“Open for over 30 years, Bangkok Garden has been the go-to place for Thai food in the city. The Pad Thai dish is one of the “Bangkok Garden Favourites,” and for good reason. Made with rice noodles and stir-fried with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables their Pad Thai is packed with flavour. The delicious Pad Thai is because of the the balance of the five Thai flavours -– sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy.
Cost: Lunch: $11.95, Dinner: $16.95”
“We had such a unique experience, and could tell that this restaurant remains a special landmark in Toronto’s Thai history. The flavours felt carefully cultivated, the service extraordinary and the prices are reasonable. We would have liked to see a few more combos on the menu, but this is not a cheap takeout restaurant. If you want sit-down, quality and authentic Thai cuisine, this is the place!”
“Bangkok Garden is probably the oldest Thai restaurant that we have visited on our tour of Thai Select establishments, and it’s still going strong. Originally opened in 1982, Bangkok Garden has been offering amazing Thai food at the same location for over 33 years. We spoke with the Head Chef who started working for Bangkok Garden just after it first opened. He told us that he loves cooking and is still as excited about making Thai food as the day he started. Indeed his enthusiasm and skill is paying off as Bangkok Garden is one of very few restaurants to be awarded the Thai Select Premium distinction by the Thai government.
If you live or work downtown, make sure you check out Bangkok Garden. It’s a great place to go for lunch, or take someone special for dinner. If you’ve never been inside you’ll be surprised by the lovely atmosphere and excellent food!”
“When I was invited to check out Bangkok Garden‘s Coconut Menu Tasting, you better bet I was clearing my schedule to make time. Bangkok Garden has long been a favourite of mine, located just north of Dundas Square on a quiet street. Its affiliation with its neighbour, the Elwood Spa, creates a peaceful dining experience.
What’s so great about Bangkok Garden is they are so incredibly accommodating and this is evident through their service. When I RSVP’d for the event, requesting to have a gluten-free version of the menu, they did not hesitate. In fact, they even drafted up a special menu for my arrival! The “Coconut Cool Down” is available for dinner service only until the end of September, so don’t miss out!”
“Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll first encounter their bar and lounge area which was renovated in 2013. If you continue along, you’ll set foot into their dining room. While the restaurant is a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Yonge-Dundas Square, Bangkok Garden’s dining room has a quiet and serene feel to it. Much of their decor was imported from Thailand including their teak footing and temple bells…”
“I have enjoyed their food on other occasions, it was good to be back again. I could always count on them to be consistently good in both their food and their service. That must be the very reason why they have been in business for such a long time. I must say to claim longevity in the Toronto food scene is quite a feat in itself…”
“A small patio on the sidewalk leads into a surprisingly deceptive labyrinthine-like interior: painted masks, matte walls, decor and even a pond with Koi. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the chicken soup. On the saddest of days it can lift the spirit – hey, it did for me. And the super-addicting deep-fried banana…”
“I was happily surprised that Bangkok Garden had an interesting array of Thai haute cuisine. Toronto’s most revered Thai establishments have perfected the country’s street food. Bangkok Garden elevates Thai cuisine with an extensive menu that goes beyond the typical curries, spring rolls and fried rice. My favorite dish was the Spicy Crispy Tofu. The crispy texture and punch of heat had me hoarding half the dish on my plate. Quickly quenched with a gulp of Singha…”
“Once inside Bangkok Garden, you can’t help but notice the amazing décor. With gorgeous hanging lanterns and a wood interior, Bangkok Garden emits a cozy ambience. The miniature pond inside the restaurant with live fish is a wonderful touch, and the little bridge between the buffet and seating and winding stair case to the second floor encourage the customers to interact with the environment. Part of the ceiling is made of glass, which allows for a lot of natural light, and the restaurant is large, which allows it to accommodate a lot of people as well as large groups, while still maintaining its quiet, intimate atmosphere.
I highly recommend Bangkok Garden for an intimate dinner date or corporate dinner with a client. Large groups should be careful to note that the restaurant operates on a quieter, classy feel – but the seating is plentiful and so is the menu, which is perfect to accommodate a variety of palettes in a large group…”
The When & Where
Monday - Friday11:30 am - 2:30 pm(buffet or à la carte)
$5.00 parking is available next door at the Chelsea Hotel’s Parking Lot when you show your Bangkok Garden receipt. Valid after 5:00 pm for a maximum of 3 hour. Based on availability. Please use the Gerrard St. entrance.