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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“naan bread” (12 reviews)
“curry” (19 reviews)
“samosas” (7 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a big group 14 of us - tried about everything. Chai was disappointing but the paneer with spinach and the butter chicken both the biggest hit. Quick enough service. Very friendly.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this cozy little restaurant while walking through the Byward market area. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely fantastic. Prices were reasonable and the portions were perfect. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Indian food.

Thank thewyatt5
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We had dinner here recently, and I'd say it was rather average, not great, but passable. We started out with the (veggie) appetizer plate, which was a generous size, but the appetizers themselves were rather oily, and seemed reheated rather than freshly made. I ordered...More

Thank James W
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening meal here recently and were well looked after by Azim our waiter. Great choice of traditional Indian dishes, rice and breads. We opted for the Butter Chicken and a Chicken Jalfrehzi, both were excellent. Restaurant is licensed so would recommend the IPA...More

Thank davlew14
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

When looking for a place to eat we ran into this neat Indian restaurant. We enjoyed the fish and chicken curries, as well as the vegetarian starters, the nan, vegetables and chutney. The portions are substantial and may pose a challenge for some. Decent service.

Thank Ajax1991
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband was eager to take my son (7 months) and I here as he enjoyed it on a past trip. The server was great and very accommodating considering we were with a baby. We all enjoyed the food and the wine! After finishing, we...More

1  Thank Dana N
Reviewed May 30, 2018

If you don't find what you are looking for in the By-Town Market, which we didn't, this is a very good restaurant down one of the side streets. It's away from the street pub scene and noise. If that's what you want...go for it. But,...More

Thank SoAmertransplant
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We ordered two curries to share and some naan bread. The curries came with (a small amount of) rice. One of the curries was ok, I'd say mediocre. The second one was totally inedible. There was so much salt in it we went so far...More

Thank Expedition593234
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Really good curry ,small Restaurant authentic tasty an intimate atmosphere yum !! We are from uk recommend this place Vindaloo was English spice and jalfrezi was awesome

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this restaurant but there were a few issues. Started with papadams which were good. Onion bahaji were most likely made in advance and kept "warm" kind of dry also. Butter chicken, sizzle plate were very good. The rice also was kept...More

Thank MontrealAj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-9188
  • E-mail
Fine East Indian Cuisin, speciality on Mughli dishes and Tandoori sizzler also offer Lunch Thali. Full service bar, local draft beer and wine to pair with your food, just be here we will do the rest.
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