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Fairouz Cafe

4.7
1148 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Fairouz Cafe is a modern Middle Eastern cafe and restaurant in the heart of Ottawa's historic Byward Market.

Decadent dinners, bespoke cocktails, and a uniquely curated wine list - our newly renovated restaurant is the perfect spot for all occasions. Enjoy a casual lunch with colleagues, a special meal with a loved one, a fun night out with friends, or an intimate wedding or celebration.

Our evening offerings are also available for take-out and delivery. Please speak to your server for more information on how you can enjoy Fairouz Cafe at home too!

Support Fairouz Cafe during COVID-19

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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1148 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Tristian
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were wonderful! We really enjoyed our night and did not feel rushed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, loved it!

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GhislaineM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely, from our waiter to the food quality and presentation. Will definitely go again!

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PeggyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time since Covid that I have gone out to eat at a ‘nicer’ restaurant ! The evening was outstanding . From the moment we stepped in to the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by the staff and from that moment on the service was outstanding. The food surpassed our expectations not only in taste but also presentation! I have already told friends about our experience and hope to be back soon.

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veroniquec
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food. Service was a bit slow at the beginning with a close to 10min wait before our waiter came to see us. After, it was all great. Will come back

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Yasi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super delicious food, wonderful service, cozy place, and lovely food decoration!

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CaroB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The service was very friendly and professional. The vegan options were great. I particularly loved the fattoush salad... just crispy as it should, perfect seasoning, not too salty nor sour. We chose the vegetarian kibbeh, fried cauliflower and fries. My son had the stuffed squash but I did not have enough space to taste it. Everything had great flavour and texture. However, the noise level was too much for my daughter who is very sensitive. A little bit on the expensive side, but we had drinks, two alcoholic, one non-alcoholic, and we had leftovers.

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LouiseL
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Outstanding friendly and bilingual service. Nice decor and cool music. Looking forward to try the terrace in the summer.

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EmilyU
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fairouz was an excellent place to catch up with friends and enjoy a shared meal. We opted for the meat plate to share and were not disappointed. Plus, the staff and ambiance made the night that much better.

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justavisitor
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience!! Loved the food ! Had a great time with friends and would recommend this to anyone who loves middle eastern food.

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AliciaB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance for an anniversary.

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ShaneF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely looking place, Very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff and most of all the food was absolutely AMAZING! My kids aged 11 & 9 loved the burger and fries, the staff catered for their taste as they won’t eat salad, pickles etc.
We went for my wife’s 40th birthday and they left a card on the table that all the staff signed. They also gave my wife a free desert gift of x4 Macaroons with “Happy Birthday” written in chocolate! Yum yum. Thank you Fairouz 😋we will be visiting again 100%

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PhilY
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Amazing food. Superb service. Will visit again.

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JoanneG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Feels like a cozy neighbourhood restaurant in all the best ways. delicious food, great at dealing with alterations for a gluten free diner.

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AVRF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a cozy atmosphere. I wish I'd taken a look at the small market items for sale before heading out.

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very creative & delicious. We enjoyed a lovely Jordanian wine with our meal. Our waiter was helpful, attentive & made great recommendations.

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GirmaK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The fried Cauliflower was very good and we enjoyed it.

The srevice was excellent and the darker local beer also a pleasure.
We definitely will go back again to the resturant

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EvaS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and the service. Noise level a bit high.

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MelissaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great little restaurant with super food!

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing - having now eaten here, it’s easy to understand why reservations are always full

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PATRICIAS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was terrific and the service friendly and efficient. Halloumi was amazing as was the cauliflower main. We will be back!

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AlexandraT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

To be fair, it's a good restaurant, the food is good, the service is nice, and the prices are pretty fair.
But I read so many outstanding reviews that my expectations were really high. And even if the experience was good, it was not unforgettable.
I'm glad I tried it but I will most likely not come back and try other restaurants instead 🙂

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DeborahZ
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

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vipShawnaB
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent meal. Our waiter was super nice.

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NickK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the grape leaves and baba ganoush as appetizers. The homemade pita bread was warm and fluffy , outstanding. As mains the beef kofte and shish tawook where so delicious and fresh tasting. Highly recommend all these choices. Can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes. Overall service and food was 10 out of 10

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HeleneO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Food and aervice. Can’t wait to return!

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MelB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time I had a chance to eat at their new location and it was wonderful. The food is sublime and the service is impeccable. Fairouz is such a treat!

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

Atmosphere was amazing. Sound level was great. Music was great. Very romantic intimate setting. Our serving was amazing and so was the other servers that ran food.

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LindseyC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greta atmosphere and even better food! Made for a perfect date night.

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KatherineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks, great service and lovely ambience. Recommend!

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Meg1
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time in the new location on Clarence street. Lovely place, nice decor, tasty cocktails, delicious food, great service and nice personal touches to highlight my birthday. Overall very nice evening.

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Karenartist
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding in every way: food, service, ambience. We were especially pleased the background music was kept to a minimum allowing us to chat comfortably with our friends. Fairouz is our new “favourite restaurant”!

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ChantalF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Personnel accueillant. Aliments frais et savoureux. Service en français apprécié, car très important pour une expérience agréable complète. Merci et continuez!

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SuzyR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was exemplary and really made the occasion.

Food was overall delicious though some things really stood out while others were simply fine.

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ClaudiaH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband, my son, and I went for my birthday and our server was absolutely outstanding, the food was to die for and the portion generous.

Thank you for making it a memorable evening.

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Sarah
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, service. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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mgseavan
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Middle Eastern food ever! Red pepper-cashew-pomegranate dip to die for.

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CTCT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had such a lovely outing at Fariouz. This was my first time dining in a restaurant in Ottawa since the pandemic began. I felt safe and well-taken care of the entire evening. The servers and hostess were helpful and attentive. The food, especially the dips and bread, was delicious. I'm looking forward to going again.

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JamesL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fairouz is a unique, stylish Middle Eastern-inspired dining destination. While we had been to its former incarnation on Somerset St., this was our first time visiting its new digs on Clarence St. in Ottawa's Byward Market district. We were delighted to find that the original Fairouz ambiance had not only been preserved in the move, it had been improved upon. The two-seat bar just inside the door is a very nice touch, and from what we saw the prepared ready-to-go meals were doing brisk business. The food, as always, was delicious, cocktails were on point and service was attentive. One request, which in no way diminishes the excellent menu: please bring back the shminder (beet dip)! We haven't had anything like it since trying it several years ago at the old location. We will definitely be back.

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domainie
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening in all aspects EXCEPT THE DEAFENING MUSIC.

It wasn't the choice of music it was the VOLUME. There was absolutely no need to play music at that volume. Such a lovely ambience was significantly spoiled by the avoidable decibels. Seriously.

That music was NOT ENERGETIC it was intrusive and unnecessary.

I would recommend Fairouz but warn everyone about the loud music before they choose to visit.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fairouz Cafe using the Order Online button. Fairouz Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fairouz Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-7700.

Fairouz Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

Fairouz Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fairouz.ca/gift-cards.

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.