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“Never disappointed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Phayathai

Restaurant Phayathai
1235 Rue Guy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 933-9949
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Ranked #44 of 4,549 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Montreal
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This was the third time we went to this establishment and as always, we had a wonderful dinner! Great food, service and atmosphere, reasonably priced. A gem in a pool of Montreal Restaurants! There are two locations (Guy Street and Laurier Street), same quality of food, but parking may be easier on Laurier.
Definitely worth a try for anyone visiting Montreal who would like to try a different dining experience.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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Melbourne
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Thai in a city that doesn't seem to offer a lot of it..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011 via mobile

After too many burgers, chips, potato and cheese (seemingly Canadian staples) we were after something different and being austalians.. Missed our Thai food!
We found this place based on other trip advisor posts (thanks) and were not disappointed! It was good location (off St Catherines west), very traditional Thai restaurant (elephant statues standard issue), good wine, starters of dumplings, fish cakes and spring roles .. Yum!
Mains of Thai basil beef and red curry were Devine. Small disappointment by one in the chicken cashew nut due too too much onion but that was only compliant.
Menu is Asian influence wider than Thai as a few things on menu u would normally be on a Chinese menu..
Worth a trip!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Heidelberg, Germany
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“One of the best Thai restaurants I have been to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Two girlfriends asked me to suggest a restaurant with "delicious" food for an evening out, therefore I was a bit under pressure. I had been to Phayathai once before with another friend and loved the food, but you never know...
When we entered the restaurant on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. (I had reserved a table), we were the only guests. Our waiter was very kind and answered my friends' questions regarding certain dishes and ingredients very patiently and in detail.
He recommended the lemongrass shrimps to one friend, the other took a vegetarien vermicelli dish, which she ordered a bit less spicy than advertised on the menu. I could not resist and ordered the satay chicken skewers with peanut sauce as an appetizer, and the green curry with shrimps. If you want rice, you have to order it extra. We took sticky rice for the two shrimp dishes.
My friends tasted the chicken skewers, which were very good. Apart form the peanut sauce they came with a tiny portion of cucumber salad with a sweet dressing, that I liked very much.
Then the main courses: all of us were extremely happy with our food, and my friends complimented me on my choice of restaurant. The lemongrass shrimps were probably the best - I'll order that dish next time I go there.
My worries about the empty restaurant also dissolved soon. By 8 p.m. every table was occupied.
Phayathai is not a super-cheap restaurant, but the atmosphere and the quality of the food are totally worth it!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Massachusetts
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“Great thai in Montreal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Went here with my family in August, we walked from our hotel (Sheraton in downtown). Parking might be tricky here. Food is very good. We got green curry, fish, thick noodles. Everything was delicious. Service was very good, atmosphere is nice. It is a small place, so I would recommend a reservation. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Love both Phayathais!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011 via mobile

We went to the one on Guy 2 nights ago and to the one on Laurier last night. Loved every bite! Highlight is the seafood soup.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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