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Talay Thai

#72 of 2,192 Restaurants 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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  • 8
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  • 1
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Toronto Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Toronto Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
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?