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Shafali Restaurant

#308 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
#336 of 2,322 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
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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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

To be honest from the various reviews listed I was not sure what to expect. We arrived at 7 on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was quite busy....only real disappointment was the Premium Beer which was Bud Lite! The curries were well prepared and you could definitely tell the chicken had been cooked in the sauce rather than sauce... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The mango lassie was good- that was only reason I gave two stars. The sag paneer was horrid, bland. The rice was also tasteless. My brother was asked if he wanted naan with his meal- it was 3$ extra;though fresh, was not very good either. Save your money and go somewhere else for Indian food.

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14 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 308 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n-7e7, Canada
Phone Number: 613-789-9188
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Average Prices: USD 17
Cuisine: Indian

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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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