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Izakaya Shingen

Address: 201 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Sun – Thu); 5pm – 1am (Fri – Sat) Website: https://izakayashingen.com/     Earlier this winter, my wife and I stopped by Izakaya Shingen to refuel and reheat after taking a stroll downtown to see Christmas lights. The décor eschews the typical clean-cut, minimalist design of sushi restaurants, with an eclectic […]

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Shrimp-stuffed eggplant - YImin Dim Sum
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Yimin Dim Sum

 Address: 870 Somerset St W, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri); 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun) Website: http://www.yimindimsumhouse.com/   Earlier this fall, my sister and I met up for lunch at Yimin Dim Sum, a small shop near the western edge of Chinatown. It seats about 30 in a quite utilitarian atmosphere, whose décor highlights include paper […]

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Ochos Rios

Address: 1800 Bank St, Unit #15, Ottawa Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Tue – Thu); 11am – 9pm (Fri – Sat); closed Sunday – Monday Website: https://www.ochorioscaribbean.com     While heading to Billings Bridge, I made a side excursion to Ochos Rios, a small, Caribbean restaurant located in a strip mall near Bank and Walkley. I arrived in the early afternoon, […]

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The truck - T&D Chips
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T&D Chips

Address: Lisgar at Bank Hours: Lunch-ish on weekdays for sure. Otherwise…*shrug emoji* Website: Ha! Noooo Green factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils; No garbage or recycling on site   As I continue to work my way through the chip wagons and food trucks of Ottawa, I stopped by T&D Chips for lunch in warmer times earlier this year. This orange and […]

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Donair - Romeo's Donair & Pizza
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Romeo’s Donair & Pizza

Address: 1580 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 11:30am – 10 pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sunday Website: Nope   Doing this #OttawaDonairQuest, has been a mixed bag, with a few highs and many, many lows. The worst offenders are often pizza/shawarma places; they typically aren’t trying to emulate the Halifax donair, but rather the word is used in the place […]

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Jigg's dinner - Petit Bill's
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Petit Bill’s Bistro

Address: 1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon), – 9pm (Tue), – 9:30pm (Wed-Thu), – 10pm (Fri-Sat); 4 – 8:30pm (Sun) Website: https://www.petitbillsbistro.com/     Ottawa, being the national capital of a bilingual country, and just across the river from Quebec, has plenty of French restaurants. It doesn’t have much in the way of Newfoundland cuisine, and […]

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Si Senor Mexican Street Food

Address: 506 Rideau St, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (Tue – Thu); 12pm – midnight (Fri – Sat); 12 – 4pm (Sun); closed Monday Website: https://www.sisenor.ca/     Possibly the best thing about Rideau Street as it currently exists is that it’s a great incubator for mom and pop restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. Take a stroll […]

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The truck - The Real McCoy
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The Real McCoy Burger & Fries

Address: 298 Preston St., Ottawa Hours: https://streetfoodapp.com/ottawa/the-real-mccoy Website: All of the social medias Green factor: Styrofoam for poutine, paper-lined foil for burger, plastic utensils; recycling bin on site     The mobile food game is as tough as any niche of the restaurant business, maybe even tougher than most with its dependence on the weather. As such, it’s never a […]

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Add-ins - Yunshang Rice Noodle
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Yunshang Rice Noodle

Address: 275 Bank St Unit 101, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu); 11:30am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat) Website: http://www.yunshang.ca/web-en.html     Ottawa has a bit of a thing for Asian noodle soups. From the daily line-ups at Sansotei, to the hand-made noodles at La Mien (RIP) and now at La Noodle in the Market, and of […]

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Patio - O-Frango
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O-Frango

Address: 151 Laurier Ave, Ottawa (in behind in the parking lot) Hours: 12 – 7pm (Mon – Fri); 12 – 4pm (Sat); closed Sundays Website: Facebook only     After a day of doing some local sightseeing with my wife, I wanted to use the opportunity of being in the Byward Market to make a small detour to check out […]

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