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“Best Lao/Thai Food From Ontario to Newfoundland”

Thai Flame Restaurant
Ranked #163 of 2,840 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Whatever you do, do not be dissuaded by the perceived difficulty of getting to the Thai Flame Restaurant. The street address was changed by the government recently so the exact street number doesn’t show up on GPS.

The places rates a solid 5 out of 5 or 100% or A+ rating whatever you want to call perfection! The name should be changed to “Lao Flame” because the owners are from Laos and understand Laotian food and Thai!

They make real Lao food with real Lao sticky rice. The veggie dishes are mouthwatering, the noodles spectacular, and the Pad Thai delightful. The chicken and beef dishes are hot and spicy, and very pleasant to the eye.

The staff is very friendly, and helpful, and the price point is excellent.
The bathrooms are very clean which leads me to believe the kitchen is very clean.

The restaurant although based in a plaza, has the traditional Lao and Thai art inside, and is dressed up very well.

Next time I visit Ottawa, I will make sure to eat here again. The group I was with were made up of former Laotians who are now Canadian and they commented that the food is of the same quality of that cooked at home which is a very good sign.

Great restaurant worth making a point to visit and the best Lao/Thai food found anywhere from Ontario to Newfoundland!

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2  Thank Charles W
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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We are staying at the Beat Western next door. After a long day on the road, we expected a wasteland for good food. Instead we found a warm, friendly restaurant with excellent Thai food

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4  Thank lindarferguson
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We returned to Thai Flame since we had such a fabulous experience the first time. Again, great!

We tried different appetizers, this time the shrimp spring rolls, and they were delicious.

Our dinner came promptly and was delicious.

Service was great, water was refilled without having to ask, and the owner came by to make sure everything was to our liking and to chat it up a bit. What service!!!

A great little hidden treasure in Bells Corners.

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4  Thank Trillium_Family
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My family ate at the Thai Flame recently, and must say that we very much enjoyed it. We had read an excellent review in the newspaper, and having just returned from a trip to Thailand, we were in the mood for more Thai food. Although not generally fans of restaurants in strip malls, this should absolutely not put you off. The interior of the restaurant is charming, the food very good - from the soups, to the fresh spring rolls and fish cakes, to our mains - where we sampled curry dishes, pad thai and a fabulous crispy stir fried pork dish.

The staff are very hard working and attentive, we had a wonderful chat with the owner - and we will definitely go back. Give the Thai Flame a try - you won't be disappointed!

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3  Thank lovesthesun-7
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is a new, outstanding Thai restaurant. We've eaten here three times and all were superb. The food is a combination of "Thai favorites (like Pad Thai)" and dishes I've not seen anywhere else. It reminded me of having dinner with a Thai family and eating the foods the hosts like best. Try the green chicken curry, and the green mango salad (different than anywhere else and very good). The owners are very friendly - and efficient. By all means try this restaurant!

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3  Thank harpsncats
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