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Oz Kafe

4.7
4.7
517 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian

Open for 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. Our menu is European inspired, locally sourced and veg forward.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-0907

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kristine Hartling

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome most any private parties, special events, and weddings.We offer a beautiful heritage two-story stone building in Ottawa's Byward Market. Many photographers and wedding parties use our venue as a backdrop.We look forward to hosting your special events!

  • Private party contact

    Oz : (613) 234-0907

  • Neighborhood

    ByWard Market

  • Cross street

    NCC - York Courtyard - between George and York Streets

  • Parking details

    Free City Parking after 5:30 pm to 8:30 am next morning<br />Two City of Ottawa Parking garages<br />Two private parking garages within 100 feet of the restaurant

  • Public transit

    Rideau Center

  • Entertainment

    Late night guest DJ's

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Farmers Greens

    radish, shaved baby beet, toasted seeds, green goddess dressing

    • Heirloom Tomato Salad

      cucumber, sheep's milk feta, artichoke dressing, toasted breadcrumb, summer herbs

      • Tempura Fried Summer Squash

        whipped ricotta, herb pistou, extra virgin olive oil

        • Smoked Rare Beef

          stone fruit mostarda, pickled shimeji mushroom, tarragon aioli, crispy leek

          • Nordic Shrimp Salad on Toast

            old bay mayo, cucumber, celery, pickled shallot, shaved iceberg, grilled sourdough

            Cheese & Charcuterie

            Local artisanal cheeses and meats, 2 oz each ~ With grilled sourdough, house made condiments and pickled veggies

            • Grey Owl

              Soft, goat's milk, vegetable ash rind

              • Sauvagine

                Soft, washed bloomy rind, cow's milk

                • Le Blackburn

                  6 month cheddar, farmstead, thermalized cow's milk, washed rind

                  • Alfred Le Fermier

                    Firm, washed rind, farmstead, raw organic cow's milk

                    • Lankaaster

                      Aged gouda, cow's milk

                      • Coppa di Testa

                        C&G - paprika rubbed dry cured pork

                        • Beef & Pork Summer Sausage

                          C&G - Mennonite style, cloth bound, smoked & dry cured

                          • Tiroler Schinkenspeck

                            C&G – German style smoked ham, aka "speck"

                            • Mariposa Pork Rillettes

                              Slow cooked pork shoulder, mixed with herbs, shallot and grainy mustard

                              • Trout Conserva

                                House made slow poached trout, marinated in cold pressed canola oil, lemon and fresh herbs

                                Main Courses

                                • Grilled Ontario Beef

                                  Charred broccoli, crispy shallot, roasted new potato, garlic-herb compound butter, red wine jus. 6oz Top Sirloin baseball steak / 12 oz Ribeye

                                  • Brined Nagano Pork Rib Chop

                                    Corn puree, grilled corn/cherry tomato/baby onion/string bean succotash, marinated sweet peppers

                                    • Spice Rubbed Cornish Hen

                                      Herbed white bean puree, roasted summer turnips, marinated zucchini & cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seed gremolata, grilled lemon

                                      • Charred Eggplant

                                        Chickpea and fennel stew, slow roasted tomato, green olive tapenade, sautéed greens, sunflower romesco

                                        • Pan Seared Mackerel

                                          Braised lentils, roasted baby carrots and leek, herb aioli, arugula, confit lemon

                                          Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                          What 517 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.7
                                          4.7 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.7Food
                                          • 4.7Service
                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                          • 4.6Value

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                                          1. NS

                                            NicoleS

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food, great venue, great service! Would definitely go back

                                          2. M

                                            Marieke

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. Amazing food and service! Excellent gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options!

                                          3. FB

                                            FrancoisB

                                            Ottawa

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                            Quaint little nook of a place. Food was great, service was prompt. The only thing I didn't like was that it was very loud. People were loud and music too. Even though it looks like it would be a nice quiet place to have a nice convo, the night we went was not the case. Not something they can control but maybe if the music volume was brought down, the people would quiet down as well. Overall though, it was a great supper and I would go back.

                                          4. KK

                                            KelseyK

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Service and atmosphere was great. Restaurant was quiet. I had the soup and risotto. Soup could have had a bit more flavour (salt maybe?), and was a bit spicy for a cauliflower garlic soup. Risotto was delicious! Everyone in our party really enjoyed their meal.

                                          5. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very quaint and warm atmosphere. Feels like you are away from it all. Very friendly service. Very accommodating for vegans. Left feeling a warm and delicious experience. Highly recommend!

                                          6. n

                                            nicolask

                                            Toronto

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food3service2ambience3

                                            Let’s start with the good: our appetizers were both fantastic. I had the Nordic shrimp my partner had the beet and pear salad. Both were top-notch. The mains however didn’t fare nearly as well. The seared trout had good flavours with only the inkling of being cooked. Cornish hen was nicely done at the accompanying vegetables and gratin could have used more oomph. The service started out strong however began to deteriorate throughout the meal. We sat for 20+ minutes after completing our mains without a single check in by any staff. If we had better service that was consistent throughout the experience I’d be able to rate the OZ Kafe better

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service. Very attentive staff.

                                          8. EE

                                            ErinE

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic evening! This has been a favourite spot for years and never disappoints.

                                          9. RH

                                            RebeccaH

                                            Ottawa

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wow! For only ordering off of the "top half" of the menu (apps and charcuterie + dessert) we left so full and satisfied. The pear and beets, beef carpaccio and risotto are out of this world!!! Louis was the perfect amount of attentive. It was one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. Wicked music Playlist too!

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Orlando

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Excellent service and great food!

                                          11. E

                                            Emily

                                            Toronto

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            Intimate and cozy seating in a beautiful, heritage building with exposed stone walls and wood beams. Service was attentive and personable with slightly awkward interruptions. Mains awkwardly arrived in the midst of the appetizers and one of the mains was not cooked to the desired temperature so it had to be sent back for more cooking. Plates were beautiful and delicious. The dance of smooth and great service and timing with the kitchen require a some refinement to take it further to make it a great experience. Felt the music was a little out of place (Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” and “Thriller”), inconsistent with the look and the feel of the place and the distinctly European menu of the restaurant.

                                          12. S

                                            Sarah

                                            Ottawa

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was my first time at Oz and I loved it! It’s cozy, has a good menu (drinks menu in particular!), great service. I can’t wait to go back!

                                          13. GH

                                            GaryH

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lovely little space in the Byward market albeit a little hard to find in a quiet courtyard. Fantastic service by friendly staff, and amazing good. My first visit and I will return next time I'm in town.

                                          14. AK

                                            AnnaK

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My absolute favourite place in the market. The bar is my happy place with comfortable stools and an intimate vibe. The bartender is living theatre offering a multi sensory experience. Innovative and surprising cocktails are tempting but I tend to go back to my faves. I haven't even started to talk about the food...silky soups, delightful charcuterie and rewarding desserts.

                                          15. KW

                                            KatW

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                            Delicious meal and great cocktails! We will definitely be back :)

                                          16. s

                                            stevenm

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had an excellent date night at Oz Cafe. Our beef dinners were done to perfection.

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Toronto

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Small menu, great food !

                                          18. DO

                                            DennisO

                                            Montreal

                                            14 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Cozy atmosphere and good food. Has a gastropub feel. Small menu but we’ll done. We will be back.

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Ottawa

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fabulous cocktails and phenomenal food and service.

                                          20. E

                                            Erin

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fabulous experience as always. The charcuterie is by far one of my favourites of all time, as is the steak. The desserts are also excellent. Highly recommend a visit!

                                          21. J

                                            Justin

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was our first time there and we loved the space. The food was exciting and the service was incredible. Looking forward to going again.

                                          22. KT

                                            KeithT

                                            Exclusive

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            We had the beat and pear salad and the 6oz. Enright beef. Both were outstanding

                                          23. JT

                                            JaneT

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic dinner as usual. I brought guests and they loved it too. We’ll all be back.

                                          24. T

                                            Tremblant14

                                            Toronto

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                            Louis, our server was fantastic. Told us his life story which we loved and made sure we had a romantic evening. The only downside is the door that opens, a little cool wind came in! Otherwise my Malbec was fantastic to the 3 appetizers we had. And they will respect allergies and intolerances. Highly recommend a date night outing.

                                          25. AD

                                            AnikD

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            This is a gem of a restaurant, I am glad I found you.

                                          26. MC

                                            MartinC

                                            Ottawa

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                                            overall3food4service5ambience3

                                            Need to ensure windows are properly closed in winter as the draft was awful where I was sitting. As a lighting designer you could have used my or someone with my skills - lighting was bad; a number of people were using phones to read menu

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Ottawa

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Sunday night charcuterie at Oz is the best date night in town. Beautiful food and atmosphere.

                                          28. RO

                                            RaissaO

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                            overall4food5service2ambience3

                                            Food and cocktails are so very good. Recently went for charcuterie on Sunday and definitely great value for taste. Gotta be careful with that chocolate trifle as it decadent; you will have a sugar headache. Server and bartender were very overwhelmed. It took 20-30min for my next drink to arrive. I probably could have had 2-3 more drinks if it didn't take so long. Will be returning, but with a different game plan.

                                          29. MR

                                            MichelR

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful place to come back to. Food so tasty. Weird names for beers.

                                          30. E

                                            Erica

                                            Toronto

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            A very busy evening and seemed like too much for the server to keep up with. The menu and the wine list wasn’t very exciting. Music too quiet for a Saturday evening. Not the vibe Oz used to have

                                          31. MZ

                                            MarZoho

                                            Toronto

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            An excellent evening for a catch up with old friends. Wonderful service and delicious food. Everything was impeccable.

                                          32. M

                                            Megan

                                            Ottawa

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent night catching up with friends on ver delicious appetizers and cocktails

                                          33. EP

                                            EvelyneP

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                            I think they are still working on resumption. Wasn't as good as previous visits

                                          34. AA

                                            AlexandrosA

                                            Vancouver

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were very excited about this reservation and booked it from our home in Vancouver as we planned our vacation to Ottawa and Tremblant. Although the night needed to be canceled due to the unprecedented events occurring in Ottawa this last month, we remain committed to supporting this restaurant for all it stands for. Great food, a sustainable culture and respect given to its staff and patrons. Stay well and we look forward to dining at this hidden gem once the City gets its groove back. A

                                          35. DL

                                            DaphneL

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Food was delicious, service was prompt. The food was worth the higher prices. They could maybe improve their house cocktails, there isn’t much that interested me. Otherwise, everything else was perfect! Will definitely be going back.

                                          36. EH

                                            EH123

                                            Vancouver

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was excellent, despite the horrible, antidemocratic activity outside. Cavelike atmosphere was warm and comfortable, food was fantastic, service excellent, and staff was kind.

                                          37. AP

                                            AscenzaP

                                            Toronto

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Oz Kafe has AMAZING charcuterie boards. Fresh products, amazing taste and even better quality. Moderate prices for the amazing quality. Very unique items with great flavour! Would recommend

                                          38. TJ

                                            TJarz

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 10, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Oz Kafe is my go-to when I want great food and solid service - which is often! It's a beautiful space in a tucked-away heritage building, with lovely staff. The food menu is exacting but has something for everyone. The wine list is well-curated, the cocktails are outstanding, and the beer list is extensive with greatest hits and unique finds. Not to be missed!

                                          39. A

                                            Antares

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 9, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Very good food and friendly service. We only struggled to find the place!

                                          40. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Ottawa

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Oz Kafe is my new favorite spot! A little restaurant neatly tucked in the Byward Market. The intimate ambiance, friendly staff, delicious good and GREAT music selection is something to rave about. Looking forward to going back!

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                            • Contactless payment available
                                          • 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

                                          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 4.7 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Google Map for Oz Kafe

                                          10 York ST Ottawa, ON K1N 5S6

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            NCC - York Courtyard - between George and York Streets

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            ByWard Market

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Dining Bar

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking details

                                            Free City Parking after 5:30 pm to 8:30 am next morning<br />Two City of Ottawa Parking garages<br />Two private parking garages within 100 feet of the restaurant

                                          • Public transit

                                            Rideau Center

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Kristine Hartling

                                          • Entertainment

                                            Late night guest DJ's

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (613) 234-0907

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            We welcome most any private parties, special events, and weddings.We offer a beautiful heritage two-story stone building in Ottawa's Byward Market. Many photographers and wedding parties use our venue as a backdrop.We look forward to hosting your special events!

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Oz : (613) 234-0907

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