food. The service, food and feel of the resturanunt were all perfect. Next time I am in Downtown Vancouver, I will go back.... Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delicious
    Garth
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Very very good food Nice menu options A little too spicy for wife Reasonable prices Server/waitress charming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to impress visitors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Went with relatives visiting from France and they were very impressed. Impressive wine list. All our dishes were delicious! We have been several times to Simply Thai and it will continue to be a dining experience we chose to impress visitors and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing special about the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    nothing special about the dishes. Very plain and thrown together.
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  • Economical, Tasty Thai!
    ladydocVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Excellent food at Simply Thai. Our group of four really enjoyed the curries and the usual Pad Thai. Our waiter was friendly, if a little distracted (i.e. allowed one of our party to sample the wine, then he put it back in the ice bucket and left it to us to pour!) Very good value as our bill was $120 for 4 of us. Conveniently located in Yaletown. We will return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was just fair to good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Food was just fair to good compared to other Thai restaurants I frequent in Vancouver.
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  • This is a great find in Yaletown.
    ABitPriceyVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    This is a great find in Yaletown. The food was really amazing and if you like Thai food you must give Simply Thai a try! The service was very good, atmosphere is comfortably and relaxed. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Make sure you specifically
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Make sure you specifically tell them you have booked a reservation through OpenTable or they cancel it after you leave and you don't get the points.
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  • Simply Great Thai!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    My friend & I enjoyed a quiet dinner on a weeknight. Atmosphere warm, and our server, Donna, was helpful and friendly. We greatly enjoyed the veg curry and prawn/veg curries we ordered. Love the rice options; we had brown, served family style. Generous portions, reasonable prices. Personally, I find some Yaletown places too trendy & overpriced for my taste; "Simply Thai" is just that...we shall return!
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Was disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Was disappointed with the Pad Thai with shrimp. It was too salty. Vegetable with calamari was delicious.
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  • Very nice experience and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Very nice experience and good portions as well, food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply brilliant...again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Dinner Sunday with friends, nice and quiet their first visit and rave reviews on all counts. Started with the green papaya salad, fresh, crisp and just the right amount of heat. Mains arrived, Pad Thai with chicken, Scallops Prig Paow, Garlic chicken and the star of the show, C6 - Salmon Pa-nang, Fresh Wild Salmon in a thick red curry with coconut milk, bell peppers, topped with fresh Thai basil and lime leaves. The salmon plays nicely with the curry and coconut and you can get the spice level to order. Go medium heat, you can take it, nice tingle in the tastebuds and not crazy hot. Ended with fried bananas with mango ice cream - perfect way to cap a great evening. Dinner for 4, including wine ($38) was about $160, and well worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The place was dead the whole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    The place was dead the whole time we were there. Maybe 2-3 tables of guests only. Probably because of it's pricey menu. About 40% more expensive than another Thai restaurant in the area.
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  • Great food! Quick, friendly
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Great food! Quick, friendly service - they even happily prepared a small dish of scrambled eggs for a 3 yr old - I would eat here again any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • very nice food!! We love the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    very nice food!! We love the green curry so much although the medium is still little bit spicy to us LOL
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely tasty food and a
    BrianM
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Extremely tasty food and a large enough menu selection to suit anyone looking for a taste of Thai food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was ok - I was expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    It was ok - I was expecting better but the food is very good. Nothing fabulous though.
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  • Great meal - wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Great meal - wonderful service (very attentive). Can't go wrong!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Once again, we ate too much.
    rds3wave
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Once again, we ate too much. We had to try the spring rolls appetizer, and of course I had to have the satay. And have to have the Pad Thai, in order to properly compare the restaurant to all the others I have enjoyed. And finally, the coconut milk soup (I forget the name of it). Everything A1 delicious, and I was very full. Portions are healthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flavorless Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Pretty bland across the board. The portion sizes were exceedingly small for the price, and the food was quite bland. Since when has ordering something "mild" meant "flavorless?" I go to Thai restaurants to enjoy exotic Asian spices, not washed out flavors. The food was so bland, even the veggies failed to absorb any flavor and ended up tasting like they were simply steamed outside of the dish. The waitress was ok, and the place filled up for dinner time, but otherwise it was very lackluster and I won't be returning.
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  • If you love Thai this is a
    ShannonT
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    If you love Thai this is a great place to go. Great selection and flavor was 5 star. Pleasant staff and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our fIrst dinning experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Our fIrst dinning experience at Simply Thai. Excellent & authentic cuisine and service was very good. One suggestion is a small complimentary dessert for my husband from the restaurant would have been much appreciated since our waitress had initially asked if it was a special occasion and I mentioned that it was my husband's 40th birthday that day. Some restaurants go above and beyond to make such occasions extra special with a bonus dessert or drink & we did spend well over $100 for 2 adults & 2 children so it would have been a thoughtful gesture. Other than that though, overall, it was a terrific experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers - very well received.
    winesmellyehVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    First timers - very well received. Food was extremely tasty. Excellent service. Will return again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate