Downtown Edmonton Highlight: Viphalay Laos and Thai Restaurant
Quietly located near the corner of 105 Street and 99 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is a Laotian and Thai restaurant called Viphalay. If you didn’t know it was there you might miss it, but it’s certainly not a place you’ll forget once you try their delicious offerings.
As a family-owned establishment, the owners at Viphalay created a space for their guests to celebrate with friends and loved ones while enjoying good food.
Food plays a significant role in Lao and Thai culture, bringing people together for life and celebration, and Viphalay serves as a host to share this rich culture. “Mom” as the staff call her, is the heart of the business, and can often be found engaging with patrons and embodying the restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere.
Currently, there is limited patio seating available, and the dine-in area is closed. But you can still indulge your cravings with a take-out or delivery order. Viphalay currently serves lunch and dinner, with an extensive menu to choose your favourite flavours.
For lunch, choose from items such as salad rolls, house salads, coconut soup, or lunch size Tom Yum Gai soup. Quick noodles such as Pad Thai or spicy noodles are also available, along with your choice of combo plates or lunch curries.
Start your dinner with a delicious appetizer of Thai Samosa, Chicken Satay, or a variety of rolls and shrimp options. Choose from oodles of soups such as seafood soup, Pho, coconut, or fish sour soup among others. A variety of salads are also available. For your main course, drool over options like stir-fries, curries, noodles, and a variety of rice options.
Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting the staff at Viphalay in our Mozart model at Symphony Tower to film a selection of videos. These videos demonstrate their preparation of menu items such as Green Thai Curry and Coconut Rice, as well as their delicious and healthy salad rolls. You can find the behind-the-scenes videos on our Instagram profile @symphonytower.
Online reviews praise Viphalay for its fresh and flavourful food, friendly and attentive service, and affordable prices. Many patrons express their loyalty to the restaurant, citing repeat visits and recruiting friends to give them a try. The cozy, warm atmosphere is also a common accolade.
If you’re looking for a new place to try, then it’s time to make your way to 10523 99 Avenue. Viphalay offers online ordering for take-out or delivery, and if you use the coupon code STAYSAFE you can also enjoy 10% off your order placed via their website.