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Mengrai Thai

#283 of 6,790 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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82 Ontario St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2V3, Canada
+1 416-840-2759
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This use to be the gourmet Thai restaurant in Toronto as we use to frequent it weekly and almost always had memorable meals. After a couple average experiences, we took a break for a couple years, but decided to try it again this week having just returned from Thailand, we had a craving for amazing Thai food. Unfortunately, the food... More 

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Thank faisalchehab
Moose Jaw, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel quite a bit, and not that I'm an expert, but the red curry here was incredible. I highly recommend this place. They were very accommodating for my coming on a Friday night without a reservation and had me with warm food in under ten minutes from order. The only thing to improve was that the tofu seemed a... More 

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Thank Josh R
Windsor, Canada
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the freezing cold weather, this restaurant was busy! Luckily we were able to get a table. There were 5 of us and we ordered a dish for each of us. Plus, with three appetizers, we had plenty to eat. I would def come back here again just for the service! Recommend the fried tofu in garlic sauce as well... More 

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Thank Lisa O
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Mengrai Thai is tucked away in not exactly a high-foot-traffic area of downtown Toronto but combined with its cooking school and catering service, its reputation draws rave reviews. The good news: absolutely anything you order there, lunch or dinner! The menu changes as the award-winning chef presents each careful new selection of dishes. For lunch, we had a pristine appetizer... More 

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Thank Brenda M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

So relieved to hear that the announcement regarding its closing was due to a hacked website. Took a friend for lunch the other day, and had a feast. Lovely food and service. Long live Mengrai!

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Thank elhoodie
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I just love this restaurant and am so glad to hear it is still open! (Their website got hacked with a false message indicating it was closed.) The service is excellent and you can't beat the best Thai food in Toronto.

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Thank kutoff
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were so relieved that only the website had been maliciously hacked, but that one of our favourite restaurants is still open. On our last visit we had the special dinner and it certainly proved that the food is still wonderful and the service friendly and attentive. It is where we take friends for an informal, but excellent meal.

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Thank Jennifer L
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great food in this cozy restaurant. I recommend the curry that comes in the pineapple and coconut rice! Really nice place for an informal date or to go out with friends.

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Thank Deborah H
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went there last week and the food was amazing. Besides, the owner was there to chat and see how things were, in a very friendly manner. Food is like home made

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Thank alejandroveiroj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this restaurant, the food was amazing (they cater to both vegetarian, vegan and carnivores too). Share an appetizer so you can experience more Thai flavor as they do it so well! The service was impeccable without being stuffy and if you imbibe in alcohol the Lychee Martini was delicious...very pretty intimate atmosphere for a date... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Ontario St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2V3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-840-2759

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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