Little India Cafe

Little India Cafe stands as one of Ottawa’s oldest Indian restaurants, renowned for serving delicious and familiar North Indian cuisine for over two decades. A family-owned and operated gem, it offers a wide range of Indian dishes, including chicken, lamb, beef, vegetarian, seafood, tandoor, and biryani. Their noon buffet and takeout options are particularly popular among locals and office-goers, making it a must-visit for authentic North Indian flavors​​​​​​​​.

Sona the Indian Kitchen

Sona the Indian Kitchen in South Keys is a beacon of rich and diverse Indian flavors. Co-founded and led by Chef Virendra Singh Negi, this establishment is passionate about offering a memorable dining experience. Known for its high-quality catering services and a wide selection of Indian dishes, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, Sona is celebrated for its fresh, flavorful dishes and punctual service. The butter chicken here is a must-try, earning rave reviews for its mouthwatering taste​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Host India

Host India is famed for its classic Indian dinner menu, a blend of innovative Indian dishes and classic cooking adapted to contemporary tastes. It has positioned itself among the finest restaurants in Ottawa, with a reputation for delicious, spicy, and generously portioned meals. Their butter chicken and biryani are local favorites, and their attention to detail extends to their delivery packaging, ensuring a top-notch customer experience​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Kochin Kitchen

Kochin Kitchen offers authentic Kerala cuisine with two locations in Ottawa, opening its doors from Tuesday to Sunday. The menu features a variety of appetizers, main courses, and unique Thali collections, including vegetarian, chicken, fish, beef, and lamb options. They also cater to diverse dietary needs with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Kochin Kitchen, founded by three individuals from Kerala, India, is committed to providing a consistent and delightful food experience with the finest of ingredients​​​​​​​​​​.

Hidden Taste

Hidden Taste, launched by Master Chef/owner Sumeet and his wife Fatima, offers a traditional Indian food experience. Master Chef Sumeet, a gold medalist in Culinary Art from Chandigarh, India, brings his extensive experience from renowned Swiss restaurants to Ottawa. The restaurant specializes in favorites like freshly made Samosas, each dish presenting a unique and sensational blend of spices and flavors. It’s a hidden gem worth discovering for its fantastic food and value​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Aahar The Taste Of India

Aahar The Taste Of India is a culinary gem that brings the diverse and aromatic flavors of India to Ottawa. Renowned for its harmony of flavors, Aahar stands out for its commitment to traditional Indian cooking practices, from the preparation of raw ingredients to the final dish. With a kitchen fueled by passion, they have been serving authentic Indian cuisine since 2007, making them a staple for anyone seeking a true taste of India in the city​​​​.

Coconut Lagoon

This restaurant is an escape to Kerala, India, right in Ottawa. Coconut Lagoon is known for its unique and powerful flavors, a legacy crafted over decades. Under the guidance of award-winning Chef Joe Thottungal, the restaurant offers vibrant South Indian flavors, bringing the essence of Thali-style cooking to your table. It’s a must-visit for anyone yearning for an authentic South Indian culinary journey​​​​.

Light of India Restaurant

At Light of India, the focus is on providing patrons with the finest Indian dining experience. The chefs here hand-select healthy ingredients to craft their dishes, ensuring a memorable dining experience. The welcoming atmosphere complements the exquisite food, making it a top choice for those seeking authentic Indian flavors in The Glebe​​.

Pak India Restaurant

This family restaurant has been a cornerstone of Ottawa’s Indian food scene for over 20 years. Known for their Halal Pakistani-Indian cuisine, Pak India Restaurant offers a range of mouthwatering dishes, including their famous Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Curry. It’s a go-to destination for authentic flavors and consistently satisfying meals​​.

Taj Indian Cuisine

Opened in 1987, Taj Indian Cuisine has been a fixture in Ottawa for over 30 years. This family-owned restaurant prides itself on personal and customized services, specializing in North Indian Punjabi style cooking. With a menu showcasing rich flavors and Indian culinary traditions, including vegan and gluten-free options, Taj Indian Cuisine caters to all preferences. Their butter chicken, lamb curry, and array of curries and tandoori dishes are particularly noteworthy, making them a popular choice for Indian Halal food enthusiasts​​.

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