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Ceylonta Restaurant

#186 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
+1 613-237-7812
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I went here recently with colleagues from work to share my experience with Sri Lankan food. We went for the lunch so they could try the greatest variety of dishes. The restaurant is a 10 minute walk from the central business and government center of Ottawa. I was able to find metered parking right in front of the restaurant at... More 

1 Thank William B
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This restaurant was a 10 minute walk from our Best Western hotel, and I was intrigued by the menu posted online. We made a reservation, but when we arrived, the restaurant which did not seem fancy at all, was nearly empty, and we laughed at having made the reservation. Boy, were we ever wrong. Within 30 minutes the place was... More 

1 Thank MDO44
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

The friendly staff at Ceylonta took great care of us and our large family group. We had the "group special" which is an all you can eat option of just about everything on the menu. Service was a bit slow at times but the warmth of the staff made up for it, and the food was delicious.

Thank tuskerbaridi
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I took my son sons here for dinner. We had decided what food we wanted to order, but Our waitress gave us a few suggestions and intimated that we should change our order which we did. It was obvious she was trying to use up the leftovers from the $12.95 lunch buffet menu!!! Most of the food came in small... More 

Thank mottie88
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had dinner here and were blown away by the hospitality. The owner suggested many different house specialties for us to try and we were happy with his input. We ended up with a table FULL of food to be shared amongst 4 people and we were stuffed. I think the bill came out to around $100, which I think... More 

Thank Jan L
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We discovered Ceylonta some time ago, when we knew little about Sri Lankan cuisine but appreciated Asian cooking. On our latest visit, we mulled and mused over the variety of offerings, all of them tempting. The descriptions made the choice a challenge, because everything looked tempting. In the end, the server (who I think is one of the owners) made... More 

Thank 2violiststravelling
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We celebrated a friend's birthday. The staff at this family run restaurant were so friendly and accommodating. They suggested what to try from the menu after first assessing our tastes. The food was very tasty and well prepared. And they gave the birthday girl a free dessert.

Thank 744volunteer
Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good.Service was good and friendly . No problems Service was very fast and reasonably priced.

Thank blain m
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed September 6, 2016

The best Sri-Lankan and Kerala food in Ottawa. Tried more than 10 dishes and all were authentic and amazing. Service was exceptional. BEST SRI-LANKAN AND KERELA FOOD IN OTTAWA.

Thank bubu4443
Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have been frequenting Ceylonta every 3 or 4 months for the past 2 years. The service, while for from professional, is delightful. The food is good, sometimes great. The same dish ordered twice in an evening can taste quite a bit different and certainly spice levels will vary. What we found most irritating this last visit was how difficult... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-237-7812

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