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The Green Door

#9 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the large variety of vegetarian food, the desserts were not as good. Not many options for kids.

Thank yaelago
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We come semi regularly for deserts. They are great! A bit of a downside is a rather drab inside that creates an atmosphere of a high-school cafeteria. With that, the price seems to be a bit on the high side. A bit of extra cozyness would make it a 5-star.

Thank Maxim B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a dream come true for vegetarians/vegans, or people that just like those cuisines. The buffet style is a great way of doing it and the selection is incredible. It can get a little expensive if you don't watch how much you're putting on your plate, but overall it's simply an amazing restaurant.

Thank Aidan F
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tripadvisor highlighted this small and cosy self service restaurant. Fine veggy foos, larfe selecton.

Thank Gabor45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a vegetarian or a vegan and I find a lot of that cuisine to be bland or generally blah. The service is cafeteria style in the you walk about with a plate filling it with what ever you want. The plate is weighed at the cash register. So I had a good chance to sample quite of few... More 

Thank kcpeppe
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great as always. Took my hubby during our Ottawa stopover and enjoyed a great variety of different things. All portioned and charged by weight. Makes it easier to enjoy more!

Thank JourneyDawn715
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I always love to eat here as it is very hard to find quality vegetarian food for a good price! Keep up the good work!

1 Thank cakeislife
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you eat here, you need to be aware that SOME food has EGGS and is not sutable for Pure-Vegetarians. That said, the Western-Style food has improved over the years, and is generally good tasting; but, the food is not spiced to Indian or Asian preferences.

Thank TA-REVIEWS-2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I definitely identify as a meat-eater, but this restaurant really opened up my eyes to vegetarian and vegan food! The food items were delicious and are now some of my favourites! I liked how many food items they had to choose from (it's a cafeteria set-up) so I could try a bit of everything. I like that they have a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Sometimes, you can have it all. Put together the words vegetarian and natural and organic, and sometimes taste gets left behind. Not here! I'm an omnivore who likes vegetables, as well as finding good places to take friends whose dietary choices (vegetarian, vegas, gluten free, organics strongly prefered) often leave them with little choice at many restaurants. This place was... More 

1 Thank Lee K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $13
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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