I posted a reply about Thai Coconut restaurant in a previous thread, but thought I would give a full review now since I was just there last night.
Apparently, Thai City Restaurant (located on Fairview Street, in Fairview plaza) has been sold and is now operating under a new name and new management (Thai Coconut Restaurant).
I was at Thai Coconut Restaurant last night, and it was absolutely packed. While I had to wait a little longer for my food, it was worth it. I ordered a Pad Thai, and thankfully the sauce did not seem like it was merely made of ketchup (something I find too often in many pad Thais) - it was very flavourful, and since I requested a spicy one, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it matched what I was in the mood for. Service was understandably a little slower - the waitress was running around trying to do everything, but nevertheless she was friendly and polite. After I devoured my pad Thai, I ordered banana fritters as well as mango ice-cream. The fritters were heavenly - crispy, deep-fried balls of banana drizzled in honey. It just melted in my mouth. The mango ice-cream was a nice dessert that cooled my tastebuds off!
The decor was tasteful and not too overdone, with authentic Thai decorations adorning the walls, and there were also partitions that afforded customers a little privacy. Although the restaurant is not very big, it is nevertheless quite cozy and romantic.
When I was there, the place was definitely buzzing, and there was a queue of people waiting to be seated.
Thai Coconut is now my favourite Thai restaurant. Just the food alone is enough to keep me coming back.
Just thinking about the pad Thai I had at Jack Astor's the other day was terrible. Although it was a large portion, the sauce was bland, flavourless and seemed very ketchupy. Even the "hot sauce" that was provided was disappointing, as it was merely sour and not even a tad spicy. I'm glad now that there's a restaurant in the Burlington area that can sate my appetite for good pad Thais!
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