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373 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
+1 613-233-0303
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10:30 - 10:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Far more take-out oriented, with an eat-in option that seemed secondary (and with significantly higher prices). Chicken curry and lamb korma were okay, but nothing spectacular, and they forgot my naan order. Mango lassi was pre-made for take-out and that's what we were served eating-in. Would only go back for take-out platters, as they seemed a better match for value.

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Thank elminowski
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Today I ordered butter chicken with rice for take out. Apparantly this comes with salad on the side, which would be nice except 'salad' means lettuce with some carrot pieces and no dressing at all. The butter chicken barely had enough sauce to cover the chicken, let alone the rice they served under it. The taste of the sauce was... More 

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1 Thank Nyssa_Elizabeth
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

I ordered here for delivery tonight. Got two orders of Naan, two of popadoms, a butter chicken and a chicken masala. Total price $38. So let me just say that I love Indian food and have ordered it in Ottawa many times. What I received was soggy naan and tiny TINY portions of food. I mean...oh my god how is... More 

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Thank susanr0se
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

After moving to Ottawa, I tried 7 or 8 Indian places, since I'm an Indian food maniac. I just love the stuff but was having trouble finding a place where they really had nice recipes with real taste and cooked to perfection. Well, this is it and, bonus, it's near my place. Difficult parking, though. It's a very modest place... More 

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Thank Diane G
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great tasting stuff, very decent prices, friendly staff, pretty quick service. A good-sized menu. Naan is a bit pricey, but everything else is very well priced. Very good quality! Date attended is approximate.

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1 Thank davosseaworth
Toronto, Canada
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403 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Humans have been mixing it up with food traditions for thousands of years, but recently we've become a little precious about it. In my book on world food themes, called the No Nonsense Guide to World Food, I call this tradition fusion. Some know this as a new trend by gourmet chefs but it's really a product of people migrating... More 

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Cantley, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Dinner for two. Dahl is excellent. Butter chicken is fair but not totally authentic flavour. Very good eggplant and mushroom dish. Fast food-type decor but you're not buying the place but their food. Meets fair expectation.

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1 Thank Richard_zen13
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a great spot -- you know that because all the taxi drivers in the city come here for a hot, reasonably priced meal. Love it, kind service. Thanks Nazril!

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Thank FreeBird108108
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

"""Amazing authentic Indian food. In the summer, Have been here many times, and have never been disappointed. If you can't handle spicy do not order the Vindaloo...it is EXTREMELY spicy...but super delicious! My advice is The greatest biryani of my life i had"""

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1 Thank SunShiaro a
New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

This IS NOT an Indian restaurant. Run by Bangladeshis, who do not even have the sense to search for Indian recipes over the internet, instead of using their brains and ruining the dishes in the process. Atrocious service on top of that. Please avoid visiting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 10:30
Monday
10:30 - 10:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 10:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 10:30
Thursday
10:30 - 10:30
Friday
10:30 - 10:30
Saturday
10:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-0303

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