Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

4.4
865 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Inspired by the street food of Southeast Asia, SIDEDOOR Restaurant offers an elegant, sharing-style dining experience sure to bring people together. Available for dine-in or takeout, we are renowned for our fresh, local produce and our unique use of exotic spices and ground curries. Chef Ben Landreville has created a tantalizing menu, placing an emphasis on Asian-inspired tacos and main dishes. Don't forget to end your dining experience with warm, hand-made donuts sure to please your sweet tooth!

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MitR
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent restaurant, surtout pour des groupes de 4 ou plus - cela permet de commander de nombreux plats et de partager, et ainsi de goûter à toutes les saveurs que ce restaurant a à offrir. Service toujours impeccable, personnel très sympathique.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was very slow. Took for our drinks and our order of food was list.

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Nathalies
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience with an amazing serverwho knew the menu very well and recommended good choices. thank you!

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Chloev
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place for the best Asian fusion in town. Obsessed! And their Peach drink was just want we needed!

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FredB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This has always been one of my favourite market restaurants, for the quality of the food and the nice terrace. Lunch yesterday featured, as always, really good Asian fusion food--the Vietnamese Pancake is especially good--and the server was also very good. However, there seems to be a lack of coordination between the kitchen and the servers with courses delivered at the wrong time etc. The restaurant really is though excellent and undoubtedly the repeated shutdowns etc., have complicated things.

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Chloev
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but question the value versus taste

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JeanD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening! Great weather . We were in the shade. Great service with Hanna. The oysters , sashimi , calamari , fish tacos and the donuts were all delicious. The Cava Anna was also great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The food was delicious, great service and great ambiance. It was my second time and I would still love to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I could easily become a regular here.

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Angela
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was so quick and it was amazing. I loved that all the starters were shareable. Everything was delicious and the ambiance on the patio nice too!

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef curry is amazing. Good service, good atmosphere.

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JudithS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner on the patio of the Sidedoor restaurant. Because the patio is located within the historic Clarendon Lanes courtyard, it is quiet and picturesque. The food was delicious and well presented and was served in plates that encourage sharing. The service staff was friendly and helpful, albeit a little stretched with all tables occupied. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends. We will be back!

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MindaC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sidedoor never disappoints! Excellent.
We always enjoy being there.

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mCol
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the pancake and the tofu bowl! The food and drinks were very good and we were seated in a perfect spot in the corner of the patio. There was plenty of space and it wasn't too crowded, even considering we were there on Canada Day. Our server was super helpful and very nice. The only think that was unexpected was that the tofu bowl was ONLY tofu. I was expecting some other veggies, or rice or greens. But still very tasty (just a lot of tofu!).

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vipJerome
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time, the menu items are top-notch, just be sure to make a reservation as this place fills up fast on nice sunny days!

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AubreyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food, and they’ve done a great job with their patio. Great night all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, everything was cooked well with creative fusions. The atmosphere was great (probably one of the best patios in Ottawa), tree coverage, and umbrellas kept us from boiling in the sun. The patio is in a court yard so very little street noise even though your in the heart of downtown. The servers are all great even after being away for so long. Granted it was a little expensive, but worth it!

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VeroniqueV
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidedoor is one of the best not-so-much hidden gem of the market.

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The entre and sides were excellent. We had the miso black cod, steamed rice, and side of veg.

Tacos were mediocre .. the fish was a good 4/5 but the sweet potato was closer to a 3 considering presentation.

Our reso was at 530 and we didn't get out until 845 because the service slowed down significantly when the patio filled up. We finished our entre before 7pm and waited over 1.5 hours for the bill and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and delicious food!

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Saph
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Long story short the reason for my poor review is I was fed pork without my knowledge. I ordered shrimp, and the hostess punched in shrimp but somehow I ended up eating pork and getting billed for it. After this horrific confirmation, they continuously apologized and didn't make me pay anything. I didn't want to leave this review but just for my fellow muslims be cautious with the shrimp wontons vs pork dumplings. I would like to go again to give them another chance but I am a little traumatized.

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SephoraL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good place to go to eat with friends or family. The services is do nice , and the foods is just delicious. I would come back to eat there for sure.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food & drinks. Great customer service and ambiance! Recommended.

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MichaelF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, awesome courtyard patio in downtown. Would recommend if you are into Asian influence and creative food.

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Hela
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'm impressed with the quality of the dishes and service is always exceptional. I broke my wine glass and within 15 seconds someone had replaced my glass and tidied up the table. Excellent. The only slight downfall is that some of the smaller dishes are priced quite high. I got the "Son in Law Egg", delicious, but $10 is very expensive for a couple bites. Overall excellent and worth the visit! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Lobster was chewy and cold. Had to ask for kitchen to bring another one out. They did, so +1 for them on that. Still left a good tip cause i feel bad about covid

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Bianca
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very helpful and food was delicious. Great atmosphere!

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Lulu08
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Went for my friend’s 30th birthday.
The food was excellent however the service was really disappointing. The waitress even didn’t bring something special for her birthday (I wrote a note in the reservation when I reserved) and she also didn’t seem happy to be there. Unfortunately, we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location is great and the service excellent. The papaya salad could have used a little more of a kick to it ... but that is personal preference.

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andreh
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent specially the Salmon Sashimi, Thai Salad, Short Rib Currey and of course the donuts!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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JaneD
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and very generous sizes! Lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

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FrancoisB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Strangely quiet. Server was awful no personality just very cold. Food was great. Nice spot

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Ottawa123
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience! Always been one of my favourite place in Ottawa.

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GenericNickname
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The table and menu were sticky - suggesting that they had not been properly cleaned. They seemed to prioritise portion size over quality. The food had a good level of spice but lacked flavour and the textures were questionable. Objectively, the food wasn't bad, but it wasn't good, and most certainly was not worth the price.

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Skyler
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was okay, weren’t checked on too often. Table was decent and the food was okay as well. Portions were realistically small for the mains but sides were a healthy portion. Wasn’t a perfect meal but would still return again.

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Vimal
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Took my wife here on her bday. Awesome ambience. Food was not great. We ordered pork dumpling, fish taco and gong pao chicken. The dumpling wrapper was too think and chewy. Tacos were okay. The gong pao chicken was really well cooked but had way too many schzewan peppercorns. The signature sidedoor bourbon cocktail was also medocre. Limited dessert selection.

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Mich
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent but it was quite slow in receiving our food. The value for the food is far superior to their competitors. It allows you to try different things.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really beautiful and friendly staff!

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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 865 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.