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“cute spot, terrible food and service”
Review of Cafe Indochine

Cafe Indochine
Ranked #1,097 of 2,808 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Reviewed August 2, 2010

This place was too cute to pass up, small cozy spot looks better than it is.

Our first sign that it might not be great was the extra young waitress with a bit of an unpleasant attitude, why would anyone leave their business to be run by a teenager ??

- appetizers were not bad, fresh rolls and wonton wrapped shrimps, but they were served with nontraditional fish sauce.
- we also ordered shrimp on rice, the shrimps were old, smelly and disgusting, the chef smothered them in a mystery sauce I can only assume to hide the fact that they were no good.
- Deep fried sweet potatoes and shrimp weren't bad bud we didn't dare eat the shrimp. Once again this came with a fish sauce.

We had a completely uneaten dish on the table and of course the waitress did not ask if it was no good, if we wanted a doggie bag or anything... she chose to ignore it

With so many restaurants in Ottawa, we will not be going back to this one

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Reviewed November 20, 2009

If you want a light lunch in the market, this is the best place to go, I think. Very light tasting rice noodles with sauce, it wasn't overwhelming. And the price was good as well.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed December 26, 2007

Not really sure what the food is supposed to be ?!?!?

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed December 21, 2007

It's a small little place, quiet enough for a first date, with great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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Reviewed December 21, 2007

The best of everything!... quality, freshness and value!

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