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Shafali Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had two of their two person combination dinners and everything was delicious and very filling. Vegetarian is also available and we were able to try a couple of excellent dishes off this menu as well.Friendly and modest pricing.

Thank Peter G
Winnipeg, Canada
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169 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered three plates, rice, naan and individual drinks. Food was quick, service was rapid. Tea took some time. Food was excellent. Na'an was good and rice was perfect. Will return.

Thank Stephen H
Cloyne, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Indian Restaurant The host assisted us in selecting from the menu items which would please all in the group and at the same time challenged some us for more adventure. The host was very attentive and pleasant to talk to.

Thank Rick P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was our second time there and we cannot wait to go back. Wonderful service, great decoration, affordable prices, and, most importantly, a vast range of incredibly tasty dishes using different spices and ingredients. Can't recommend enough.

1 Thank Laura V
Nova Scotia
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our food was very good (an eggplant and a lamb dish) with some of the best naan bread that I have eaten in ages. The service was exceptional - it was a quiet night but the server was so hospitable that I expect great service is the norm. This is definitely on my list of restaurants to try again. The... More 

1 Thank JMLT_NS
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was great, authentic. The atmosphere is quaint. The service was good, very attentive. I look forward to going back to Shafali the next time I am back in Ottawa. Highly recommend. We went to the restaurant on Dalhousie St.

Thank Sandra G
Waterford, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. The place was pretty busy. They made all of their own nan bread onsite. The wraps were very good. Lots of food for your money. The couple running the place where both very nice and wanted to make sure you had a good meal. We will definitely be looking for them again on... More 

Thank Terrilyn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Onion Bahlji was awesome along with the the rest of the dishes. Not too spicy but still extremely tasty! Highly recommended! !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Peterborough, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We wandered around Ottawa last night looking for somewhere to eat dinner and stumbled upon Shafali. We were blown away by the service, the food and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. We will 100% be back! The chicken pakura and onion bhaji were unbelievable!

Thank jennifer_moher
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a hidden gem because it is located in the Byward Market. Everything is made fresh and from scratch. The kitchen is clean and you can see how skillful the chefs are. They make one of the best naan bread which is mde from a real tundor oven The bread is always fresh because it is only made when... More 

Thank Syeoh27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?