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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
+1 613-562-9331
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (75 reviews)
“braised beef” (28 reviews)
“tacos” (146 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:30All hours
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant. The vibe inside is very cool, the patio looked nice but we wanted the AC. We shared several plates that we really good - vietnamese pancake (my favorite item), sashimi, maple tofu, rice, and braised greens.

Thank MacDaley
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined on the patio, it had a nice feel. The service was good. Some of the food was spectacular but my entree was mediocre. The Vietnamese pancake (banhxeo) was delicious and the cajun chicken tacos were very tasty. I have to...More

Thank bmckay2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Ottawa for Canada Day and reserved two table which they merged easily upon our arrival. Started with fun drinks then moved on to a variety of shared dishes all delicious- do not omit the tacos from your order for sure- these were...More

Thank conandbob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations highly recommend. I would agree with other reviews that the service is on the slow side, specially when you're told that dishes are served as soon as they are ready in no particular order. That said, if you want an evening to relax and...More

Thank oribie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there a half dozen times, every time has been excellent. Sharing menu and taco plus homemade donuts are a hit. Outdoor seating area is ideal for summer nights. Would recommend it for any occasion, have even been there for a wedding reception.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the lovely patio seating the other day. My late lunch was deep-fried tuna with pickled vegetables in lettuce wraps. My second visit and worthwhile. Small portions but reasonable for lunch and moderate price. Nice friendly service!

Thank Francestravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared a Green Papaya salad. My wife had Ramen and I had Bibimbap with Pork Belly. All were very good with an attractive presentation. The decor of the restaurant was very pleasant. It was busy, but the service was still ok. The chocolate donut...More

Thank kamloopsscott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at this restaurant in the Byward Market area of Ottawa was fantastic. The food choices are intended as share plates so that everyone at the table can try more dishes. Very creative items on the menu. Really delicious !

Thank Michaelonthecoast
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a lunch meal with my toddler and we were disappointed with the food and service. It took a while to be seated and the food took also quite a long time to get to us, although there was a large group that...More

Thank GChan156
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife at sidedoor as i had a discount with my entertainment book. Menu was original, range of different and good wine. We took an appetizer that we shared and both took the black cod that was served in a bowl with a...More

Thank travelsoften1963
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2016|
Response from FarineFiveRoses | Reviewed this property |
Tiny beer list. Only 4 beers on tap of which one local (Kitchisippi) and one Quebec (Blanche de Chambly). Disappointing.
Tusharandsheryl M
10 February 2015|
Response from aaronjmazurek |
Absolutely! Any of the tacos can be done on lettuce-leaf instead of the flour tortillas - and many of the menu items do not contain gluten at all. Just make sure to let your server know of your preferences.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
  • E-mail
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
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