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Rideau Restaurant

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500 Eagleson Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2M 1H4, Canada
613 254 8824
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here near a dozen times. My wife is a meat eater and finds that the food ranges from good to very good, leaning towards the good, but never less. Her main issue has to do with the food being bland at times, and lack of veggies, but she never complains about the quality of the ingredients. I... More 

Thank TwistedTwin
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Pretty standard Chinese food or decent quality and portions. Servers are friendly and helpful. A good place for family or larger groups. The place is overdue to be repainted and could use some more decorations (oddly, they have pictures of Prime Minister Stephen Harper visiting there!)

Thank JeffTranter
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The food at the Rideau restaurant is authentic Chinese - a lot of variety for vegetarians as well as meat-eaters. Food is fresh and sizzling when brought to your table. The portions are also very lager so you easily get your money's worth. The staff is very pleasant and if you're not sure what you want, they'll make suggestions. If... More 

Thank Guy L
Ottawa, Canada
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The food was freshly cooked but quite slow in coming. One server with no back up as the table use increased, we were a party of eight (booked) and at lunch there were seven other tables in use. Good flavours, no complaints, odd specials board for non-Chinese customers (as mentioned by others) but hey, life's a gamble!!!!

Thank Footsloggers
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

From the get go the place didn't look any different than any other Chinese place out there, however the quality of the food was very good and the service was surprisingly friendly compared to similar places.

1 Thank Shindaria
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We used to go to this little Jem of a restaurant one a week like clockwork until we moved from Bridelwood to Kanata Lakes. My entire family loves the egg rolls and they are to die for :) We also love the General Tao Chicken and garlic spare ribs as well. I wish that we had photos to share but... More 

1 Thank Earnest V
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Excellent schezwan food, huge servings at a budget that is family oriented. Excellent serving staff who keep the table clear. Food always comes out hot. Try the hot & sour soup and the moshe pork with Chinese pancakes

Thank Guy L
St. John's, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Got the dinner for two. It was good but nothing to write home about. Best part was the chow mein which had a lot of bean sprouts. Portion sizes are large.

1 Thank Louis P
Kanata, Ontario
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Super tasty Chinese food, but I wouldn't suggest a romantic date here. There used to be only one decoration in the place until they added the two pictures of the owners with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Still, if you want great food, close your eyes and order here!

1 Thank higoomgala
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our favorite chinese restaurant. Hubby loves the chicken rice, chinese style, my son loves the roasted duck and my favorite is the salt and pepper squid. The place might not look to appetizing for you so takeout is an option. I also love their inhouse tea.

1 Thank Belle I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Eagleson Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2M 1H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613 254 8824

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