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Talay Thai

#94 of 2,159 Restaurants in Ottawa
#105 of 2,304 Places to Eat 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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Curry!

Consistent dishes and portions. Excellent taste. Parking will be an issue, best to drive. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I'm not really familiar with Thai food but we all enjoyed our food; it was quite tasty. There is a simple elegance to the restaurant décor. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. The wine list could have better choices to handle the spiciness of the food.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Consistent dishes and portions. Excellent taste. Parking will be an issue, best to drive. Worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food is absolutely excellent and always reliable. The staff are very polite and helpful. We cannot find any fault with this restaurant. We have had dinners and lunches there many times and are always very pleased.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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166 reviews 166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I am a foodie, and generally Asian food really doesn't cut if for me, because rarely can you visually identify the constituent components in any dish. Because of processing, rarely does anything look like the original foodstuff that it came from. My partner likes the non-heaviness of Thai foods, so we went (again) to Talay Thai. I have eaten there... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went there for lunch and it was so delicious! The decor and atmosphere was fantastic & authentic. Will definitely go back...salivating just thinking of the dish!

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Ottawa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Although I have gone to many Thai restaurants in Ottawa this one has become my favourite. The service is always friendly and welcoming. The usual dishes I order are so good I rarely try others. I routinely return back to this wonderful restaurant. Green curry...yum!

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Ottawa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

So, I want to preface this with 2 facts, first, I have had Thai food in a LOT of different restaurants, and I actually make pretty good Thai dishes at home. Second, I only tried 2 dishes at Talay Thai, but these are usually the ones I like best, so they are good dishes to review, as I have a... More 

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Cdn in Scotland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Family outing of four adults, everyone loved their selection. Mine a mixed seafood (prawns, mussels, squid, scallops) with rich sauce of ginger and red pepper, others various curries of chicken and seafood. House white wine a better than average Chilean chardonnay. Service prompt and efficient, done with a smile. Free private parking right next to the restaurant. None of could... More 

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Ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Friday 5:30 pm, still quiet at this time its early.. food came FAST. Green curry - pretty good, but I've had better at silver spoon on Carling..less watery n a bit more flavour. Oh and way cheaper, and cuter decor! Panang - again, same sentence as above. Better, cheaper. I'm from the westend and I went to this location simply... More 

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Stittsville, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant since it first opened, when it replaced an old greasy spoon. It's run by a husband and wife who are some of the most friendliest people I've met. I quickly became a loyal customer, both for weekly lunches and both romantic and business dinners. The food is unbelievable - I'm a big fan of... 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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?