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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
+1 613-562-9331
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (78 reviews)
“braised beef” (29 reviews)
“tacos” (150 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:30All hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must try this place in Ottawa. Charming quiet patio in the summer. Great food , my favorite is the green papaya salad and the fish taco. Friendly staff and good price. A must !!!

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times recently. I really love the mango beef salad and the pork dumplings. Slowly trying the rest of the menu. Wasn't;t that impressed with the donut, but I guess it can't all be perfect. I think this will be a staple...More

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared 7 different dishes and 2 desserts. After each dish was eaten, the same reaction followed: "WOW"! The chef abviously know his stuff; mixing ingredients that compliment eachother so well.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location with nice and secluded outdoor patio, Service is wonderful. I've only had lunch there so can't vouch for dinner. My favourite dish is the vietnamese salt and pepper calamari - beautifully cooked - which is great because calamari can be hit and miss...More

Thank 355DMP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an incredible dining experience! We were a table of six who shared a variety of dishes. Highlights include the spicy braised beef tacos, butter lobster curry and the handmade donuts. The service was outstanding as was the price point...food was top notch.

Thank AjaxTravellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The idea is to order meals to share, just like tapas. But then cooked to perfection in a very contemporary style. We had the Sichuan Beef as a starter and the Lobster Curry as main course. The first is served a little warm and is...More

Thank Arjan v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is based on street food ideas taking its inspiration from various places. The dishes are truly excellent and the ambiance very nice.

Thank pslmir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 6 dropped into Sidedoor on Canada Day and had some very tasty share plates. Highlights included the Tuna Sashimi, the StripLoin steak and the amazing variety of tacos - including fish, pulled pork and chicken. To top it off, we had some...More

Thank davemacuser
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We loved this restaurant. The vibe inside is very cool, the patio looked nice but we wanted the AC. We shared several plates that we really good - vietnamese pancake (my favorite item), sashimi, maple tofu, rice, and braised greens.

Thank MacDaley
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My wife and I dined on the patio, it had a nice feel. The service was good. Some of the food was spectacular but my entree was mediocre. The Vietnamese pancake (banhxeo) was delicious and the cajun chicken tacos were very tasty. I have to...More

Thank bmckay2017
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Questions & Answers
14 March 2016|
Response from FarineFiveRoses | Reviewed this property |
Tiny beer list. Only 4 beers on tap of which one local (Kitchisippi) and one Quebec (Blanche de Chambly). Disappointing.
Tusharandsheryl M
10 February 2015|
Response from aaronjmazurek |
Absolutely! Any of the tacos can be done on lettuce-leaf instead of the flour tortillas - and many of the menu items do not contain gluten at all. Just make sure to let your server know of your preferences.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
  • E-mail
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
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