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Singapore Restaurant

Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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69 Kempster Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6M2, Canada
(613) 820-4119
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Delicious lunch

As always, the service is friendly, the food is very good, and the prices are reasonable. We went in for lunch and had the ever popular Laksa, a soupy curried noodle dish, and a lively conversation with Abba, the owner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Janet F
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Very small restaurant. Clean but not fancy. Owner greats when you enter. After you have been there he even remembers what you like. Prices are reasonable. If you are with a group that wants 'Chinese' food but don't particularly like it, order the lemon chicken. Nobody else comes close to this restaurant -light sauce.good portions. Everybody else seems to use... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

As always, the service is friendly, the food is very good, and the prices are reasonable. We went in for lunch and had the ever popular Laksa, a soupy curried noodle dish, and a lively conversation with Abba, the owner.

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Thank Janet F
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've seen this restaurant from Richmond Road for a long time and finally got to try it. Reviews by other guests were excellent. With high hopes, we went - and ordered the Singapore noodles and the chicken with fried orange peel, which others had recommended. DISAPPOINTMENT - big time! Very little flavor. The noodles were just that ... noodles with... More 

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Thank harpsncats
Ottawa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This resturant is a real hidden gem, they make the best tasting curry dish called Laska, it has chicken, egg and a spicy broth of curry. It tastes even better than the ones they serve in Malaysia, the owners are the chefs and they keep the ingredients a family secret. Everything is made from scratch with the best quality spices... More 

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Thank Syeoh27
Ottawa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Once again, had a delicious dinner here. Not much atmosphere, but lovely, friendly service and really good food. This is a quiet place, so a good place to chat over a meal. In fact, too quiet - I'm worried that they don't get enough business to sustain them. We were there for over 3 hours on a recent Friday night,... More 

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Thank JodyOttawa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Service is good, but food is the worst I have ever had. Chicken curry, not so much chicken in it. Black bean beef, beef is over done. Dishes are expensive, atmosphere not impressed. 中国人不用去试了,菜完全没法吃。

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We wanted to try Singapore style food and found it here. We tried the Chicken Curry Asam and Laksa. Both were tasty with interesting flavours. Friendly service, simple décor.

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Thank Sonia M
Ottawa
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Arrived on a very hot Sunday evening. Snowblower in hallway and no noticeable air con. Two small fans on desk didn't help.much. Decor school cafeteria. Only one other table occupied so it was pleasantly quiet. Radio on for ambiance. Last time I was here I had lemon chicken which was average. This time my spouse insisted I try his favorite... More 

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Thank LooDiamond
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant has been open since 1982 which says something about the quality. I stopped in for a takeout lunch and the staff were friendly. I ordered the Satay Tofu dish as I have been trying out vegetarianism and I found it pretty good. I might have got them to spice it up a little too much . Most dishes... More 

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Thank Tariq_Hossenbux
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Been going here for 15+ years. Best Peanut sauce in the world! Their curry shrimp and chicken is also fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Kempster Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6M2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 820-4119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Singaporean

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?