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178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 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

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  • 19
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
So Good.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Leigh-Anne B
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Vankleek Hill, Canada
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Vankleek Hill, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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.

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Moncton, New Brunswick
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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).

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Yorktown, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 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.

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Quebec City, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lebanese restaurant. Small and unassuming, but generous (food to service). Prompt service. Fresh and delicious food. Clean. Very good value in all (paid 9,50$ for a large sandwich, tax included).

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Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The sitting is limited to maybe 5 people, so if you go with a large family or a lot of strollers forget it.Otherwise the food was excelent specially the Shawarma.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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203 reviews 203 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My wife and I had lunch with our young kids. Much more of a "to go" place as there is an extremely limited amount of seating (and don't even think about bringing a stroller inside). The chicken shawarma was good, but I didn't think it was significantly better than other places. I was actually more impressed with the falafel, relative... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Located mere minutes away from many downtown hotels, tourist spots & nightclubs; nimble feet only, as there is one huge step to climb before entering (delivery is available, though). The shawarma is also very cramped, with limited standing space, and seating for about a dozen patrons. However, this is offset by delicious foodstuffs, pleasant & colourful to both the eyes... More 

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North Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Tastes good but very messy. The owner is extremely friendly. Try the rolled vine leaves. Worth the price.

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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: 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?