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178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Very delicious and nice food

i tried it while i was there with my family, simply it is very clean restaurant with a traditional lebanese food, i love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
roy e
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English first
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

i tried it while i was there with my family, simply it is very clean restaurant with a traditional lebanese food, i love it.

Thank roy e
Level Contributor
19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On my most recent visit, I entered the third option (No Tip) on the 'Tip,' feature. Understandably, with the low Canadian dollar, the overhead cost of maintaining a shawarma has risen dramatically. The gentleman who prepared my plate looked at the store copy of my receipt saying, "Thank you," albeit with a somewhat facial grimace, eyeballing again the receipt in... More 

Thank KaraokeDivo
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My sister lived in Ottawa for a year, and every time we made the trek out to see her, a visit to Shawarma Castle was an absolute MUST - either for lunch at least once during the course of the trip, or for takeout before the five-hour drive home. We once showed up with a group of ten people ordering... More 

1 Thank r33nie
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Amazing restaurant, I had lunch here every day during my time in Ottawa. And of course night snack every party night! I have to say that this is the far best shawarma in Ottawa, I have tried several places just for fun to compare, but nothing is close to this place. Ask what days the falafel is made, Usually every... More 

Thank Rasmus L
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lots of guests were in Ottawa staying downtown. Shawarma Castle was up to the challenge of providing take out platers for a large group. Chicken Shawarma, Humous, Tabouleh, Roasted potatoes, Rice, Pita Bread salad. Plenty of food and everyone was pleased. I think you should change your name to Shaw Castle! The fellows attending the shop are very friendly towards... More 

Thank Marnie B
Vankleek Hill, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This shawarma place is the BEST in Ottawa. The spicy sauce is to die for, and the service is fantastic. The owner is always up for a chat and offers the customers potatoes to taste while you wait. I would recommend it to everyone and have actually brought multiple friends and family members there when I had been passing through... More 

1 Thank Leigh-Anne B
Ottawa, Canada
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great shawarma on offer here, the portions are generous. Castle Shawarma serves it with an optional spicy sauce that other shawarma restaurants don't offer.

1 Thank jpdaigle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I lived at 200 Rideau for several years and visited this place for many times and never had any complaints. The food and service were always great. The selection of garlic is great (3) Pro Tip: It helps to be polite.

Thank BangForBuck
Moncton, New Brunswick
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place was packed for a Thursday night. We both had the falafel shawarma et it was very good and the price was right (7$ each).

Thank elt3da
Yorktown, Virginia
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we had the wraps and they were delicious. The service is prompt and friendly. This is a take out place only so remember that.

1 Thank darbar59

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-0009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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