|Cuisine Type |||Thai|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Parking, Party Space|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||White Rock|
|Getting There |||Bus 351|
|Cross Street |||Roper Avenue|
|Dinner: Mon-Sun: 5PM-10PM Lunch: Mon-Fri: 12PM-2:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 05, 2008
Leela Thai offers an excellent variety of vegetarian, chicken, pork, beef and seafood dishes. Tantalizing tastes of sweet, sour, and hot dishes are artfully combined to create a tempting array of dishes rooted in the Thai tradition. From dishes you may not have heard of, such as Nua Yang O Cha (sliced barbecued beef in pineapple-ginger sauce over simmered sui-soi) to curries, pad Thais, soups, salads and spring rolls. The spiciness of all dishes can be controlled by choosing the number of “bombs” you’d like ranging from zero to four. Vegetarians have the convenient option of replacing meat with tofu. Ingredients are purchased from local purveyors whenever possible. Everything is homemade right down to desserts like deep-friend bananas with coconut ice cream.
From the music to the décor to the traditionally dressed servers, Leela Thai offers an authentic—and aromatic—experience. The elegant dining room, which seats up to 80 guests, has a lush feel with ample plants and flowers on every table. Charming statues and art pieces dot the restaurant, giving it an old Thai traditional feel. Pink tablecloths, grand black chairs and romantic lighting add a formal element, but don’t be fooled: Leela Thai is a friendly spot to enjoy a casual meal. The restaurant can be booked for special events and if you feel like enjoying your meal at home instead, take-out is also available.
The recipes used by the team of Thai chefs at Leela Thai have been passed down through the generations and are tried, tested and truly delicious. The quality of food is high, the presentation is impressive but the prices are very moderate. This is what keeps locals and visitors coming back for more. Leela Thai is a local favourite and one of the only places to enjoy a quality Thai meal in the city. Consistently voted among the best Asian restaurants in the city, it’s a foolproof choice for a great night out.