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“Wonderful staff/mediocre food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pookies Thai Restaurant

Pookies Thai Restaurant
2280 Carling Avenue Unit 7, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-321-1733
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Ranked #110 of 2,214 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful staff/mediocre food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had one of the guests in our party have a medical emergency (nothing to do with the restaurant or food) that required an ambulance and medical intervention.
The staff could not have been more nice, helpfull and understanding. I am sorry that the food was not very good

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ottawa
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful hostesses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We went first time on a Sunday suppertime. Only one other table had a party of 5. I liked the quiet. The two hostesses were charming and service was perfect. We tried the shrimp rolls the prawn toast and the pork handtied rolls. All were good but the toast was awesome.. Not at all greasy as you may expect. Then we tried the green curry and a pad with chicken. Each was good the curry was heaped with fresh veggies and the sauce flavorful. The pad was spicy which my spouse loves.yes we are every bit of it! Feeling very full we were happy with the experience. The only negative is that the prices are quite high. So this will not be a regular eating out spot but maybe twice a year. I would recommend trying it at least once.you get a lovely butterscotch candy with your bill too. :)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My friends and I were out for dinner and decided to check out this place from the good reviews we'd seen online however we were all disappointed. The place was empty at 6:30, and we were the only ones there which made us feel a little awkward. The service was fine, and everyone was nice but the food was nothing special. First of all, rice doesn't come with many of the options and is an extra charge which makes everything more pricey. My friend's ordered Pad Thai and thought it was a bit too sweet. I had a curry with beef, and the beef had a very strange texture which was slightly off putting but the curry itself was delicious but not very spicy. It's also in a difficult location depending where you're coming from, we had to zig through a side street to get here!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Small and Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have eaten there several times. Very relaxing atmosphere, good service, nice food. It is very clean with lovely decoration and impressive attention to detail.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It has been a while since I've been however the food was very good, a little on the pricy side to be a regular thing. Pookie is an excellent host and very attentive. Highly recommend .

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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