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KOTAI Noodle Boutique

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Kalku Street 2 | entrance from Kungu iela,3, Riga 1050, Latvia (Formerly KOTAI thai take-away)
+371 25 455 566
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Description: Kotai pirmsākumi meklējami 2000. gada pavasarī, kad tā dibinātājs, tolaik...
Kotai pirmsākumi meklējami 2000. gada pavasarī, kad tā dibinātājs, tolaik vēl tikai vidusskolas absolvents, sakravāja koferus un pārcēla savu iedzīvi no Latvijas dzestruma uz Taizemes tveici. Jau pirmajā dienā pēc ierašanās, saskāries ar vietējās kulinārijas maiguma un pikantuma galējībām, mūsu varonis sev apsolīja, ka no tām vairs nekad nešķirsies. Nekad, nekad.Pavadījis nākamos 12 gadus apceļojot Āziju krustām šķērsām, kāre pēc eksotikas bija beidzot apmierināta. Bija pienācis laiks apmierināt kāri pēc Latvijas. Jau pirmajā dienā pēc atgriešanās, saskāries ar pašmāju ēdināšanas iestāžu taizemiešu virtuves pliekanumu un nebaudāmību, mūsu varonis nolēma cīnīties pret šo kulināro netaisnību. 2012. gada vasarā durvis vēra Latvijas pirmais autentiskās taizemiešu virtuves restorāns Kotai. Pateicoties ēdienu sastāvdaļu autentiskumam un taizemiešu pavāra apmācīta personāla profesionalitātei Kotai piedāvātie ēdieni tiešām garšo tieši tā, kā tām būtu jāgaršo. Tie ir asi. Tie ir maigi. Tie ir burvīgi. 2014. gada sākumā, tā vietā, lai baudītu īstu Āzijas nūdeļu neatkārtojamo garšu, Tu nez kādēļ sēdi un lasi šo stāstu. Droši pasūti un mēs atvedīsim!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Thai food in Riga

I've been to this restaurant 3 times on business trips. The food is always excellent and very authentic to Thailand (twice I've been with a Thai co-worker). Service is also very good and prices are reasonable. The restaurant is a little small so challenging for families or larger groups. In fair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
peacemaker100
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to this restaurant 3 times on business trips. The food is always excellent and very authentic to Thailand (twice I've been with a Thai co-worker). Service is also very good and prices are reasonable. The restaurant is a little small so challenging for families or larger groups. In fair weather they put out seating in front. They also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I won't say anything bad about the food cause me and my friends simply didn't find it tasty and maybe it was the matter of taste and not quality. But the "restaurant" itself was a mess. It was dirty, the floor of the toilet was wet and muddy, no soap and no towel or napkin for hands. Uncomfortable chairs. I... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good, tasty, and healthy Asian food. We fancied something spicy, having feasted on Latvian food for most of the weekend, and this place delivered that well. Prices are reasonable too, and while the portion sizes of the noodles I had weren't huge, they were just right and did the job well.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great Curry Chicken and Vegetables in Oyster Sauce.Pad Thai was a little dry but we mixed it with curry and it was fine! We would return! Excellent, friendly service.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited on a cold day in November 2014 and found food and service very pleasant! The big bowls noodle soups we ordered were - steaming hot, delicious and just as spicey as we ordered. The menu was a nice change to all the traditional food on offer in Riga - something a bit different. Based on our experience I... More 

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Riga
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

it was opened some years ago and start was rather promising! now it is not the same anymore :( they are offering reasonably priced business lunch, but only the price is reasonable. Flavors are vanished and size of noodle portion shrink! may be you have some other opinion, but I have been in Thailand and also in some other Thai... More 

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Derby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Vegan, hungry and in Riga? Find this little asian noodle fusion restaurant in central Riga. The food is warm, filling and nice portions for a great price. We went back for a second time during our five-day stay in Riga, the staff were very friendly and the veggie noodle and miso dishes were very tasty indeed. Would like to have... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We passed here to have chicken Pad Thai as lunch. It is a simple, small Thai restaurant in Old Town with place for around 20 people. The Pad Thai was not the best I ever had, but okay. Service was okay too. For a small price you can have here a simple Thai lunch so if you like Thai food,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We ordered a vegetarian tom yum noodle soup expecting some really nice refreshing flavours of a good thai noodle soup. What we got was dark red, sour and chilli broth with no depth - the sour flavour was the dominant flavour on the palate but not a nice delicate lime sour. I couldn't detect any balance of lime juice, fresh... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had PadThai with shrimps and spicy noodles with veggies. If you have ever been in Thailand, don't come here for food. The taste is not good and not even with the same spices. The PadThai was somewhat sweet as they made it with normal sugar instead if Palm sugar We say it's currently overrated and give 2 stars Price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalku Street 2 | entrance from Kungu iela,3, Riga 1050, Latvia (Formerly KOTAI thai take-away)
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 25 455 566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Kotai pirmsākumi meklējami 2000. gada pavasarī, kad tā dibinātājs, tolaik vēl tikai vidusskolas absolvents, sakravāja koferus un pārcēla savu iedzīvi no Latvijas dzestruma uz Taizemes tveici. Jau pirmajā dienā pēc ierašanās, saskāries ar vietējās kulinārijas maiguma un pikantuma galējībām, mūsu varonis sev apsolīja, ka no tām vairs nekad nešķirsies. Nekad, nekad.Pavadījis nākamos 12 gadus apceļojot Āziju krustām šķērsām, kāre pēc eksotikas bija beidzot apmierināta. Bija pienācis laiks apmierināt kāri pēc Latvijas. Jau pirmajā dienā pēc atgriešanās, saskāries ar pašmāju ēdināšanas iestāžu taizemiešu virtuves pliekanumu un nebaudāmību, mūsu varonis nolēma cīnīties pret šo kulināro netaisnību. 2012. gada vasarā durvis vēra Latvijas pirmais autentiskās taizemiešu virtuves restorāns Kotai. Pateicoties ēdienu sastāvdaļu autentiskumam un taizemiešu pavāra apmācīta personāla profesionalitātei Kotai piedāvātie ēdieni tiešām garšo tieši tā, kā tām būtu jāgaršo. Tie ir asi. Tie ir maigi. Tie ir burvīgi. 2014. gada sākumā, tā vietā, lai baudītu īstu Āzijas nūdeļu neatkārtojamo garšu, Tu nez kādēļ sēdi un lasi šo stāstu. Droši pasūti un mēs atvedīsim!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 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?