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#13 of 288 Asian in Ottawa
#136 of 1,691 Restaurants in Ottawa


US$8 - US$21
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
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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All reviews thai food mango salad noodles fries byward market the tom kha gai nice presentation never disappoints prices are reasonable friday night spicy vegetarian
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed September 16, 2020

I ate here twice recently, once with my son and last week with my wife. Both time such polite staff and gave great recommendations. The Pad Thai is out of this world!!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Great service, very pleasant staff. We ordered spring rolls and Pad Thai. It's the sauciest Pad Thai I've ever eaten (and that's a good thing as my general comment on this dish is that it's too dry), generous portion too. Made a great date night.

Date of visit: August 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