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Fairouz Cafe

4.6
1123 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 1123 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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NickK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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.

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SandraN
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, restful, sophisticated atmosphere, excellent service!

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Nadine
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. Loved the food, service and atmosphere! Will be returning!

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Mohammed
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and experience. Thank you for helping my wife and I celebrate a special moment.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vraiment délicieux. Des plats à partager. Le vin de Jordanie était très bon. Un service sympathique.

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katel
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome night

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ChantalN
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicous and the service was phenomenal.

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patM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Not a huge fan of this type of food but it was good. Preferred the old location on somerset. Our server however was 5+ stars.

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vipParj
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Meal was delicious. Enjoyed the evening. Service was good.

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JenniferH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A stark contrast sheer nonsense that now characterizes the market, Fairouz is an oasis of sanity, quality, comfort and delicious fare. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, had a twinkle in his eye, and knew the menu to the last herb.
We dined on: marinated olives, muhammara, fried cauliflower and pulled lamb manakeesh. They make their own pickles and bake their own pita. The food is fresh, flavourful, and worthy of the highest praise.
We will return to this restaurant both as a couple inclined toward an intimate dining experience in what is now our favourite booth, and also with friends for a more convivial occasion on the patio.
Fairouz Cafe is one of just two or three Ottawa restaurants whom we would rate worthy of 5 stars.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh flavours, well prepared and good value in an inviting environment with attentive but not oppressive service

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Skylar was such an exceptional server, great job! The food was phenomenal. Thanks for a splendid dining experience

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Gordon
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Main dishes were too spicy, after server had reassured us to the contrary.
Shish Taouk chicken main was described on menu as accompanied by couscous.
Instead it came with utterly bland white beans smothered in a very spicy sauce.
Hummus appetizer arrived with only 2 small pitas - inadequate for the size of the serving.
After requesting more pita we had to wait 20 minutes for it to arrive, long after we had finished the Hummus.
Server had the temerity to tell me how much tip I should leave! Unprofessional.

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EmilieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. The drinks are superb too

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal! Always been a favourite and the new Clarence location is beautiful! Stunning ambience and food!

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vipRGB13
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great experience! Excellent food and atmosphere.

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magdalenaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

very impressive meat platter
everything was quite delicious and fresh

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a terrific dining experience. Would definitely go back.

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Hazel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent . The dining experience was one of our highlights staying in Ottawa. The ambience is flawless . Service is personable and friendly .
We will definitely recommend it to family and friends . We will also make sure to go back next time we are here .

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CaroleHW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was alright but nothing compared to the old Fairouz on Somerset Street. Although they are trying to be innovative with the menu, it lacked the wow factor.

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LuciaC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prices on the expensive side but good quality food.

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Lynnie
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is delicious snd portions generous. Location on the market is accessible and fun. Service was very attentive and helpful but a bit haphazard and getting the bill was an effort. Blue very the taste and quantity of food snd drink was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a wonderful experience and mean. Great value

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CantThinkofaNickname
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and great service!

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 4.6 stars by 1123 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.