20 Best Restaurants in Ottawa

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Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and one of the most favorite cities to visit in Canada.

Ottawa also has several famous destinations such as Parliament Hill, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of History, ByWard Market, and more.

But, this city is not only famous for its destinations, but the restaurants are famous as well.

So, Tripboba gathered the best 20 restaurants that you can visit while coming to Ottawa.

These restaurants offer all the guests incredible service, an excellent atmosphere, and of course, delicious food.



Cumberland Pizza is the first restaurant on this list and recommended pizza restaurant to visit in Ottawa. Cumberland Pizza is located at 152 Nelson Street, starts open from 11.00 AM until 10.30 PM every day, and opens 24 hours on Sunday. Cumberland Pizza also offers all the guests super friendly staff, a lovely place to eat, excellent food, and incredible service.

You can enjoy some delicious Italian foods on the menu such as Ravioli, Lasagna Pasta with Meat Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese, Spaghetti with pizza sauce, Spaghetti with meat sauce, Hamburger, Spicy Sweet Breaded Chicken Burger, Club Sandwich, Chicken Burger, Greek Souvlaki, Spanakopita, Chicken Breast, Shrimp Kebab, and more to go.

Cumberland Pizza

A family run pizzeria.

They provide pizza with various toppings as well as typical Greek dishes.

Address : 152 Nelson St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7R5, Canada


Gezellig is a former bank place serving globally inspired cuisine, good service, knowledgeable staff, and incredible dishes plus a good atmosphere. Gezellig is situated at 337 Richmond Rd, open five times a week from around 4.30 until 10.00 PM on weekdays and from 10.00 AM until 10.00 PM on weekends.

Then, you have several tasty foods such as Chef's Seasonal Soup, Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Sandwich, Smoked Arctic Char Eggs Benedict, Gezellig Huevos, Toast Mushrooms, Banana Bread French Toast, Avocado Toast, Creme Brulee, and some delicious brunch drinks.


Good cocktails · Comfortable · Vegetarian menu choices

Address : 337 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7, Canada


Atelier is a high-end eatery with top-quality food, price is reasonable, a great selection of wines, and fantastic service from the staff. You can go to 540 Rochester Street to reach this restaurant and it's open four times a week from 6.00 / 6.30 PM until 8.00 PM.

Atelier has a delicious 12-course tasting menu including, Oyster and Romaine, Sweetbread Terrarium, Turnip Cake, Parsnip Soup, Short Rib, Steelhead Trout, Crab and Corn, Pork and Congee, Sarsaparilla Duck, Lamb and Clementine, Cucumber and White Chocolate, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Atelier, Ottawa

Trendy restaurant with upscale atmosphere for a great culinary experience.

They offer a tasting menu of 12 original dishes focused on molecular gastronomy.

The food is amazing and very nicely presented.

Address : 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M1, Canada


Absinthe is an incredible serving seasonal menu, gourmet European fares, and cocktails. Located at 1208 Wellington Street, Absinthe starts open from 11.30 AM until 2.00 PM and opens again at 5.30 until 9.00 PM six times a week.

Absinthe has incredible tasty foods on the menu which include, Tuna Leche de Tigre, Beef Tartare, Smoked and Pickled Beets, Escargots Gratin, Butternut Squash Veloute, Mixed Greens Salad, Pasta Cauliflower and Ricotta, Roasted Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Absinthe Steak Frites, Mariposa Farms Duck Breast, and Pan-Roasted Steelhead Trout.

Absinthe, Ottawa

A lively and cozy contemporary bistro.

This bistro serves a seasonal changing menu, European gourmet dishes & cocktails.

Address : 1208 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z7, Canada


Sansotei Ramen is the best place to go if you wanna enjoy some ramen dishes in Ottawa. Sansotei Ramen is located at 153 Bank Street, open six times a week from 11.00 AM until 9.00 PM, and has great and fast service, reasonable prices, amazing decor, and excellent staff.

Sansotei Ramen offers a lot of ramens and other Japanese cuisines which include, Tonkotsu Ramen, Tonkotsu Black Ramen, Miso Black Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Spicy Tantan Ramen, Tomato Ramen, Gyoza, Negi Shoga Gyoza, Spicy Slow-Cooked Wings, Zangi, Seaweed Salad, Gyudon, and Mango Cheesecake.

Sansotei Ramen

One of the famous ramen restaurant located in a perfect location.

There are signature dishes that are absolutely delicious with great taste and generous portions.

The quality and service is exactly the same every time.

Address : 153 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7, Canada


FRASER is a restaurant with locally sourced, has globally inspired dishes, super friendly service, superb staff, and comfy food. FRASER is situated at 7 Springfield Rd and is open five times a week from around 5.00 until 9.00 PM.

Then, you have plenty of food options on the menu such as Deep Dish Quiche, Singapore Slaw, Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad, Glazed Duck Breast, Smoked Glazed Tofu, Buckwheat Noodles, Buffalo Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball, Organic Salmon, Pork Chop, Beef Striploin, Roast Chicken & Pork Belly, Beef Tartare, and Duck Liver Mousse.


Really a classy and cozy restaurant.

They offer globally inspired local dishes.

Address : 7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, ON K1M 1C8, Canada


If you are looking for the best place to enjoy a meal which is a fine dining restaurant in Ottawa, then you can go to Beckta Dining & Wine. Located at 150 Elgin Street, Beckta Dining & Wine is open from around 5.00 until 10.00 PM and offers a great atmosphere, yummy food, quality dishes, and fantastic service.

Beckta Dining & Wine offers several delicious foods such as Whalesbone Oysters, Nat's Sourdough, Go Greens Salad, Seared Foie Gras, Pan-Seared Humboldt Squid, Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, Sugar Snap Pea & King Crab, Acorn Creek Heirloom Tomatoes, Duck Tartare, Smoked Duck Marget, Chinook Salmon, Grain Fed Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Grass Fed Ribeye For Two.

Beckta Dining & Wine

Upscale restaurant with Canadian cuisine and great wine selection.

They provide a sumptuous seasonal New Canada menu & a separate wine bar area.

Beautifully plated food that goes well with how delicious they are.

Address : 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada


The Brig Pub has situated at 23 York Street, is open daily from 11.30 AM until 2.00 AM, and offers good food, friendly staff, and excellent service.

The Brig Pub has a late-night menu contain Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Chicken Fingers, Wings, Nachos, Fish Tacos, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Burger, and Crispy Chicken. Then, The Brig Pub also has delicious cocktails such as Basil Gimlet, Mai Tai, Espresso Martini, Bourbon Sour, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito, Margarita, Old Fashioned, Dark & Stormy, and Negroni.

The Brig Pub

A perfect pub to stop or have a beer with with your friends.

This bar serves elevated beer, cocktails & pub food.

Address : 23 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7, Canada


Shinka Sushi Bar is one of the best sushi restaurants that you need to visit in Ottawa. Shinka Sushi Bar is located at 150 Laurier Ave W, open daily from around 12.00 until 2.00 PM and open again from 4.00 until 8.30 PM every day. Shinka Sushi Bar has a wide menu selection which includes, vegan menu, specialties menu, appetizers, nigiri, sashimi, shinka maki, assorted sushi, shinka poke bowl, rice dishes, extra and drinks menu.

Shinka Sushi Bar

Truly an upscale Japanese restaurant with a trendy atmosphere offering a culinary experience.

They offer creative sushi rolls along with hot & cold sake.

Address : 150 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J4, Canada


Aroma Meze offers all the guests delicious Greek fares and other Mediterranean small plates, so Greek lovers' food should visit this restaurant. Aroma Meze is located at 239 Nepean Street, is open four times a week from around 4.30 until 9.00 PM, and has a lovely atmosphere, quality food, and incredible staff.

Then, you have several tasty dishes on the menu which include, Horiatiki Salata, Char-Grilled Crimini, Saganaki, Artichoke Fritters, Gorgonzola Gnocchi, Smoked Salmon Crisps, Shrimp Gnocchi, Fish Tacos, Octapodaki, Dolmades, Kotopulo Avgolemono, Greek Poutine, Medjool Stuffed Dates, Lamb Sliders, Pulled Lamb Tacos, and Moshari Ginger.

Aroma Meze

A restaurant with lots of seating and located in the city center.

They have international wines with Greek & Mediterranean small plates.

Address : 239 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0B7, Canada


Baker Street Cafe is one of the best brunch restaurants that you can visit while coming to Ottawa. Baker Street Cafe offers comfort breakfast and lunch menu with good food quality, welcoming staff, friendly service, and a great atmosphere.

Open daily from 8.00 AM until 1.00 PM, The Nepenthes has some delicious dishes available such as Classic French Toast, Blueberry Pancakes, Banana Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Toasted Cinnamon Bun, Poached Eggs, Homemade Granola, Monte Cristo Club, Char-Boiled Steak Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baker Street Club, Western Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, and BLT Sandwich.

Baker Street Cafe, Ottawa

A quaint restaurant that is perfect for a delicious and comforting breakfast & lunch.

The food is delicious and made to order.

Address : 385 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7, Canada


Play Food & Wine is a top-notch restaurant in Ottawa serving variants of food, tasty cocktails plus an open kitchen. Play Food & Wine is located at 1 York Street, open five times a week from 12.00 / 5.00 PM until 3.00 / 10.00 PM, and offers great staff, incredible service, and delicious food.

For the food options, there are Artisanal Cheese Plate, Charcuterie Plate, Crispy Eggplant, Prosciutto & Burrata Salad, Patagonia Prawns, Parisian Gnocchi, Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout, Baby Back Ribs, Marinated Hanger Steak, Pickerel, Tempeh, Fusilli, Chocolate Bomb, Choux Pastry, and Farinella Gelato.

Play Food & Wine

An interesting restaurant with an adventurous menu with some great wine choices.

They even offer market based sharing plates & lots of wine by the glass.

Romantic and warm ambiance that's certainly make a good date night.

Address : 1 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z5, Canada


Petit Bill's Bistro is a simple eatery with inspired French menus, cocktails, friendly service, great staff, and a relaxed atmosphere. You can go to 1293 Wellington Street to reach this restaurant and open five times a week from around 11.30 AM until 9.00 PM on Tuesday to Saturday.

Petit Bill's Bistro has an incredible main menu contain several delicious foods which include, Bourbon City Fried Chicken Basket, Bill's Burger, Duck Newfit, Pecan Burger, Soy Ginger Lime Tuna, Bourbon City Fried Chicken Sandwich, Sea Scallops, Lobster Roll, Beef Short Rib, Short-Rib Panini Sandwich, Shrimp Diablo Savoury Tomato Tarte Tatin, and Steak Frites.

Petit Bill's Bistro

If you like well-prepared seafood, head to Petit Bill's Bistro.

They even have French dishes with lots of cocktails.

Address : 1293 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B1, Canada


Supply and Demand are situated at 1335 Wellington Street, open four times a week from around 5.00 until 10.00 PM, and give all the guests great food, excellent service, and mouthwatering dishes on the menu.

For the food options, Supply and Demand have Oysters on The Half Shell, Albacore Tuna Crudo, Scallop Crudo, Kale Salad, Fried Brussel Sprouts, Tomatoes with Strawberries, Panelle with Burrata, Squid Ink Rigatoni with Tuna and Prosciutto Meatballs, Sweet Corn Agnolotti, Milk Poached Pork Loin and Smoked Belly, and Walleye with Olive Oil.

Supply and Demand

Trendy restaurant with open kitchen, raw bar & rotating menu of creative local cuisine.

The staff are very friendly and never fail to provide great service.

Address : 1335 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B7, Canada


If you are an Indian food lover and living in Ottawa, then you have to visit Kochin Kitchen which has South Indian cuisines on the menu. Located at 271 Dalhousie Street, Kochin Kitchen starts open from 11.00 AM until 8.00 PM six times a week and offers all the guests great food, fantastic service, and delicious Indian fares.

Kochin Kitchen also offers plenty of tasty Indian food available such as Onion Pakora, Pepper Scallops, Real Butter Chicken, Beef Vindaloo, Lobster Masala, Coriander Shrimp, King Fish Curry, Vegetable Cutlet, Samosa, Kodanadu Chicken, Salmon, and Lamb Chettinaadu.

Kochin Kitchen

Indian restaurant with variety of dishes in good price.

They offer South Indian cuisine and an all you can eat lunch and brunch buffet.

Address : 271 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E5, Canada


Fairouz Cafe is an upscale Middle Eastern restaurant with delicious Middle Eastern eats plus excellent service and a good atmosphere. Fairouz Cafe is located at 15 Clarence Street and starts open from around 12.00 PM until 12.00 AM on Wednesday to Sunday.

You have several tasty dishes on the dine-in menu including, Dip Trio, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Marinated Olives, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Beef Kibbeh, Seared Halloumi, Phoenician Fries, Fried Cauliflower, Fairouz Burger, Eggplant Mashi, Beef Kofte, Shish Tawook, Meat Platter, Assorted Baklava, and Orange & Cardamom Sponge Cake.

Fairouz Cafe

A trendy upscale restaurant.

They offer modern Middle Eastern dishes, full bar & mezze.

Address : 15 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9, Canada


Pelican Seafood Market and Grill are one of the best seafood restaurants that you can visit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This popular eating spot offers classic seafood dishes, cocktails, quality service, good portion size, and attentive staff.

Located on floor 1 in Blue Heron Mall, Pelican Seafood Market and Grill are open daily from 9.00 AM until 8.30 PM and you can go to this upscale restaurant every day with your friends or family.

To make you comfortable while eating here, Pelican Seafood Market and Grill have a wide seafood selection for you such as Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp, Ceviche, Tuna Tartare, Korean Fried Shrimp, Lobster Bisque Royale, King Crab, Pan-seared Salmon, Red Thai Shrimp, Pacific Cod, Fish Tacos, Coconut Shrimp, and Fish & Chips.

Pelican Seafood Market and Grill

This is a popular spot to eat or buy fresh seafood.

It provides a variety of classic seafood & cocktails.

They also sell some delicious frozen seafood dinner specials too.

Address : 1500 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H 7Z2, Canada


Bite Burger House is a casual and stylish burger place with local ingredients, amazing staff, friendly service, and of course, delicious food. Bite Burger House is situated at 108 Murray Street and is open from around 4.00 until 10.00 PM five times a week.

For the food options, you have Wings, House Guacamole, House Salsa Verde, Poutine, Truffle Fries, Tijuana Street Fries, BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, Grilled Chicken Nachos, Fish n' Chips, Veggie Wrap, Chicken Filets, Chicken Coop, Smoked Portobello Cap, and more.

Bite Burger House

Cozy restaurant for inventive burgers, nachos & snacks.

The burgers are scrumptious.

Address : 108 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M6, Canada


Located in the Former Geological Survey of Canada Building, Courtyard Restaurant is open twice a day from 11.00 AM until 2.00 PM, and open again from 4.00 until 10.00 PM every day.

Courtyard Restaurant also offers to enjoy service, local ingredients, reasonable prices, and food quality. You can enjoy several incredible dishes on the menu which include, Goat Cheese, Summer Greens, Caesar, Beef Bresaola, Gravlax, Enright Beef, Oven Roasted Chicken, BBQ Tofu, Steak Frites, Duck Poutine, and Seared Arctic Char.

Courtyard Restaurant, Ottawa

The restaurant is set in a very cool courtyard with an old rustic brick design.

Address : 21 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5, Canada


The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Ottawa Manor is a restaurant serving classic steak, seafood dishes, and other delicious food. And, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Ottawa Manor is also the last restaurant that you can visit during your holiday in Ottawa on this list.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Ottawa Manor is open daily from around 4.30 / 5.00 PM until 9.00 / 9.30 PM and offers great service, helpful staff, delicious food but it's a quite loud restaurant.

You have several incredible foods on the menu which include, Escargot, Tuna Tartare, Calamari, Crispy Fried Cauliflower, Iceberg Wedge, Prime Rib, Top Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Teriyaki Sirloin, Blue Cheese Filet, Steak Frites, Sirloin, Steak & Shrimp, Steak & Lobster, and Steak & Crab.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Ottawa Manor

If you're looking for a trendy vibe for classic steak & seafood dishes, this is it.

They offer classic steak & seafood dishes.

Address : 529 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0G3, Canada