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“Excellent”
Review of Mengrai Thai

Mengrai Thai
Ranked #205 of 8,765 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Best Thai food I've had to date. Service was impeccable. Dishes were creative and delicious. The owner was most helpful and attentive. I don't know what the guy on here is talking about, but he should learn to spell if he plans to have his reviews taken seriously. This place is a five star restaurant.

Thank Paul Z
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The place is a very cool location but the owner in particular Allan is very rude and when any changes are requested he makes you feel like you should not be there
Its almost like he does not want you in the restaurant.
They offer cooking classes and we started going hear a year ago and once the oplace became known its almost like the owner changed personalities and frankly makes you feel like a second class citizen. I woiuld not go back , there are many inviting Thai restaurants in Toronto happy to have you

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4  Thank adamfried
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

WOW! This is an incredible restaurant, and for many reasons: food, service, and atmosphere. Food first of all: my wife and I had the fixed price menu, which, for $37 was very generous and not at all outrageous price wise. Every course, every bite was intense, harmonious flavors on the palate and excellent execution all around. I won't describe each dish in detail, but my main course was the beef ribs, and they were fall off the bone gorgeous, intense, and as flavorful as I have ever tasted. Service was all smiles and attention throughout the evening, and the location is very intimate and romantic, with an historic feel you'd find in Europe or Tribeca. Bottom line, this place is as good or better than anything I have tried in the likes of NYC, San Fran, Chicago, and Toronto. Go there and eat, you will love everything about it....!

1  Thank Maurizio_and_Jill
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

The veggie green curry will knock your socks off. In fact most of the dishes will.
The flavors won't disappoint and the menu you is brilliant.

As for the interior, it just confuses me. The layout is messy, and the linens date it to another era. Most food arrives in oddly shaped dishes/plates, the food is great enough on it's own, no need to dress it up.

Let's hope for a renovation soon.

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Thank Neil_Travels
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We tried take out at Mengrai Thai in mid-March. The shrimp triangle appetizers were ok but where was the shrimp? They were drenched in oil which covered the container. The supposedly favourite dish at the restaurant red curry chicken with pineapple and leeche was not bad but I have had more flavour full curries in a number of Toronto restaurants. The pad thai was dry and lacked flavour. The basil beef was also weak on flavour and the cashew nut chicken was flat. The restaurant touts the chef as being the most well know Thai chef in Canada but she must have had the day off as this was not close to the best Thai I have had in Toronto. I will not be visiting again.

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3  Thank my2cents4free
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