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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 #594 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Ocala, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

There aren't any Indian restaurants where I live, so I was looking for one when I visited Ottawa. The atmosphere is nothing special, but also not awful. In my excitement at finally getting to an Indian restaurant, I ordered too much food. It wasn't great enough to take the leftovers back to my hotel. I ordered the butter chicken, which... More

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UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Terrible take away on valentines day. Food took 1:30 to arrive even though we were only 3 blocks away, delivery was $7! Food was cold and runny. No taste to it whatso ever and very chewy meat. Definitely won't order from them again!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The curry I had was hot and spicy - ideal on a cold evening. Service could have been quicker, but, the cool beer and garlic nan rounded my dinner off!

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