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Shafali Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Byward Market Area
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308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Oshawa, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first experience with Shafali was many years ago, when my son was young. He loved it! He is now a grown man and while in Ottawa this Easter weekend, we set out to find this restaurant after so many years. We lucked out...sure enough, it was still there and yes, still in operation. This definitely speaks to the quality... More 

Thank epserendipity11
Victoria, Canada
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great dinner at this restaurant with friends before leaving cold Ottawa winters behind for good. While the food at this restaurant was excellent, I must admit it was the service that made this visit memorable. The waiter was great at explaining the ins and outs of indian food and was very patient with us as we figured things... More 

Thank Aaron D
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had two of their two person combination dinners and everything was delicious and very filling. Vegetarian is also available and we were able to try a couple of excellent dishes off this menu as well.Friendly and modest pricing.

1 Thank Peter G
Winnipeg, Canada
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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ordered three plates, rice, naan and individual drinks. Food was quick, service was rapid. Tea took some time. Food was excellent. Na'an was good and rice was perfect. Will return.

Thank Stephen H
Cloyne, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Indian Restaurant The host assisted us in selecting from the menu items which would please all in the group and at the same time challenged some us for more adventure. The host was very attentive and pleasant to talk to.

Thank Rick P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was our second time there and we cannot wait to go back. Wonderful service, great decoration, affordable prices, and, most importantly, a vast range of incredibly tasty dishes using different spices and ingredients. Can't recommend enough.

1 Thank Laura V
Nova Scotia
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our food was very good (an eggplant and a lamb dish) with some of the best naan bread that I have eaten in ages. The service was exceptional - it was a quiet night but the server was so hospitable that I expect great service is the norm. This is definitely on my list of restaurants to try again. The... More 

1 Thank JMLT_NS
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was great, authentic. The atmosphere is quaint. The service was good, very attentive. I look forward to going back to Shafali the next time I am back in Ottawa. Highly recommend. We went to the restaurant on Dalhousie St.

Thank Sandra G
Waterford, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. The place was pretty busy. They made all of their own nan bread onsite. The wraps were very good. Lots of food for your money. The couple running the place where both very nice and wanted to make sure you had a good meal. We will definitely be looking for them again on... More 

Thank Terrilyn M
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Onion Bahlji was awesome along with the the rest of the dishes. Not too spicy but still extremely tasty! Highly recommended! !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-9188

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