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“Unique Thai dishes - and Best Tom Kha Gai in town!”

Pookies Thai Restaurant
Ranked #198 of 2,982 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Usually we hit Baan Thai for the lovely atmosphere and the lunch deal - however Pookie's offers some different dishes (northern Thai) which other places in town do not have, so we ventured back after years of not visiting. Quality is still amazing and there are SO many things on the menu. Papaya salad was a bit small but tasty - and they accommodated my wife's low spice tolerance by leaving the chilis out altogether. Chicken satay was delicious. Tom Kha Gai (coconut lemongrass soup with chicken) was perfectly fragrant without being overwhelming, with just the right touch of heat (for me anyway).

The "something different" we had was the shrimp and noodles in a clay pot (Goong Op Woon Sen, #43). Indeed a different dish, with Chinese flavour from the oyster sauce. Very nice and a welcome change from the usual Pad Thai/curry dishes.
Nua Ta Krai, #26, again was very well balanced, fragrant from the lemongrass without overwhelming the dish.

A great little family restaurant tucked away in a strip mall - worth finding!

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Pookie's is a lovely little restaurant in a strip plaza in Ottawa West. Pookie does all the cooking herself, and it's delicious, authentic Thai food.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We looked on TripAdvisor for something close by, and Pookie came up. I love Pad Thai, and my wife can usually find some soup on any menu. The decor is really clean and modern and the lighting is great. I ordered the Pad Thai, which gladly could be cooked without cilantro. The same cannot be said for the vermicelli soup. My wife also cannot tolerate any cilantro, and the soup has plenty. It also had clear vermicelli, which we never really saw before. That was an obstacle for her. She ate half of the soup (mostly the chicken) after picking out the cilantro leaves. We had a second order of pork rolls, which looked more like pockets. They were absolutely delicious. Overall we had a good experience.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Was in the area and craving thai food. Did a quick search and this place popped up. Its hidden from the main street.
Host was really friendly, got us seated right away. Place is beautiful with fresh roses on the tables and a candle.
The food is just wow. In comparison to other places serving thai food; this is the best. Ordered Green curry with chicken, red curry with beef and peanuts and jasmine rice.
Amazing flavours.

Will definitely be back.
This place now is number 1 in my list of thai restaurants in Ottawa. I believe its family run.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

The food and service at Pookies is amazing! It is a family owned restaurant with authentic Thai food and great service. Prices are very reasonable...you can have a tasty and healthy lunch for the same price as eating at a fast food place. Highly recommend!

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