YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2023 celebrates Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene and are judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts.
BY CINDA CHAVICH | PHOTOS BY JEFFREY BOSDET
Best South or Southeast Asian – Nohra Thai Kitchen
2524 Estevan Avenue | nohrathai.com
and chef Phen Bryan has created an exotic and elegant escape in the heart of Estevan Village.
From the rich golden accents in the dining room to the modern Thai menu, she is elevating the classic cuisine of her native Thailand with innovative ideas and Island ingredients.
“In Thailand, food is everything,” says Bryan. Her southern Thai menu brings regulars back for specialties like Thai Dungeness crab cakes and pad Thai, crispy pork belly laab salad with fresh mint and crispy rice, braised Massaman lamb or short rib curry, and Thai-inspired cocktails.
This is a family business and with husband Joel out front and Phen’s warm, bubbly personality, Nohra is always a welcoming spot.
Dosa Paragon, a South Indian takeout specializing in crisp masala dosa crêpes, uthappam pancakes and curries; and Green Leaf Vietnamese Bistro, with its three locations for Vietnamese pho and noodle bowls.