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Shawarma Castle

#254 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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178 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X6, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of all Shawarma places in the area, this is the place to stop and eat the best Lebanon food in Ottawa. The food is outstanding and the owner was very nice . In the By Ward Market area, walking distance from Parliament and other local attractions. A definite must !

Thank Cedric P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Amazing! Mohamed is extremely warm and welcoming - the food is amazing quality is there fresh vegies. I am traveling from BC and this is a must try. You will never spend so little and be so happy! 10/10

Thank Iain R
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Seriously, if you like your shawarma spicy, this is the place to go! Best spicy sauce I've ever had.

Thank walkingwordsmith
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Tried this late one Saturday night. Small old hole in the wall kind of place, Tried Chicken Shawarma for the first time. It was delicious. The guys working there were very friendly. I would highly recommend it .

Thank Susan H
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

The shawarma was delicious. Fresh and hot. Try the spicy garlic sauce it has a nice kick. Good portion size, so tasty. The staff was very attentive and helpful, they even threw in a bag of pita to go with our 3 shawarma plates that included potatoes, rice, salad, pickles, hummus and your choice of garlic sauce. There is enough... More 

Thank ShrekFiona58
Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

This was the best shawarma I had ever eaten. The selections were so wide I didn't know what to choose from. Once I did i had to his back the very next day for one. The guy in the shop was so friendly. Big up castle !!!

Thank JahmekyanUte
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

We stopped in after a day trip to the city, had never heard of it, just wanted something quick and warm. We are so glad we did! The proprietor was so nice and personable, and took time to explain what everything was. We got a chicken shawarma and a mixed grill one.Veggies and meat were all so fresh! Spit grilled... More 

1 Thank sukeduke
Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Friendly people and I had my shawarma on a a real plate! I visited a few times, before 2015, when my daughter was attending the university in Ottawa. I received the best service and shawarma ever. I've had shawarmas in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancover and Saudi Arabia and this place stands out!

Thank camper226
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a plate of chicken shawarma - Generous portions Friendly staff Fresh ingredients Delicious foods

Thank TnT613
Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was visiting Ottawa last week and wanted to try Shawarma for the first time. I googled best shawarma in Ottawa" and Castle Shawarma was the closet location to me. It's nice and close to the Rideau centre, easy to find. The man who served me was an absolute sweetheart. He was very patient with all my questions, asked how... More 

Thank cdwlsn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-0009

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?