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Fairouz Cafe, Ottawa, ON

Fairouz Cafe

4.6
4.6
1456 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Middle Eastern
Fairouz Cafe is a modern Middle Eastern 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.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 422-7700
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Laferriere
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room is warm, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 42 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.
  • Private party contact
    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Sussex Drive
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Fairouz Feast (Group Menu)

    $62.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Fairouz Feast (Group Menu) The Fairouz Feast is a three course set menu designed to allow our culinary team to invite large groups to our intimate space. This menu can be amended to accommodate allergies and dietary requirements such as gluten and nut allergies as well as vegan requirements. Please include any such requirements in your booking notes. First Course • Hummus Tenderloin, Labneh, & Muhammara with fresh pita • • Marinated Olives • • Pide - Turkish Style Flatbread • • Fattoush Salad • Second Course • Meat Platter, served with Marinated Chicken, Beef Kofte, Pulled Lamb, Lavash Bread, Tabbouleh Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Pickles, Toum, and Spicy Labneh • • Roz Asfar • Third Course • Knafeh •

Offers

  • Fairouz Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
    Join us for our Fairouz Happy Hour, every Tuesday through Friday from 4:00-5:30pm! $10 Drinks - Ask you server for our daily beer, wine, and cocktail specials $10 Menu - Muhammara - Labneh - Truffle Babaganoush - Hummus - Hand Rolled Grape Leaves - Truffle Fries $20 Menu - Beef Lahmajoun Pide - Confit Duck Pide - Olive Shakshuka Pide - Pulled Lamb Pide - Fattoush Salad - Halloumi with Seasonal Accompaniments **Full dinner menu only available after 5:00pm**

What 1,456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,456 Reviews
  1. MZbib

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    food was mediocre, it’s overdone mediterranean food which half the time made the dish worse. extremely overpriced for what it is. other than the food, service and atmosphere were great.

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  2. Emily

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    SO delicious - if you've been thinking of it, just book it! We got the fattoush salad with fried halloumi, fried brussel sprouts, roz asfar, and the beef lahmajoun and pulled lamb pides - it just seemed to get better and better! There was a slight delay in getting our first drinks (they were busy, not surprised), but our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. I'm glad we sat where we did, it was so nice and cozy. We'd be back!

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  3. fatguy

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Would not go again. Terrible service, waited a very long time to be served only to sit for 20 minutes to pay the bill

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  4. MimD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fairouz has always been one of my favorite restaurants, however the prices have jumped dramatically over the last few years. While I realize everything has gone up, I think that restaurants like this are taking advantage of this and being unreasonable. $250 for 2 appies, 2 meals, and 2 beers and a no-alcohol beverage is ridiculous!

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  5. Anon

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The best chicken I have ever eaten. The service was fabulous.

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  6. JosephR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable about our food and he was very personable and hospitable.

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  7. Heather

    Ottawa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is definitely cafe style in terms of level of ambience, service and food. Everything is fine and good but not outstanding. Service is quite slow but they also seem short staffed.

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  8. Nina

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Beautiful concept. And I may still give it another chance. I did find the lamb pie way too salty. The muhammara and the haloumi dish were really delicious. And love the fresh pita. The knafeh was too dry and chocolate mousse delicious.

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  9. FrancisB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food! I do miss the trio of dips though.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience overall. Our party of 7 throughly enjoyed all of our meal choices. With enjoying some of the shared options as well, they were able to accommodate one our our diners who has allergy restrictions. With having a larger group we never felt rushed, ambiance was perfect, staff was amazing. We can’t wait to dine here again.

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  11. OlgaT

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, highly recommend getting the tasting menu!

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  12. 613Ottawa

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always look forward to an evening at this restaurant - it never disappoints. Excellence every time. Food, ambience, service, decor, even the other guests have added to the experience. Cozy, quiet, and alluring. A definite favourite.

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  13. PierreL

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Will definitely be back. Nice Cafe.

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  14. SylviaS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. We were seated in the lounge and I found it nicer than the dining room.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very memorable experience. Excellent, delicious food, attentive service, lovely ambiance...

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  16. Scott

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from the minute you walk through the door right up until you leave. Food was outstanding. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while. The presentation was great as well. Staff was knowledgeable on all the food/wine/desserts. Can’t wait to go back!

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  17. Anon

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant with incredible food and drinks, and a really great vibe. Amazing date night spot.

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  18. KrisS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Our mains came to the table a little too quickly, which made for a crowded table, but other than that we were very happy.

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  19. DeanH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My bill was over $400 (four peopke no alcohol) and the flavours were moderately better than my local shawarma house. Unfortunately, not worth the money. Server was distracted, most likely due to having to handle too many customers.

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  20. NourS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambience and service, food is a bit overpriced. They took good care of our anniversary.

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  21. MichaelC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, good cocktails. Awesome ambiance. Good service. Reasonable prices

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  22. ChelseaR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for happy hour and the prices were incredible! The food is always fantastic. A must visit!

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  23. Beteavon

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found this Fairouz Café just walking down the street in Ottawa, easily made a dinner reservation with Open Table. It was an excellent experience for us. The waitstaff were Double-Plus Good.

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  24. Foodiewithamooodie

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, and fair prices overall. I love the twist on middle-eastern food!

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  25. memill

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner- ambiance was really interesting and warm and welcoming, service was excellent and the food was delicious! I will be back!

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  26. ValerieR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The old menu was better than the new one. We were really disappointed by the Tawook, which was our favorite in the previous menu. Also, with the price increase, it’s a bit overprice currently.

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  27. DanielleG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience with the nicest Middle Eastern flavours.

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  28. SaadM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overvalued, especially for the option we selected which was “Sofra” Not a good food quality, fish was not good at all, chicken was undercooked!

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  29. Maggie

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had dinner at your café a few weeks ago with a friend, and I loved the Chicken Tawouk so much... I came back with a different person and praised the chicken ... Unfortunately, this time around the chicken was dry instead of tender and juicy. I was disappointed. Did you change the chef? I loved the service. Bridget was efficient, friendly, professional, and informative. There was also a server, who was wonderful. He brought our meals and explained everything perfectly. I loved the ambiance. I loved the Grape leaves and the Muhamarrah. I loved the bread. The Cod was excellent. Having the Harrissa on the side was a great idea. We are not familiar with the bread being charged, but it was delicious. Thank you! Magda

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  30. Lauren

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and service was friendly. Food came out relatively fast.

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  31. JoelS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was a bit unattentive and required several reminders. Food was great.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just ok but extraordinarily overpriced for the portion size and quality. $55 for a quarter roasted chicken and tabouleh salad.

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  33. LisaG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for money, especially if you get the sofra. Food was amazing, drinks were great, service was awesome. Definitely worth checking out.

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  34. MyleneD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not my first time, and will surely be back. The food is tasty and plentiful. It can be somewhat busy and loud but we did not feel rushed. Highly recommmend!

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  35. Maye

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was greasy and delicious . Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made good suggestions

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  36. HappyDiner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited almost an hour for our food. It was not hot when it arrived. It was not the server's fault. She apologized for the long wait. I don't know what the problem is. Too few staff? Back-ups in the kitchen? Regardless, I will not be back.

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  37. Chris

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow. Was told we could have the table for 2 hours which is always fine with us, but we ended up taking 2 hours just because of how slow the service was. Beef kebab came out cold, and is such a small portion for the $40 they charged for it. Same with the pita bread, such tiny pieces of pita. Most of the food was tasty, but the value and service certainly bring it down.

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  38. SuzanneG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent for wth Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Room was very cold which detracted form my experience but may have been time of year (fall is tricky!) and fact the AC still on despite cooler outdoor temperatures. We were very pleased with food and recommendations made by staff!

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  39. LouC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice atmosphere, a little pricey but worth it.

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  40. AA123

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service. Had the Fatoush salad, chicken tawook, beef kebab. All delicious. Will be back again soon.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Fairouz Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fairouz Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-7700.

Fairouz Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1456 OpenTable diners.

Fairouz Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fairouz Cafe

15 Rue Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sussex Drive
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Justin Laferriere
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 422-7700
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room is warm, versatile and eclectic. Designed for unique and intimate gatherings, our space can accommodate up to 42 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 for a standing reception.
  • Private party contact
    Taylor McKinley: (819) 230-5387
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