Khao Thai by Legato Cafe: Unexpected Thai Food in a Coffee Shop

We don’t make it out to Kerrisdale much so, whenever we’re in the neighbourhood, it’s always a chore to figure out where to eat. I noticed that there was a Thai place nearby and made a mental note to try this place out. When I finally got here, I was a bit confused because the place looked like a coffee shop (not a Thai restaurant).

As it turns out, however, they do have a full Thai menu inside the shop and we wound up ordering the Sampler Platter ($15.99) as well as Green Curry Chicken ($13.99) and Pad Thai ($12.99). This appetizer platter was really good and had all of the items that we enjoy… spring rolls, chicken satay, fish cakes, shrimp cakes, and deep-fried prawns.

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The green curry chicken is exactly what you’d expect from a full Thai restaurant and had tender eggplant, bamboo shoots, red and green peppers, and Thai basil leaves. As expected, the curry sauce goes very well with a bowl of white rice.

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They use tamarind sauce in their pad thai (instead of ketchup) and this version turned out pretty good.

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Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food in this little coffee shop. Service, while adequate, was a little bit more in line with what you’d expect at a coffee shop than at a sit-down restaurant (we had to seat ourselves and also flag them down to order and get take-out containers and then pay up front at the cashier). Still, I wouldn’t hesitate coming here for Thai food if I was in the area.

2248 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on April 25, 2021, in Restaurant Review, Thai and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice review.
    I look forward to checking this place out as i love Thai food, especially well made, authentic, family run Thai food.
    My only negative complaint is having to seek out a parking spot either out front or within a reasonable nearby walk .
    Do they have a helicopter pad on their rooftop? 🙂

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