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Shafali Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Shafali with two of my friends. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were already impressed. We were the youngest ones sitting there but that was just another conversation starter with our really great waiter. Everything we ordered was delicious, the lights around made the environment super relaxing and excellent to enjoy a meal.

Thank dzachrisson
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shafali Fine Indian Restaurant 308 Dalhousie Street Loved It! I have eaten or I should say we have eaten more Indian meals in this country and in the UK primarily London and we know good Indian Food. Well Shafali didn’t disappoint on any front. In fact – we were very impressed with the set menu – called combination meals for... More 

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Chelsea, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful lunch, starting with Dal soup followed by curry. The soup was a burst of flavors which we just could not get enough of. The butter chicken curry as well as the Aloo Gobi curry were so very good.

1 Thank Catherine M
Rochester, Minnesota
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here with a friend on a Saturday evening while on a short visit to Ottawa. We were craving Indian, and Shafali did not disappoint! It's a cozy, intimate restaurant that provides a wonderful atmosphere for enjoying good conversation over your meal. I admit I can be picky about my Indian food, but my chicken vindaloo was very flavorful... More 

Thank Amber R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We specifically wanted a curry and searched trip advisor for the area. The reviews determined our selection and we were not disappointed! We had great food, Indian beer and the host was very friendly. Coming from the UK where we have lots of indian restaraunts we are often disappointed when abroad however I would highly recommend this restaurant if in... More 

Thank Samantha C
New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were in Ottawa for 10 days and tried many Indian restaurants but no one matches Shafali in taste, Friendly people and a very nice ambiance. You can order anything without even thinking and whatever comes in the plate will be delicious. We wish to go again there and have that amazing food.

Thank Param17
New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

After visiting a couple of Indian joints came across Shafali..what a change.. contemporary decor and good Indian food with spices as per Indian taste..

Thank AtulG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

It was almost time for the restaurant to close, but we didn't feel that we were being rushed. Great food and decent portions. Unlike most Indian restaurants, they have options for people who don't eat much. The person who waited on us, was from Bangladesh, he was very friendly and accommodating and friendly.

Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday night. Busy but nice place. Vindaloo and saag paneer were both excellent naan bread and raita too.

Thank Ian P
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited with my fiancée (we ordered takeout) and we were very impressed! Not only was everything we ordered delicious, we called because we thought something had been missed from our order and even though we were wrong, they still opted to deliver us the items in question to us for free! I would most definitely eat here again.

1 Thank Taylor P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
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: 613-789-9188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?