Free eatz from Salad King

Are you a Chili Lover?

When you eat at Salad King, don’t forget to grab a membership to our Chili Lovers Club.  Collect 10 stamps* and you get a free meal on us!

* Limit of one stamp per main per person per visit.  Membership is an individual privilege!

Every weekday before 4PM

LUNCH SPECIALS AT QUEEN ST

ONLY AVAILABLE AT QUEEN ST

Add a non-alcoholic beverage, one of our side dishes (including spring rolls, deep fried won-tons), and our soft serve ice cream, to your main dish for only $5 more.  We must have done our math wrong somewhere because it’s too good of a deal!

Salad King gets Crafty

Now featuring Ontario Craft Beers

We’ve added a delicious selection of seasonal Ontario craft beers to our menu.  All for under $8.75!

  • Highgrass Lemongrass Ginger Saison, Reticent Fox Orange-peel Pale Ale  (Second Wedge, Uxbridge ON)
  • Amber of the North Red Ale, Green Tea & Cherry Blossom Saison (Spearhead, Kingston ON)
  • Matter of Fact Blonde Ale, Life In The Clouds IPA (Collective Arts, Toronto ON)

And of course, we have the Original Premium Thai Lager, Singha!

Back to School Student Discount

Students get 20% off

Because we know times are tough and students are hungry, we’re giving them a break on their Thai foods.  Show us your student ID and get 20% off your meal (excluding alcohol).

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!