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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Selection

Had a meal here, going with a tandoor combo, while the person with me had curry. Both of us enjoyed our food, and the service was good. Was within walking distance of our hotel, so we gave it a shot. It was good enough that we will likely be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a vegetarian lunch with friends. All the food offered in the buffet was delicious and the host went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy with the food and service. I will definitely return to this restaurant and would highly recommend it to others. The lunch buffet was a complete bargain for the quality of food.

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Thank staingen
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a meal here, going with a tandoor combo, while the person with me had curry. Both of us enjoyed our food, and the service was good. Was within walking distance of our hotel, so we gave it a shot. It was good enough that we will likely be back.

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Thank DaysAreNumbers
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found a cockroach roaming like a boss on the cushion/sofa, kicked twice to with the menu card but neither owner nor the cockroach gave any damn. If you visit then say 'hello' to the cockroach's family down there. P.S : Not the Adele one, normal one would be good enough, I guess. Food: Expensive and not enough quantity. Average &... More 

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Thank Pratik G
Ottawa, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a quiet buffet with my folks Sunday evening as we were there between 5 and 6 pm...lot's of empty seats yet so many choices for food both animal protein and vegetarian. Friendly service. Lot's of spicy food which I love. I also love the artwork in Haveli...the elephant and Goddess statues...the quiet sound of traditional Indian music....a must... More 

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Thank Lisa R
Gatineau, QC
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248 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there for lunch and we had the buffet. The selection is quite large with loads of vegetarian options and some beef/lamb/chicken options. The food was well spiced without being overly hot. Prices are reasonable for a buffet which includes that kind of selection.

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Thank Boutip
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We don't go out to restaurants as often as many people we know; when we do we focus on exotic food we would rarely attempt to prepare at home. We have been going to Haveli a few times a year for over twenty years. We've tried half a dozen other Indian restaurants/buffets in the city, but keep coming back here.... More 

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Thank David K
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Haveli is one of my favourite places to go when I'm in downtown Ottawa. On our recent visit we enjoyed a lovely jeera chicken, my favourite sag paneer, an aloo korma, biryani, and a palak paneer. The manager took our order, and as always asked us how we preferred our spicing. I do like being able to order spicing to... More 

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Thank 355DMP
Woodbridge
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I always try to go here when I visit Ottawa. The menu is extensive, so something for every taste. Mussels Nicobaar and aloo tikki chaat are favourites. The paneer pakora and shrimp/jeengha pakora are rather plain and disappointing -- but so much else is wonderful! Staff members are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank 416Traveller2013
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you enjoy good quality Indian food, look no further. Haveli is the place to go. I really enjoy going to Haveli. They have an excellent menu, very friendly staff and will cater to your specific dietary needs,

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Thank Nazmin A
Calgary, Alberta
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Haveli came recommended to me during a short stay in Ottawa. The restaurant's appearance is inconspicuous from the outside, and based on appearances alone, a tough sell amongst the smorgasbord of restaurants in the Byward Market area. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a go. I was seated quickly, however it took approximately 10 minutes for a server to... More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?