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Thai Shan Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
North York
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2404 Dufferin St, Toronto, Ontario M6E 3S8, Canada
+1 416-784-1491
12:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

One year after the last review of Thai Shan Inn, we visited the place again. This one is another disappointment. There had been no improvement to the quality of the food. Tried our usuals again: Pad Thai, Mango Salad, Shrimp paste fried rice. None of them is close to what we had years ago before they moved to the new... More 

Thank Wilson W
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We have dined at the Thai Shan Inn at least 10 times. We have always enjoyed our dishes. Things appear to have changed the Tom Yom was bland and lacking zest. The green currie was also lacking flavor and disappointing. The mushroom and beef dish was forgetable hopefully. The Pad Thai was passable and little resemblance to one of their... More 

Thank SkidRoad
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77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Number 44, which I thought was what I asked for, which was the chicken red curry. It was more like mixed vegetables (peas, red & green pepper - as mentioned in the description) but with oodles of broccoli and not even a third of a take-out container of red curry. Language barrier maybe? I would have given... More 

Thank Mark M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

This small MA PA restaurant is excellent for their special dishes. Especially my favourites. The Mango salad Po Teak Soup and the Basil beef or chicken or shrimp dish. And their rice chips with Peanut butter dip is fantastic to start with while you wait for your food!!!

Thank 295rosem
Waterdown, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This is hands down my favorite restaurant. I have visited on multiple occasions since it was at it's former smaller location. Food is fresh, and the Phad Thai is the most delicious and flavorful. We still travel into the city to visit from time to time. The staff are always friendly, food comes fast and is always hot and delicious.

Thank Gill A
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Used to be really good, but last trip the mango salad was super sugary, and the pad thai greasy and bland.

Thank Frank D
Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years and it had been excellent. The last time was a couple of years ago. I have been reading bad reviews about it here but decided to give it a try myself. So sad. I think they have changed ownership. My favorite dishes are pad thai, mango salad, roast beef... More 

Thank Wilson W
Sudbury, Canada
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

We have heard about the Thai Shan Inn for years from family members who have visited and enjoyed the food immensely. We were very happy to finally have the chance to eat here. What a major disappointment!! I can make better Thai food at home myself! Only the Tom Yum soup was passable. The Pad Thai was horrible. Hardly any... More 

Thank zekibey2
Bowmanville, Canada
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

My family & I decided to treat my aunt to dinner here after not seeing her for several years. My husband chose this restaurant because of all its previous glowing reviews. We were unaware that they had moved location & their current location & surrounding area appeared a little unkempt & not somewhere you might want to wander the streets... More 

Thank Sammie4
Thornhill, Canada
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have been going to Thai Shan Inn since 1980. It used to be on Eglinton Avenue West, just west of Dufferin. We called it the Thai dump. But, the food was absolutely delicious, affordable, plentiful and the customers, owners and staff were very friendly -- seemed like going to a friend's home for dinner. For many years we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2404 Dufferin St, Toronto, Ontario M6E 3S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-784-1491

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

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