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Talay Thai

#275 of 2,184 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
+1 613-238-2529
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has the best red curry in town. I have been previously and never had an issue. But we went on a Friday night around 8pm and it was busy. We were two and I had the curry and my guest had the pad thai. While mine was great as always, her pad thai was underwhelming. And the service... More 

Thank Jenn D
Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out with friends. We made a reservation as it is not a huge place. The spring rolls were crisp hot and flavourful. The chicken satay was great as was the crunchy flavourful peanut sauce. All our shared meals were great. The vegetarian sweet and sour stir fry was particularly fabulous- sweet, sour and nicely spiced. The stirfry meals... More 

Thank CathyV63
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I have been looking for a red curry chicken dish in Ottawa for quite some time -- the kind I am used to in my home town. I found it!!! OMG sooooooo good! I went in for take out both times b/c I can't seem to get there during prime operational hours. Service is fast. I have very 2 minor... More 

Thank Gladiolus225
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Just love that restaurant, too bad I live out of town. The food is reasonable priced and good portion. If you're in the mood for thai, give it a try.

Thank murielle v
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by friend who lives in Ottawa. Was not disappointed They certainly new there stuff when it came to my daughter who is gluten free. Their menu had green stars so she knew which ones to order. The food was plentiful and delicious Would recommend and go back

Thank Rinds1
Ottawa, Canada
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128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Talay Thai is a simple square room, in an old building on Bank Street one block north of the 417. You would not notice it, if you weren't looking for it. But you should look for it. This elegantly plain, straightforward Thai restaurant cooks up what is definitely the best Thai food in the city, and honestly maybe the best... More 

Thank David L
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Went to this Thai restaurant tonight, but food was average at best. Pad Thai was terrible. The noodles in the pad thai were cut up, like one might do for a child. Had eaten here a few times before & the food was good but will not go back again.

Thank Luv2socialize
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

You will feel all the good flavours in your mouth. They serve great Thai food. The restaurant is quiet although it is located on a large avenue.

Thank jessicacornelus
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Best to be found in Centretown for sure Reliable take out friendly staff. Great green curry. Great satay

Thank chrislG1692VP
Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Good place for Thai food. Ordered the Pad Thai with tofu and spicy mango salad with a Thai iced tea. Pad Thai was good, over sauced and tofu was a bit chewy. The mango salad was delicious as was the iced tea. Again, good food, will go back again.

Thank Brian O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-238-2529

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?