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Shafali Restaurant

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Byward Market Area
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308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada
+1 613-789-9188
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

If you want really good Indian food look no further than Shafali on Dalhousie Street. We had 4 people in our party and each one of us ordered a dish that we shared at the table. The Chicken Korma was creamy and yummy and the Butter Chicken superb too. The Beef Curry had lots of nice flavour and the Rogan... More 

1 Thank coal13
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2015

good food and service also nice décor. two thumps up. this is my 7th times. my kids really love this place.

Thank yousu
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend decided to try Shafali because of the great reviews and it was such a disappointment. 1- Waited 10 minutes to get acknowledged by the waitress 2- We didn't get the right drinks we ordered. 3- My friend asked the waitress if the level of heat can be adjusted and she didn't seem to understand what he... More 

1 Thank Rahim N
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The good: Food is very tasty. Service was super-friendly, with acceptable wait-time. Pricing, considering the massive choice in the neighbourhood, was reasonable. The bad: I prefer my curries more on flavourful than hot...out of five I'd rate Shafali's four. Butter chicken had a high sauce-to-chicken ratio. Recommended for those with high tolerance for curry heat!

Thank Marcusiologist
Guelph, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The service was quite bad as it took a very long time for the food. There was another guest who waited so long that he eventually walked out of the restaurant. Once the finally did arrive it was quite good. However when the bill came there were multiple mistakes and it took the waiter 3 tries to get it right.

Thank AmanSawrup
St. John's, Canada
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The Shafali is just out of the way enough that we probably wouldn't have happened across it. (By "out of the way" I mean a block further than I had gone market exploring.) But a friend had recommended it, and good Indian food is a treat, so here we were. It's actually right next door to the ping-pong bar my... More 

Thank Jean G
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Arriving for a rather early dinner, the appetizer plate was delicious, but cheap (one of each item, cut in half); the Aloo Gobi was very salt; the Butter Chicken was watery (not rich and creamy), and the Naan tasted like yeast! The rice was cold and dry. Nothing was fresh :-( Also: the staff yelled back and forth to one... More 

1 Thank Megan F
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

To be honest from the various reviews listed I was not sure what to expect. We arrived at 7 on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was quite busy....only real disappointment was the Premium Beer which was Bud Lite! The curries were well prepared and you could definitely tell the chicken had been cooked in the sauce rather than sauce... More 

2 Thank Sandra R
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The mango lassie was good- that was only reason I gave two stars. The sag paneer was horrid, bland. The rice was also tasteless. My brother was asked if he wanted naan with his meal- it was 3$ extra;though fresh, was not very good either. Save your money and go somewhere else for Indian food.

Thank Johanne H
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Very pleased w this discovery. Delicious indian family cuisine. Fast and couteous service, reasonnable pricing. I'll be back without hesitation ! 8.2/10

1 Thank GuyDeMont

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?