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178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
Today
12:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Our go-to shawarma place in the 613

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
r33nie
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Mississauga
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11 reviews
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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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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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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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Vankleek Hill, Canada
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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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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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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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.

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Quebec City, Canada
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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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Additional Information about Shawarma Castle

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

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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?