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Iyara Thai Restaurant

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2985 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G3, Canada
+1 250-770-9791
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Penticton, BC
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're not looking for the Iyara you might miss it. Construction is happening next door but inside there is an atmosphere of peace in a Thai setting of quiet elegance. For lunch I had my favorite Sa-Tay spicy chicken on skewers, rice, peanut sauce and cucumber salad, served so graciously with an added tasty spring roll. A wall of... More 

Thank JeanettePenticton_BC
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Have had great Thai food in Edmonton, so we were disappointed in the quality and taste of Iyara's dishes. Everything had an unappetizing odd tasting flavour. Nothing memorable, more like you would get at a mall food court. Won't be a return visit for this restaurant.

Thank CT A
Summerland, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We made a last minute decision to go for dinner, 8 of us including 2 children - service was exceptional from the welcome all the way to the end of the meal. It was a busy night and our server made sure water glasses were kept topped up (even us who had the spicy dishes) was very friendly and attentive... More 

Thank Dawn K
Sherwood Park, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My family wanted a lunch after paddle boarding. We love Thai food. The restaurant did not disappoint. The four of us got 4 different dishes and shared. My personal favourite was the pork red curry. Advice on the spice - level 3 was plenty. Suggest 2 or lower. Service was very good, very personal. The thing that stood out most... More 

Thank hombre8585
Penticton, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Average Thai food and nothing really to write home about. Missing the bang for your buck! Still looking for the Wow factor with flavor and service. Could have been better.

Thank SDHT9521JH
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered the salad rolls, pad thia, satay and noodle soup. Noodle soup tasted like stale lettuce and didn't have much flavour. Satay was oily from the deep fryer and was plain. Looked good though! Everything was just meteoaker. By far the worst food we had in penticton. Saltys, bad tattoo, terrys, the bench... all so good!

1 Thank twofeetdeepinthesand
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377 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an early dinner here while visiting Penticton. Nice family run restaurant. Had an order of spring rolls for an appetizer. For our entree we shared their Pad Thai, Yellow curry chicken and coconut rice. The flavours and food were very good and fresh. We are Thai food fans and this place did not disappoint. We will be back!

Thank webb
Port Moody
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for many years, the food is always good, authentic Thai (and the desserts are excellent!). The service attentive and fast, but not intrusive. The ambience is a bit dated but absolutely clean.

Thank Hana K
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Menu has lots of options and allows you to choose what meat/veg/tofu you would like, and you are able to customize the spiciness of most of the menu items. Service was very fast and friendly, prices were average to good.

Thank LTinCalgary
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Nicely spiced thai food. Pleasant atmosphere and they helped me rainproof my wallet and phone to walk back to our hotel through the storm. Only complaint is that thai fruit dessert was canned fruit salad and this was specified. Brownie dessert was good

Thank Dave B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2985 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: +1 250-770-9791
We are prepared the Authentic Thai food.

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