102-888 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9 SUN-THURS: 11:30am - 10:00pm, FRI-SAT: 11:30am - 10:30pm +1.604.683.7999

TheOrigin Story

Joy & Sam Kongsilp
Opened in 1986, Thai owner’s Joy and Sam Kongsilp wanted to present to their patrons with an authentic Thai dining experience in a 65-seat establishment originally located on Cambie St. Who knew that over 30 years later, their dreams would expand with an impressive 175-seat establishment in the core of Downtown Vancouver. Retired in 2018, Sam and Joy now oversee Sala Thai while their son’s Bobby and Brian have taken over the reins of the Restaurant.
Salathai is an authentic Thai restaurant started by Thai Family Kongsilp

Thai chef cooking in Salathai's kitchen located in downtown Vancouver


Specializing in Central Thailand cuisine, Sala Thai combines flavours customary to Thai food: spicy, sour, sweet, salty and bitter, with an exceedingly royal flair. Having served the Thai Royal Family, the dishes are all prepared and presented in much the same manner as befitting royalty.



In keeping with the traditions of Thai culture and customs, we celebrate the concept of sanuk (the idea that life should be fun). At Sala Thai, you will find delicious food, good cheer, beer towers and laughter in full force. We don’t just work together, we celebrate together.