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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
+1 613-562-9331
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (87 reviews)
“braised beef” (31 reviews)
“tacos” (144 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family group consisting of an 11, 13, 16, 45, 46 and 73 year old thoroughly enjoyed every dish. Great service and interesting, tasty food makes this place worth a visit! Be careful not to over-order, easy to do as choosing is so hard!

Thank Travellerwithoutname
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard of the Sidedoor for years, now I don't know why I waited so long! Big tables, good service, good crowd on a week night, delicious, interesting food! Servings aren't huge (calling them sharing plates doesn't really get around that at all), nor cheap,...More

Thank My W
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Visited Sidedoor in February and had a good meal. The menu is solid with many great choices. I would highly recommend any of the tacos. The only complaint I had was the food is extremely salty and this was echoed by most of the guests...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The food was really good and the service was amazing and the prices were fair as well. I work in the market and could easily see myself going for lunch regularly. But the beer menu - just pitiful. With the number of good restaurant in...More

Thank Goyomiller
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Had an excellent meal at the Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar while visiting Ottawa. The service was prompt and appropriately attentive. The menu options were explained and staff were knowledgable about their dishes. Very much enjoyed the salmon tacos, the Vietnamese salt and pepper calamari...More

Thank Theodore K
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

After listening to recommendations and reading reviews we chose Sidedoor for dinner. The menu interested us. We ordered cocktails. My wife really liked her Ruby, a sparkling Vidal and gin combo with cassis. My gin and tonic was just okay. We started with the fish...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed February 7, 2018

For the price of the food and drinks, I expected better. We had two dishes that were excellent- the ramen soup was one and the tacos another. Some of the food was just ok. We had two drinks and there were awful. O?Verly sweet fountain...More

Thank MegMarTravel
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The food at the Sidedoor is creative. I started with the Tacos. Delicious but e two Tacos are essentially two bites. This is not an appetizer to share, and will not make a meal. I tried the Korean BBQ Cauliflower. It is designed to share,...More

Thank COBWEBAgent
Reviewed December 28, 2017

This place never disappoints. The food and ambiance are great! However it's the 3rd time I've been in 4 years and the menu does not seem to change much, I'd much prefer if they played with the menu more than they do.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed December 14, 2017

My daughter and her boyfriend love this place and brought me and her dad for a birthday dinner. The place itself is very beautiful and has a very romantic and intimate feel. The service was great and the food was OMG SO DELICIOUS!! The feature...More

Thank Wendy0309
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Questions & Answers
March 14, 2016|
Response from FarineFiveRoses | Reviewed this property |
Tiny beer list. Only 4 beers on tap of which one local (Kitchisippi) and one Quebec (Blanche de Chambly). Disappointing.
Tusharandsheryl M
February 10, 2015|
Response from aaronjmazurek |
Absolutely! Any of the tacos can be done on lettuce-leaf instead of the flour tortillas - and many of the menu items do not contain gluten at all. Just make sure to let your server know of your preferences.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
  • E-mail
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
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