An Inviting Atmosphere with Great Authentic Thai Cuisine!

Nestled in the "Landmark Plaza" of Edmonton's West End, near the Grant MacEwan College, off Stony Plain Road is the true taste of Thailand.

The Ban Thai Restaurant was opened by Allan Barnett and his wife Supannee in 1991, making it the longest operating Thai Restaurant in the city.

AS Chef, Supannee creates dishes that reflect the true flavour of Thailand. Growing up in the province of Chanburi, she learned her skills under the watchful eye of her aunt. Together they operated an outdoor restaurant of their own. True tastes and textures passed through generations for you to enjoy at the Ban Thai.

Begin your meal with one of the many exotic fruit drinks offered, such as Manga guava or Lychee juice.

Select an appetizer of tender marinated pork or chicken skewers with peanut sauce and some of the deliciously spicy-sour shrimp soup served in a genuine Thai flaming hot pot.

Don't miss out on the favorite PAD THAI noodle dish. This is acclaimed to be "Edmonton's Best", by regulars and Thais alike. Indeed, when the Thais dine out in Edmonton…they can be found at the Ban Thai.

Sharing dishes is the way to dine here. This allows for everyone to sample a variety. If spicy food is your pleasure, be sure to enjoy the creamy coconut red curry with chicken and bamboo shoots or the fresh Thai basil and chili stir-fry. For those more on the mild side, a marinated beef and vegetable mixture on a steamy hot plate or the savory sweet and sour dish. If there are vegetarians in the group, the choices are unlimited from a tofu salad or any dish with a fried tofu substitution.

Al & Supannee strive to bring you not only authentic food, as awarded the "Certificate of Authenticity", by the Thai Export Association, but also a dining atmosphere to match. During their visits back to Thailand, they have collected a variety of adornments for your pleasure. To sit down at one of the handmade rattan wood tables and chairs, you know you are in for an ethnic treat

The Thai classical music mesmerizes, as you eyes wonder around the cozy room admiring the status folk tale figurines and pictures of the "Land of Smiles". This is an enchanting atmosphere of candlelight and cultural taste.

Written by Jason Peck, Ban Thai Restaurant,

Here Is What People Are Saying About The Ban Thai:

Greg & Joanne Zinter

"WE are return customers, the food is excellent. Best oysters & mussels we ever tasted with tamarind sauce. The squid was in a nice light batter with hot sauce." Joanne enjoyed a nice Chilean White Wine with her meal and Greg had the "Best Beer in the world", Traditional Big Rock Ale.
To top it off, Yellow Bean Custard for dessert.

Mike & Jeannine Sproat


Cup Khun Cup

"The only real Thai Food in Edmonton. Nice Peaceful Atmosphere.
VERY GOOD PAD THAI. I have visited THAILAND 8 or 9 times.

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"You May Find All The Following Articles In The Journal Archives"
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The Edmonton Journal, Thursday December 31, 1998

Ban Thai a hot way to spend chilly nights
Years of success have transformed Supannee Barnett's little restaurant into big-time Thai fun

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Last modified January, 2009