#35 Khao San Road

Khao San Road

Despite the departure of founding chef Nuit Regular, Khao San continues to be a) mobbed and b) delicious. Thanks to the no-reservations policy, lineups start nightly at 6. And the food is worth it. Okay, so the house-made chicken sausage in the fresh rolls lacks the subtlety of Nuit’s hand, but all else is still a Thai treasure. Deep-fried squash fingers with sweet/hot tamarind sauce could be lighter but remain fun food. Khao soi, the Chiang Mai signature soupy stew of juicy chicken in velvety coconut cream, with two kinds of noodle — boiled in the stew, and deep-fried crispy on top — is as good as Nuit’s ever was. As is the fab tamarind-spiked curry of potatoes and beef with toasted peanuts and tiny deep-fried shallot rings on top.

  • Khao San Road
  • 326 Adelaide St. W., Toronto (map)
  • 647-352-5773
  • www.khaosanroad.ca

  • Chef: Top Srisomphan
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Cost of dinner for two: $50
  • Hours: Mon. to Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Reservations: No
  • Meals served: Lunch, dinner
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 13
  • BYOB?: No
  • Patio: Yes
  • Private party area: Entire venue can be booked, Sunday afternoon only
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • CC accepted: Yes (no American Express)
  • Parking: Street parking available, parking lot nearby
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