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Shawarma Castle

#251 of 2,201 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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178 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X6, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Guelph, Canada
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place for shawarma lovers. A super-friendly little family-run shop, it has a few seats where you can perch to eat, or you can take out. The secret is in their super-fresh vegetable ingredients and their amazing sauces and spreads, which you can smell as soon as you go in there. The hot spicy garlic sauce is... More 

Thank OntarioPacked2Go
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

A classic, honest, small business. A true mom & pop operation. They take pride in their service, in their food and preparation. Today they were short staffed and we all had to wait. Apologies were given but not required. Well worth the wait! Chicken shawarma sandwich, fully dressed including house spicy garlic sauce, toasted, with extra traditional garlic sauce on... More 

Thank Trois_Vespa
Bolton, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Accommodating staff. Generous servings. Really flavourful food. It is pretty tight in there however... take out is recommended. Yum!

Thank dagsix
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I've tried so many Shawarma sandwiches in town and this is the only place that has the PERFECT spicy garlic recipe. Very tasty and delicious Shawarma with Fresh ingredients. A popular Shawarma spot right in the middle of downtown for a quick bite on the go.

Thank Moe_Abadla
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My mum and I were very tired on our last night in Ottawa so we wanted to grab something easy for dinner. This was my favourite meal I ate in town. The falafel was great, the sauces were amazing and the chillies and hot sauce... oh the chillies... They were really delicious. Highly recommended. Service was fast, attentive and polite.... More 

Thank Anna K
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Out of all Shawarma places in the area, this is the place to stop and eat the best Lebanon food in Ottawa. The food is outstanding and the owner was very nice . In the By Ward Market area, walking distance from Parliament and other local attractions. A definite must !

Thank Cedric P
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Amazing! Mohamed is extremely warm and welcoming - the food is amazing quality is there fresh vegies. I am traveling from BC and this is a must try. You will never spend so little and be so happy! 10/10

Thank Iain R
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Seriously, if you like your shawarma spicy, this is the place to go! Best spicy sauce I've ever had.

Thank walkingwordsmith
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Tried this late one Saturday night. Small old hole in the wall kind of place, Tried Chicken Shawarma for the first time. It was delicious. The guys working there were very friendly. I would highly recommend it .

Thank Susan H
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The shawarma was delicious. Fresh and hot. Try the spicy garlic sauce it has a nice kick. Good portion size, so tasty. The staff was very attentive and helpful, they even threw in a bag of pita to go with our 3 shawarma plates that included potatoes, rice, salad, pickles, hummus and your choice of garlic sauce. There is enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lebanese, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-0009

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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?