Oz Kafe

4.4
436 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
We are currently open for Patio and Indoor dining, takeout, and Uber Eats delivery.

Takeout orders can be placed by calling the restaurant directly during opening hours, or pre-order via email at orders@ozkafe.com. We've partnered with Uber Eats for delivery. Find us on your app!

Oz Kafe is in the ByWard Market, Clarendon 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 436 people are saying
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vipTraceyK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious meal. A special night out

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, lovely ambiance, and great service.

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GeorginaC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was good but it took an hour. Plus the server seemed not to care at all, she brought our food with no apologies and never gave us an update as we were waiting hungrily for our food. She was quite unfriendly which was too bad because it could have a been a good experience despite the food being late

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with close friends on the Oz patio. The atmosphere, food and service was outstanding! So glad I chose this place!

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8here2
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Our table was on the patio in the courtyard which was beautiful!

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AlleyA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience3

An excellent dinner other than extremely loud patrons beside us. It was hard to have a conversation with each other. There should be more separation between tables for private conversations.

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TonT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the wonderful and friendly staff that made our night!

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Meenu
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have been to Oz Cafe several times. Food is very fresh and artistic.
The location indoor or our is very much like Montreal or a European feel.

I had appetizers and a main. They were delicious but I wish the portion was larger.

Staff were very nice and the dud a nice job with pandemic guidelines.

I will return to enjoy a charcuterie platter.

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BrettonC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a great time at Oz Kafe! The food and atmosphere was perfect. The only downside was the rate of service. However, we understand they may be understaffed. The staff that did help is were super!

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vipAlineM
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Quaint rustic beautiful restaurant. Food is always delicious and well presented. Last time service was slow and not very professional, lack of knowledge of food and wine on the menu.
I would like to see less meat on the menu, more vegetarian and vegan options. The vegetarian dishes are excellent so I hope for more of those. Climate concerns and meat consumption don't go together.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is splendid,
Food delicious
Service is impeccable

Thank you

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PaidraicC
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Oz Kafe, the outdoor setting was lovely, the food was amazing, the hostess and waitress were wonderful and went over the top to make my partner feel special on his birthday.

All in all a fantastic experience and would definitely visit again next time I’m in Ottawa

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diningdiva
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s face it, Oz Kafe never disappoints. As always, amazing food, fantastic service, and such a lovely space.

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Donya
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Waitress was rude since the beginning. Had such a horrible attitude. Was never tentative to us. Told us to read the ingredients of the drink menu when we asked for a sweet cocktail recommendation. Food was also cold, soup steak and pasta. For some reason the dishes were never the same. Two pasta dishes, one was cold and flavourless and the other good. It’s a shame that such a beautiful place had to be ruined by the service.

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StephanieS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Friendly and professional service, great menu

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C4therine
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nous avons été placé dans un petit coin sombre, sans musique , sans ambiance.
Les murs étaient à sales
Le service était correct sans chercher plus à nous donner envie d’essayer un plat ou un autre
Mon conjoint a pris le calamar qui n’était pas assez cuit.
L’entree de carpaccio de bœuf était bonne.

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Jacqueline
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a quiet elegant setting.
Impeccable service.

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Dr504
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing place for both food and drinks. Will definitely be going back. The servers were excellent and very knowledgeable

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MarcP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Myself and one of my guests wanted another drink, but the waitress didn't check on us when our glasses were empty, so we never orderd them. I mentioned to the waitress that the noodles were undercooked for pasta appetizer. Also, carrots were very hard and undercooked with the main. I have been a patron of this restaurant for many years and this is the first time I have had any issues. I will likely go back but will be looking for them to up their game. Dissapointed, especially after spending $365.00 for three of us.

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JessicaP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My husbands squid dish was inedible, but we otherwise had a nice time.

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vipAlexandrosA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent with prefect execution and balance.
The main course are absolutely perfect is taste and harmony of flavours
I have had the privilege of eating at great restaurants al over the world snd this one easily ranks in my top 10.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom was visiting and we went out on a Saturday night. The food was amazing and memorable. Lots of cool flavours and unique dishes. It started to rain and they relocated us inside no problem without even really having to ask. Service was great. Thanks Oz Kafe.

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STEF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice location, first time going and we would go again..

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was amazing!!
ambiance was comfortable and so charming,
server spoke French to us which was super appreciated by us especially my unilingual mother , was courteous, used humor, smart and professional.
Lovely evening for sure

Drinks a bit too expensive.

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Maji
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, one of the tastiest restaurants in Ottawa. Portion sizes are regular for a fancy restaurant, in paying more for the taste than the quantity.
I had the vegan sweet potato dish, and my partner had the cornish hen. Both were perfection.

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ChelseaS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been enjoying this restaurant for over 10 years and I’ve never once been disappointed!! Great food and great vibes

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VerySweetPotato
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you're looking for a nice place to have a drink, eat something in a charming place in Ottawa, this is it. The area is just charming, one of my favourite ones in the city. And they've got my favourite Spanish white Wine, Albariño. Will definitely be back

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Kale
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful patio at night in one of the market courtyards. The food was great and overall a lovely evening spent catching up with friends.

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DragonDiva
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely patio meal. The food was delicious. The server was attentive but food took a bit long to arrive. We would happily go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible cocktails. A true hidden gem in the city.

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Hardeep
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The steak entree is always done well. I suggest this plate over others.

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suburbanfoodies
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty appetizers and steak and hen dishes. Not as impressed with the squid and scallop dish. Nice setting on patio.

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LawrenceM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table in the courtyard and the service of the waiter were both excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. The Caramelized Fennel and White Bean Soup was particularly outstanding. When we come back to Ottawa in the future we will most definitely dine at the Oz Cafe again.

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have been here a handful of times and it’s been pleasant every time. A great patio, not too noisy. The menu is always amazing and the execution of the dishes is excellent. If you are in Ottawa, I strongly recommend making a reservation and eating here for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food mediocre. It used to be my favourite restaurant
Ate the squid and scallop. Was really terrible

Waitress very inexperienced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate service this evening!
We had forgot masks and the host was kind enough to offer spares instead of turning us away (which many other restaurants would have done). Once being seated, our server was amazing, friendly and efficient! This service stood out and was very much appreciated!

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service, great food the waiters and waitresses were very welcoming and even upgraded our seating when a table outside became available. Would definitely go again

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Bernie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great dining experience. The restaurant needs a sign at the other end of the courtyard pointing toward the Oz Kafe entry. The restaurant was a bit difficult to locate at firs, even though we have dined many times at many of the nearby restaurants.

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JennB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for appetizers and drinks. Very nice ambience and wonderful service- big thumbs up!

FAQs

Oz Kafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oz Kafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 234-0907.

Oz Kafe is rated 4.4 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.