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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n-7e7, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-789-9188
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Ranked #517 of 2,194 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Dining options: Reservations
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I was here on a date a few nights ago and absolutely loved the service AND quality of food provided. Staff were friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied. We were really taken care of. Food was perfect also! The Chicken Tindaloo is amazing and I can't wait to come... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been a regular at Shafali on Dalhousie St for more than 10 years. Both the food and the service are always consistently good. Don't be afraid to ask the waiter for a recommendation from the menu or to ask for your dish to be made more or less spicy. Whenever we have visitors come to Ottawa who like... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Tonight we set out from hotel for dinner. A kind Ottawa asked if she could help us....guess we looked like we needed it. She mentioned Shafali saying it had been really good but she hadn't been there recently. We walked by and saw several occupied tables so we went in. I am so glad we did. We tried the app... More

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The butter chicken was so-so and the beef curry tasted old and chewy. The food wasn't as spicy as the Indian food you get in Montreal and there was no lime pickle. The salad dressing was excellent and the washrooms were downstairs in an unlit, dirty hallway with a step up you don't see till you trip on it.

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Peoria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The only positive feature of this restaurant was reasonably tasting curry beef and the fresh vegetables ( as opposed to frozen) in my wife's vegetarian dish. Even for a tourist area, it seemed a bit much to charge $4.50 for a bowl of white rice which was not hot but at room temperature! My wife was also surprised when she... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Once again, I ordered Indian food from the Shafali restaurant downtown. It was excellent. Portions were more than adequate and the food was both tasting and looking formidable! Good job! I recommend.

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had originally intended to stop in the Shafali location in the main building of the byward market. They were closed so we wandered around and discovered there was another location on Dalhousie Street. It was air conditioned, the atmosphere was lovely and we were glad for the change from the craziness on the street for Canada Day. Our meal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We went this restaurant on 2 july , the food was really excellent we had chicken jhalfraji and rogan josh was outstanding taste , we just loved it . I am highly recomend of this restaurant

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Beijing, China
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Shafali must be one of the longest-lasting restaurants in the Byward Market. We first went there in about '97 when we really liked it and, having lived overseas for much of the time since then, we decided to return and see if it was as good as we remembered. An appetizer plate contained several faves: seekh kabob and chicken tikka... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

wonder full food and great night out,,,recently create more ambiance, place look very nice. I do strongly recommend this place.

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Additional Information about Shafali Restaurant

Address: 308 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n-7e7, Canada
Phone Number: 613-789-9188
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Average Prices: USD 0 - 17
Cuisine: Indian

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