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Rideau Restaurant

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500 Eagleson Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2M-1H4, Canada
+1 613-254-8824
11:00 - 21:30
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Welland, Canada
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We ordered out! Coming form Toronto we found the food mundane and expensive. No veggies to be found, small portions.

Thank Al K
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you're looking for very good chinese/asian food you will not go wrong by dining at the Rideau Restaurant. The Moo Shoo chicken is amazing as are the garlic spare ribs. If you're looking for a fancy decor this is not the place however what it lacks in ambiance it certainly makes up for it with their food. Give it... More 

Thank Tammy D
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Rideau Restaurant for the food and only the food. Best to do takeout if you want to avoid seeing the unkept restaurant. Unkept is a nice way of saying dirty and run down. There were huge chips out of the paint/walls from where guests chairs have hit one too many times. But worse was the filthy dirt on... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very good food, friendly service. Good prices. I agree with previous reviewers that the venue is due for a refurbishment, including paint job and new chairs. Also needs a few fly traps/zappers as the last time I was there there were several annoying competitors for my food.

1 Thank Josh C
Pierrefonds, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have been here near a dozen times. My wife is a meat eater and finds that the food ranges from good to very good, leaning towards the good, but never less. Her main issue has to do with the food being bland at times, and lack of veggies, but she never complains about the quality of the ingredients. I... More 

1 Thank André G
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Pretty standard Chinese food or decent quality and portions. Servers are friendly and helpful. A good place for family or larger groups. The place is overdue to be repainted and could use some more decorations (oddly, they have pictures of Prime Minister Stephen Harper visiting there!)

1 Thank JeffTranter
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The food at the Rideau restaurant is authentic Chinese - a lot of variety for vegetarians as well as meat-eaters. Food is fresh and sizzling when brought to your table. The portions are also very lager so you easily get your money's worth. The staff is very pleasant and if you're not sure what you want, they'll make suggestions. If... More 

1 Thank Guy L
Ottawa, Canada
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165 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The food was freshly cooked but quite slow in coming. One server with no back up as the table use increased, we were a party of eight (booked) and at lunch there were seven other tables in use. Good flavours, no complaints, odd specials board for non-Chinese customers (as mentioned by others) but hey, life's a gamble!!!!

1 Thank Footsloggers
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

From the get go the place didn't look any different than any other Chinese place out there, however the quality of the food was very good and the service was surprisingly friendly compared to similar places.

1 Thank Shindaria
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We used to go to this little Jem of a restaurant one a week like clockwork until we moved from Bridelwood to Kanata Lakes. My entire family loves the egg rolls and they are to die for :) We also love the General Tao Chicken and garlic spare ribs as well. I wish that we had photos to share but... More 

1 Thank Earnest V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Eagleson Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2M-1H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-254-8824

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