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Ceylonta Restaurant

#240 of 2,198 Restaurants in Ottawa
#265 of 2,348 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
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403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2P5, Canada
(613) 237-7812
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch buffet

Lunch buffet is excellent. Located in lower level of apartment building, a few doors just west of Bank street. No parking. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Given the depressing exterior of the building where the restaurant is located, you hope for an exotic ambience inside. Tastefully decorated inside, you are greeted with a mouth watering aroma and a warm smile from the hostess. Food: the descriptive labels are haphazardly distributed but it's not hard to distinguish what's what. Loved the chicken in curry sauce, and the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lunch buffet is excellent. Located in lower level of apartment building, a few doors just west of Bank street. No parking. Worth a visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I ordered takeout on the phone, and asked to pick it up in one hour. They told me it would be ready for me at the agreed time. I arrived and was told that they weren't sure if I was actually coming so they never prepared anything, but they told me they will prepare it right away. 30 minutes passed... More 

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Ottawa
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The vegetable thali never disappoints. Try it with a meat dish and your belly will thank you. Service is always great. My go-to spot.

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Montreal, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have had the pleasure of going to this restaurant a few times and it has never disappointed me. The place feels homey and cozy, the staff is friendly and willing to explain the menu to you, although sometimes on busy nights they aren't as attentive as they could be which isn't their fault. It's hard to go wrong with... More 

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Albion, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was recommended to me by my husband as he had visited a few.momths before when he was in the area for business. A mix of south indian and Sri Lankan cuisine - a unique combination that you would find very very rarely. Friendly owner/host whose recommendations you should blindly take.. The beans curry was something that I would have... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We looked at the menu and chose a few items and the very helpful waiter kindly asked if he could help us with our choices. He ended up recommending dishes we had not chosen. All were excellent. A great experience.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were invited to dine with our friends here last Saturday, and while it looks like a diner in strip mall from the outside, the inside is cozy, well decorated and the staff are very friendly. We left the menu selection in the hands of our waiter and have a very good mix of dishes that were well spiced -... More 

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oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very nice restaurant with authentic sri lankan food, has been years since I ate String Hoppers! Highly recommended Andrew

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Worcester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We arrived on Valentines Day for dinner without a reservation. On a busy night we had a little wait before they seated us at a smaller table apologizing that a larger table was not available as others were lingering over their meals, and I can certainly understand why. The food was an assortment of wonderful favors with just the right... More 

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Additional Information about Ceylonta Restaurant

Address: 403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2P5, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 237-7812
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 237-7812

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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