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#10 of 262 Asian in Ottawa
#115 of 1,487 Restaurants in Ottawa
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US$7 - US$19
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Byward Market Area
0.6 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed October 24, 2022

Visited with Colleagues, I would recommend making a reservation as it was pretty busy for a Sunday evening. Drinks were delicious and beautifully presented. Servers were friendly and attentive. I had the Bangkok Street Food in Hot, very delicious and perfect heat to enjoy but...not overwhelm. I would recommend trying this spot, prices are also reasonable 26$ for the generous serving plate.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

Restaurant was very busy and we ended up sitting on the patio as the sun went down - was a little chilly but not bad. Got vegetable spring rolls and vegetarian pad sie-eu. Both were very good. Food was hot and service was quick and...friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

After spending five days and nights eating out in Ottawa, we finally landed upon a restaurant that would meet our standards for really great food and an overall wonderful dining experience! This restaurant is classy and upscale without coming across as being at all pretentious....The atmosphere is warm and ambient. The building cosy and clean. And, the staff are a perfect match to the atmosphere as they are warm, welcoming, friendly and genuinely kind. And, the food!! Delicious flavour profiles and heat! Finally heat! After five days of searching for good chili heat, flavour and spice, we were so very pleased to discover the flavours of Kao Thai! So much so, that while we ordered second helpings of our orders to go so that we could bring home the flavour to our family and friends and have a little more ourselves 😉! Thank you very much to our lovely server, who listened carefully and trusted us enough to specifically request “Thai hot” on our behalf, to the exceptional bartender who’s hot toddy was accompanied by a sweet presentation and to the chefs who really know how to punch that incredible Thai flavour into their dishes! We left with our hearts and bellies warm and full. 🙏🏽More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Always excellent delicious flavourful Thai dishes, best in Ottawa. Andrew came to say hi, very good service. Very good wi E selection.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Quite possibly the finest most authentic and tasty thai meal we have had since our many visits to Bangkok. Just outside busy byword market but worth the extra block of travel. Staff were helpful and so very friendly. Many many very tasty dishes. The Old...Fashioned was lovely. We highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

We were here in 2020 while we were visiting Ottawa. We absolutely loved this restaurant so we decided to come back. Again, our experience was perfect at this restaurant! Our drinks were very good and well presented. The food was simply tasty and delicious. The...service was impeccable. Definitely our favorite thai restaurant in Ottawa. We sat on their terrace on a beautiful evening.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

My wife and I had dinner here before walking through the market. We ordered a curry, pad thai and a stir fried vegetable dish. The flavours were good but the curry and stir fry were thicker than most Thai places we have eaten. The one...not so good thing about our visit - the loud sonos speaker in the front window with a weird musical selection that was all over the place.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

Well, maybe the cook was just having a bad day : greasy spring rolls, bland green papaya salad and the worst Tom Yum Goong ever - too hot, no sourness… what a disappointment !

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021

We liked: - Good thaï food, nice presentation with comestible flowers; - excellent service, friendly staff, efficient - reasonable price We didn’t like: - it’s just that we had better thaï food before… Safe bet for a nice honest asiatic meal but not a memorable...one.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

Khao Thai's lovely, brightly landscaped patio is a notable bright spot in the Byward Market area. The food was delicious, too! I especially loved the Yam Parlchart (seafood salad). Lively ambience, also very comfortable for a woman dining alone.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Pricey but worth it. We were looking for a place to eat at 9pm on a Friday night, we managed to get a table for four right away. The place was busy and hence it did take a while to get out order but we...were not disappointed I would highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

The best Thai food in Ottawa, every time. We went here the other night. Was amazing with their cute little patio. They really tried hard to make it nice with tons of flowers which are also edible and appear on many dishes. I have tried...the Thai food all over Ottawa and Gatineau, and Khao Thai is the best, and never disappoints. We had the mango salad which was so good and fresh, the Tom Kha Gai which is always amazing (I love the uniqueness of keffir lime leaves), and we had the vegetarian and chicken pad Thais. Khao Thai has the best pad Thai in the city (trust me I’ve looked long and far), they have the most similar flavours as Thailand with authentic feel, and beautiful presentation. Will eat here time and time again. Would highly recommend and loving their new patio. A must go for Thai.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

This is regarding takeout for pick-up. All that was ordered was some spring rolls and Pad Khing with rice and the total was $40. This was not delivered, I went to pick it up so I don’t know why the exorbitant charges. I looked at...my bill more closely afterwards and an automatic 15% tip was added for absolutely no service and I was not asked during payment. You are already paying higher prices (spring rolls were $11 and the dish $17 with $3 for rice). Not impressed with this sham and I will not recommend this place even though the food is fine.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021

We enjoyed the food so much that we considered going back the next day. The service was attentive and so gracious, we were treated very well. The menu is varied and we picked a starter to share that was delicious with assortment of hors-d'oeuvres. Everything...was good and came to our table quickly. It is a busy place, but they have done a great job of protecting guests but still having a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

We were here for dinner before the more recent Covid closure. As we entered we registered our name and phone number for contact tracing and noticed that the tables were well distanced and there were plastic dividers for the different sections. This restaurant has an...extensive and food drinks menu. We had a Muay Thai Punch to start and then shared an order of deep-fried vegetable spring rolls and shrimp spring rolls and the main dish of assorted seafood stir fry with vegetables and a side order of noodles. Everything was expertly prepared and delicious. The place is cozy, prices are reasonable and service is impeccable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Khao Thai Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4