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Shafali Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second time there and we cannot wait to go back. Wonderful service, great decoration, affordable prices, and, most importantly, a vast range of incredibly tasty dishes using different spices and ingredients. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Laura V
Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our food was very good (an eggplant and a lamb dish) with some of the best naan bread that I have eaten in ages. The service was exceptional - it was a quiet night but the server was so hospitable that I expect great service is the norm. This is definitely on my list of restaurants to try again. The... More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was great, authentic. The atmosphere is quaint. The service was good, very attentive. I look forward to going back to Shafali the next time I am back in Ottawa. Highly recommend. We went to the restaurant on Dalhousie St.

Thank Sandra G
Waterford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. The place was pretty busy. They made all of their own nan bread onsite. The wraps were very good. Lots of food for your money. The couple running the place where both very nice and wanted to make sure you had a good meal. We will definitely be looking for them again on... More 

Thank Terrilyn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Onion Bahlji was awesome along with the the rest of the dishes. Not too spicy but still extremely tasty! Highly recommended! !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered around Ottawa last night looking for somewhere to eat dinner and stumbled upon Shafali. We were blown away by the service, the food and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. We will 100% be back! The chicken pakura and onion bhaji were unbelievable!

Thank jennifer_moher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem because it is located in the Byward Market. Everything is made fresh and from scratch. The kitchen is clean and you can see how skillful the chefs are. They make one of the best naan bread which is mde from a real tundor oven The bread is always fresh because it is only made when... More 

Thank Syeoh27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, friendly atmostphere and wonderful service. Very tasty traditional Indian food. Elegant presentation of the food, great combination of spaces and flavor.

Thank Andrea P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The warming smells of Indian Spices greet you as you enter this charming and tastefully decorated restaurant. The food is amazing, but the Butter Chicken is like an explosion of flavours in your mouth! And Azim, the owner, is always up for a good conversation :) We will definitely be back soon! ❤

Thank Tara-Anne H
Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

The food is just great, authentic and at a fair price. Very good personalized service. I recommend it.

Thank MartinMLJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-9188

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