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Shawarma Castle

#280 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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178 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X6, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We stopped in after a day trip to the city, had never heard of it, just wanted something quick and warm. We are so glad we did! The proprietor was so nice and personable, and took time to explain what everything was. We got a chicken shawarma and a mixed grill one.Veggies and meat were all so fresh! Spit grilled... More 

1 Thank sukeduke
Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Friendly people and I had my shawarma on a a real plate! I visited a few times, before 2015, when my daughter was attending the university in Ottawa. I received the best service and shawarma ever. I've had shawarmas in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancover and Saudi Arabia and this place stands out!

Thank camper226
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Had a plate of chicken shawarma - Generous portions Friendly staff Fresh ingredients Delicious foods

Thank TnT613
Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I was visiting Ottawa last week and wanted to try Shawarma for the first time. I googled best shawarma in Ottawa" and Castle Shawarma was the closet location to me. It's nice and close to the Rideau centre, easy to find. The man who served me was an absolute sweetheart. He was very patient with all my questions, asked how... More 

Thank cdwlsn
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

i tried it while i was there with my family, simply it is very clean restaurant with a traditional lebanese food, i love it.

Thank roy e
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

On my most recent visit, I entered the third option (No Tip) on the 'Tip,' feature. Understandably, with the low Canadian dollar, the overhead cost of maintaining a shawarma has risen dramatically. The gentleman who prepared my plate looked at the store copy of my receipt saying, "Thank you," albeit with a somewhat facial grimace, eyeballing again the receipt in... More 

Thank KaraokeDivo
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My sister lived in Ottawa for a year, and every time we made the trek out to see her, a visit to Shawarma Castle was an absolute MUST - either for lunch at least once during the course of the trip, or for takeout before the five-hour drive home. We once showed up with a group of ten people ordering... More 

1 Thank r33nie
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Amazing restaurant, I had lunch here every day during my time in Ottawa. And of course night snack every party night! I have to say that this is the far best shawarma in Ottawa, I have tried several places just for fun to compare, but nothing is close to this place. Ask what days the falafel is made, Usually every... More 

Thank Rasmus L
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Lots of guests were in Ottawa staying downtown. Shawarma Castle was up to the challenge of providing take out platers for a large group. Chicken Shawarma, Humous, Tabouleh, Roasted potatoes, Rice, Pita Bread salad. Plenty of food and everyone was pleased. I think you should change your name to Shaw Castle! The fellows attending the shop are very friendly towards... More 

Thank Marnie B
Vankleek Hill, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This shawarma place is the BEST in Ottawa. The spicy sauce is to die for, and the service is fantastic. The owner is always up for a chat and offers the customers potatoes to taste while you wait. I would recommend it to everyone and have actually brought multiple friends and family members there when I had been passing through... More 

1 Thank Leigh-Anne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-0009

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