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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night booking, cozy table, Cheeta Beer and dinner for two. Butter Chicken and a lamb dish which was part of the dinner for two deal. Hot, flavourable and quick, oinion Baji was to die for. Service was perfect !!!

Thank jjames1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food was tasty but food only came with small bowl of rice to share between 3 people. Service was extremely slow and waiter was not very good. One table of 4 actually got and and left because of the slow service. Will not come back

Thank Brick H
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We stopped in here on a cold and snowy evening and had a terrific experience. The space is not large and nicely decorated. Service was attentive, friendly and professional. And the food - generous portions - had great depth of flavor. Especially like the chicken...More

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with my boyfriend at the Byward Market location on a visit to Ottawa, and wow was it ever awesome! The service was superb, the atmosphere was cozy and romantic, and the food was absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend the chicken korma and samosas! We...More

Thank Syd_yelland
Reviewed 8 December 2017

A reasonable Indian spot close the "market" in downtown Ottawa. The single plates do not allow for substitutions. Service was middle of the road.

Thank Allan L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Okay Indian food and restaurant interior was pleasant. It might have been an off night, but the food took forever to arrive. After 45 minutes (!) of waiting, we asked the waiter about the delay. He apologized but didn't offer any explanation. Fifteen minutes later,...More

Thank Naarden
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I have eaten at Shafalis several times and have enjoyed a private cooking class on occasion also. The chef is a warm and engaging man and his food is incredible! So fragrant and delicious -- I can't wait to go back!

Thank Binda T
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a late-night supper at Shafali...We had been lured by the positive reviews, but it seems these reviewers didn't know much about Indian cuisine! Although the menu is rather extensive, the food is definitely not up to minimal Indian cuisine standards. We had the...More

1  Thank RAPLongueuil
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have been to Ottawa twice & both times had dinner at Shafali's. The food is delicious both times and it is reasonably priced. Service is good and the atmosphere is usually quiet to allow the enjoyment of the experience! (Except for the very loud...More

Thank ABCD3965
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Second time we have been here and it was just as great as the first time. Had the chicken vindaloo and the lamb curry. Nice and spicy. The service was great and great portions. Would recommend highly.

Thank tripper098
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 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
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