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The Green Door

#22 of 2,191 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Green Door has been a staple of mine for about 6 years now. While I do love the food, its very very heavy on oil. I would visit more frequently if the salads weren't as drenched in it - because of this I treat it more as a treat rather than healthy vegetarian/vegan food.

Thank sjmell20
Toronto, Ontario
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafeteria style restaurant - - grab a tray and drink, fill your plate and bowl, bring to cashier, pay by weight, find a table, sit and eat. When you have eaten, there is a cleanup station for the tray, plate, bowl, cutlery, and refuse. Most staff are friendly. Lots of food selections. Lots of desserts. All very tasty. All full... More 

Thank 15familyvacation
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your review. I am glad that you found our selections wide and our food tasty. To clear up a few misconceptions: all of our menu items are produced in-house, from the sourdough bread right through to the kim chee, sushi, all the desserts, salads, and hot buffet items. Because we make everything here,... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is weighed and you pay accordingly; however, it is very expensive. As well, the food is fairly ordinary. The atmosphere is that of a cafeteria.... To top things off, when you have finished eating, you are expected to dispose of your dishes and cutlery at the end of your meal in various bins set up at the back... More 

Thank Richard067
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not vegetarian but decided to try the Green Door on the recommendation of a friend who is vegetarian. We were initially really put off by the woman who greeted us since she had a ring in her nose -- hardly appropriate for someone working in a restaurant. The place was packed, the cafeteria line for four stations was... More 

Thank pinky14
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their hot meals are really great and affordable. The staff is very friendly. Thank goodness for their delivery service (although it would be great if the delivery fee was lowered a bit as I need to tip the courrier)

Thank kristina h
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Absolutely love Green Door - as a vegan, I feel right at home here. I love how every dish is labelled showing whether it's vegetarian or vegan, ingredients are noted too. The staff are wonderful. Green Door is inviting and friendly. If you are vegetarian, do not go to the restaurant called Perfection Satisfaction, go over to Green Door!

Thank 625joseel
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food is good and I'm sure the cooks do a good job - but it is not worth $25 per person for a little bit of pre made takeaway food which is what you'll pay - without desert or coffee. The place is staffed with dimwitted twits with disgusting nose rings who won't bag your food or lift a... More 

Thank Aaron S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot and I'm from NY. This is my all time favorite vegetarian restaurant in the US and Canada! I sometimes come here twice a day when I'm in town. There are so many different flavors and options. I only wish this concept in a vegetarian restaurant was in my hometown!

Thank Lisa F
108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lisa for your kind words. Such appreciative remarks provide the fuel to keep us going and improving. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I love you dearly, I do so hope you know that. I had to drop you a star which pained me. In our latest visit, I must say your "cold bar" of salads and sides for vegan's were incredible and oh so creative. It would be nice if you got a few new different vegan desserts though. i love the... More 

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108ronf, Owner at The Green Door, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, Kelli. We use feedback of all kinds to help us to gauge and improve our service. Your concerns and criticisms are well taken. You are encouraging us to continue to creatively develop our offerings. Thanks as well for the positive appreciation you express for our work, and for your loyalty over the years.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Green Door Restaurant is a great vegetarian restaurant. There was so many food choices it was great. It is served buffet style, you fill your plate and then pay by the weight. There is something for everyone here, as well as great coffee and amazing desserts.

Thank Marsha C

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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