Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Thai
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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HE
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was as delicious as I remember it last time I was there a few years ago.

They seemed to be short staffed, who were really hustling to juggle all the tables they had, which lead to a little slow service....but kicked and relaxed and all was good.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Waited 35 min for something , anything, no water no interaction but unfortunately with two servers it was too busy to acknowledge us. I’ve been here many times, and I love the food and the chefs menu is amazing , but when coming to visit Vancouver for the first time in a while from the east coast, it was definitely disappointing. I still will come back but With a much smaller group or just by myself. We ended up leaving and going somewhere else.

CW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

service was very friendly but extremely slow!even after letting server know that we were going to an event

R
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We went on Saturday and it wasn't that busy. The waitress said they were busy but I Iooked and counted 18 people. There was only 2 waitresses but still, it's not busy. We had to wait nearly an hour to get our drinks. When our food came, mine wasn't hot but at that point I couldn't be bothered saying anything as we only had a short time before our show started. The waitress also didn't bring out our starter until she delivered the main course. It was a complete mess overall to be honest. Won't be going back in a hurry.

M
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food!!

l
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

It was the worst Thai food I have eaten.
I am so surprised that others have given good reviews.
The yellow curry was a potato mush.
I would not recommend it to anyone unless they want to waste their money and evening.

c
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Overall food is not bad but not very authentic. It was too sweet for me and surprisingly Fish Sauce was a $2 charge, where most of the Thai, Vietnam would never do that. Is like a soy sauce at Chinese restaurant!! Or ketchup at Denny’s!
There was hair inside the Tom Yum Gon Soup and they didn’t take it off from the bill or at least some compensation.

Won’t go visit again and won’t recommend to others

MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed our meal here. There were 3 of us, so got to sample quite a few items and everything was wonderful. Everyone's fave was the Cho Muang dumplings - wow! Also loved the spring rolls, satay, as well as red curry and Pad-See-lew. We were there for an early dinner so it was really quiet and the food came quickly. Our waitress was lovely - we will definitely will be back.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Meal came out very quickly was warm and tasty. Server was polite and helpful. Would definitely come back.

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! Very authentic Thai cuisine and everything was flavourful and fresh. Staff are great about accommodating allergies. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

KT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Picked this restaurant because I heard it was good and was not disappointed. Great for any occasion and definitely worth the money.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Thai is the Best Thai food in Vancouver, and in my opinion one of the tasiest restaurants in the city overall.

SH
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for New Years eve dinner. Everyone was very friendly and the food was very good. Service was a little slow, but overall it was very enjoyable.

PS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Restuarant picks up around 8pm. The food is quite good. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu.
I had a really good experience

KW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Everything was fresh and hot and made to order.

MD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I recommend this place for take out. The food was very good, the service abysmal despite being only 1 of 2 tables and later 3 of 4. We had to constantly ask for service, and at one point all 4 servers were too busy chatting to notice us waving our hands. I also question the logic of putting someone in charge of the bar that has limited English. My cocktail was fantastic. My friend wanted a specific type of drink which the server knew nothing about. We explained to her how to make it, yet all was lost in translation. It was awful. I wouldn’t send anyone here for a dining in experience.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

No atmosphere in the restaurant, no papaya in the papaya salad and the portion of Red Curry was very small.

Food tasted ok but we would not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great value...really nice staff

y
Vancouver
91 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Usually excellent service but a little disappointing this time with a new server. Overall still very good and great lunch value.

PL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Will definitely come back! Excellent value!

g
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A real estate buyer today for lunch and simply thai did not disappoint.very good location, friendly servers and very good lunch deals although I wish the rice cup was bigger.but it was a yummy and productive lunch meeting:)

c
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food here is authentic. YOu can order the food as either mild, medium, or hot. I normally can eat hot, but ordered medium just in case. Their medium is closer to hot. So don't order hot unless you really like hot. The only issue with the restaurant was it was quite hot inside. Not sure if their AC is not working, but the temperature was a bit too warm for me and my guest.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular curries, great service our go-to spot in Vancouver. I've been coming to Simply Thai for years now and it never disappoints. C6 - the wild salmon panang is a must have.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Came to the restaurant in the evening of Friday. We waited for almost half an hour for the food to come after we ordered. The appetizers were good. We order mango salad, spring rolls and a bowl of tom yum soup to share. As mango salad was the chef special of the day and we were not told about the price when we ordered, it turned out to be $18 on the bill( same price as the entree, and the portion is too small for the amount we paid), probably won’t be ordering if I know it for next time. Other than that, my favorite dish was tom yum soup.

As for the entrees, we ordered two. Probably they had been sitting on the kitchen counter for a long time, the pad Thai noodle was cold already when they were served. We didn’t bother to ask to reheat them because it would probably take a long time to have our food again. Noodle was too sweet.

This was the first time for me to try out this restaurant. Probably won’t be back for awhile, but may come back just for the tom yum soup.

SS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant and the service was excellent. Food was very tasty and just as we liked it spice-wise. Great value for money.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

While the food was good, we were disappointed that hardly any of the wines on the menu were available and expected more from a Thai restaurant that also bill’s itself as a wine bar.

s
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent Thai Food in Yaletown. Well worth a visit if you enjoy authentic Thai.
Great spot for friends and family style dining.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply Thai is one of our favorite restaurants and we drive from Port Moody to eat there occasionally. The food is always excellent and the service and staff are friendly and attentive.

L
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was nice and clean and the atmosphere was nice. We had a table of 4 and where squeezed into a table next to the kitchen. There were better table so I am not sure why they gave us this table. After about 10 minutes of sitting and talking about what we wanted to eat I began to smell someone's smelly feet. The guy at the next table had taken off his shoes and war airing out his wool socks. Ruined it for me so we asked to be moved to another spot. Staff was great and they moved us fast. Great friendly staff but I was really mad that they did not tell this guy to put his shoes back on. Would I go back yes. The food was very good.

AR
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tom yum soup is excellent. We enjoyed the option of having tiger prawns in most dishes

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was really good. I am not sure if they were under-staffed for lunch, because there were only 2 servers. It took a bit to get our order taken and to get our food. We will most likely come back, but probably for dinner instead of lunch next time.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location! Tasty food. It was on the spicy side. The ambiance was lovely and great service!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Rarely do I order seafood, but I took a chance on the scallops and was not disappointed! Fantastic find!

OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best Thai food I’ve had outside of Thailand.

GS
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm welcome upon arrival. An acquaintance was waiting for a takeout order. Patio was empty, and we were seated promptly. Donna took our drink orders and read off the list of three Chef's Specials of the day. It was truly like being in a Thai home where the cook was ready to create something unique for us. My dining companion was Gluten-Free, and she assured us that the veggie spring rolls were made with rice wrappers and rice vermicelli. Portions were more than ample for two to share, and we took home lunch for the next day. Service was attentive but not intrusive, and water glasses were refilled at regular intervals discretely. Cocktail list is extensive, with delightful twists that make the offerings unique and suited to the menu choices. The rosé wine provided the perfect counterpoint to the coconut and tamarind notes of my dishes for a mild outdoor dining experience. Dishes are not elaborately garnished as much as my other favourite Thai restaurant, however, I would rather a more substantial portion of the dish that I have chosen than an elaborate carrot carving and an orchid blossom added to fill the plate!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The spring rolls were divine, along with the cocktails such as the Mai Tai and Mango Colada. The dishes we had were tasty and they asked us how spicy we'd like them, which was a nice touch. We even got a slab of birthday cake from our server as she wanted to share it with us, which was lovely of her! Thoroughly enjoyed.

f
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious thai food, great service, good wine and a nice ambience!

h
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was descent for price Restaurant was quite smelly, really heavy fish sauce smell. Waitress was nice overall good experience

l
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and location. Close to BC place and Rogers arena. Service a bit tardy, but worthwhile dining experience!

k
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

While in Vancouver we wanted a neighborhood eatery and found this gem. It's in Yaletown section of town and has amazing thai cuisine. It is casual dining at it's best with vast menu options, everything delicious.

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