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“Excellent Thai food”

Thai Flame Restaurant
Ranked #148 of 2,765 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa Canada
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The reviews are right. This place doesn't look like much from the outside but it is a great little find. We went for dinner on a Friday night and almost changed our mind because there weren't many people there. So glad we decided to go in.

The Tom Yum Gai soup was the best we've ever had. So many flavors going on at once. As other reviewers mentioned, it is a little more expensive than at other places for the soup but the bowl is larger too.
We ordered the barbeque chicken salad and it too had so much flavour. Couldn't tell if I was having salty, sweet or spicy but it was very different.

Chicken satay including peanut sauce was perfectly spiced. We had the green curry too and it was delicious.

The sticky rice was freshly made to order and served in a unique little basket.
Service was fantastic.

Will definitely be back. By the way it was packed by the time we left! I guess the people of the suburbs go out a bit later.

  • Visited September 2013
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5 Thank Stewartsix
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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“Excellent Thai Cuisine”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Best Thai food that I have eaten in Ottawa. Ingredients are fresh, The service is excellent.
The food tastes superb. It is located in a tiny strip mall in the west end of Bells Corners, so it is very easy to drive by without notice. However, if you want great Thai food at a very reasonable price, you MUST GO HERE !!!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank ConsumerAdvocatePlus
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Ottawa”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've eaten a lot of Thai food around Ottawa but this is - hands down best in town! Bell's Corners is not exactly the culinary capital but this restaurant tucked in a ratty strip mall next to the Best Western is worth the detour. We've been there 3 times now and each time was better than the last.The Laotian chef hits the local food shops each day to ensure everything is fresh, fresh fresh.That's apparent with your first bite. My personal favorite is the Yum Gai Yang salad(15) with the BBQ chicken. You'll be left wondering whether it's sweet, salty, spicy,sour.Each bite is a tiny explosion of each. Papaya Salad gets cudos as well as the Tom KhaGoong soup, any of the curries, the Pad Thai and the sticky rice presented in individual baskets. Perfect with the curries or any dish. Place is spotless, service is great. Good wine selection or plenty of Singha Thai beer to wash it all down. Can't wait to go back. .

  • Visited September 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Best Thai in Ottawa”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Popped in on a Wednesday evening, welcomed by the warmest most passionate man. He went on to recommend one starter and two mains for my mom and I to share. We were blown away. The mango salad was amazing, followed by 'number 15' which was a cool chicken salad that packed so much flavor it was unbelievable. The green Thai curry was also awesome perfectly spicy and seasoned. Had a half litre of the house white which turned out to be a delicious German Gevurts which paired perfectly with the spicy Thai flavors. All around great experience will definitely be coming back. Takeout also available. Cannot stress enough how great this place is.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Otowngood
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Best Lao/Thai Food From Ontario to Newfoundland”
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!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Charles W
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