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Talay Thai

#97 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
#109 of 2,321 Places to Eat in Ottawa
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511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
613-238-2529
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 46
    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
Always great food and service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Bwalsh92
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Talay Thai is by far the best Thai food you will find in the city. Fresh and bold Thai flavours in every dish I've tried here and the dishes are not greasy like some of the other Thai restaurants in the city. It is my go-to lunch spot and their dinner menu is excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Excellent food and service. We would go back in a heartbeat. We ordered the usual favorites like Pad Thai, Satay, Mango salad and one of the specials which was Seafood Curry with jumbo shrimps, mussels, squid and scallops all cooked properly. The restaurant is authentically decorated and the servers are dressed in their national costume. Next time we will try... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Talay Thai

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

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