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Shawarma Castle

#317 of 2,182 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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Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've tried so many Shawarma sandwiches in town and this is the only place that has the PERFECT spicy garlic recipe. Very tasty and delicious Shawarma with Fresh ingredients. A popular Shawarma spot right in the middle of downtown for a quick bite on the go.

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Thank Moe_Abadla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

My mum and I were very tired on our last night in Ottawa so we wanted to grab something easy for dinner. This was my favourite meal I ate in town. The falafel was great, the sauces were amazing and the chillies and hot sauce... oh the chillies... They were really delicious. Highly recommended. Service was fast, attentive and polite.... More 

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Thank Anna K
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 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 !

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Thank Cedric P
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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

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Thank Iain R
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Thank walkingwordsmith
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 .

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Thank Susan H
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

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Thank ShrekFiona58
Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews
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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 !!!

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Thank JahmekyanUte
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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 

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Hamilton, Canada
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, 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?