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Cafe Orient

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808 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R5, Canada
+1 613-563-2422
04:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 04:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 04:00 - 13:00
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Gatineau, Quebec
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Typical Chinatown restaurant with great food and most reasonable prices. I usually go for lunch with colleagues. For starters, the restaurant is loaded with Chinese people which tells you that you will be eating quality, tasteful and authentic dishes. They have a wide variety of dishes ranging from dumplings, dim sum to "a la cart" vegetable, meat and seafood, to... More 

Thank Yukiduke
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Small 70s style Hong Kong cafe, always clean, quick services. Numerous choice of dishes, always good. The portions are generous. There can be a few minutes wait at busy hours, but well worth it.

Thank RobynRosie
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Have been going to Cafe Orient over the years and the food is always very good. We bring our guests from out of town there and their reaction is somewhat skeptical as they enter since it is a "hole in the wall" with cafeteria chairs...but once they sample the food everyone digs in and enjoys! The food is flavourful and... More 

Thank CDNcruise_travel
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I really enjoyed the food every time I go. They have a great variety of dishes, from congee to noodles to rice dishes. They are fast, well priced, and good. Their Hong Kong style milk tea is a must try. Some people go to Starbucks, my wife goes here for the milk tea. lol They also have one of the... More 

Thank JYDan11
Ottawa, Canada
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324 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

A good friend of mine introduced me to this place about 8-10 years ago and I have been a regular ever since. I love this place, it's not about the ambience, it a hole in the wall, with a worn out interior, though they frequently have classic French jazz playing as background music. It's not about up scale as this... More 

Thank Ottawa_uhl
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The Cafe Orient is a small, unassuming place on Somerset Street, the decor is simple and clean. The food we had (HK style french toast, pan fried pork dumplings and shrimp wonton noodle soup) was good to excellent, and the Hong Kong milk tea was very good, too. The wontons in the soup were just plain shrimp in a nice,... More 

Thank Retired470
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Went when Yangtze was to crowded. Everything was fine but nothing was as good as the same dish at Yangtze. Also the ambiance is not as nice. Dark small space.

Thank JWD64
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Had my first visit to Orient Cafe. Went with another couple who have been going there for years. It's just a little 'hole in the wall' but the food is excellent ! Authentic Chinese food, fast service, and very reasonable priced. We will be back!

Thank Usantos
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Didn't notice this place was here until a friend took me, and man was I surprised on how much I liked it. Small restaurant, great atmosphere, delicious food.

Thank Linds M
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Usualy you wanna find the place where all the the asians go in a Chinatown. We had lots of good stuff for a reasonable price. As tourists you try. To find a place because of good reviews online but in this case we went up and down the street and picked the one that looked good from outside and had... More 

Thank Letzter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
04:00 - 13:00
04:00 - 17:00
04:00 - 17:00
04:00 - 17:00
04:00 - 17:00
04:00 - 17:00
04:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-563-2422

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