Charm Modern Thai Closes it’s Doors

15 Nov

One of my favorite places to get panang curry has closed! I didn’t even get to say goodbye! Owner Desmond Chen, announced today that Charm Modern Thai has been sold. The restaurant’s last day of service was Sunday November 13, 2011.  The new owners take over on November 16 and the room will reopen on a later date with a totally different concept.

“It’s hard to believe that it was only three years ago that I opened CHARM Modern Thai,” said Desmond Chen.  “Although located on a notoriously difficult stretch of Hamilton Street, we developed a loyal following. Although the restaurant was not on the market, the new owners recognized CHARM’s success as an asset and they presented an excellent offer and quick completion.”

Key staff and management from CHARM will find employment within the Thai House Restaurant Group. CHARM executive chef Samnan Kamonroek will make the move to Pink Elephant Thai joining chef Parichat Poomkajorn in turning out traditional Thai favorites and innovative Thai creations.

I will have to just stick to Pink Elephant Thai which is really delicious so I don’t mind!


5 Responses to “Charm Modern Thai Closes it’s Doors”

  1. Our Toronto Life November 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    van is definitely shaking up it’s food landscape recently. i’ll have so much to catch up on when i’m back.

    great blog post, amy!


    • amyje December 7, 2011 at 2:52 am #

      Thanks Judy! When are you back?

  2. Amanda D. December 18, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Hi there! Nice to see this blog. We went to Charm tonight and found it closed! Guess we weren’t as loyal as we thought! LOL

    I thought I’d post a comment here as I don’t see a link to email you directly?

    IF you’re ok with casual ambiance, then there’s an excellent panang curry just down the street. It’s the smallest place ever and tucked in BEHIND the little French Bakery on Helmcken/Mainland. As a matter of fact, you can’t even see the restaurant unless you know it’s there as it’s literally invisible from the street.

    We’ll have to try Pink Elephant – what’s good there? And have you tried Cache yet? We may go for brunch tomorrow.

  3. Amanda D. December 18, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    LOL….just noticed that I forgot to tell you the name of the place.

    it’s called Fuse Something….it’s a long name so don’t remember it all, but it’s FUSE for sure and it’s right across Earl’s – behind the cute French dessert place.

    • amyje January 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      Thanks so much!

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