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Oz Kafe

4.6
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327 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
We are OPEN for patio and indoor dining. Full menu available for Takeaway as well. Please call during opening hours to place orders for pickup. No pre-orders necessary. No delivery available.

Oz Kafe in the ByWard Market, York Courtyards in Ottawa, Ontario.
Historical Building, great ambiance, and an outdoor patio.
Food is European inspired, locally sourced and veg forward.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 327 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEastcoast
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Nice atmosphere and safe environment. Service and food were excellent.

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AlisonJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. It was a chilly evening, perhaps in the fall some large heaters would be helpful, but otherwise everything was great!

MN
vipMrNav
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service - a definite crowd pleaser.

JD
JDBaskerville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was cold and overpriced
Service was slow
Very disappointed

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LeaG
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great dinner on the patio! Menu needs some improvement with respect to labeling for dietary restrictions.

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KimG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

A big disappointment! We were excited to try out the new Oz Cafe, in its new market location and with new chef, but unfortunately were very disappointed. Food was mediocre at best, with very bland flavours and combinations that did not complement well, nothing like it once was. The service was fair, and lacked attentiveness to detail. We would not recommend, nor would we return.

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CynaraD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oz Kafe is a fantastic restaurant with sublime food, delicious drinks, excellent attentive service with attention to every detail, a very aesthetically pleasing, large, safe, clean and accessible space with a large patio for al fresco dining as well! Bon appetit!

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MichaelW
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places for an evening out on the Ottawa Market. Great service and excellent food and cocktails

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JenB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful courtyard and wonderful weather! Antonio was our server - warm, friendly polite! Food was delicious, and beautifully presented. Our group of six had different dietary requirements- 3 vegetarians, and 1 with allergies- easily accomodated all of us! Appetizers arrived quickly, but mains and dessert were VERY slow arriving, but this was the only negative. Overall a lovely evening!

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Canadatom
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were treated well. Limited menu but it was tasty. Good safety practices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening- while following Covid protocol. Tough to do - well done!

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SJW33
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food, restaurant is tucked in a hideaway quiet area with cute patio lights and old stone. Service was a bit slow, but the tasty food made up for it!

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Hardeep
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mock-tails. The food was fantastic. The service was very attentive. Would definitely recommend but it's not really a secret gem.

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vippickmybrain
Edmonton
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A beautiful atmosphere for a casual night out with a good friend. I remember Oz Kafe when it was on Elgin... still the best drinks in town! Went for the trout this time and no regrets. My buddy took the mushroom soup and a large charcuterie board, and they were enough. Not busy Monday night, so we took our time. Lovely chocolate and spiced apple for dessert. Recommend this place if one simply wants to relax and eat good food.

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ChrisJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a fun environment. The cocktails are awesome! Hint - try the rabbit duo if it is available!

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JoshuaT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. They did a fantastic job with service and really gave us a special treat that night :) Thanks so much, as always!!! :D

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vipBP73
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great beer, great staff. Awesome experience.

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CentretownFoodie
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great expect the walls were oddly bare and the window we were sat beside let in such a draft.

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SofiaN
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

amazing food and cocktails, chaucuterie is half price on sundays and definitely worth trying!

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EmilyS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!

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vipMichelC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation one month before Valentine's weekend. When get to OZ cafe at 6:30PM and the first floor is maybe 70% full. There seems to be a great ambiance with people at tables, the bar, music, etc.

They sit us on the second floor where there is no one but us and some servers talking between them. We ask what is going on and they tell us people will be sitting on second level after 7PM. At this point there is still plenty of room on the ground floor including at the bar. Still can't believe they sat us up there all alone. We grabbed our coats and left. We advised our server and another staff member as to why we were leaving and they just didn't seem to care. Needless to say we won't be back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. The Valentine’s Day menu was adorable and delicious!

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ChrisD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine’s special plate for two was a surprise treat! Superb food, service, and ambience. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation.

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TracyG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance of the stone walls and candlelight. The service was excellent. Fantastic cocktails! We can't wait to return.

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CooperG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little loud during the peak dinner time. However, it was still possible to carry a conversation and enjoy the atmosphere. Generally acceptable given that we booked our dinner during the peak busy time. That said, The staff and management were wonderful, The food was wonderful, the drinks were wonderful. 5 stars for all the people that make that place run.

We will be going going back for another night out.

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sallys
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server who made fantastic wine recommendations. A really fun meal that tasted great,

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Singhs3
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great ambience and friendly service.

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SallyR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere

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Colinfabian
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful time! I had a great birthday dinner. Thank you

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant I've been to in my life!! I've been enjoying this restaurant for years and I've never once been disappointed by anything

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vipCassandraF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and drink selection, I chose the caesar, Malbec and lamb which was all delicious! Loved the dim lighting, as well beautiful venue. I am only giving it a 4 star because the service- more specifically time waiting for drinks was quite long (they possibly need more servers on weekend nights), other than that the service was great and food/ambiance/venue was perfect.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. Service was very slow until main was served. Afterwards perfect but I think there must have been shortage of staff. We were there at six and waited half hour for drinks and then pushed to get appetizers with our drinks. Also small thing but when serving margaritas you should have the proper glasses. Was very difficult to drink. But yes for sure will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance, super service and a really surprisingly good kitchen. I’ve been in Ottawa forever and have heard of the Oz Café for a long time, but this was my first time there and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in the Market area. Highly recommended

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem of a restaurant! Highly recommend the charcuterie boards. Excellent service and atmosphere.

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NancyL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

i had reserved for our anniversary requesting a nice table. we were taken up stairs to a small table of 2 behind the coat rack?? We did not accept the table, given what i had requested. we were then offered a nice table in the main room. Not sure why that did not happen first?

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Demend77
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was well prepared. Service was excellent. Drink menu had different hand crafted cocktails. Would recommend and would return.

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vipPaul
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and excellent restaurant in Ottawa.
First, meet and greet pretty awesome and you feel like back to home.

Second, the bartender super professional and pretty detail making a special drink for me. That is amazing.

Third, food presentation, taste fantastic. Each part cook pretty detail and taste super fresh. Of course nothing left on each dishes. The chefs so good.

Last but not the last, Surprise dessert on house.

Overall super highly recommend. Cost compare with other restaurant is good and not overpriced.

Thanks again to celebrate my birthday.

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Phil2020
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I had a great relaxing time, and thoroughly enjoyed every dish we had, all very flavourful. Looking forward to discover more of their cuisine at our next visit.

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StaceyG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! Food and sevice was outstanding! Had the lamb shank which was fall off the bone delicious! Cozy atmosphere and enjoyed the late night DJ that showed up after dinner.

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Publover
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Loved it!

FAQs

Oz Kafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 234-0907.

Oz Kafe is rated 4.6 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.