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2586 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1G3, Canada
+1 613-837-6665
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sandwiches (?) are excellent. The service is very good. Staff is friendly and engaging. The meats for the gyro's/donairs are flavorful. The spicy chicken is excellent and the donair meat is one of the best.

Thank Pete_Coach
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

As far as shawarma goes, this place is my favorite. I think the garlic sauce seals the deal. Eat in or take out! Best value is the family take out: complete take out dinner for 4 for $29.99! But even serving 4 or 5 people, there are left overs for lunch the next day! Great value! Great food!

Thank Rob L
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the garlic thing for years. It's always friendly, comfortable and the foos is fresh and AMAZING. Thanks!

Thank Lynn L
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a healthy meal that won't break your budget this is the meal for you. Your choice of 10 kabobs or cut Shawarma Meat. Rice, garlic potatoes, or 1/2 Then choice from 17 sides by getting 2 LG choices or 2 medium (you get the idea) 4 canned drinks and 4 pieces of Baklava with 1... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've been coming here fir years and this is one of my regular stops for shawarma in Ottawa. Food is great, fresh and the garlic sauce is amazing. They offer gluten free shawarmas and salads!

Thank Phil L
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We eat out a lot with our young kids, but are very picky eaters, so when we find a place we like, we tend to frequent it. Such is the case with The Garlic King in Ottawa. The owner is eccentric and extremely hard working. He is very attentive to detail and to his customers. Very generous with the food... More 

Thank HappyCanadian68
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We go here regularly for our shawarma fix....The place moved around for a few years but now has a flagship location on St Joseph Blvd in Orleans. You can try other places, but as it says, this place is king. The chicken shawarma plate is the go to. Chicken pita sandwich and a side. ask for extra garlic sauce on... More 

Thank dguy2014
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have been going to Garlic King for over 10 years and I absolutely Loooveee it!!! I don't understand how anyone could give this place a bad review. I have never had a shawarma better! The place is always clean, I love the look! chefmama76 wooowww someone has their panties in a bunch. The bathrooms have always been clean when... More 

Thank Stacy S
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not only are their shawarmas delicious but the Garlic King is definitely a unique dining experience. The owner is incredibly wonderful and friendly, he made our night for sure. Whether you like shawarma or not (they have lots of other yummy stuff like great salads) you have to dine-in and experience the ambiance. This is one restaurant that takes pride... More 

1 Thank Al L
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
155 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We got here the place was empty. Now I know why. Cheezy decor and bland food. We ordered the family pack with chicken and beef. Both meats were bland and tasteless. The garlic itself was bland too. Nothing to impress me. The bathrooms are dirty and outdated just like the dining room. Reminds me if the bathrooms are gross imagine... More 

Thank chefmama76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lebanese, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2586 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-837-6665

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