One of the most satisfying dining experiences I've ever had. By far the best Thai food I've had in the GTA let alone Hamilton. The atmosphere and decor are incredible, but the quality of the food is the true seller. Also very well priced, for two people we got out under $30. I don't know why this place is always so quiet.. it's truly a hidden gem. Don't miss it!
The newest Thai restaurant in downtown Hamilton. This is the most beautiful Thai restaurant I have ever seen. Very beautiful decors which all came from Thailand. The foods are even better. All tasty. Will come back for sure and will spread the word.
We were at Thai Memory for dinner this evening. I can only say that everything about it was terrific. The decor is beautiful and eclectic -- detail even paid to the restrooms. The food was fresh and delicious -- including dessert. We had a mango salad, cashew chicken dish as well as a beef coconut curry. All were rich and complex. We enjoyed amazing, thoughtful service. We will definitely return -- and we will bring friends. Thank you for the thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable evening.
I saw this new restaurant as I was walking down the street and it looked beautiful. The staff were friendly and the menu has a lot to choose from, and all reasonably priced. I made a reservation for my husband's surprise birthday party and we had an excellent time. The service was great (very polite) and the food was excellent and authentically Thai (both in flavor and in presentation). The staff were very thoughtful throughout the whole experience - they had a screen saying happy birthday to him and played the song, and brought him a piece of his favorite cake which is not on their menu. They really went out of their way to make our night special. We will tell our friends and we will return.
Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere
Stimulating atmosphere, wonderful service, delightful dishes. A pleasure for all the senses. You'll feel at home at Thai Memory. Bring friends!
Everything was excellent - the service, the food, the atmosphere, the decor... we had a great time. Will return and will refer others to Thai Memory.
Lunch Buffet, very very fresh food. Great atmosphere in downtown hamilton.
Finally an authentic Thai restaurant in Hamilton. We were there last Friday. Food was great. Decors are as great as the food. We normally go for Thai food in Toronto but now we don't have to go that far.
Thank you Thai Memory. Keep up good work!
My husband and I went for a lunch buffet at Thai Memory yesterday. The dishes were fresh and had spices and good flavor in them unlike other buffet restaurants that make buffet dishes kind of bland. We will definitely go back for dinner to try from the menu.
Went for dinner and was blown away! The most GORGEOUS restaurant I've ever been in. The food was amazing, and the service great.
Definitely will return, and can't wait to try the lunch buffet!
GREAT FOOD AND GORGEOUS DECOR! WE WERE THERE AFTER READING ABOUT IT IN THE SPECTATOR RESTAURANT REVIEW COLUMN LAST FRIDAY. ALL WE CAN SAY IS THIS IS A LONG-AWAITED KIND OF THAI RESTAURANT IN HAMILTON. FINALLY HAMILTON GOT SOMETHING AUTHENTIC AND THIS IS IT. GOOD JOB.
The decor is so well done, that it is worth while to go just to enjoy it. The menu is large, and varied. And the staff are very pleasant. The food is equally as good, and with such low prices, anyone can take a night to come here and eat a full meal. This is a place that I will go back to many times.
We just love this restaurant. So cozy, so relaxed. It's like entering into another country within Hamilton. Just one step into Thai Memory's door. We saw many groups of Thai people (looks like students) eating there. This is a living proof that their food is authentic. If you are looking for a Thai restaurant where Thai people go to eat, this is it.
Six of us were there last night (Friday), it was packed but the food was served on a timely manner and the staff was very very nice. Pad thai was the way it should be if you eat it in Thailand. Those of you who are used to a westernized kind of Pad Thai (with ketchup sauce) may not like it very much but if you want a real Pad Thai that Thai people eat, come to try it at Thai Memory. They even have one wrapped in the omelet just the way it is served in Thailand.
We will be back again and again. Thai Memory we love you! You are the best Thai restaurant around in this region.
Finally a chef who understand my level of spiciness!!! Other Thai restaurants are too wimpy.
We tried their Phanang curry with chicken, holy basil with beef and rice. Everything was so delicious and just like what we had when we went to Thailand. Thai Memory will be our favorite restaurant for years to come.
Best Thai restaurant I've ever been to in Hamilton and the surrounding area. The flavor of food is not flat but has dimensions. Lunch buffet is very fresh and tasteful.
Very enjoyable and memorable experience dining at Thai Memory. Everything is excellent.
Keep up good work!
Thanks to Thai Memory, I met my girlfriend. Thai Memory has become part of our life. Food, atmosphere, service all excellent!
A mouth-watering experience of authentic Thai food well worth the visit.
A sumptuous interior decorated with Thai teak wood tables, colorful silks, and elegant slate welcomes guests to what is possibly the best Asian food in Hamilton (in our perspective-we've tried them all). The appetizer platter is a toothful mixture of bite-sized and authentic Thai savories such as grilled chicken satay, shrimp cakes with sweet and sour sauce, deep fried tofu, and fresh spring rolls. Also highly recommended is the Thai grilled chicken dishes with traditional sticky rice, served in bamboo baskets, and the Masaman chicken curry, rich with cream and roasted peanuts. A perfect venue for an intimate dinner, or for a dinner with friends and shared dishes. We are grateful for the presence of this fine dining establishment!
Lunch buffet dishes are so fresh that we know that they are not left-over from the other day and put in the microwave like some other restaurant. We are so glad that they will be open for Sunday lunch buffet starting New Year. Some of you that don't like to come to downtown during the weekday because of the parking can try their buffet on Sunday now.
We will be the first to try!
Went together with a friend, neither one had experienced Thai Memory before our visit. We were blown away by the decor - view from street does not do it much justice. We both have diet restrictions, but were not disappointed with the choices on this menu. The services was prompt and very friendly, the food was delicious, in fact, we did not leave anything on our plates!! We have been back many times, enjoying both the lunch buffet and dinner menu. Will truly recommend this to my family and friends.
We had dinner here last night. We love it that they have a full page of vegetarian menu. The food here is great and the decor is excellent. We will be back here again next week.
Great service. We came after the reopening for my friend's birthday. Food was excellent. They surprised us with the birthday cake and "Happy Birthday" song..Pat was a very very nice host. Best Pad Thai I ever tasted anywhere with no ketchup...this is how the real authentic Pad Thai should taste...unlike the fake westernized Pad Thai version of most Thai restaurants.
Thai Memory will not be a good memory for me. I will pass this restaurant
Awesome food, great decor, lots of vegetarian options. A truly great thai restaurant, one that I will be returning to frquently. )
Best Thai I Hamilton For sure. Great decor, great food great service. Love it so much Im going for dinner tonight.
In all honesty the food is good...however the service (and the owner) are horrible!!! Horrible is actually being kind. a group of us went to eat and one of us asked about a dish, after being told that it was not very coconuty when the dish was brought to us it was very very coconuty. We asked if we could have something else because it was not at all what we thought it would be like. The owner looked angry but gave us something else. After eating our meal and asking for our bill...which totalled more then $120 we saw that the plate we returned was on our bill, when we asked why not only were we yelled at in front the whole restaurant, we had out bill thrown at us (by the owner) when we took out some money he snatched the bills practically from our hands. Now we had been customers before, once we found a small pebble in our pad thai and were still charged for the plate then. After giving the restaraunt another shot this time we decided that we will never come back. Which is sad, because everything minus the ignorance and rudeness of the owner was great, but his attitude ruined everything for us.
Establishment's Comments on this review:
I'm writing this not to directly respond to the writer of this review but for the general public to know the truth. We would be very happy to make an improvement if half of this review is the truth but it is not. First of all the dish she ordered was Mee Kati which is Rice Vermicelli in Coconut Sauce. (this dish is very traditional and you can not find it at any other restaurant.) She said today we wanted to try something new and she ordered this Mee Kati..but I did not tell her that it was not coconuty and she did not ask after all the description of the dish in the menu clearly says that this is a noodle in coconut sauce. She only asked about the omelet if the omelet was big piece or slices. So I told her the omelet was slices. We did not have any discussion about how coconuty the dish was at all when she ordered it. When the dish was served she happened to dislike it (but ate 2 big shrimps that came with it and the porks and let us know afterward that she did not like it so she told me she did not like it and ask if she could get a red curry with rice instead. I did not just give her something else like what she mentioned in the review. She ordered it. At the end we have to charge her for Mee Kati because it is not our fault that the dish is coconuty. It is the concept of the dish so it is supposed to be that way. (please look at our menu on www.thaimemory.ca Under A-La-Carte Noodle Dishes page, you will find Mee Kati with the name and description in English there.)Three of this dish were served the same night and the other two were finished without anything left. Let me ask you this, if you own a restaurant and and customers order dishes they never try and they don't like them and you can not charge them for the dishes, can you survive as a restaurant? Let have some senses in your heart.
I totally disagree with how Thai Memory responded to the below complaint. I'm not questioning what happened and who said what. But if a customer doesn't enjoy they're dish they ordered and advise the waiter/owner, I believe its good service to get them another dish without charging them for the one they sent back. Who wants to pay for something that they don't like or eat?
I wasn't there so I can't say how much the customer actually ate, but maybe you should look at how other restaurants run they're business. I myself hardly ever send things back but never once in my life has any restaurant Independent/Chains/even a hole in the wall coffee shop has charged me for something I sent back. In most cases the waitress/waiter would actually try to over compensate and apologize. I always leave happy with the experience and appreciate. I suggest you don't take people sending dishes back so personally and understand where the costumer is coming from. Simple thing to do is take the dish back apologize and bring a new one (mutter something under your breath to your self if you want) But do not charge them for it!
Good food, terrible unfriendly service.