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“Best Thai in Ottawa”

Khao Thai Restaurant
Ranked #189 of 2,989 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 23
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
Description: Authentic Thai cuisine with a great variety of craft cocktails, extended wine list with a great price. We also do take out and deliver (skip the dishes and UberEATS).
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I have visited Ottawa countless times and now live near the ByWard Market. When friends and family come to town, Khao Thai is a must for dinner.

The red curry, tom kha gai, and pad thai are crowd pleasers. Service is also timely and polite, whether ordering in or taking out.

Don't listen any negative reviews - if you're in the Market and hankering for Thai, this is the place to be. A true gem!

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I went there last nigh with my manager, wait for long time no one was coming to ask me drink something, I was thirty! I waved to their waitress for 2 times , she finally saw me. The pad thai is too sweet for me, but the mango salad is very nice.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Came on a Monday night in a party of three, the place was half full. Very good Thai food and decently priced. Service was above average.

Thank Ronnie C
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Two couples planned a Saturday night meal together. My wife had the soft rolls with tofu and Pad Thai which she enjoyed. I had the Mango Salad which was very good, spicy, crispy with lots of peanuts. Loved it. I had green chicken curry with sticky rice. Nice and hot +m spicy. Reasonable variety and prices for the wine. Would definitely go back if I was down in the Market area.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile


What's that? It's a prawn and Japanese eggplant dish done
in oyster sauce that goes well with their Pad Thai and steamed sticky rice. Menu items no. 20 and 37 respectively. (Rice does not rate a number.) There you have it. You need no longer fear a Thai restaurant menu and you won't regret ordering the above. Wash it all down with a bottle of Singha beer and settle in for a relaxing evening preferably at a window table.

The Khao Thai is an Ottawa Byward Market thai landmark. Ok, it's the only one of any note in the area but very good nonetheless. It's location on Murray Street means it's central but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the Market to allow for some quiet and intimacy. Service is young, knowledgeable, and friendly. Those who are looking for a detailed explanation of ingredients and preparation will not be disappointed. The decor is very,um...Thai-like and the seating quite comfortable. Prices are reasonable. Need I say the food is excellent? Avoid disappointment by reserving ahead - and request a window table. Chiyo! (Apparently, cheers in Thai.)

Thank Michael P
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