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“Great spot, Great food”
Review of Shafali Restaurant

Shafali Restaurant
Ranked #114 of 2,765 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great spot, Great food”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

My wife and I recently went here for dinner. This is the 7th or 8th time we've ate dinner here and the food is always good. I must say the raita wasn't as good as usual but the rest of the meal was fantastic. Service was pretty good as we arrived around 6pm for dinner and there was only one other table. By the time we were leaving at 7pm, it was starting to fill up. The restaurant is really small but nice and we like the atmosphere. We highly recommend trying it out.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Kirkby84
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Aromatic, delicious food.”
Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

We had a combination dinner. It was delicious and great value for money. The chef here seems to focus more on the highly aromatic Indian dishes than on the very spicy-hot style, and does it very well. Lots of coconut, almonds, and cardamom. We also enjoyed the paintings on display and were very tempted to buy one!

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Norfolk, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pleasant restaurant with friendly, albeit leisurely, service”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

As a curry-holic I picked this one based on location and the reviews posted on TripAdvisor. In short, the reviews I read accurately reflected the experience I had. Shafali is a pleasant restaurant, reasonably priced for the Byward Market area of Ottawa. The service was very friendly and courteous, but slow at times especially when paying the bill. The food was good, although the dansak was more sour than sweet. The restaurant has an excellent website, although the food presented in the restaurant did not share the flair shown in the online photographs. A good experience.

  • Visited April 2012
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Hamilton
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lives up to its reviews”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

A small and busy Indian restaurant. The aromas when you enter the place start you salivating immediately. Service is friendly, food is TERRIFIC !!! Price is reasonable. We were there for dinner but the lunch menu sounds yummy!

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank LovetoTravel6361
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Indian in Ottawa”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

I love this place - and return as often as I can!! The service is fantastic, and the food is even better.

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