|Thai cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy, and for its balance of four fundamental flavours in each dish: spicy hot, sweet, sour and salty. It's the blend and the balance of these flavours created by our Thai Chefs that one remembers long after each meal.|
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Hands down best Thai food in town
By scotts7777 of Victoria (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 12:30am [Dine in]
I've been going to Siam for the past 7 years or so, and have to say that this is the best Thai food I've ever had. I've eaten at Thai places in Vancouver, Seattle and many others in Victoria, and every time I try another Thai restaurant there is no comparison. The place out in Sidney is quite good (Sabhai Thai) I would call it my second choice, but Siam is #1.
The food at Siam is mouthwateringly delicious. They use flat thick delicious noodles for their Phad Thai and the flavour and consistency of the sauce is perfect. They have absolutely nailed the flavour for their Phad Thai dish, it just melts in your mouth. The food is always hot and fresh, served on clean hot plates. Another favorite is the Siam Curry and again they have perfected the recipe, with the perfect amount of Bamboo shoots, peppers and perfect consistency of the curry soup. One of my favorite things is the spice-rack, available on request for free - which has 4 spicy condiments you can add to your dish (not sure what they are). You also request the spiciness of your food when you order (mild, medium or hot), but the spice rack allows you to fine tune. We always order a white rice with the Siam Curry. Although I've only tried one of the desert items, the Deep-Fried Banana (not sure what the actual menu item name is) I cannot describe how sweet and delicious this is - served with vanilla ice cream. We rarely order drinks but the Thai Ice Tea is good too.
The service at Siam is always excellent, without exception. They never let your water get empty before someone rushes over to top you off. Everyone is really friendly and polite.
The value is very good - An order of 2 dishes with rice (Phad Thai, Siam Curry and medium white rice) after all taxes and including 15% tip it works out to around $34. This will leave two people stuffed, possibly with a leftover for midnight snack. For the quality of food, this is a bargain.
The ambiance is just right. I love the brick walls and cool ceiling woodwork. They transformed a piece of Victoria history into an authentic Thai haven. They dim the lights slightly in the evening and keep the atmosphere very relaxed and calm. The restaurant always smells so damn good. My one complaint would be when you get stuck sitting next to the front entrance in the Winter months it can get cold with people constantly coming and going. This is about the only thing I could ever possibly come up with as a negative about Siam. I can't recommend this place enough, it is my favorite restaurant, hands down.
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Asian and Thai
$$ $10-15 per entree
Special Features: Gluten-Free Friendly, Vegan Friendly and Delivery
Popular Menu Items - All
Noodle delight, Orange Beef, Green Curry, Spinach and Tofu in Chilli sauce
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Price Range: $$ Accepts Credit Cards: Yes Parking: Street Attire: Casual Good for Groups: Yes Good for Kids: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes Delivery: Yes Take Away: Yes Waiter Service: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Wi-Fi: No
Good For: Dinner Alcohol: Full Bar Noise Level: Quiet Ambience:Casual Has TV: No
Address: 512 Fort Street
Description: Thai cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy, and for its balance of four fundamental flavours in each dish: spicy hot, sweet, sour and salty. It's the blend and the balance of these flavours created by our Thai Chefs that one remembers long after each meal.
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Delivery Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Restrictions: $5 Delivery Charge CLOSED