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Appetit Food for Thought

534 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-924-1321
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
“noodles” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
534 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I forgot to review this the first time we went - it was delicious. We returned last week and it was even better. This falls in the category of 'hole in the wall' places. It's only got 5 or 6 tables. The owner/chef prepares everything...More

1  Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Owner takes pride in the food he makes. Always tasty, fresh, and served hot. Stir fry dishes are very good with several choices of sauce and noodles. Really good homemade soups and the best Caesar salad.

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

There is a diverse menu here with mostly Asian dishes. My Thai Curry special was excellent! The Sweet Pea Soup was delicious, too. The spot is small and the owner and server were very pleasant and happy to serve us. Do not hesitate to come...More

Thank KaryneS
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Martin Tang, raised in Hong Kong and chef-trained in Germany, cooks both Thai and Western food on his old kitchen range. Not hidden in the back, you can chat to him about the food and his unusual ethnic combo of foods while he chops and...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

To be accurate this venue would not be out of place on the main street of many little towns in Britain. Not large, nor glamorous but cosy and friendly. Our favourites are the fresh, hot lunch special bowls. But there is lots of choice -...More

Thank dancer024
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This little slice of heaven prepares Thai style breakfasts and lunches. Pleasant atmosphere in a tiny spot on the main street, First Avenue in Ladysmith, BC. Curries, soups, stir fry and take out. Very reasonable prices in a clean place. Vegan available for most dishes.

1  Thank S1ack23
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I cannot believe how wonderful this place is!!! Martin opened for us early and served our group of 14 a most amazing, and tasty breakfast, and had us back on the road within one hour. The presentation was lovely. Don't miss this place. They serve...More

1  Thank Cheryl N
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Small laid back cafe, for breakfast (all types) and lunch Very extensive menus, many "Asian dishes" and "curry" dishes to die for !!! Linda will wait on you hand and foot, while "chef owner Martin prepares fresh foods right in front of you !! Martin...More

Thank garf27
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Super casual . Bound to find something pleasing on the menu or as a special. Caters to a diverse crowd.

Thank wunderearl
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant caters to many locals for breakfast and lunch. Easy to see why : good standard fare like English breakfast or eggs Benedict but also original specials like Thai beef with noodles. It is very tasty, portions are generous, everything is cooked fresh...More

Thank Viviane H
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 534 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-924-1321
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