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Mar 5, 2011 05:19 PM

Ottawa Ethnic Restaurants

I have enjoyed Blue Nile, Ceylonta, Coconut Lagoon and a Caribean restaurant too (cant remember the name).
Now I'm looking for another ethnic restaurant for an upcoming trip to Ottawa.
Any suggestions?
Thanks Chowhound.

Coconut Lagoon
853 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K3B1, CA

403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P0K1, CA

Blue Nile Restaurant
1260 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1M6, CA

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  1. Shawarma Palace is amazing.

    I've always wanted to try Sweetgrass.

    I ate at Dalmacia before Amber Garden & Dalmacia merged. The food at Dalmacia was very good.

    108 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N5M6, CA

    Amber Garden
    1702 Ave Carling, Ottawa, ON K2A1C6, CA

    Shawarma Palace
    464 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N5Z4, CA

    1. For good Indian food, Taj Mahal and New Nupur are great.

      Ottawa also has far better Thai than Toronto. I highly recommend Sweet Basil, and Aiyara is quite good as well.

      Sweetgrass Aboriginal Bistro is one of the best restaurants in town. If you haven't been, go: it's essential eating in the Ottawa foodie scene.

      I'm glad you liked Ceylonta: it really is a spectacular find. Best Sri Lankan food I've ever had in any city I've been to.

      108 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N5M6, CA

      Sweet Basil
      1585 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H7Z3, CA

      403 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P0K1, CA

      New Nupur
      589 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S3T4, CA

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      1. re: vorpal

        I second Aiyara. I also liked Khao Thai last time I ate there (about two years ago).

        Ottawa has great Vietnamese food, too. We usually go to Chez Nam, which looks like a church basement but has cheap and tasty food.

        Khao Thai Restaurant
        103 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N5M5, CA

        Chez Nam
        343B Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1R7K1, CA