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“Nice quiet place with excellent tasty food and service”
Review of Talay Thai

Talay Thai
Ranked #280 of 2,786 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
La Prairie, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice quiet place with excellent tasty food and service”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

It was our first time to this restaurant and we have enjoy all of it. Good service and very tasty food.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Michel D
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We found this place quite by accident, but the consequences were all good. My wife and I started with sproig rolls and they were nice and crisp and tasty. My friends had the stuffed wonton, and this was also an excellent choice. We followed up with the daily special, a chicken stir fry with cashews, veggies and the house sauce. What a great meal, we all througgly enjoyed it. Dessert was a coconut ice cream, wonderfully fresh and delicious.
The restaurant is quite small, but tasefully decorated, and we did not feel cramped at all. There is parking beside the building and it is easy to eaccess and exit. The staff were most pleasant and knowledgeable and made us feel very much at home. We'll definitely be back, with friends.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank David M
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Ottawa
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice setting with Excellent food.”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Talay Thai is a very nice restaurant with excellent friendly service. The food is tasty and nicely presented. There may be variations on Thai food in the city, but this one is very good.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Slayer6
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Princeton, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Vastly over-rated!”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Average Thai fare that simply does not warrant the high rating on trip advisor! The good - the Thai iced tea, the soups, and adequate portion sizes; the not-so-good - everything else!!! The food came out inexplicably luke warm considering it was after 9 on a friday evening and just 3 tables being served! The seafood mix that we ordered had really overdone squid that left it chewy and eventually uneatable. The garlic sauce was unremarkable. The wife's pad Thai was unquestionably the low point of the meal - flavor-free and with some cauliflower showcased as its main vegetable! # 5 on trip advisor's Ottawa list? Really??? Only one possible explanation for that - far too many unimpressed patrons didn't bother to come back and (be)rate this...and the restaurant did decide to add gratuity to the check - that is a big no-no for us - don't customers get to decide that part? Haven't eaten Thai elsewhere in Ottawa, but if I were you, I would give other Thai places a chance!! Hard to recommend this eatery and would beg to differ with the raves of other members as far as this place goes!! 2.5 stars at best!!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank RTaneja_12
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Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“NOT as good as others make it out to be”
Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on other Trip Advisor reviews - at it's best it's mediocre - its like food court Thai food.
The green curry was ridiculously spicy and the quality was just not there . Do not recommend this place- if you want good Thai go to Som Tum which is where we went the next day and which was excellent .

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Thank ChaiLady
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