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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

#39 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada (Sussex)
+1 613-562-9331
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
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Salem, Oregon
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225 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place bills itself as a tapas venue, but this seems a modest description. The meals are "tapas plus." We a couple plates, the steamed pork dumplings and the "butter poached lobster." By far the best being a lobster dish which came with rice and a most excellent sauce. I'd like to be able to buy jars of the sauce... More 

Thank Ed R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this new restaurant experience!! Food was tasty, atmosphere was very relaxed and the location is perfect. Will definitely go back!

Thank Kevin C
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was pretty good and was based on sharing plates, so we didn't order full size meals. Gave everyone a chance to share and try new dishes. A real mix with asian fusion plus tacos and a reasonable price. The atmosphere was trendy and welcoming and service was efficient.

Thank Lauren T
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A dinner to spoil yourself with. Generous portions, wide variety menu, substantial and delicious vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options. Very good looking and personable hosts and waiters. I like to see the cooks in action there. The dim lights make it very romantic. Beautiful interior design, comfy chairs. My friend and I shared tow of the veggie dishes and were stuffed! Saw the... More 

Thank Nadia J
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go here everytime I come to Ottawa. It is mandatory. They have great appetizers. But for sure tge best, best, best donuts by far. I recommend getting the assorted so you can get you a taste of them all. Don't worry they are bite-sized. Go now!

Thank Neville J
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away off Sussex exists a beautiful little Asian fusion experience. From ramen to sushimi and pork belly to fresh donut you can be good or be bad. Stay healthy or indulge yourself.

Thank Smrinaldi77
Toronto, Canada
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great location, down a side street in Byward market. Plenty of parking near by. This is the kind of place that you should go to with several people. The dishes are great for sharing and the menu gives a twist on traditional favourities. The tacos are delicious and definitely worth a try. Great space, lots of light and good... More 

Thank Moose97
Waterloo, Canada
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a sharing restaurant. The plates are set up to be shared by at least two people, as the main ingredient is all that comes. Better to have more than 2 people, or 2 people who have no dietary limits. The waiter was attentive and enthused. The vibe was good. The food was interesting. The donuts were heavenly!

Thank snowomyn
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is well worth a visit! Creative presentations with the most interesting fusion of flavors combined with the provision of sharing plates making this possible for all to enjoy, provided a definite pleasant dining experience. Service was prompt and helpful. Every presentation was certainly well received! I will return on another visit.

Thank Arabella_11
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The place was in a neat location, litterally a side door... Great open space inside. We decided to sit at the bar. Worst decision ever. It was nearly impossible to get the server/bartenders attention. Weren't given menus, and weren't given drinks. Finally got the attention of someone else to grab us drinks. And the ladies next to us loaned us... More 

Thank Chelcey3
Cpower819, Manager at Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Hello! Just wanted to write you a quick note to apologize for the service you received the other day. It would be extremely helpful if you were able to give me some details about the date you dined, and if you could describe your bartender/server. We would very much like to address this! Thank you and hope we can make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$23
Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?