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Aiyara

#57 of 2,161 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1590 Walkley Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-526-1703
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't judge a book by it's cover!

This restaurant is in a small 'strip mall' off Walkley Road in Ottawa. Not exactly the location where one would expect to find tremendous Thai food. We have returned to Aiyara to confirm that our first experience wasn't an anomaly. As it turns out, our second experience was every bit as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
BEdwards34
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Halifax, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Aiyara for lunch with friends for many years. We thought it was the best Thai restaurant in Ottawa. But something (ownership?) has changed and it's no longer a place to rave about. Clearly others feel the same way - this is a restaurant that was always jam-packed, but no more. It was less than half... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant is in a small 'strip mall' off Walkley Road in Ottawa. Not exactly the location where one would expect to find tremendous Thai food. We have returned to Aiyara to confirm that our first experience wasn't an anomaly. As it turns out, our second experience was every bit as pleasurable as our first.Two couples visited in order to... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So I was looking for a decent restaurant near Walkley Road and St-Laurent and both google maps and tripadvisor gave this place raving reviews. Well they were right! The service and food was excellent! I was particularly impressed with the unique plate decorations which were different from one plate to another. Highly recommend it!

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Hamilton, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner at this small restaurant and were all pleasantly impressed by the creatively crafted additions to each plate of food. The presentation was superb, and the food was tasty and as spicy as each one could take. It is conveniently located on the same street as the Residence Inn on Walkley street.

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Ottawa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea when I walked in that it had changed ownership, but I quickly figured it out. The restaurant was nearly empty on a Fri night which is unheard of. There was no warm welcome and the decor is somehow not as cozy. I asked about the staffing changes and was assured the kitchen staff was the same.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the meal, the service and the decor. The spicy dishes are very spicy, but delicious. The presentation is outstanding.

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I often stop to this Thai restaurant for lunch. The service is prompt and the food is good. The management or owners have changed a few months ago. So, no more spring rolls included with the lunch special. Usually it came with a soup, a spring roll and a choice of at least 20 items for lunch.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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210 restaurant reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Don't let the location or mini mall distract you. The food and more importantly presentation is amazing. The service is also quick and attentive. Take out also available. Reservations suggested for dine-in.

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Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was here with a colleague who picked the place to celebrate our collaboration. A very cold evening so we moved from a table by the window to one in the middle of the restaurant. I had soup and we shared a main course since the portions are really generous. Very friendly staff, tasty food with the unique combination of... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was my first visit, I picked up green and red curry dishes and some summer rolls, and all were exceptionally delicious! I wish we had eaten there, as the place is beautiful, and the service was wonderful. I will go back and will recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1590 Walkley Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-526-1703

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?