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Shawarma Castle

#255 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
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178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 .

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Thank Susan H
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank ShrekFiona58
Kingston, Jamaica
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 !!!

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Thank JahmekyanUte
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank camper226
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank TnT613
Moncton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank cdwlsn
Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

i tried it while i was there with my family, simply it is very clean restaurant with a traditional lebanese food, i love it.

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Thank roy e
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

On my most recent visit, I entered the third option (No Tip) on the 'Tip,' feature. Understandably, with the low Canadian dollar, the overhead cost of maintaining a shawarma has risen dramatically. The gentleman who prepared my plate looked at the store copy of my receipt saying, "Thank you," albeit with a somewhat facial grimace, eyeballing again the receipt in... More 

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Thank KaraokeDivo
Mississauga
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My sister lived in Ottawa for a year, and every time we made the trek out to see her, a visit to Shawarma Castle was an absolute MUST - either for lunch at least once during the course of the trip, or for takeout before the five-hour drive home. We once showed up with a group of ten people ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, 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?