This is no ordinary Thai eatery — it’s more like SOHO meets Southern Thailand. Very cool in style. Yet very warm in spirit. There’s art on the walls that you can buy. World music in the air. And maybe a celebrity or three, or one of the city’s top chefs having a meal. They love Grace’s cooking.
Grace would be Owner and Executive Chef Siriwan Rerksuttisiridach. Bangkok born and raised, she apprenticed under Penpan Sittitrai, teacher of Royal Thai Chefs for the Royal Family of Thailand. After moving to Vancouver, Grace worked in several local Thai restaurants before launching Simply Thai. She wanted to give Vancouver true Thai cuisine – flavoured with her own creativity. Grace and Simply Thai are the real deal — the only Thai chef- and owner-operated restaurant in Vancouver.
That’s why you’ll find dishes seasoned with kaffir lime leaf, Thai basil, Pandun leaf and other essential ingredients that come directly from Thailand. The combination of classical training and authentic seasonings with fresh local produce and choice seafood and meats gives Grace great freedom to create an extraordinary array of distinctive dishes, from the pleasantly mild to the intensely spicy.