Who knew that New Westminster would have an authentic thai place with a thai owner/chef in the middle of all the mediocre food?
The pad thai is authentic – none of those westernised ketchup-doused noodle dishes you too often find. The green papaya salad is also excellent with just the right amount of bite. The larb gai (minced chicken tossed with onion, cilantro and lime leaves with chili and lime dressing) is tasty but a little light on the minced chicken. If you are not convinced that that this is an authentic thai place, then thai sticky rice is the real deal and even comes like it does in Thailand – in a small plastic lined straw container. The lunch combos are a good deal but even the dinner mains are not too expensive. Overall, the food is authentic thai and delicious.
The restaurant itself is nothing special with a few thai decorations and a bunch of plain wooden tables and chairs. The open kitchen is right behind the counter. So really the ambience is zero but the food more than makes up for it. The service is fast and attentive with our water glasses being regularly filled.
Go Thai Restaurant
502 East Columbia St
Mon – Thur 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Sat 12.00 pm – 11.00pm
Sun 4:00 pm – 10:00pm
Free Delivery 5:00 pm-9:30 pm (within 5km. Min $20.00)
Cost: lunch combos $7.95-9.95, dinner mains $8.95-13.95
Verdict: authentic thai place with very good thai food