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364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
+1 613-789-0025
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This restaurant used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Ottawa. Not sure if the ownership has changed or chefs, but the food is definitely not what it used to be. The service was super slow - we sat for at least 15 mins before being asked about drink orders, and then it took another 10 mins for water... More 

Thank Bessie134
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a place where I come once or twice every year with the same pleasure and excitement for their delicious food. You will enjoy the experience if you are comfortable eating with your hands, without utensils, and if you do not need fancy seating and decor. Did I say that the food is delicious? Looking forward to my next... More 

Thank Bogdan N
Dundas, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided as we were walking down the street to check in to try this restaurant. We both are vegetarian and saw they had a platter for 2 with all vegetarian options. The overall menu sounded very appetizing and the prices were cheap. The platter we got was only 15$ and it filled us both up. I... More 

Thank Shay D
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Blegh bleghh, spicy Blegh. The"bread" it is served on was disgusting, legit water and flour... The food looks like a mishmash of God knows what and tastes like it too. The spiciness is retarded and meant to kill people. I can't see myself going there again. We went in a group of 6 people. We all hated it but the... More 

Thank Ricardo V
Fredericton, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Upon first look, the restaurant may throw you off kilter...it may not look the best, but the food was fantastic! Yes, you will have to overlook the cleanliness of the facility...it could use some TLC in all aspects of building maintenance. But what really matters, at least to us..was the food! Absolutely delightful! If you are looking for a fork... More 

Thank Troy W
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Unique atmosphere, love their multi variety veggie curry dish with the traditional ethiopian bread. It is an acquired taste, but one a foodie would admire and fully appreciate. Toronto has better ethiopian food, but this does for now in the capital.

Thank Nadia J
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

First time here, not first time eating ethiopian food. Everything was cold and tasted old. Very disappointed. The decor was very ratty, and worn down however I didn't let that discourage me from trying the food. My significant other and myself both ordered platters and neither of us could eat more than three bites. We ended up grabbing shwarma and... More 

1 Thank Sabbre
Ottawa, Canada
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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

A group of us visited recently on a Friday evening. Considering Friday is normally a busy night at most restaurants this place was pretty empty. We waited at the door expecting to be seated but after about three to four minutes we proceeded to a table ourselves. We had to move chairs around to make a table large enough for... More 

1 Thank Gutch2
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Food is tasty. Neat experience. Service is awful and staff are not professional but it's part of the charm I guess. Restaurant itself is original state from the 30s or whenever it was built. Don't expect fine dining.

Thank Talia S
South Mountain, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My girlfriend (now wife) and I stopped here on a whim one day when a group of friends had come to Ottawa for Winterlude. We had no idea what to expect. At first we were put off by the seemingly small quantity of food, but that fear dissipated quickly as we were all very full. But the flavours! None of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-0025

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