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Salang Kabob House

Address: 2934 Carling Ave, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (Tue – Sat), 12 – 8pm (Sun), closed Monday Website: https://salangkabobhouse.ca/   While in the Britannia area, it  only made sense to have lunch at an Afghani restaurant, since the Britannia area is one of the hubs of such cuisine. Salang Kabob House was my new-to-me target. The interior has a […]

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JJ’s Wings

Address: 1442 Baseline Rd, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (M – F), 1 – 9pm (Sat), 5 – 9pm (Sun) Website: Socials only – Instagram and Facebook Green factor: Compostable and recyclable containers, garbage bin only on site   I love that the food truck scene in Ottawa has gained enough critical mass over the years that there’s some really […]

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Seven Tea Miles

Address: 1507 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 4 – 9pm (Tue – Thu); 4 – 10pm (Fri); 12 – 10pm (Sat); 12 – 9pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: https://www.seventeamiles.com/ Green factor: Compostable/recyclable food containers; plastic drink cups; garbage bin on site     While out in Nepean recently, I tried an intriguing food truck that I had noticed last year […]

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Vivaan

Address: 225 Preston St Unit 3, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 10pm (Tue – Thu, Sun); 5 – 11pm (Fri – Sat) Website: https://vivaanottawa.com/     Like everything in the pandemic, the opening of Vivaan in Fall 2020 seems like it was both a long time ago and that it only just happened. Similarly, while I’ve been wanting to try this […]

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Raphael Express

Address: 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 232, Ottawa Hours: 3 – 9pm (Wed – Fri), 2 – 9pm (Sat), 12 – 8pm (Sun); closed Mon – Tue Website: https://raphaelperuviancuisine.ca/     After seeing Raphael Express’ pictures of their beautiful Peruvian food show up on Instagram, and a glowing review in the Citizen, my wife and I finally made our way […]

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Cochinita pibil - Margarita Restaurant
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Margarita

Address: 895 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun, Tue – Wed), 8am – 2pm (Thu – Sat), closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.margaritamex.net/     In late 2020, Margarita took over the short-lived Bowman’s location at Bank and Clarey in the Glebe, expanding beyond their first restaurant in the neighbourhood, Mona’s Taqueria. It has always […]

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Saffron arancini - Ayla's Social Kitchen
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Ayla’s Social Kitchen

Address: 338 Preston St, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 11pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: http://www.aylassocial.ca/     Ayla’s Social Kitchen is one of the handful of Ottawa restaurants that opened just before or in the early days of the pandemic, and the adjustments for a nice restaurant like this were surely even more pronounced […]

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Mezbaan Restaurant

Address: 3098 Carling Ave, Unit 8, Ottawa Hours: 11:45am – 9:30pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://mezbaan.restaurant     After reading good things about Mezbaan Restaurant in the Ottawa Citizen’s review, as well as on social media, I added them to my never-ending list of restaurants to try. I was finally able to make […]

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Samar Kabab House

Address: 1729 Walkley Rd, Unit 1, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm daily (may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.samarkabab.com/     Ottawa, you sure like your kebab/kabab/kabob houses! I don’t know why this particular type of structure, but if you Google “kabab house Ottawa”, you will find no less than eight houses which sell kababs. However, there is not a single […]

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Beer and chapati - Asli Dining
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Asli Dining

Address: 2019 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 9am – 7pm (Sun – Thu); 9am – 8pm (Fri – Sat) (hours may change during/after the pandemic) Website: Social media only, although not very active currently – Facebook and Instagram   Asli Dining recently became the second Somali restaurant I have ever patronized in Ottawa (read about my first here). It’s another small […]

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