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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

#32 of 2,184 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada (Sussex)
+1 613-562-9331
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sidedoor has by far the best food in Ottawa. The dishes are fresh, inventive and delicious. I've been a few times and tried different items on the menu - there is nothing that isn't perfect. The decor is modern and stylish with a great atmosphere no matter where you are seated. I find it very tough to find good, interesting... More 

Thank Niki K
Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were directed here by another restaurant down the street that was booked for the vending. We stopped by around 7:30 or 8:00 pm on a Saturday night (of a long weekend with unseasonably warm February weather), and they were booked until 10pm. Luckily, two seats at the bar opened up. I was a bit surprised a the limited menu... More 

Thank brownie_the_gateau
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went as a family, kids even appreciated it. Loved the tacos! ANd sharing tapas style. Wine delish! A touch slow but worth the wait.

Thank Kim T
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Certainly a fun atmosphere and the private room was quite large and while there are no windows it was still bright. Had the Mushroom soup which was amazing. Braised Beef was good though I did find white rice with it a bit unique. Certainly no one went home... More 

Thank OttawaCurler
Aurora, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of dinning here on Friday night, we were a group of ten with a reservation. Well organized. Very informative server (Simon) was able to enthusiastically recommend and tell us about each dish. The food was delicious. Each bite a delight. Truly an experience not to be missed... Oh, the donuts, are worth ordering, light, fluffy and scrumptious.... More 

Thank cephise2015
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After working an 10 hour day our team was hungry!! A member had previously visited her and raved about the food. I was amazed! From the tacos to the lobster curry to the Peking style chicken to everything else that touched my plate I was in heaven. Then came the donuts!! Holy crap were they good Definitely going to come... More 

Thank trish s
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I'm a huge taco monster and I've been dying to try this place. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and I loved the large windows. First, we ordered tacos: one order of the pulled pork with peach and one order of the crispy fish. There are 2 pieces in 1 order for about 10$, so pretty expensive I have to say.... More 

Thank PunyBeans
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

overrated! This place is 6/10 decorated, service is good 9/10, but I was expecting so much more from the chef. I was hoping to have a culinary experience but instead I was left unsatisfied throughout the meal. Tacos are probably the best thing to eat but way to pricy for what it is. Dishes are bland and boring and expensive.... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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266 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have had several lunches and dinners here this fall and winter - above average food, interesting menu, and always delightful service. A fun menu with several sharing small plates as well as interesting tacos. A killer green papaya salad too!

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Rome, Italy
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Tacos (2/$10) were not bad but small and overpriced vs better taco options in town. $22 "crispy" tofu was a big disappointment, overpowering miso flavour, and tofu simply pan fried cubes. Did not include the $5 upsell on a portion of plain rice needed for this very saucy dish. Desert donuts simply deep fried dough with glaze, fine but nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$24
Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates

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