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“Best Thai I've had!!”

Thai Flame Restaurant
Ranked #157 of 2,726 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Thai I've had!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of friends who live in that area. The restaurant is in a small strip mall on the south side of Robertson in Bells's Corners, easy to miss. It is small, impeccably clean, nice Thai decorations - simple but attractive. Menus have 3-D Thai artwork on the cover - very attractive. Dishes are varied, well described and annotated for heat level. We had soups, 4 mains (a crispy pork, a Pad Thai with shrimp, a green curry and a chicken/vegetable dish), along with sticky rice. Everything was delicious and fresh - the service was attentive and friendly with advice as required. Complementary tea was brought - we didn't have room for dessert. The price was good - some items a bit high (like the soup) but the servings were large. Bill was $115 for 4 including drinks (an assortment of Asian beers). Excellent value!

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank BJCoop
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“Amazing lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Quaint place, totally unexpected, amazing food value and service, highly recommend, will return for sure.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Kerry L
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Ottawa Canada
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“Excellent Thai food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

The reviews are right. This place doesn't look like much from the outside but it is a great little find. We went for dinner on a Friday night and almost changed our mind because there weren't many people there. So glad we decided to go in.

The Tom Yum Gai soup was the best we've ever had. So many flavors going on at once. As other reviewers mentioned, it is a little more expensive than at other places for the soup but the bowl is larger too.
We ordered the barbeque chicken salad and it too had so much flavour. Couldn't tell if I was having salty, sweet or spicy but it was very different.

Chicken satay including peanut sauce was perfectly spiced. We had the green curry too and it was delicious.

The sticky rice was freshly made to order and served in a unique little basket.
Service was fantastic.

Will definitely be back. By the way it was packed by the time we left! I guess the people of the suburbs go out a bit later.

  • Visited September 2013
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5 Thank Stewartsix
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Excellent Thai Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Best Thai food that I have eaten in Ottawa. Ingredients are fresh, The service is excellent.
The food tastes superb. It is located in a tiny strip mall in the west end of Bells Corners, so it is very easy to drive by without notice. However, if you want great Thai food at a very reasonable price, you MUST GO HERE !!!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank ConsumerAdvocatePlus
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Best Thai in Ottawa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I've eaten a lot of Thai food around Ottawa but this is - hands down best in town! Bell's Corners is not exactly the culinary capital but this restaurant tucked in a ratty strip mall next to the Best Western is worth the detour. We've been there 3 times now and each time was better than the last.The Laotian chef hits the local food shops each day to ensure everything is fresh, fresh fresh.That's apparent with your first bite. My personal favorite is the Yum Gai Yang salad(15) with the BBQ chicken. You'll be left wondering whether it's sweet, salty, spicy,sour.Each bite is a tiny explosion of each. Papaya Salad gets cudos as well as the Tom KhaGoong soup, any of the curries, the Pad Thai and the sticky rice presented in individual baskets. Perfect with the curries or any dish. Place is spotless, service is great. Good wine selection or plenty of Singha Thai beer to wash it all down. Can't wait to go back. .

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank PollyBidwell
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