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Shafali Restaurant

#293 of 2,159 Restaurants in Ottawa
#321 of 2,304 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Byward Market Area
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308 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n-7e7, Canada
613-789-9188
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Will come back !

Very pleased w this discovery. Delicious indian family cuisine. Fast and couteous service, reasonnable pricing. I'll be back without hesitation ! 8.2/10

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
GuyDeMont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very pleased w this discovery. Delicious indian family cuisine. Fast and couteous service, reasonnable pricing. I'll be back without hesitation ! 8.2/10

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Potsdam, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

With great Anticipation and a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel,we "dined" here. First of all we had reservations and we had to wait for our table..ok....We sat down and immediately ordered samosa which arrived within 20 min..We proceeded to wait one hour for anything else(other than copious amounts of water) to arrive! Even the one mango lashi took... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

In Ottawa for business, it looked like it would rain so I popped into Shafali, near my hotel. For a restaurant that had less than 2 dozen people in it, I was surprised that the service was so slow. The food was good, would have preferred it a bit spicier though.

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Oshawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the place to go for great curry in Ottawa. The staff are friendly and the food great. We had the Butter Chicken and the Rogan Josh. The restaurant was busy and but the food made the wait well worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On a business trip and craving Indian I followed some reviews and my hotel recommendation here. The venue was really pretty and quant and clean. The service was great and I asked for something off of the menu a combination channa saag (chick peas and spinach) and they made it for me really good. My chicken curry was fresh and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I don't consider myself much of a ''curry connoisseur'' but I can say, without a doubt that this is the best stuff you will find in the capital city, 100% guaranteed! The food was fantastic.

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My family and I had the pleasure of attending a cooking class at Shafali in the Glebe last Saturday (February 7th). The class was taught by Salim (the owner), Auntie Gi (the chef) and Sadaf (the most wonderful assistant). Service was incredibly friendly and Salim was nice enough to customize the menu to accommodate difficult dietary needs (peanut, nut, chickpea,... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I've been there 3 times in the past 6 months. The food have been amazing all the time. Good spices, good ambiance. It's a small restaurant but it is cozy. The tables are a bit small though. I've been served twice by a wonderful lady who was smiling and very helpful and patient with all the questions of my boyfriend... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n-7e7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-789-9188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17
  • Cuisine: Indian

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