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Talay Thai

#288 of 2,190 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
+1 613-238-2529
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

It's like they have a fresh herb garden growing in their kitchen. This is some unbelievably fresh and tasty Thai stir fry. They always use fresh herbs and spices. Seating is limited so make a reservation if they take them. Lunch crowd is usually busy.

Thank Grant L
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Visited with my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. Ordered a selection of dishes: mango salad, pad Thai, chicken curry, etc. For us, these are tried and true Thai dishes we have enjoyed at various Thai restaurants over the years. At Talay Thai, they were all very good but each dish had a unique spin. For example, the curry was... More 

Thank Richard P
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Have been going with friends to Talay Thai for a number of years. The staff are always friendly and the food always amazing!!!! We usually order the specials of the day or often the Pad Thai. Exceptional flavour in all of the foods served. The restaurant has a varied menu and the price is exceptional for all the food you... More 

Thank Joanelliz
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

My friend and I went to this restaurant on Nov 19 and the place was almost full. We had reserved for 6:15 and were seated immediately. No one came to serve us, I had to get up and go to the bar to order our wine. The servers just whizzed by us like we were not there. Finally at 7:00... More 

1 Thank Lynn D
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

While the food was acceptable, nothing else was. Long, long waits for service by multiple tables. I asked for a glass of Pinot Grigio. Then my daughter asked for one, so I asked for two glasses. The waitress returned and showed us the wine bottle and commenced opening. I then noticed a wine cooler cuff and realized something wasn't right.... More 

Thank Blair A
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Hot & Sour Soup, Pad Kee Maow (spicy noodles with chicken) and Pad Pak Peanut Sauce (stir fried vegetables and tofu in peanut sauce), the flavours were absolutely amazing! A-MAZ-ING! Service was great, restaurant was lovely....my new favourite Thai restauant in Ottawa.

Thank Kit M
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Kind staff, good service, great food, clean restaurant. The curry duck is AMAZINGLY delicious! Highly recommend!

Thank sophietravels2015
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This little authentic Thai restaurant is exceptional 40 seating places very very clean restaurant and bathroom The staff is professional and friendly and dress in traditional dress The menu is what to be expected from a big Thai restaurant The food serve were big portion and absolutely delicious Shrimp Pad Thai taste was really good Yummy sticky rice and there... More 

1 Thank Denis B
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Definitely will go back. The food overall was pretty good! I had the house special (mix of seafood with red curry, lime leaves and coconut milk). This was amazing! The appetizers were also great. We had three appetizers - deep fried shrimp rolls (my son described them as shrimpsicles) vegetable roll with peanut sauce (yummy) and chicken yakitori with peanut... More 

Thank AlexandraHaitas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The atmosphere was perfect, very cozy. The meals were the best Thai food I've ever tried in Canada. Just the service was a little bit strange for me. We asked for hot sauce they brought just very little even after we ordered couple of times. They didn't serve green tea (maybe it's not Thai style!!)

2 Thank Fatemeh C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-238-2529

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?