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.
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.
They use tamarind sauce in their pad thai (instead of ketchup) and this version turned out pretty good.
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
Posted on April 25, 2021, in Restaurant Review, Thai and tagged Chicken Satay, Fish Cakes, Food, Green Curry Chicken, Pad Thai, restaurant review, Shrimp Cakes, Spring Rolls, Thai, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.