Khao San Road
326 Adelaide West, 647-352-5773, khaosanroad.ca
Since launching Sukhothai in Regent Park four years ago, Jeff and Nuit Regular have been on a mission to save Toronto from bad pad thai, that alarmingly pink mess of noodles spiked with ketchup you find everywhere from Spring Rolls to the Hungary Thai. The Regulars' latest entry ups the ante with a first-time stylish room, a parallel vegan menu and spicing that's as incendiary as ever. We dare you to order chef Nuit's extraordinary Sam Roas pad thai extra-Thai spicy. No doubt that's why they hold water-gun fights here every Thai New Year.
340 Yonge, 416-593-0333, saladking.com