Aiāna Restaurant Collective

4.7
141 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
At Aiana, our humble roots are planted in a desire to bring the abundance of Canada’s food products – many of which grow wild in or around Ottawa – to the forefront of flavourful dishes.

Traditions and techniques long forgotten (yet well-loved) are restored here, not only in tribute to what’s been practiced and procured by our nation’s peoples for thousands of years, but also in celebration of the one thing capable of uniting friends, family, and foes alike: food.

We're firm believers that an exceptional dining experience is built from the inside-out: it starts with quality talent and permeates all levels of service from there. This is why we've implemented a service fee in place of the tipping model. It allows us to redistribute gratuities to pay a living wage to ALL of our employees, ensuring – at a minimum – they are able to cover the actual costs of living in our community. It's just one way we plan to make a dent within the hospitality industry
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Experiences

  • New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu

    CA$282.50 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    The holidays are fast approaching! On New Year's Eve, leave the cooking to us and treat yourself to a sophisticated five-course dining experience that won't be forgotten – even after the bubbly! Two seating times will be available (6-8:30pm and 9pm-1am) for $250/guest (plus taxes). This price includes service charge.
  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    CA$254.25 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    An elaborate menu curated by Chef Raghav as a journey across Canada, through 10 Courses meticulously curated for a unique dining experience. The price of the Tasting Menu is $225 per person (plus taxes) and the deposit secures your booking and is fully applied to your bill. Please allow us to accommodate any allergies by notifying us in the reservation notes. Reservations must be made at least a day in advance. This experience is available Tuesday to Thursday only at 6.30PM seating. Following Ontario Public Health guidelines, we will require proof of full Covid-19 vaccination from our patrons who wish to dine indoors.
  • À la Carte

    Multiple dates available

    Driven to provide a dining experience unlike any other, Aiana’s cuisine reflects a harmonious balance between classic cooking techniques and contemporary recipes. Whether a memorable meal; handcrafted cocktail or a glass of carefully curated wine, Aiana delivers distinctly Canadian cuisine and impeccable hospitality – all from the pulse of Ottawa’s bustling downtown. Following Ontario Public Health guidelines, we will require proof of full Covid-19 vaccination from our patrons.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 141 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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Samf
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional cuisine and service and wonderful environment. Note that menu pricing includes service charge, which explains one of reasons the cost seems high.
Will return for sure.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded a day ago

Hi Sam, we can’t thank you enough for your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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lucyc
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is impeccable and service was outstanding. It was a mesmerizing evening. The experience was spectacular!!!! Will recommend it to everyone.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on November 21, 2021

Hi Lucy, we can’t thank you enough for your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining at Aiana for a birthday celebration, food was delicious… staff was super friendly and service was amazing. Loved that the restaurant wasn’t noisy, we were able to enjoy dinner and have a conversation without the music overpowering our voices. Definitely going to return next time we’re in town!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on November 20, 2021

It makes us very happy to know how much you enjoyed your dining experience at Aiāna. Thank you for your kind words for our team and your terrific compliments for our food. We look forward to welcoming you back. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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Cesar
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, food was outstanding we had the Tomahawk. Chef came to our table and checked up on us.
By far the best in this category in Ottawa.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on November 17, 2021

Hi Cesar, thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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KylaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have traveled all over Canada and Europe and this was undoubtedly the best meal I have ever experienced. Perfect ambience and perfect service.

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DanS
Ottawa
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

High end food, service and pricing. Enjoyed our meals at this relatively new Ottawa resto. Appetizers and main courses were all delicious. Service was attentive and efficient. Special occasions worthy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

4 friends celebrating birthdays

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful rating. It will be our pleasure to welcome you on your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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GauthierC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Pour ce type de restaurant je m’attendais à un atmosphère feutré. Nous étions dans un petit salon, il faisait tellement froid que nous avons dû mettre nos manteaux sur nos épaules. Une araignée est descendue du plafond et s’est retrouvé dans le visage de mon mari. La table à côté de nous était très bruyante, les enfants criaient et jouaient sous la table. Expérience très ordinaire pour le prix de la soirée! Qualité de la nourriture bonne mais très moyen rapport qualité-prix.

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Jpd2012
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Terrible slow service and one dish so salty was inedible

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are sorry to see we didn’t quite live up to your expectations. Your review is very helpful in improving the Aiāna experience. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was tasty, service was good, fungi was nice, duck was extremely chewy (likely undercooked).

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on November 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are sorry to see we didn’t quite live up to your expectations. Your review is very helpful in improving the Aiāna experience. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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Pierre
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

No wow! Saddly, very disappointed" I am pleased to pay the high price when it's worth it but it was not the case.

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MarcE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very upscale, and exquisitely delicious albeit a bit pricey (though that is deliberate as service is meant to be included). Service and drinks are top notch too!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 30, 2021

Dear Marc, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Aiāna, and appreciate you taking a moment to share such wonderful compliments of your dining experience. It was truly a pleasure to serve you and ensure that your time with us was exceptional. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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DianeB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, although it is $$$$$ the service is included in the menu prices. Fair wages. The only suggestion would be a better selection of appetizers. We went for lunch.

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amitabhm
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food preparation and service excellent. The freshness of ingredients is impressive Ambience very good. Price of wine bottles appear high. Also, more choice in wine by glass will be useful. Since there is a service charge included in the bill, the headache of calculating tips is gone, a welcome step.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 24, 2021

Hi Amitabh, thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary last night at this beautiful restaurant! The ambience, food, cocktails and service is incredible. Don’t even get me started on bread service. The deep fried bread .. no words. Hands down my new favourite restaurant in Ottawa

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 21, 2021

Dear Shawn, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Aiāna, and appreciate you taking a moment to share such wonderful compliments of your entire dining experience. It was truly a pleasure to serve you and ensure that your time with us was exceptional. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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vipNataliyaY
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An outstanding and very knowledgeable sommelier - our compliments to the restaurant.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 17, 2021

Dear Nataliya, it makes us very happy to know how much you enjoyed your dining experience at Aiāna. Thank you for your kind words for our team and your terrific rating for our food. We look forward to welcoming you back. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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PierreJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good atmosphere good food and knowledgeable staff will recommend

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 15, 2021

Hi Pierre, thank you for recommending Aiāna for special occasions. It will be our pleasure to welcome you on your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aiana is above anywhere else, from the food that is to die for, the service that is world class, the ambiance which is perfect up to the amenities that are impressive. I would not be surprised that it will become a Michelin star restaurant. Tom was our server which he is the bomb! Let yourself be impressed!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 10, 2021

We can’t thank you enough for your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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EmreF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is excellent food and ambience. Strongly recommend.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 10, 2021

Hi Emre, we are delighted that your dining experience with us and taking the time to write a glowing review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing experience at Aiana. The waitress was amazing, kind and answered all of our questions about the food/menu. The food was incredible and definitely worth the price. The restaurant itself was beautiful and great for photos!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful rating. It will be our pleasure to welcome you on your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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viprmckie
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great for special occasions, although mine (PhD proposal successfully defended) was just shrugged off as an afterthought by our waiter. Waiter was just average overall—nothing special, could have been a milestones waiter. Food was excellent! Also a great wine selection. Nice open kitchen concept.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 4, 2021

Hi Raymond, congratulations on your successful defence of you PhD thesis! We are sure it was a challenging journey and quite a relief. We are so happy that you chose Aiana to celebrate your commendable achievement. Thanks a lot for for you wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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vipJulia
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Aiana last month, and we splurged with the tasting menu + wine flight. Beautiful restaurant. We were seated in a lovely sofa table underneath the twinkling lights. Good for watching the bar or the open kitchen. The food was delicious! Best tomato salad ever! My suggestion would be to cut back on the portions a bit since it’s a lot of courses. I was a bit too full at the end. Anyway, thank you for a lovely evening!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 24, 2021

Dear Julia, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Aiāna, and appreciate you taking a moment to share such wonderful compliments of your entire dining experience. It was truly a pleasure to serve you and ensure that your time with us was exceptional. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was very good as well as the presentation. Wine choices were also good.
Both my invitee and I though had a sore stomach after, but it may not be related.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hi Mark, we can't thank you enough for the kind words about Aiāna. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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ManzoorS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend Aiana for anyone looking for a great dining experience. Also just want to say all the staff really goes out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and having a good time. Until next time!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 27, 2021

It makes us very happy to know how much you enjoyed your dining experience at Aiāna. Thank you for your kind words for our team and for recommending Aiāna for special occasions. We look forward to welcoming you back. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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MaxB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Underwhelming experience given the high level they are portraying. Oysters were a delicious masterpiece, Lamb was a great dish but too much meat and not as elevated/sophisticated as the oysters, Halibut was also too large of portion and a little over cooked. Recommandations: reduce the protein serving on the plate so that you may adjust the price more accordingly as well as elevate the dishes execution and ingredients. Wine by the glass list needs to be adjusted and upgraded as a whole. You cannot allow Stratus White or Red, great Canadian producer but, to be your highest price point wine by the glass when you dishes that are over the 200$ price point. Cocktails executed in an excellent way and Spirits list is very complete.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback! The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had our 1st anniversary dinner at Aiana. It wasn't inexpensive however it was worth the experience and incredible food!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hi Tanya, thanks a lot for celebrating your very special day at Aiāna. It was a delight to serve you. We look forward to your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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vipDennisD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the best I have been to in Ottawa. Exquisite menu, incredible service.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 24, 2021

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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LindsayG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My young son requested a tasting menu at a fancy restaurant for his birthday. Aiana accommodated my request to adjust the portions for his appetite wonderfully. The service was exemplary, from meeting the staff to the best table in the house to a kitchen tour for the "special guest". The food was very good. A few very minor quibbles (shell fragments in the lobster, dull steak knives) but delicious and beautifully plated. My son was thrilled with the experience as a whole.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 24, 2021

Dear Lindsay, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Aiāna, and appreciate you taking a moment to share such wonderful compliments of your entire dining experience. It was truly a pleasure to serve you and ensure that your time with us was exceptional. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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Nada
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Food quality was horrible, and to make matters worse, the prices were through the roof. Will never forget this terrible experience. The service was their only saving grace. Worst meal of my life.

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DineoutinOttawa
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

We booked a last-minute reservation on the patio because the inside was sold out. I think that is the main reason we were dissatisfied with our experience, so the rest of this review is based on eating on the patio during a full-service. We found it difficult to get attention. We (7 people) had to ask for menus, we had to ask for cocktails, we had to ask for them to turn the heat on when the sun went down, I had to remind them to bring my wine after everyone else was served their wine and by the time I got it, I was half-way through the pairing. Appetizers, mains, and even desserts, we’re all “auctioned off” at the table (“who had the halibut?, who had the tomato salad?” etc.). None of the 3 courses were served at the same time ("the fish will be right out") leaving us waiting while the food gets cold. The sommelier was readily available which is nice. The food was amazing but so expensive that really, you should be there in your Sunday best and sitting in the stunning dining room to enjoy your $250 steak or $29 tomato salad. If you’re on the patio, you smell a lot of weed and traffic is loud. At the end of the meal, the server presented the bill and said something about “a living wage“ and that he has an employer that is very fair. With his face mask on, and with the traffic outside, and with this being my first time at this restaurant, I really did not understand what he had said. I felt that he was saying the tip is not necessary but as a former server, I didn’t know if that meant this guy is getting paid $20 an hour or is he getting paid $200 an hour? (professional service in an environment like that would be earning $200/hr.) So after some internal debate, I tipped anyway. So my advice is to eat inside and understand the tipping issue before you go. It is awkward to stare at the machine and ponder a tip option with your server standing there. All of the food is awesome. I recommend they employ a patio menu.

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BhaunaP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! Would definitely come back!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 18, 2021

Dear Bhauna, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Aiāna, and appreciate you taking a moment to share such wonderful compliments of your entire dining experience. It was truly a pleasure to serve you and ensure that your time with us was exceptional. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are planning on going be open to new flavor combinations. All of our dishes were unique to say the least. From the oysters to the waygu!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time at Aiana, loved the food, restaurant was very modern and service was on point. Would return 👌🏼

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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ErinB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, huge portions and exceptional service. A great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Erin, thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un souper parfait
Ambiance
Juste wow

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful rating. It will be our pleasure to welcome you on your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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FoodieForay
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loves this restaurant concept! Beautifully orchestrated service and a deliciously innovative menu. Can't wait to go back!

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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vipSrinivas
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One more stellar experience. Must visit place in Ottawa

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear Srinivas, thanks a lot for your patronage. We look forward to serving you on your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for lunch … Good and service were both great. We esp like the scallops and lamb pasta. Our server was professional, tentative and friendly. Food was delicious and portion was bigger than expected, so we actually ended up packing the left over.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 18, 2021

We really appreciate the time you took to write such an amazing review. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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LucB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful experience for me and my fiancé, I proposed to her on the day of this reservation and everything was perfectly excecuted throughout the night

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hi Luc, thanks a lot for celebrating your very special day at Aiāna. It was a delight to serve you. We look forward to your next visit. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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vipSrinivas
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Usual awesomeness with Chef Raghav and his stellar staff. My friends enjoyed the rare find of Kobe beef and the bread and caviar servixe

Aiāna Restaurant Collective
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hi Srinivas, thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Aiāna. We look forward to serving you again. The Team at Aiāna Restaurant Collective

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FAQs

Aiāna Restaurant Collective is rated 4.7 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Aiāna Restaurant Collective does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://aiana.ca/menu/.

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.