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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“naan bread” (12 reviews)
“curry” (20 reviews)
“saag paneer” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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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 A TripAdvisor Member
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
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I found this place well worth visiting. The food is really nice and the atmosphere was good. The Indian appetizer plates are great to share. Entrees were tasty with a lot of nice options on the menu. Prices were sensible and restaurant is great for...More

Thank Princewell O
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

To start. The food is decent. Nice Indian food, well prepared and tasteful. The naan is a bit off and tasted surprisingly sweet (?). The part where this restaurant scores lower is the actual price. Appetizers for two is a single dish divided in half,...More

Thank P143HIstefanob
Reviewed February 24, 2018

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 February 24, 2018

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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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