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634 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K4, Canada
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Ranked #107 of 2,159 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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80% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

*Drool* I'm so happy I decided to try this restaurant out. We had the polenta fries and I had the gnocchi while my husband had the celeriac. Okay, I'll admit I wasn't a big fan of the celeriac - had nothing to do with how it was prepared. It's just not a vegetable I'm all that keen on yet. That... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This restaurant offers a gourmet vegeterian menu, which is very interesting, though not inexpensive. The "Marinated Silken Tofu" was sensational! The "Chickpea Tajine" was very good, but not exceptional. The "Dessert sampler of the Chef's choice" looked great, but the taste was mediocre. Our servers were professional and friendly. We would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

If you don't climb Everest or take an amazon river trip at least try the polenta fries at Zen Kitchen before you depart this mortal coil... Long have I wanted to try Zen but since I am only in Ottawa sporadically I had always returned to my stalwart, tried and true restos; well, I have a new one, Dave greeted... More

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North Bay, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We can't wait to get back to Ottawa and to Zen Kitchen. The attention to detail, creativity and exquisite flavour is among the best of all the vegetarian restaurants that we've visited across the country.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Can you believe that staff owner were still chopping food on a dining table when I entered ? They did nothing & shrugged off the fallen food pcs beside my chair when I complained-they just left it.Poor slow impersonal service. Dining in or take out took forever & staff ignore. Packaging was also wrong so no moisture can escape-item soggy.... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. I've overheard many friends and coworkers rave about this place, but never truly understood the lure until I checked it out for myself. The food and wine parings were amazing. The atmosphere is classy and trendy. Wonderful support of local artists and musicians. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's a bit... More

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Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My wife decided to book this restaurant as a valentines gift for me as I am vegan. Very excited to take me she carefully booked and confirmed the reservation for a Sunday evening, which was of particular interest as live Jazz was provided on that evening. We traveled 45 minutes to get to the restaurant only to find they had... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here recently and had a lovely time. The food was really delicious - I highly recommned the Hello Kitty cocktail if you enjoy fruity drinks. We started with the cheese platter, which was very good, although a bit pricey since the cheese portions were quiet small for the price. My husband had ravioli and... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This restaurant is one of my wife's favorites, and it is certainly well worth going to unless you are unable to do without meat or fish. My mushroom soup was excellent, my falafel and veg very good. My wife and I shared a warm chocolate cake that was also very tasty. The cooking seems imaginative, especially in view of the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I am recently married into a family which happens to have every kind of allergy and dietary restriction I care to think of. So when it came down to our wedding practice dinner we had it here. They quality of food was unbelievable and the atmosphere was mature and elegant without being stuffy. There was food to suit everyones needs... More

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