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Talay Thai

#115 of 2,308 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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great atmosphere, good food

The food was pretty good, and the restaurant itself is cozy and welcoming. We stayed for three hours, and the waitresses were kind the whole time and didn't try to rush us out at all. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're in Centretown and craving Pad Thai!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ardyn N
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was pretty good, and the restaurant itself is cozy and welcoming. We stayed for three hours, and the waitresses were kind the whole time and didn't try to rush us out at all. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're in Centretown and craving Pad Thai!

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Thank Ardyn N
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Grant L
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 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 

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Thank Richard P
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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 

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Thank Joanelliz
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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 

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1 Thank Lynn D
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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 

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Thank Blair A
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 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.

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Thank Kit M
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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

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Thank sophietravels2015
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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 

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1 Thank Denis B
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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 

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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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?