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The Friendly Thai

$$ - $$$
West End
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223 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2L6, Canada
+1 416-535-0111
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Artarmon, Australia
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had braised vegetables and green chicken curry. Both were very tasty and we were given large servings. I can recommend eating here

Thank Mary Ann I
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this place since it first opened. I have done both sit-in and take out and I am always happy with my food. I have tried other places in Etobicoke and Mississagua, but I always come back here.

Thank Alyak2016A
Austin, Texas
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Both my daughter and I ordered the pad thai, which is a pretty tough dish to mess up, but it was not good at all...as in, neither of us finished our dish and we didn't take the rest home. Additionally, one trip down to the restroom makes you realize how unclean this place is. My daughter also got the sticky... More 

Thank AABerry
Oshawa, Canada
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We use to order a few times a month...have to repeat the same information every time, several times. Although they claim to accommodate special orders/allergies...we constantly had to call and send out food back because there were onions, mushrooms & green peppers in the food when we specifically requested these items not touch any of our food.

Thank Petsitter4U
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Please don't get fooled with the reviews. This place is not clean, just walking in will tell you a lot about this place. There is another place in 2 mins walk called Thai chef, it's a lot better.

Thank Vic D
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I love the appetizer platter.food is excellent here all the dishes are made well and atmosphere is great small and nice decor

Thank patricia b
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I've been getting take out on and off from this restaurant for years. Without fail, there's always a lot of chicken in the ginger chicken or beef in the basil beef, as a couple of examples. But beware of the beef strips they are overdone and very chewy. The lamb smells old and no points for any shrimp dishes. Stick... More 

Thank ChaChaMa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I order Friendly Thai once a month. And the last few times have been getting worse. The consistency is never awake. And they have left out items a number of times when ordering for delivery. One of my most enjoyed dishes is the crispy beef. It's been rubbery, or to sauces that it's just becomes bartered beef. At a restaurant... More 

Thank Johnathan K
Ottawa, Canada
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The restaurant is small, and they cater to take out and delivery. While we were there the server helped a lady carry her dinner out to her car!!!. They are not afraid of spice. I like my thai food HOT and they accommodated!!!. My husband had Pad Thai and he said it was the best he has had since Thailand!

Thank abkw231
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

I love Thai food, it is my favourite type of cuisine and I when we go away I insist on at least one meal being Thai. The food here was very disappointing. It was tasteless and not well cooked lacking in the lovely flavours of thai food. Have been surprised by other reviews. Perhaps they were having a bad day...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-535-0111

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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