There is not a single bad review about Siam bistro (so if you dont read this one I wont be offended). The first time I went to Siam Bistro I will admit there was a bit of apprehension. My brother-in-law-to-be at the time took me after the concert at Hope Volleyball. As per usual, it had been pouring and we were drenched and starving. When we got to Siam, which he had been raving about, there was a 45 min wait to get a table. This is not unusual and I was ‘hangry’ if you will, but we walked around Wellington and passed the time quite easily.
The staff at Siam are very very nice. They try to help everyone select their items off the menu and ask you the degree of spice you can take. Each item is served on ornate cookwear that must be shipped from Thailand; i have not seen anything this beautiful in Ottawa Asian markets. Anyways we shared a number of the plates on the men; the phad thai is one of the best in the city, the red curry is not just spicy but flavourful, and you really cant stop eating.
To comment on the ambiance, the restaurant is cozy – a lot of tables in one room, but it adds to the fun. Along the perimeter are benches, with a few tables of four along the middle of the room. Each woman is wearing the traditional Thai garb – all so beautiful. And once you have been seated the service is fast!
If you can hold for a table, it is worth the wait. My favourite Thai restaurant in the city bar none.