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Asian Alley

8 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
+1 613-860-9889
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (22 reviews)
“spring rolls” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (6 reviews)
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Street Food, Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

The interior is very fun and the food was great. We got the fresh spring roll appetizers, both vegan & shrimp, which were great. You pay for 1 but they are so big and cut in half its basically 2 in any other restaurant! I...More

1  Thank Alyssa S
AAHDo, Owner at Asian Alley, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

Thank you for being keen on the details. Yes, its tempting to just fry those tofu, the flavour will definately pop. You are right in all respects. It's to keep the broth 100% fat free and clean.

Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were not very hungry but needed to eat something little. We came here to get spring rolls and other light dishes. However, spring rolls were crossed off the menu. So we ordered a beef pho and a chicken vermicelli bowl. The pho broth lacked...More

Thank nancyandleslie
Hoang D, Manager at Asian Alley, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Wow! What a hateful and spiteful response. Nancy, as professional business consultant, mentor, and coach, what is there to be gained from slandering? Hiding behind a TripAdvisor doesn't give you a right to be rude and inconsiderate. I would explain to you on the difference...More

Reviewed May 18, 2018

Pad thai is amazing. Must try if you like it and great service and ambience of the place. Colourful place and great location. easy to grab a bite and food serving is great.

Thank Swati K
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We went there on a saturday at 2pm, it was quiet. I had a beef pho which was good and my husband had the tandoori pad thai, which was really tasty. The place is super cute, the decor is really nice with the big murale....More

Thank Genevieve B
Hoang D, Owner at Asian Alley, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Hope to see you and your family again many more times.

Reviewed April 7, 2018

The food was great, would go again especially pad thai was great. One of the best places to go in byward market and the prices are affordable to. I think of it as the meal portion was huge and we could not finish it, had...More

Thank Swati K
Reviewed March 18, 2018

A favourite spot in the market - the décor / ambiance is unique; it has great food including legendary pho; friendly servers; interesting beers!

Thank Laura E
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Cute funky little place, service was good, food was really tasty. We got rice paper rolls (vegan and gf) to start. Vegan coconut curry rice bowl (gf) and the vegan pad Thai. Servings are HUGE! Could share one meal between two people. Will recommend and...More

1  Thank brittama
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

A definite contender. There's a certain kind of dish that's best described as "a quick dance in a hot wok". Asian Alley serves up a perfect example in their Chow Fun with Malaysian Beef Rendang. I've had this here many, many times over the last...More

Thank Rusty_Bicycle
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Best Asian restaurant I've eaten in for a long time. Try the veal pho soup. Amazing. Malaysian beef fried rice is excellent too and the HK iced tea. They do their research and perfect their recipes before adding them to the menu. It's not a...More

Thank nkpdds
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Visiting Ottawa and I was craving for a hot soup and Bingo! I found this place. Great customer service. Not expensive place. Great taste.

Thank Marco P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-860-9889
  • E-mail
A pleasant blend of Asian Cuisine executed with care, focus, and love. Much thought is put into ingredient, technique, and its health aspect. Being small enough to care, we cater to individual's needs, and know every aspect of our food, since much of it is made from scratch in house.
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