Simply Thai Restaurant & Wine Bar

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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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3.9
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vipRyanE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a pretty big group for a work lunch. They were great at accommodating us and the food was awesome.

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JayB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Simply Thai several times. Location is perfect. This is one of our favourite Thai restaurants in Vancouver. The staff are superb- so courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient. We have always had delicious meals here that keep us coming back.

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Kapumaui
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly worried by previous reviews which bad mouthed wait staff ,the food and waiting (for the food we ventured forth. And we were rewarded with superb food served quickly and overall worth the money you pay. Contact me for the secret. Bon appetite!

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Steve
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A pretty established place in Yaletown, I've dined here many times over the past twenty years. I find that there are often misunderstandings with the wait staff as was the case on this occasion where I got the wrong menu item, but no harm done. Everything on the menu is great. The only complaint on the food is that I find that it seems under-spiced for the level you order.

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Judy
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is fast as they allowed us to preorder in advance and everyone enjoyed meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow. Food was subpar (barely ate the Phad see eew). Dirty dishes on near tables stayed that way for a while and the place wasn’t even busy.

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AndrewO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The host at the door was nice but left her post and when a server came to fill in for her she was quite rude and dismissive. She apologized afterward. There was a hair in my curry dish (the second time this has happened here) but I did not say anything as I knew the curry was all made in the same pot so it would not have mattered. I’ll return as I do find the value and it’s close to home, but it won’t be my first or second or third choice.

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limalika
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Alright, decent service, fast for ordering and getting our teas and food. Will say was supremely disappointed in spice level. It was a tasty meal but my sister got the medium and it was about the same as the mild which I got. I go for Thai expecting spice so I always get mild. I don't know that if I had got hot it would have mattered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was not at all upto the mark. Lunch hours are work hour breaks for everyone, they took 20 minutes to take our order and another 10 minutes to get us water or cutlery.. our bill was to paid at the counter because the machine wasn’t working so there was a line up. We waited a very long time for everything which delays us to go back to work. We weren’t happy at all....

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vipHungryEats
Vancouver
61 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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.

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vipChuckW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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Richy
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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vipMartha
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food!!

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vipluv2dine
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

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vipcathrinem
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

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

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MirandaM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KilgoreTrout
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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RyanSweeney85
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SeanH
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipPatrickS2018
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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KenW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarrieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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Suselovesshoes
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great value...really nice staff

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vipyumm
Vancouver
96 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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PrestonL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipglobalrealtor
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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:)

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clipper
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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MacPete
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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ShahirS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience2

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.

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sencar
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Localguy28
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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vipAvRo
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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