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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“naan bread” (11 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
“saag paneer” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Okay Indian food and restaurant interior was pleasant. It might have been an off night, but the food took forever to arrive. After 45 minutes (!) of waiting, we asked the waiter about the delay. He apologized but didn't offer any explanation. Fifteen minutes later,...More

Thank Naarden
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have eaten at Shafalis several times and have enjoyed a private cooking class on occasion also. The chef is a warm and engaging man and his food is incredible! So fragrant and delicious -- I can't wait to go back!

Thank Binda T
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a late-night supper at Shafali...We had been lured by the positive reviews, but it seems these reviewers didn't know much about Indian cuisine! Although the menu is rather extensive, the food is definitely not up to minimal Indian cuisine standards. We had the...More

Thank RAPLongueuil
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have been to Ottawa twice & both times had dinner at Shafali's. The food is delicious both times and it is reasonably priced. Service is good and the atmosphere is usually quiet to allow the enjoyment of the experience! (Except for the very loud...More

Thank ABCD3965
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Second time we have been here and it was just as great as the first time. Had the chicken vindaloo and the lamb curry. Nice and spicy. The service was great and great portions. Would recommend highly.

Thank tripper098
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Perfect moment, I recommend to take samosa as appetizers. And the Rogan which contains lamb, tomatoes... as main dish !! ;) The naan is also very good, and the mango Lassi as well...

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a variety of four different dishes along with garlic naan bread. Everything was so delicious and nothing was left on our plates. The service was great and so friendly. We enjoyed chatting with our server. It's also nice to hear...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife went a week ago to shafali as we had received a certificate. Since my wife and I only went twice to an Indian restaurant, we asked the manager who was I believe the brother of the owner. We took the platter...More

Thank travelsoften1963
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Excellent Dal soup was part of the lunch. One of us had a much enjoyed vegetable curry while my chicken tikka wrapped in naan (with secret sauce) was enough for two and excellent. Not perfect as the waiter was less than attentive despite few customers.

Thank DaveLon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'm a big fan of small Indian restaurants and always look for the ones where folks of Indian decent bring their families to eat. Shafali in the Byward district was just one of those rare spots. As soon as you enter you know there is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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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