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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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Hey Kitchen

Address: 710 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8pm (Daily; hours may change during/after pandemic) Website: Nope! Just Skip and Uber pages   Ever since I learned that Hey Kitchen in Chinatown has a dish that’s fairly unique in Ottawa, omurice, I have been wanting to try it out. And there was no better time than during the pandemic […]

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Lamb and rice at Alhuda Restaurant
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Alhuda Restaurant

Address: 1644 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 12pm – 7:30pm (Daily; hours may change during/after the pandemic) Website: https://www.alhudarestaurant.com/     Alhuda Restaurant, a Somali takeout place, can be a little awkward to get to if you’re not familiar with the location. It’s tucked away in a commercial building that despite its address, is actually setback from Bank Street on a […]

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Rangoon Restaurant

Address: 634 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 3pm – 9pm (Mon – Thu); 3pm – 10pm (Fri – Sat); closed Sundays (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: http://www.rangoonrestaurant.ca/     If you’ve been following along on my blog or social media over the past few years, you know that I love trying new-to-me types of cuisine. My first times trying […]

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Jerk chicken tacos and fries at Jerk on Wheels food truck
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Jerk on Wheels

Address: 1533 Merivale Rd, Ottawa Hours: 4 – 8pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sundays (hours may vary during/after the pandemic) Website: Nope, but check out their Instagram stories to see if they’re open Green factor: Styrofoam containers, garbage bin on site food A couple of years ago, a bright-red food truck took over the former location of Caribbean Cruiser on […]

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Korean fried chicken with pickled daikon
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Kitchen Maroo

Address: 710 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 8pm (Sun); 11:30am – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Sat); closed Tuesdays (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Social media only   Late in the summer of 2020, Kitchen Maroo, a Korean restaurant with fusion leanings, quietly replaced Gina’s Café at Gladstone and Bronson. Since then, they’ve been stacking up accolades in local […]

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Jamaican patties at Run 2 Patty
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Run2Patty

Address: 853 Boyd Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri); 5pm – 10pm (Sat – Sun) Website: https://run2patty.ca/     I had been hearing lots of good things about Run2Patty on social media, so I recently made the effort to finally try them out. Hidden among a dreary swath of commercial/light industrial buildings just off Carling and Clyde, […]

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African BBQ House

Address: 385 Tompkins Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 9pm daily (hours may differ during and after the pandemic) Website: Socials only; also on UberEats     When life pulled me out to Orleans recently, that meant one thing: trying a new-to-me restaurant! Well, that and booking a CommunAuto for these cross-town errands. My target of choice was African BBQ House, […]

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