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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n-7e7, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #332 of 2,234 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Sometimes you trip over a really good restaurant and the accidental discovery is memorable. Shafali is in the Byward Market area and is a delight for the palate and the temperament. From the warm reception to the knowledgeable commentary on the menus (food and beverage), this is an excellent Indian restaurant. On a previous visit (fighting a cold), I had... More 

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Ontario, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is another great little restaurant in Ottawa that needs more attention. The food is fresh and authentic and the services is very good.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There are three Shafali in Ottawa but I go to the mini-resto in the Byward Market Square building. Friendly service with freshly made Naan bread and I have never been disappointed with the food. they will even gladly add extra Tikka sauce if asked.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food here is delicious! The use of different spices are in the perfect combination. They will increase the "heat" if asked. The owners genuinely enjoy their job and care about their customers. The service is fantastic and attentive. The restaurant is small, cozy and very clean. We opted to eat-in. Serving size is filling. My mouth wanted more but... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In a dark corner of the market is this very good East Indian food take out. Shahab and his family are excellent hosts, however seating is limited. The food is very good and the prices are to match. I would recommend this take out to anyone looking for good East Indian food.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited upon a suggestion from a friend familiar with Ottawa. Our server was polite and took the time to explain the menu to us. I ordered a combo which included samosas, butter chicken, rice, a vegetarian dish, and dessert. The spices were just right in every dish. I wished the portions were a little larger, Friends at our table... More 

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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you like good basic Indian food while in Ottawa, then you have to try this place out. Flavor Flavor Flavor is the name of the game with this place.

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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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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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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