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178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious it was..

This was the best shawarma I had ever eaten. The selections were so wide I didn't know what to choose from. Once I did i had to his back the very next day for one. The guy in the shop was so friendly. Big up castle !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JahmekyanUte
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best shawarma I had ever eaten. The selections were so wide I didn't know what to choose from. Once I did i had to his back the very next day for one. The guy in the shop was so friendly. Big up castle !!!

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Thank JahmekyanUte
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in after a day trip to the city, had never heard of it, just wanted something quick and warm. We are so glad we did! The proprietor was so nice and personable, and took time to explain what everything was. We got a chicken shawarma and a mixed grill one.Veggies and meat were all so fresh! Spit grilled... More 

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1 Thank sukeduke
Brantford, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly people and I had my shawarma on a a real plate! I visited a few times, before 2015, when my daughter was attending the university in Ottawa. I received the best service and shawarma ever. I've had shawarmas in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancover and Saudi Arabia and this place stands out!

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Thank camper226
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a plate of chicken shawarma - Generous portions Friendly staff Fresh ingredients Delicious foods

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Thank TnT613
Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was visiting Ottawa last week and wanted to try Shawarma for the first time. I googled best shawarma in Ottawa" and Castle Shawarma was the closet location to me. It's nice and close to the Rideau centre, easy to find. The man who served me was an absolute sweetheart. He was very patient with all my questions, asked how... More 

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Thank cdwlsn
Paris
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26 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.

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Thank roy e
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank KaraokeDivo
Mississauga
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14 reviews
12 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 

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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 

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Thank Rasmus L
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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 

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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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
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?