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Little India Cafe

#172 of 2,188 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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66 Wylie Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-828-2696
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a craving for real Indian food to warm me up. I stumbled upon this place by accident (looking for somewhere else) and glad I did. It's smaller, about 8 tables and it was really busy when I walked in. I peeked at the little buffet and got really excited when I saw Chana masala and a few other... More 

Thank Jessica E
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little hole in the wall restaurant is worth the lineup and the cramped quarters. Their Thali and garlic naan are the best I've had in Ottawa. Plus there's a little Indian grocer next door where you can get delicious samosas and burfi to take home.

Thank Ashli H
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great curries -have been going here for years -bit of a drive for us but worth it. Prefer take home than eating in as the restaurant it very small

Thank Kate T
Ottawa, Ontario
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Probably our favorite restaurant, and probably the best Indian food in the city. Tasty and generous-sized portions. We've eaten there many times and have never had a bad meal. The service is wonderful! Recommend trying the Onion Bhajis (not on the menu, but you can order them)

Thank ccrashh
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The only complaint I have that this restaurant is too small and coming to dinner to be told that the waiting time well over an hour, leaves you disappointed.

Thank 80Susanne29
Ottawa, Canada
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We came here for the lunch buffet ,when our regular place was closed for a private event.We were not disappointed. The buffet had quite a few choices, including vegetarian. The nan bread was fresh baked and better than other places we've tried. The quality of the food was great ...no complaints. This is a stereotypical hole in the wall restaurant,... More 

Thank Ray Y
Ottawa, Canada
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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I must say this is the best Indian restaurant I've been to in town. The butter chicken, lamb vindaloo, and garlic naan are on point! It's a small location that can sit about 18 customers so try to make it there early!

Thank ZeCheeseMaster
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love this place !!! I've been going to this restaurent for years and it's always so delicious . I've tried many other Indian restaurants and nothing compares to Little Indian Cafe . A must try for spices lovers!

Thank Motel_Montcalm175
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Small restaurant that makes an extraordinary Tandoori chicken. Naan, pakora also specular. Service is very nice, although somewhat disorganized. A must try if you enjoy Indian food.

1 Thank Robert H
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This restaurant is like it's name, a little place (around 10 tables or so) but the food is fantastic. Have been going there for years (over 10) and have enjoyed each and every visit. The chef or owner is a nice man ( and had been featured in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper) and he told us that he did not... More 

1 Thank taijime

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Wylie Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-828-2696

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