Its modern industrial design is very trendy and offers the perfect spot to chat with friends over drinks. Their dishes are excellent for sharing, but so good you won’t want to! If you can’t bear the sometimes hour line-up for a seat in the open concept resto, get one of the tastiest tacos you will ever have, especially the crispy fish, right from the takeout window.
For those who like a little Jamaican spice in their lives, this is located beside that other Poutine shoppe on Dalhousie Street. As soon as you walk in to the tiny restaurant, you are hit with some aromatic tropical scents, probably from their jerk chicken or curry vegetable roti (a must-try). If you’re in a hurry, pick up a delicious Jamaican patty on your way out. This place often gets overlooked by its unfriendly, grungy vibe but the food is definitely worth the stop.
What is late-night dining sans Pho and spring-rolls? If you aren’t from Ottawa, you may not think there are many distinguishing factors between the many Pho spots within Chinatown. And although most have the same name, this one tends to be a favourite. To find it, look for the big blue sign with a Buddha at the front door. There’s also a kitschy, bubbly water wall that is impossible to miss!
With their handcrafted, traditional Montreal-Style bagels, straight from a wood-burning over, Kettleman’s brings a rustic feel to their simple fare. The best part is that they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy a variety of different types of bagels or pick a fresh sandwich complemented with fresh toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, mushrooms, and more-- you get the deal.
Keep your eyes open for this one as there is no sign, but the lineup will make the location quite obvious. Nestled between The Dom and Kinky Asian Fusion Restaurant in the market is one mighty poutine. Highly underrated, Sacha’s delivers crispy fries, melt in your mouth cheese curds and delicious gravy.