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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
+1 613-562-9331
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (82 reviews)
“braised beef” (30 reviews)
“tacos” (140 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an amazing meal here, the atmosphere is fantastic; a great vibe. The tempura broccoli taco, the lobster green curry and fresh made donuts were spectacular. I loved every bite, and will be sure to visit this restaurant every time I am in Ottawa.

Thank Deanna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service. Food was good. Restaurant is in a good area as well. Recommend visiting this restaurant if in Ottawa!

Thank Lee_C_B_TO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here .love the small plate menu and the Asian Mexican fusion food. Very casual great wait staff! We will be back!

Thank Rosepasco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit Ottawa for business, there is a good chance I will have dinner at the Sidedoor. They have many great share plates. I highly recommend this place and do so for any colleagues or friends that visit Ottawa. They all thank me for...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sidedoor Kitchen and Bar is an outstanding restaurant with a diverse menu and an excellent chef. I just had one of the best dinners I've ever eaten at the Sidedoor.

1  Thank howardbreen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us dined here and thought it was fantastic from start to finish. Located in a little courtyard within the Byward market area, the restaurant is much bigger than it looks from the outside. There is a patio and lots of large & comfortable...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was busy and somewhat warm given the nice weather outside. Many of the food options seemed to be local twists on Southeast Asian food, some of which combined influences from multiple cuisines. I like fusion cuisine but for me many of these dishes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience at this restaurant. Sebastian was our waiter for the evening and he was very helpful with everything. Fried calamari then spicy beef tacos with Cheng du half chicken as our main meal with a side of russet potatoes. Wow ! the food was...More

Thank JoLow
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were delightfully surprised to wander in to the byword market and find at number 18 b a really cute - artsy restaurant with a spectacular patio out back. This is such a hidden gem! It has great food and smiling staff. We had tacos...More

1  Thank sunni2014
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Staff is attentive and very knowledgeable. Food is great. Always a pleasant outing.

Thank Ulla K
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2016|
Response from FarineFiveRoses | Reviewed this property |
Tiny beer list. Only 4 beers on tap of which one local (Kitchisippi) and one Quebec (Blanche de Chambly). Disappointing.
Tusharandsheryl M
10 February 2015|
Response from aaronjmazurek |
Absolutely! Any of the tacos can be done on lettuce-leaf instead of the flour tortillas - and many of the menu items do not contain gluten at all. Just make sure to let your server know of your preferences.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
  • E-mail
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
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