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Chez le Thai

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39 Rue Laval, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3G8, Canada
(819) 770-7227
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good but not great

We went for lunch before catching our train and the restaurant was full with only one server. What were they thinking ? So everyone was impatient, the food was taking too long to come out and when it actually came out, it was cold and while I asked for beef, they served me chicken. Taste is a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
knml911
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch before catching our train and the restaurant was full with only one server. What were they thinking ? So everyone was impatient, the food was taking too long to come out and when it actually came out, it was cold and while I asked for beef, they served me chicken. Taste is a little above average... More 

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Thank knml911
Ajax, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We spent a weekend in Ottawa 2014 on canada day celebrations ,we decided to scope out a checkout this restaurant ,we (3) proceeded to the back to the garden area and proceeded to order spring rolls which arrived 30 secs later which led us to believe they belong to some one else ,,I order curry rice with beef ,which arrived... More 

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Thank Wendy M
Kemptville, Canada
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a regular spot for lunch for me. Have been numerous times and I love the place. Inside, it's rather small, but the food is excellent. I always order the special, for $16 you get a very good plate. Service is always quick.

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Thank PottsyMJ
toronto
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

For the reviews that this restaurant is receiving I figured it would have a better ambiance and better service. The food was good - but overall it just didn't quite make up for the lack of character.

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Thank 4themoment
Ottawa, Canada
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264 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Overall: Don't be fooled by the front entrance. It appears like the smallest restaurant you can imagine, but once Inside, it is impressive. The have a front terrace and a back yard terrace. This is an excellent Thai restuarant and I will certainly be going back. Décor: Intimate and charming with typical Thai art, colors and furniture. Both the front... More 

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1 Thank CharlesSeems
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I do not eat at many Thai restaurants but this one is one of the few that I highly recommend. I have eaten here on 4 different occasions over the past few years, and every time the food and service was nothing short of excellent. Whether you are an experienced Thai food patron or not, try this restaurant...you will not... More 

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Thank Denis V
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We had the lunch special and were very pleased with the food. The waiter was billingual and very friendly, we sat outside in the sun and it made for a very enjoyable experience. Ignore the bad reviews!

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Thank Marsavis
Gatineau, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went there with my friend and we sat in the patio area in the back of the restaurant. It was very beautiful with fountains and plants everywhere. The prices were fair and the meal (1 of the daily specials) was satisfying with a great combination of spices and tasty ingredients. The service was friendly and it was quiet even... More 

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1 Thank Benjamin L
Ottawa, Canada
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306 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We arrived before the rush yet still the service was slow when we got there, and by the time the lunch time rush arrived service had deteriorated to plain bad, and was getting worse as the restaurant filled up! The food was perfectly acceptable but nothing special, however to be fair the lunch special was a decent portion, my standard... More 

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Thank Peter_Bomberg
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We just arrived home from Thailand and I didn't expect the food to be nearly as good. The rice was overlooked and had turned to mush, the curry we ordered, though well presented was small and chewy. The kicker was the coconut soup. It tasted like bath water with coconut milk so all in all flavourless. The thai style seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Rue Laval, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau
  • Phone Number: (819) 770-7227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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