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Sookjai Thai Restaurant

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Asian, Thai, Healthy, Seafood, International
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would actually rate this place a 4.5. I only give 5 for a place that consistently delivers and I've only eaten here once, but we will return during our next visit to Victoria as the food was so good! My wife & I are...Thai aficionados, and I was (stereotypically) skeptical at first not seeing any Thai servers when I walked in. But the menu looked good and the food was very tasty, even more so than our favourite Thai places in Vancouver! EVERY dish we had was great - Phad Thai Goong, Phad Makua Yao (sauteed eggplant & tofu), Khow Phad Sapparot - Jae (Jasmine fried rice with pineapple, tofu, napa, etc.), coconut rice (favourite of my 4 & 5 year old kids), and deep fried tofu. They offered the option of coconut milk in my Thai Iced Tea instead of the condensed milk which was delicious. My wife commented that you could taste the tamarind in the Phad Thai. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021

Really amazing food and staff. From the traditional food to the decor. One of the best Thai places in Victoria! 5 out of 5!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021

Great food, incredibly enthusiastic and friendly waitress. She was genuinely glad to be back at work serving customers. Plates were substantial.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021

We ordered takeout. The person who answered the phone and dealt with us during pickup was lovely. The food was another story. We ordered 4 dishes and rice for $74. The rice portion was generous, the only thing that was. The golden cups were overcooked...in such elderly oil that they were a strange shade of brownish-orange and tasted just like that sounds. Horrible and inedible. The ground meat mixture that went in them was sparse and flavourless with an equally flavourless sweet sauce. The beef salad had perhaps 4 ounces of twisted, hard-edged, dry beef that had been cooked at least a day or two before and reheated, on a bed of greens in a container that was at least half full of vinegar. Wow. Crying Tiger, advertised as a piece of grilled beef for $17.50, was a uniform shade of eerie grey, inside and out. The only thing I can figure is that they poach it in liquid, leave it in the cooler until ordered, then heat it up somehow. And it tasted just like that sounds. The last dish, chicken in a red curry and coconut sauce was delicious. But $74 is a lot of money for chicken curry on rice.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021

My husband and I ordered Thai take-out from Sookjai a couple of days ago and were very pleased. I didn’t have a menu, was ordering from my car and had never eaten at the restaurant before so I had questions. The person taking my order...was really helpful and accommodating. The food was ready on time for pick-up and the handover and payment was efficient and managed in a Covid appropriate manner. Paper plates and chopsticks were provided. The servings of pad Thai and green curry were generous, super hot, and obviously freshly prepared. One of the selections contained prawns - we were impressed by how many there were and that they were perfectly cooked. We’ll order again from this restaurant, or better still eat in when that option is again available. I recommend this spot!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 18, 2021

I haven’t visited other Thai restaurants in Victoria, but I suspect this is one of the best. All four of us loved our dinners. Mine was #42 - the Garlic Prawns - which were recommended to me by one of our party. I am very...glad to get that recommendation, but other items on the menu were equally enjoyedMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 16, 2020

We really enjoyed the excellent lunch combo and the friendly service. The food was absolutely delicious and a super value for a filling lunch.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 12, 2020

We had an amazing dinner here. Out server was cute and funny and she made great dinner suggestions. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

This Thai restaurant is almost hidden on a busy street. There are a few paid street parking spots close by. I ordered one of the lunch combos, which was the Red Curry Chicken With Rice and 2 Spring Rolls. It also comes with a very...small Soup. The Soup just consisted of a few pieces of cabbage in water. No flavour and bland. The vegetarian Spring Rolls were good. The Red Curry Chicken was satisfying. The portion size was very generous. There was a good amount of Chicken Breast and Vegetables. The Curry was good, but was missing just a little something with it’s flavour. I’m not sure what. Generally speaking, the Lunch Combo was pretty decent. I enjoyed my meal. Prices were reasonable. Service was very personable, friendly and fast, considering it was around lunchtime.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Amazing meal and quite good, and friendly service. I had the mussels in red curry with coconut rice, as well as a feature Sangria. All the as some of the best I’ve had.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Sookjai Thai Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5