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Shawarma Castle

#295 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-789-0009
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
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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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 !

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Thank Cedric P
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Iain R
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

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

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Thank walkingwordsmith
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Thank Susan H
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank ShrekFiona58
Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

This was the best shawarma I had ever eaten. The selections were so wide I didn't know what to choose from. Once I did i had to his back the very next day for one. The guy in the shop was so friendly. Big up castle !!!

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Thank JahmekyanUte
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We stopped in after a day trip to the city, had never heard of it, just wanted something quick and warm. We are so glad we did! The proprietor was so nice and personable, and took time to explain what everything was. We got a chicken shawarma and a mixed grill one.Veggies and meat were all so fresh! Spit grilled... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Friendly people and I had my shawarma on a a real plate! I visited a few times, before 2015, when my daughter was attending the university in Ottawa. I received the best service and shawarma ever. I've had shawarmas in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancover and Saudi Arabia and this place stands out!

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Thank camper226
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Had a plate of chicken shawarma - Generous portions Friendly staff Fresh ingredients Delicious foods

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Thank TnT613
Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I was visiting Ottawa last week and wanted to try Shawarma for the first time. I googled best shawarma in Ottawa" and Castle Shawarma was the closet location to me. It's nice and close to the Rideau centre, easy to find. The man who served me was an absolute sweetheart. He was very patient with all my questions, asked how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, 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?