If you want a great little Thai spot to go for lunch (that is not the famous Little Thai Place), give Noodle Cart a try. The clean and charming little restaurant opened up last year and caught the attention of local patrons right away, winning the accolade of one of Canada's Best New Restaurants as named by Where Magazine.
Their lunch specials are just what you would expect and very reasonably priced between $9.50 to $10.50. My green salad was clean and simple and the red curry was fragrant and rich. One of the delicious things we tried off the lunch menu was the Drunken Noodles (with beef, $12) which is sautéed broad rice noodles with basil, gai lan, garlic, onion, red pepper, tomato and thai chili. It's an exciting dish that will certainly perk up your day.
What distinguishes this restaurant the most perhaps is the wall-to-wall murals of a cartoon version of Khao San Road and other Thai market imagery. Combined with the bright and airy windows, it really makes for a nice little lunchtime escape.
Final Note: I would highly recommend this place for lunch or takeout. Above all else, this place uses the freshest ingredients and truly cares about their quality. Being able to get a taste of an authentic Thai market in a clean and comfortable Victoria restaurant? Hard to beat that! Noodle Cart is located at 1018 Blanshard Street. Call 250-477-3883 for take out orders as well.
Location: Victoria, BC
Price Range: $