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“Authentic flavours, quaint restaurant”
Review of Baan Thai

Baan Thai
Ranked #230 of 2,766 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Authentic flavours, quaint restaurant”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Great restaurant, buried away along Centrepointe drive. Friendly staff, authentic flavours. So far our favourites have been Tom Kha Gai, Gaeng Garee Gai (YUM!), Pad Khing, Guay Teau Lad Na, Kaow Pad - and of course their Pad Thai is near-perfect.
They also do delivery and takeout. So far only 1 bad experience with takeout where it took 45 minutes longer than expected, but other than that it's been fine.
Often gets crowded, even mid-week, so show up a bit early for dinner or call ahead.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“We live next door”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Lucky us. We usually order out as space is limited and we can walk the 100 yards for a wonderful meal that we can enjoy at our own table. Not that eating in is not a pleasure. A couple of years ago we had a friend visiting from Brasil who had been in Canada for about two weeks. It was her last night in Canada, we ate t the Baan Thai and he declared it the best meal she had had in our country. I don't think she liked meat nd potatoes, but she was right on about the food here. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
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Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Baan Thai has great food. We live in Ottawa, and this is our #1 choice for Thai food. We are not alone tho, so if you are going, be sure to make reservations!

PS - this restaurant is in the suburbs tho, so if staying downtown, it is probably a little far to go.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank JMontCanada
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wow - among the best Thai Food”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

My wife and I happened to find this place in a strip mall. Tiny but doing a great business. Staff was efficient. Food was incredib;e. I had the $13.95 luncheon special - Beef curry, chicken with veggies, a spicy mango salad and a fried spring roll roll. My wife had wide noodles with chicken, also very tasty. Service was quick. Our bill came to $25. great lunch. Will go again. Oh, spicy soup came with meal in great porcelain bowls.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Bill H
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall, surprisingly good food”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Went here recently for a working lunch, and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The prices were also reasonable. I had the lunch special and it was all great. I do echo some of the other reviews that mention slow service, hardly surprising given that there are two servers taking care of the entire restaurant. Reservations highly recommended for lunch, I couldn't believe how fast the restaurant filled up, then emptied, then filled up again for a second lunch wave!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank andreya32
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