Toronto, ON M4P 2E6
Pai is a Thai restaurant run by chef Nuit Regular and her husband and business partner, Jeff Regular. There are two Pai locations in the city—the original restaurant, located at 18 Duncan St. opened in 2014, was named after a small village in Northern Thailand where the couple met. The second location (and Chef Nuit’s biggest restaurant to date), Pai Uptown, officially opened in June 2021, after operating on a take-out-only model since November 2020. Thai food aficionados can expect to find a selection of delicious curries, like the gaeng kiaw wan (green curry), served with bamboo shoots, makrut lime leaves, basil leaves and coconut milk, and other Thai staples like chef Nuit’s famous Pad Thai, cooked in her house-made tamarind–palm sugar sauce, and the khao soi (fresh egg noodles stirred into a thick, golden coconut curry). From the authentic Thai recipes to the warm and inviting atmosphere, Pai is a magical place to escape for the evening and share an incredible dining experience with family and friends.