Phone us to book your table

Reservation are now available

We are now accepting reservation at both locations. Call Yonge Street at (416) 593-0333, and Queen Street at (289) 329-9923 to see what availability we have.

Yonge Street will be closed till 4pm

Monday 9th August Closure

Salad King Yonge Street will be closed Monday August 9th till 4pm. We can only provide delivery services for lunch as our front door will be under construction. Head over to UberEats or SkiptheDishes to get your tasty meals delivered. Sorry for the inconvenience, see you all for dinner.
Regular hours return Tuesday 10th.

THE PATIO IS HERE

Queen Street Patio has opened

We finally got some seats at our Queen Street location for you to enjoy a plated meal with us. Ask about our new Thai Summer Salad, available at the Queen Street patio.

Indoor Dine-in is here

Dine-in

Both location are offering Dine-in. We have the rooms set up to provide the required spacing between all table so you can enjoy your meals safely. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Now with two locations!

The Story of Salad King

The Story of Salad King

Once Upon a Thai

In a magical, far away place called Thailand, someone put some herbs, spices, vegetables and seafood into a pot, and Thai Food was invented, and it was delicious.

1981

Picture it: 1981. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a box office hit. Olivia Newton-John is getting “Physical” on the FM dial. And thanks to Jane Fonda and the fitness craze sweeping the continent, salads are allll the rage. On a quiet day on Gould Street in Toronto, a King is born.

1980’s

Enter three friends who take over the floundering salad restaurant with two things in mind: Thai food and Peameal Bacon Sandwiches.

1991

In a time when alt-rock was still alt-rock and Game Boys were the hot new gadget, the three friends decided they wanted to travel the globe and needed someone else to take over their kingdom. Along came two brave entrepreneurs named Ernie & Linda, who saw potential in this dark kingdom (it was dark because it needed new lights).

1990’s

Ernie & Linda, who had never worked in a restaurant before, began to transform the kingdom into the Thai utopia we know and love today. Changes included upgrading to a slightly less horrible PA system, importing and perfecting traditional Thai recipes, and painting the walls bright pink.

2000’s

After perfecting favourite dishes like their homemade curries, Evil Jungle Prince and their legendary Phud Thai, and finally giving up on a PA system, Ernie and Linda had found a new recipe for success: award-wining interior design and more people to deliver their friendly service. They also discovered they had a second floor and used it to open a second concept, “Linda Restaurant”, with a fancier menu.

2009

Needing more room to spread their wings, Linda Restaurant moved to a new location at the Shops at Don Mills. Leaving 2 floors of Salad King goodness on Gould Street all the time.

2010

Disaster strikes! A wall on the exterior of the building begins to collapse causing the kingdom to close suddenly for safety reasons. Several months later, a five-alarm fire consumed the entire building Salad King once called home. The future of the kingdom was dire, and the people mourned.

2011

Finally, after over 8 months of silence and uncertainty, Ernie and Linda announced the return of Salad King, and the people rejoiced. Perched on a throne high above Yonge Street, mere steps from the former location, the new Salad King was bigger, bolder, and tastier than ever before.

2016

Thanks to the ongoing support of the kingdom, Salad King hosted over 1000 guests per day. Feeding a mix of students from the neighbouring Ryerson University campus, shoppers from bustling Yonge Street, business people from nearby offices, and fans from across the globe. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since Ernie and Linda took over. So we celebrated by starting up a food truck for the summer to bring Salad King food all to our fans all over Toronto.

2018

We say goodbye to Linda Modern Thai at the Shops of Don Mills. But whenever one door closes, another door starts to crack….

2020

The streets are paved with golden curry and the future looks bright! It’s the perfect time to move forward with plans to open our long-awaited second location! Right? What could possibly go wrong? Surely nothing stop this plan from moving forward. We’ve even found the perfect location: Queen Street West! Enter 2020…

2021

Like the rest of the world, 2020 has been a challenging year for us. But after many many many delays, an extended lockdown period, and re-evaluating our COVID-19 policies several times over, we feel extremely lucky and excited to finally launch our second location. It’s taken us 30 years to open our second Salad King and we’ve finally made it. Thanks for your patience, and for doing your part to keep the world safe! We are so looking forward to seeing you all again on Yonge and on Queen!