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Ottawa’s Lebanese Eateries You Can’t Miss


Did you know that people with Lebanese decent are one of the largest communities frim Asia in the country? And with them came elements of culture from arts and traditions to more delicious aspects like cuisine and food. 

In a city where culinary adventures await at every turn, Ottawa is just filled with Lebanese delights waiting for you to try. From family-owned eateries with secret spice blends to modern twists on traditional dishes, we’ve embarked on a quest to try them all. 

So if you’re a shawarma enthusiast, a hummus connoisseur, or just someone bored with the same old meals, join us as we navigate the flavors that define Ottawa’s Lebanese dining scene and where best to enjoy them. 

Enjoy Lebanese Food with a Twist at 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine

Address: 530 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z6, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 241 2220


Hours: Open everyday from 11 am to 6 am 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to $20 

When we want to indulge in a late-night food trip in Ottawa, the first thing we look for is a 3 Brothers Shawarma & Poutine branch. This place has 6 branches with 4 in the city alone. Open throughout the midnight hours, this is a must try for when the craving hits. 

This unassuming counter-serve establishment is perfect for you if you’re a food enthusiast looking for Lebanese food with a Canadian twist.

Their menu mainly features seeking hefty plates of classic Middle Eastern food, but hey’re most known for their perfectly seasoned shawarmas and donair topped poutines. Make sure you try one of their pita wraps too, especially the falafel filled ones. 

Pro Tip:
Their dessert menu is made up of Canadian classics like apricot and strawberry shortbread and Lebanese desserts like pistachio and date maamoul. Best sellers that you have to try are their baklava and the chocolate chip cookies. 

Indulge in Deliocious and Traditional Lebanese Food at Alissar Lebanese Cuisine 

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Address: 1765 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3V4, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 249 0888



  • Open from Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm
  • Open on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to $20 

For those of you who are looking to embark on an exciting culinary journey through Lebanese food, then a trip to Alissar Lebanese Cuisine in Ottawa is a must. This place is beloved for its commitment to authenticity, crafting traditional dishes from the country. 

The most ordered items on the menu include classic sandwiches like the falafel sandwich and shish kabob sandwich, as well as the all inclusive chicken shawarma platter served with potatoes, rice, salad, hummus, garlic cause, turnips, and pita bread. 

If other the main items  don’t fill you up, some of their sides are also to die for. We recommend the lentil soup, fried cauliflower, and garlic mushrooms for a flavorful strat. 

Pro Tip:
Don’t let the simple exterior fool you. The ambiance at Alissar Lebanese Cuisine is elegant and the decor inside is reminiscent of palaces from Lebanon. Make sure you dress to impress so you can take amazing photos on your visit there as well. 

Get the Your Shawarma Fix Met at the Boustan Restaurant

Address: 175 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9P1, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 421 7772



  • Open from Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 12 am 
  • Open from Friday to Saturday from 12 pm to 3 am 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to $20 

The team behind the Boustan Restaurant is committed to making only quality food. Here, the art of Lebanese cooking takes center stage and Ottawa’s vibrant culinary scene is showcased. You’re invited to sample some of the best Lebanese dishes. 

Opened in 1986, with only a small menu, they’ve steadily mastered the dishes as they added new food items one by one. But, their chicken shawarma with cabbage, turnips, tomatoes, and special garlic sauce is still the dish they’re most proud of. 

They also have other shawarma flavors including beef, kafta, falafel, vegetarian, vegan shiitake mushroom, or mixed that share the same flavors, just with a different protein. 

Pro Tip:
If you enjoy the flavors of shawarma, but you’re not exactly a fan of the messy way to eat it with your hands, then we recommend you go for one of their bowls. They’re exactly the same as the regular shawarmas, just cut up into bite size bits. 

Treat Yourself to High End and High Quality Lebanese Food at El Mazaj

Address: 5307 Canotek Rd Unit 100, Ottawa, ON K1J 9M2, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 741 3000



  • Open from Tuesday to Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm 
  • Open on Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm 
  • Open on Friday from 11 am to 1 am 
  • Open on Saturday from 11 am to 2 am 
  • Open on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm 

Average Price Per Person: $20 to $30 

If you’re always on the lookout for eateries who take traditional cuisine and elevate dishes to higher standards, then El Mazaj will be a great place to eat. This place serves dishes that are a harmonious blend of traditional flavors and techniques. 

El Mazaj is a Lebanese restaurant in Ottawa that has a history of over 2 decades in the industry. They take pride in using techniques that have been passed fown from generations, and it shows in simple but hard to perfect dishes like hummus. 

If you’re more of a solo meal kind of person, then their selection of sandwiches also deliver the same flavorful results, especially the shish kabab and the beef shawarma. 

Pro Tip:
If you’re new to Lebanese food and don’t quite know what to get, we recommend getting their combo platter. For $38, you can get a mix of their kafta, kabab, and chicken brochette in one dish that can feed about 2 to 3 people. 

Discover a New Casual Meal Time Favorite at Eddy Authentic Lebanese cuisine

Address: 42 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 879 2552


  • Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm 
  • Open from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm 

Average Price Per Person: $1 to 10

Eddy Authentic Lebanese Cuisine is one of those eateries that you won’t know off until someone directly tells you about it and recommends it. We discovered this hole in the wall restaurant when we were strolling around the area looking for a casual lunch place. 

The moment we first bit into ann order of their baba ganouj, we knew we had found our new obsession. The baba ganouj was made with the classic roasted eggplants, but it was flavored with lemon juice, tahini, and garlic that made it so flavorful. 

Other menu items that absolutely hit the spot are their falafel wraps, beef kafta, chicken dajad, grilled veggies, and batata or Lebanese fries which were all just $7.95 each.

Pro Tip:
Eddy Authentic Lebanese Cuisine is one of the very few places in the city where you can get authentic tasting Lebanese pies. These savory dishes are hard to come by and they have, not one, but 6 flavors including best sellers like spinach feta. 

Treat Your Eyes and Tummy at the Fairouz Cafe

Address: 15 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9, Canada
Phone number: +1 613 422 7700


Hours: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm

Average Price Per Person: $20 to $30 

When you think of Lebanese cuisine, we don’t usually associate that with a super photogenic restaurant. The same cannot be said about the Fairouz Cafe. Nestled in the heart of Ottawa, this spot is not only fancy looking, but they have delicious food to boot. 

From the red brick walls that make up the interior to the loud and creative decos inside, the moment you step into the Fairouz Cafe, your eyes are treated to a feast. Luckily, your taste buds receive the same treatment with great Lebanese dishes. 

The halloumi and harissa shrimp are the best from their cold and hot mezze. As for the mains, you can’t go wrong with their meat platters with a side order of marinated olives. 

Pro Tip:
If you enjoy a drink or 2 with your meal, we recommend ordering at least one thing from their drinks menu. They have all the classics, but you’ll also find some imported wine from the Middle East and cocktails that are unique and specially crafted by them. 

Take Your Vegetarian Friends out for Lebanese Dishes at the Falafel Scoop & Shawarma

Address: 398 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0R6, Canada
Phone number: +1 613 421 8000



  • Open on Monday from 11 am to 8:30 pm 
  • Open from Tuesday to Thursday and on Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm 
  • Open from Friday to Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm 

Average Price Per Person: $15 to $20 

For those of you who are vegetarian or have friends who are, you don’t have to give up on your search for great Lebanese food just yet. Hidden in Ottawa’s culinary scene is the Falafel Scoop & Shawarma, which specializes in no meat dishes. 

Don’t let the vegetarian friendly title fool you though, the dishes here are far from being bland and boring. They main selling dish are their falafels which are made with their own mix of chick peas, fava beans, cilantro, cumin, coriander, chilli powder, and pepper. 

You can get it in a sandwich, on a platter with hummus, pickles, and veggies, in a salad with tahini sauce, stuffed with onions and sumac, or just as is as a light snack. 

Pro Tip:
Aside from the falafel, other must order items are the pit bread which they bake fresh everyday. Other great dishes are the baba ghanouj and the hot fatteh bowl made with while hummus and served with yogury, toasted almond nuts, tomatoes, and parsley. 

Get Lebanese Food with a Dash of Palestinian Influences at Jericho

Address: 840 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W1, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 235 1289



  • Open from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm 
  • Open from Friday to Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm 
  • Open on Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm 

Average Price Per Person: $20 to 30

Jericho is one of those restaurants with a story just as rich as the flavors in the dishes. Jericho used to be a Lebanese restaurant that was bought by the then waiter now owner, Raouf. He reinvented the Lebanese menu and added Palestinian elements. 

If you visit, we highly suggest you order from their list of Jericho House Specials and make it a combo so you also get hummus, kebby, grape leaves, salad, and fatayer. 

Must try items are their grilled spicy chicken breast with mushrooms, lamb kafta, shish kebab, and chicken wrap. From their Mazzat or appetizers, we loveed the Labneh or thick yougurt with spices and the homus for dipping. 

Pro Tip:
This is a great place to bring family and friends if you’re visiting in big groups. The serving sizes here are huge, but nothing beats the Jericho Combinations if you’re looking for a big bang for your buck. Dishes on averga cost $25 for 3 people. 

Enjoy a Straigh Forward No Frills Meal at the Lebanese Palace

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Address: 919 Industrial Ave, Ottawa, ON K1G 6L2, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 739 2929


Hours: Open everyday from 11 am to 9 pm 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to 20

The Lebanese Palace emphasize using only the best and freshest ingredients to make the dishes that they serve their guests. This is probably why this is one of the most highly rated eateries that serves Lebanese food in the city of Ottawa. 

The menu is simple and offers a no fuss meal. Best sellers are their kebab platters that come with a house salad. You can choose to go with chicken, kafta, shish kebabs, or a combo of all for protein. They also have salads if you want to opt for a healthier option. 

Their shawarma platters are also great and flavorful, with a variety of choices like a vegetarian versions like one with falafel and other types including beef and chicken. 

Pro Tip:
For those of you who like to order in and get dinner delivered rather than dropping by the place, you’ll be glad to hear the the Lebanese Palace offers delivery. Plus, if you’re a new user, sign up with them on the website and get 10% off your 1st order!

Enjoy Yourself While Remainaing Guilt Free with Halal Eats at Shawarma Byte 

Address: 4750 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1T 0K8, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 822 1114



  • Open from Sunday to Tuesday from 11 am to 10 pm 
  • Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 2 am 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to 20

Halal food is a big deal in Middle Eastern cuisine, and Lebanese food is no exception which is why we were so glad to hear that every single dish and practice inside the kitchen at Shawarma Byte is executed with the that in mind. 

From their juicy shawarmas liek chicken served with fries to beef with a mix of grilled vegetables, the food here does not disappoint. They emphasize authenticity just as much as they prioritze getting high quality ingredients. 

The result is great tasting dishes which also includes vegetarian favorites like falafel centerd dishes, and freshes menu items like fattoush and tabouleh salad. 

Pro Tip:
If you’re dining with the kids and they’re still at that stage where all they want is what they know, you’ll be glad to know that there are classic kid friendly items for them here from battered and fried cheese sticks and onion rings to chicken wings with sauce. 

Get Chicken Poutine That’s Approved by Locals at the Shawarma King

Address: 395 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y3, Canada

Phone number: +1 613 233 1282



  • Open from Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am 
  • Open from Friday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 am 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to 20

The Shawarma King’s store front is unassuming, but the decor itself is actually pretty reminiscent of food stalls in Lebanon. Once you enter though, you’re hit with the smell of roasted meat right away. And, it isn’t only the smell that’s good either. 

This place is most known for their Chicken Poutine which is a bed of fries soaked in gravy and covered in cheese bits. But, also topped with their grilled chicken shawarma. 

If that doesn’t quite sound like your thing, then you can go for their classic shawarma set which comes with salad, rice, potatoes, onions, pickles, turnip, and hot ppeppers. You can wrape all those up in a pita bread and top it with hummus and garlic sauce. 

Pro Tip:
The Shawarma King offers lots of combos that you can try depending on how hungry you are. After trying most of them, the 3 small sandwich combo is the most worth it in terms of value for money. You get to try the beef, chicken, and falafel for just $27.99. 

Enjoy Your Shawarma with Fresh Bakery Goods at the Shawarma Station

Address: 2446 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 1A4, Canada
Phone number: +1 613 737 2121



  • Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 7 am to 1 am 
  • Open from Thursday to Saturday from 7 am to 2 am 

Average Price Per Person: $10 to 20

What makes the food at the Shawarma Station special is the fact that they marinate all of their meats in a secret sauce before cooking. This leaves them so flavorful and juicy. 

Some of our favorite items here are the Shich Tawouk, an authentic Lebanese chicken dish, and the kafta made with ground beef cooked with herbs and spices. The classics here like falafel are top tier, but they have more inventive dishes like fish skewers too. 

The interior of the place itself is cozy but still spacious, making it a great venue for celebrations like birthdays and special events! Plus, the staff are all super friendly. 

Pro Tip:
Lebanese cuisine is also known for great baked goods and no one does it better than the Shawarma Station. They have one of the best tasting Manakish pies which you can get with meat, cheese, zaatar, shanklish, sausages, or the classic shawarma.