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373 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
+1 613-233-0303
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible31%
2 Jan 2018
“Bland, watery "curry"”
29 Dec 2017
“Ordered delivery and I regret everything...”
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Indian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
373 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Just tried this place for the first time tonight. We ordered the chicken korma and chicken vindaloo. Both were bland and tasteless. Really watery, no hint of rich coconut milk. Literally tastes like nothing. Pretty disappointed. Try somewhere else folks!

Thank Stacey H
Mashiur R, Owner at Basmati, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Very sorry to hear that, is there any thing we can do for you please let us know.

Reviewed 29 December 2017

That's what I get for cheaping out I guess. I usually order from East India Company, which is a mere 2 blocks from Basmati, but EIC was $8 more for the same items, so I took a chance on a place I had never tried......More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 23 September 2017

i think they need to go to kindergarten to learn what is customer service.My son would like to go there so we went four people. order four dish. server served one dish, another one after 6 min later and other two have no clue, actually...More

Thank bengalturf
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Just had the worst Indian food ever. Dishes that are worth 13$, 14$ but with no taste and not sure what they put inside. please avoid until they improve. Advise to the owners : please if you don't know how to cook, get a chef....More

Thank Mtlfoodstr
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Basmati used to be my favourite Indian restaurant in Ottawa. I felt very fortunate because I live so close! The original owner (I don't believe it is owned by the same individual as I never see the old staff anymore) was always on site back...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

There's nothing good to say about this place. Butter chicken was $14 and tasted like tomato soup with chicken chunks. Not rich and creamy. I had to season it myself as nothing in dish to cut the acid. Saag Paneer was horrible. Was a can...More

Thank Sanden M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant is so overated. New to Ottawa I thought I would try it. Small portions, the raita tasted bad, the daal was so watered done no evidence of actual lentils...baby food has more consistency, not sure there were any lentils. Naan, terrible. Rice was...More

Thank karensymth43
Reviewed 11 December 2016

OMG do not order or visit this establishment. I ordered today for lunch directly through their website and had to call an hour later to check in on my order at which point they didn't' know the status, could be another 45 min he said...More

1  Thank naomilegault
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Just ordered dinner from here and although the portion sizes are decent for the price the food is very bland. Naan is OK - nice and fluffy but without good flavored food, kind of pointless.

Thank Arvin J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had tried another place down the street but it was pub fare noisy and expensive. We noticed Basmatis and gave it a try. The curried lamb and shrimp were delicious and the portions were almost too much but was so tasty we managed to...More

Thank Usntheboys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-0303
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