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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar, Ottawa, ON

Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
1177 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Inspired by the street food of Southeast Asia, SIDEDOOR Restaurant offers an elegant, sharing-style dining experience sure to bring people together. Available for dine-in or takeout, we are renowned for our fresh, local produce and our unique use of exotic spices and ground curries. Chef Ben Landreville has created a tantalizing menu, placing an emphasis on Asian-inspired tacos and main dishes. Don't forget to end your dining experience with warm, hand-made donuts sure to please your sweet tooth!

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 562-9331
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ben Landreville
  • Private party facilities
    With it's grand space, private room, semi-private bar and stone walls SIDEDOOR is a great place for anything from a corporate event, family gathering to a wedding or rehearsal dinner.
  • Private party contact
    Candace Power: (613) 562-9331
  • Neighborhood
    ByWard Market
  • Cross street
    Sussex
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

1,177 Reviews
  1. Marie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Food is great and the place is very nice.

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  2. TriciaT

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Portion sizes a little strange. Tacos = single (but delicious), other tapas shareable. Took a long time to receive food, but otherwise really good.

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  3. Bricka

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good lunch with very good food and excellent service.

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  4. Samantha

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside which was quiet and lovely. The food was outstanding. We split the Green Papaya salad, one of us had the pork belly taco and the other the beef panaeng curry with sticky rice. Everything was delicious. Service was good. Nice drink list including mocktails. Gluten free, dairy free symbols on the menu, and a vegan item so very accommodating to diners with allergies.

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  5. Noname

    Denver

    615 reviews

    4.0

    615 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is the star with fantastic flavors, portions and all well-plated. Shared a few dishes, enjoyed others on our own individually and was happy with each.

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  6. SherryC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for lunch. Recommend the ‘lunchbox’. All of the two bite tacos were wonderful, especially enjoyed the fish and beef options. Salad and soup accompaniments were also perfect. Fabulous service and not over crowded.

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  7. Dae08

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space, lovely staff, and amazing food. Perfect for a date night or a nice business dinner.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Food and service excellent. Very European feel.

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  9. MichS

    Ottawa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch on their patio was well shaded with umbrellas and the Bento box was so filling I almost had to skip dinner. We had limited time and the service was quick and on point so much so we did the whole lunch in 45 mins. Always a pleasure to dine at Sidedoor one of my favorite placea in the city.

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  10. KimD

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Will definitely be back if we are ever in Ottawa. The food was unique, beautiful and delicious. A foodie friend recommended we go. We made a reservation early and in advance of our trip as we had a flight to catch. We had an unbelievably stressful day as we weren't visiting Ottawa for fun. This was to be a treat for us before heading home. However, in a completely empty restaurant we were sat beside a family with two loud and obnoxious children. It was difficult to truly enjoy our experience. Why? Why in an empty room you would do this I will not understand. My adult sons made it to the restaurant first and didn't ask to be moved and when my husband and I arrived it seemed difficult to make the request. I guess the waiter did say the restaurant was going to be busy later but there were plenty of other quieter locations when we left. It's just wrong in many levels. Families are noisy. Why the table right beside them?

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FAQs

Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sussex
  • Neighborhood
    ByWard Market
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ben Landreville
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 562-9331
  • Private party facilities
    With it's grand space, private room, semi-private bar and stone walls SIDEDOOR is a great place for anything from a corporate event, family gathering to a wedding or rehearsal dinner.
  • Private party contact
    Candace Power: (613) 562-9331
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