This is a review of Sukho Thai at 274 Parliament Street from before it closed down for renovations (Original visit date: November 30, 2012).
Originally planning to go to the last night of ROM's Friday Night Live, my friends and I met up near my office at Bloor and Avenue. By the time we were all gathered, the line up had gotten unbelievably long for such a cold night, and we decided to check out the Christmas lights at the Distillery District instead.
On the way to the other side of the town, we decided to stop for dinner at Sukho Thai, which I heard good things from my knowledgeable friend. Despite the fame that preceded the name, I found that the restaurant could use some renovation to really gain a different kind of market share.
After enjoying the delicious shrimp chips made in-house, I got my plate of Pad Thai that was pleasantly different from all the other ones I have tried in the past. Gone was the taste of ketchup that has been prevalent in many Pad Thais that I have previously come across.
Unique in taste, Sukho Thai offers a gustotary experience that is unprecedented in Toronto's Thai cuisine scene. With the new location open that is supposedly more spacious, it will serve a crowd that demands an authentic Thai cuisine that tastes significantly different from what you can get at Thai Express.
I am giving Sukho Thai 4 out of 5 stars (★★★★☆) with possibility of an updated evaluation when I return to the new location.