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Talay Thai

#43 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
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511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
613-238-2529
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
go and get good food!!

I went the last weekend so the restaurant is very very good , the waiter are polite, the food is tasty I ate tender duck and rice delicious. I recommend 100% it good food,

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Angela294305
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Santiago, Chile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went the last weekend so the restaurant is very very good , the waiter are polite, the food is tasty I ate tender duck and rice delicious. I recommend 100% it good food,

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Toronto
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I just went to Talay That for the first time, without reading reviews online. And I literally had the exact same experience as reviewer Polybozologist -- same order, same review. (In fact when I took the first delicious taste, I stopped and immediately, pretty much involuntarily, turned around to face the ladies and smile). I'm very impressed indeed.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had the Tom Kha Gai soup and the dinner special of 'seafood in red curry sauce with lime leaves and coconut milk'. Delicious! I initially thought the soup was a bit pale/white in appearance but it was more than superb in flavour! The 'seafood in red curry sauce' was so good that I briefly considered ordering a second one... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal in this restaurant. I appreciated that the menu clearly indicated which meals were gluten-free - it made choosing easy! We had a spicy mango salad (which, true to its name was quite spicy) and I found it a bit spicy, but it was fresh and very tasty. I then had a tofu vegetarian dish with... More 

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Markham, Canada
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Being from the GTA, I know how hard it is to find good and authentic Thai food. Imagine my surprise when I accidentally came across this place on my one day trip to Ottawa! (Helpful tip: you can usually tell how authentic a Thai restaurant is by the number of pictures of the Thai royal family that are on display)... More 

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Toronto Canada
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Being from Toronto we've been to many Thai restaurants. But talay Thai was probably the best we have had. We tried the talay fried rice, green curry and pad thai. All were intensely and richly flavoured. I can only assume that this is what real true thai cooking in Thailand tastes like. The restaurant itself is clean and peaceful and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at Talai Thai! Their summer rolls are delicious, the pad Thai also excellent! The service is always quick and very attentive.

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Australia
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113 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just passing through Ottawa and found this gem. The food is authentic, just like you get in Thailand. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Everything we ordered was excellent. Special mention for the coconut creme brûlée - YUM!

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Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great food, lovely place and service! Pad thai and chiken curry where very nice. Prices are reasonable.

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Never a complaint for our go-to Thai restaurant. Small and cozy you might have to wait for a table but it's worth it. The food is always consistently good and the service always fast and courteous. Definitely recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-238-2529

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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