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Zizis Kitchen

#22 of 2,216 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Wine Bar
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665 Earl Armstrong Road | Neighbourhood: Riverside South, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2G2, Canada
+1 613-822-1066
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Last week a friend of mine took me here as a surprise. She had already eaten here and was pretty sure I would like it. She was right! Being in a strip mall, you would not automatically think it would be so upscale and so good. Don't let the exterior fool you. The interior is small but arranged so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Last week a friend of mine took me here as a surprise. She had already eaten here and was pretty sure I would like it. She was right! Being in a strip mall, you would not automatically think it would be so upscale and so good. Don't let the exterior fool you. The interior is small but arranged so well.... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Zizis Kitchen is another fabulous restaurant located in a mall with ample parking. It is small, and reservations are highly recommended. I have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed in the service and quality of food. It provides an eclectic mix presented in an eye appealing manner. The salmon is delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been to Zizi's 20+ times since it opened, and have consistent found it to be one of the best dining experiences in Ottawa. The menu is small, but the selection is varied, and the rotating specials always offer something new to try. Halloumi salad - unbelievably good. And a very large selection of decent wines by the glass.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Sat at the high top table- found it very comfortable. Nice mix of foods- tried the 3 different appetizers- excellent, nice variety to choose from- Turkish meatballs had great flavor. Sadly, the chicken special main dish was a problem- it was panko breaded & that was burned- I sent back & they could another which was cooked perfectly & our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had heard about this place from family and friends. We love tapas and weren't disappointed. 5 for $17 and pizzas for $16. Good selection of wine by the glass as well. Makes for a great evening out and extremely well priced! Really great wait staff - attentive (always filling water, cleaning items off tables). Will be back to try... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Don't be fooled by the small frontage. We showed up on a Friday night and it was packed so perhaps make reservations. Staff were very attentive. My lamb was very good. The souvlaki was a bit bland. The kitchen was a bit slow but the atmosphere was lively and made for a great experience. Next time I might order appetizers.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were given gift certificates to this restaurant and decided to try it this past weekend. I called for reservations during the day and was happy to get our desired dining time. We were warned about high tables. We were fine with the idea of sitting at counter height tables. When we arrived, we were greeted and offered to sit... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been going to Zizis for over a year now and have never been disappointed with both the food and the service. Again this past weekend was no different.I went there with my wife and another couple and we had a great evening I had the potato crusted Cod and the others Steak, Lamb Tagine and Souvlaki ( all... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went here for dinner with a group of 12 on a Sunday night. The restaurant was full so I was a bit anxious about how fast the service would be, but I was pleasantly surprised as the entire table got their piping hot entrees within 3 minutes. Great service! The bread was wonderfully warm and crusty and was accompanied by... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been back several times. Consistently excellent food, attentive service, nice ambience. We love it. Great for lunch too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 665 Earl Armstrong Road | Neighbourhood: Riverside South, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2G2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-822-1066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Wine Bar

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