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The Garlic King

2586 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1G3, Canada
+1 613-837-6665
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“shawarma” (30 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
2586 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1G3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel like most shawarma places only give you one side, but here - you get two! They do this weird grilled thing, that they're 'famous' for, but I just had a normal wrap with regular chicken and it was delicious. I really enjoyed their...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed May 20, 2017

The sandwiches (?) are excellent. The service is very good. Staff is friendly and engaging. The meats for the gyro's/donairs are flavorful. The spicy chicken is excellent and the donair meat is one of the best.

Thank Pete_Coach
Reviewed April 7, 2017

As far as shawarma goes, this place is my favorite. I think the garlic sauce seals the deal. Eat in or take out! Best value is the family take out: complete take out dinner for 4 for $29.99! But even serving 4 or 5 people,...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the garlic thing for years. It's always friendly, comfortable and the foos is fresh and AMAZING. Thanks!

Thank Lynn L
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a healthy meal that won't break your budget this is the meal for you. Your choice of 10 kabobs or cut Shawarma Meat. Rice, garlic potatoes, or 1/2 Then choice from 17 sides by getting 2 LG choices or 2...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I've been coming here fir years and this is one of my regular stops for shawarma in Ottawa. Food is great, fresh and the garlic sauce is amazing. They offer gluten free shawarmas and salads!

Thank Phil L
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We eat out a lot with our young kids, but are very picky eaters, so when we find a place we like, we tend to frequent it. Such is the case with The Garlic King in Ottawa. The owner is eccentric and extremely hard working....More

Thank HappyCanadian68
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We go here regularly for our shawarma fix....The place moved around for a few years but now has a flagship location on St Joseph Blvd in Orleans. You can try other places, but as it says, this place is king. The chicken shawarma plate is...More

Thank dguy2014
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I have been going to Garlic King for over 10 years and I absolutely Loooveee it!!! I don't understand how anyone could give this place a bad review. I have never had a shawarma better! The place is always clean, I love the look! chefmama76...More

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Not only are their shawarmas delicious but the Garlic King is definitely a unique dining experience. The owner is incredibly wonderful and friendly, he made our night for sure. Whether you like shawarma or not (they have lots of other yummy stuff like great salads)...More

1  Thank Al L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2586 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-837-6665
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