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Haveli Restaurant

Byward Market Area
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39 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P4, Canada
613-241-1700
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I'd return

I came to Haveli's with a friend and I found the food to be really good! Although I am only beginning to explore indian cuisine, I find that my dish was spiced very well and the hottest option was perfectly spicy for my taste. I did find the wait was a little longer than I would've liked, however... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
NinaN21
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Ottawa, Canada
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I came to Haveli's with a friend and I found the food to be really good! Although I am only beginning to explore indian cuisine, I find that my dish was spiced very well and the hottest option was perfectly spicy for my taste. I did find the wait was a little longer than I would've liked, however it did... More 

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New York
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the first negative restaurant review I am posting, anywhere -- which is to say it was a bad experience worth cautioning others. I love Indian cuisine and went to Haveli one Sunday evening when staying in Ottawa for a couple days. I will start by saying that the young hostess was very nice and the service was OK... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I don't know the origins of this dish but it is excellent. For all you butter chicken fans, this is even better! Fresh, fresh, fresh naan.

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are many trendy restaurants in the Byward Market to choose from including many with outdoor patios. So on a great summer evening we were tempted by many choices. Finally setting our eyes on Haveli as we were looking for some place different to try. It was very welcoming starting the man who greeted us immediately upto opening the door.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Family of 5 - had read good reviews on line but when we got there, didn't get greeted properly. We did wait for a table as we didn't have a reservation (understandable on a Saturday night). We were then pointed to a table, never received a welcome. After being seated for 10 minutes, at the very least, without any acknowledgment... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Pros: Had buffet. It was good. Naan was kind of ok. But all Subji's were good. Price was ok. Con: They didn't give us water until we ate half of our meal. Rice was very dry. Got to go downstairs at the back for the restroom. Kind of creepy.

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Doha, Qatar
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I did not read the TripAdvisor reviews until after eating at this restaurant. The reviews really surprised me since my entire dinner party thought the food was excellent. I had the Jheenga Pakora (Shrimps lightly battered with fresh herbs and spices, deep-fried). I ate there several months ago and I am still drooling just to think about them.

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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate dinner inside which was air conditioned. It was too hot to eat outside. WE were warmly greeted and seated. The atmosphere is decent. The service was excellent. We enjoyed a delicious appetizer of potato pate cooked in yogurt and chick peas with Tamarind sauce. Also a different take on Onion Badgi with very nice sauce. The lentil/rice/chicken soup... More 

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Gujarat, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was excited at first to seethe place. It seem good and the Ambience were nice. The 2 red chairs gave it an Indian Flavour. The food was not at all impressive. If you are an Indian and looking for soe spicy Indian Butter Chiken or Dal Makhani suely this is notthe place to be.

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Roseland, New Jersey, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we went there for buffet .. heard this name(haveli) in india too so had great expectations but we were hugely disappointed with the food quality ...Terrible food ...no taste at all ... just had plane rice and daal ...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-241-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?