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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Siamese Gecko - CLOSED

The Siamese Gecko
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Toronto
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Was very excited by the thought of having Thai food in Collingwood but was truly disappointed. Even though the restaurant was not busy, it took awhile to get served. The sauce in the dishes were fair but the meat used tasted older and like it was just put into the sauce not cooked with therefore, there was no flavor in the meat itself.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Curious029
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The Gecko has moved back to its original location on Balsam/Hwy 26 after a few years downtown. The food continues to delight. When ordering we always make a point of mentioning that we are not afraid of heat or spice and prefer authentic Thai to 'thai for white folks' that is often served up at other restaurants. If you find the menu overwhelming the servers can help get it down to a more manageable size with a few key questions about your preferences. We get to C'wood a couple times a year and the is a MUST food stop for us. Closed Mondays while Chef takes a trip to markets in TO to restock.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TheNortheys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The Geko has moved back to its original location on Balsam/Hwy 26 after a few years downtown. The food continues to delight. When ordering we always make a point of mentioning that we are not afraid of heat or spice and prefer authentic Thai to 'thai for white folks' that is often served up at other restaurants. If you find the menu overwhelming the servers can help get it down to a more manageable size with a few key questions about your preferences. We get to C'wood a couple times a year and the is a MUST food stop for us. Closed Mondays while Chef takes a trip to markets in TO to restock.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank TheNortheys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Surprising Little Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had a hankering for Thai on our last visit to Collingwood but there are only two Thai restaurants apparently in town to choose from. So we decided to try this one. Well when we walked in I was surprised by a few things. The first thing that grabbed my attention was almost all the tables were full! The restaurant itself is quite dated in terms of decor, the menus need to be updated as offerings are scribbled out, and you won't dine in privacy (as the space is limited)...BUT the staff is super friendly, helpful and the food is plentiful and delicious. I would say that if you are looking for authenticThai, this is the place for sure.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sonia M
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Aurora, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We love this restaurant...the food is always delicious. The tom yum soup is the best I've had. Family run, the wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.nreasonably priced as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Karen P
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