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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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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