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Shafali Restaurant

308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“naan bread” (11 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
“saag paneer” (6 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
17:00 - 20:30All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 11 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

1  Thank KnowAboutTravel
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My girlfriends and I had supper herr on May 18th. We arrived late in the evening ( 1hr before close) and the staff was very welcoming. Curry chicken was wonderful. Will definitely visit again. Recommend to all who like Indian cuisine.

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I'm becoming a regular here again and I do love the food here and the people. If you likes-icy, then the jalfrezi is one to try. Been here three times in the last month and it has varied slightly - good each time though. Not...More

Thank thefrequenttraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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