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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
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, friendly atmostphere and wonderful service. Very tasty traditional Indian food. Elegant presentation of the food, great combination of spaces and flavor.

Thank Andrea P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The warming smells of Indian Spices greet you as you enter this charming and tastefully decorated restaurant. The food is amazing, but the Butter Chicken is like an explosion of flavours in your mouth! And Azim, the owner, is always up for a good conversation :) We will definitely be back soon! ❤

Thank Tara-Anne H
Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is just great, authentic and at a fair price. Very good personalized service. I recommend it.

Thank MartinMLJ
Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to the By-Ward market, no reservation the place opened at 11h30. Small restaurant right downtown Ottawa, welcoming with a bilingual service (I say bilingual but I assume they speak way more then French and English). Tables are nicely set, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The menu is nice and simple, you have a choice of about 10... More 

Thank Eric L
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

In Ottawa for a couple of days I'm my own, and we Brits always crave a curry on a Friday night. Finding a good Indian restaurant abroad, is like counting hen's teeth! Anyway, what a find. I had a delicious authentic dinner, beautifully presented, with warmth and depth that only the best Indian chefs can manage - without making the... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had the dinner for two as it had a nice variety of foods to try, and it was delicious. The lamb curry and butter chicken were fabulous. Service was great.

Thank KootenayKathy
Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stopped in for a lovely Indian meal and we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was clean and had an awesome ambiance to it. We order the sample appetizer which was very very tasty. I order the butter chicken with basmati rice and hubby order the chicken biryani and garlic naan bread. Everything was very tasty except the chicken biryani... More 

Thank SusieQ2992
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went to Shafali with two of my friends. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were already impressed. We were the youngest ones sitting there but that was just another conversation starter with our really great waiter. Everything we ordered was delicious, the lights around made the environment super relaxing and excellent to enjoy a meal.

Thank dzachrisson
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Shafali Fine Indian Restaurant 308 Dalhousie Street Loved It! I have eaten or I should say we have eaten more Indian meals in this country and in the UK primarily London and we know good Indian Food. Well Shafali didn’t disappoint on any front. In fact – we were very impressed with the set menu – called combination meals for... More 

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Chelsea, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a wonderful lunch, starting with Dal soup followed by curry. The soup was a burst of flavors which we just could not get enough of. The butter chicken curry as well as the Aloo Gobi curry were so very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
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?