Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
Inspired by the street food of Southeast Asia, SIDEDOOR's menu offers a truly authentic dining experience. Fresh seasonal produce, Oceanwise Seafood, regional sauces, fresh ground curries and exotic spices accentuate each dish. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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AshleyG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tacos here are amazing! I appreciate the vegan options.. including chorizo tacos! They even added a candle to our donuts to make my partner’s birthday special :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends

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christinad
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Highly recommend and you must order some donuts

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Aimeezamiee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time.

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MelissaO
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great time celebrating our friends bachelorette our server was fantastic and then the GM was very helpful in ensuring our group who have food allergies were able to order something safe for them. Thank you so much!

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Lumpkins
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal once again - never disappoints!!

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anthonyf
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cosy place where the food is amazing... i ll go back again on my next visit to Ottawa

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere was great, and adds to the experience. Service was ok, waitress was not super attentive. Never checked in to see if we wanted more drinks. And another attendant who helped us with our bills stood over our shoulders while we processed our payments on the debit machine - a little uncomfortable. Food was really good - maybe a little pricey for what you get but we still enjoyed the flavours and presentation. I Would return again - overall the experience was good.

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MargotC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

You told us that we had to eat quicker because you over booked. Thats so rude

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the fish tacos, the dumplings, all three curries (lobster, beef, lentil) and the bibimbap. The tacos are great and the dumplings were good too. The sauce in the lobster curry was amazing and the beef was very tender. The lentil curry was less good and the tofu in it was quite burnt. The bibimbap was good but there were a lot of flavours going on in it. For a party of 4 I would recommend a couple of starters and then the beef and lobster curries since they are quite large (we ended up taking a lot home). Also, given the price, I feel like they should include rice with the curries (a bowl of rice is $4 extra). The doughnuts were great.

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Edmfoodie
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was attentive, the Food was great and in a lively setting.

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OttBB1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service here. Will continue coming back.

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QuinnM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic every time I’ve come to Sidedoor; been to restaurants all around the world and this one is still one of my favourites.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the vibe of this restaurant. The ambiance is so wonderful. All of the staff were friendly and helpful :) the food is outstanding. Everything I have tried here is just delicious! One of my favourite spots in Ottawa!

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IanG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, fun format and a nice space in the Byward Market

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patriciab
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent super tasty and the price was reasonable big portions..loved the food

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IsabelleC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, vibe, food and service. The quality of the dishes was amazing. The waiter always made sure that we were ok and answered all our questions. Will go back again!

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RR44
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food but service has really gone downhill the last couple of times we have gone here for dinner. It takes a long time to be served after we are seated and staff isn’t very friendly.

There are lots of other restaurants around with great food and service, so it is no longer worth it to come here - it’s unfortunate.

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MikiP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as usual. Plan om spending a few hours to do it right. Great for an intimate group of you want to try lots. Only issue was where we were seated was so cold from the door. It was one of those -30 nights though.

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Hardeep
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for the ambiance and food. The entrees were a touch pricey though.

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KristinP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, great service!
Only complaint was that it was a bit cold near the big windows. Bring a sweater :)

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience and food excellent. Tacos were super tasty.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent fusion food; great for sharing. Staff all very well trained. Perfectly located.

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vipOttawaGirl
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic! Our server was smart, witty, and wonderful!

Our cocktails were not good. I ordered a Miso Caesar and it was too salty, not spicy enough, and was not worth the cost ($14). I was disappointed.

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Andrea
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply amazing! I ordered the lobster dish and it was delicious; the flavours, green curry and Brussels sprouts mixed perfectly with the taste of the lobster. Delicious! I’d totally come back! 😋💕👌🏻

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vipyazzy
Ottawa
47 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious, just the right portions, great service and atmosphere. Can never be disappointed here.

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julieH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was fantastic, we were the only customers so it lacked ambiance

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Joanna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find it very rare lately to find perfect service and a perfect meal. We had both at our recent visit. We all ordered your lunchbox of soup, salad and fish tacos. The soup of the day was lobster bisque and it was fantastic as was the salad and the tacos. Thank you for a great lunch!!

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ArmandG
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great evening... thank you... Cathy and Armand

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TynanK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding, the place had a unique feel

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SylvieM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great small tacos. Our server was great (funny, competent) but he seemed to be alone so the service was quite slow.

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vipNomNom
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tacos, dumplings, Sashimi and Donuts, oh my!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so friendly and kind, the food is incredible and we just love the atmosphere of this place. It’s our favourite spot and we always recommend this when family and friends visit Ottawa!

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DarcyH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Decor was lovely. Waitstaff were great but food was on average not great. And certainly not worth the price. It was our first time at this restaurant and so perhaps this was just an off night but for that price there won't be a second.

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PaulaL
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very tasty but not very hot and in some cases barely warm. Server also recommended 1 main plate per person even after we ordered 4 appetizers for a table of 6. We had way too much food! Wine prices were quite reasonable! Overall we would come back but would expect hotter plates.

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davidh
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall a satisfying restaurant but the noise level was bothersome.

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JTaz
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice space and the lunch service was quick and friendly. A bit of an odd menu, and the food was good, but nothing to go crazy for. The plates tended to be a bit small, and the calamari was neither nice and crispy nor tender / pan seared - strangely in-between the two.

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JeannieM
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sidedoor. The service has always been great in my experiences. What is great is their selection of food options for everyone, I am plant-based/vegan and it's super easy to eat here and to eat GOOD food.

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LeoL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent place for a light meal and drinks in the Byward Market. I like it because it and its food is unpretentious. Been there 3 times since we have moved to the area. Not cheap but not too expensive either.

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KathrynA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and excellent service
Great wine selection
Would definitely recommend you fir dinner anytime

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