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Oz Kafe

4.7
4.7
634 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Open for Indoor dining, takeout, and Uber Eats delivery.

Takeout orders can be placed by calling the restaurant directly during opening hours, or pre-order via email at orders@ozkafe.com. We've partnered with Uber Eats for delivery. Find us on your app!

Oz Kafe is in the ByWard Market, Clarendon Courtyards, in Ottawa, Ontario. Historical Building, great ambiance, and an outdoor patio. Our menu is European inspired, locally sourced and veg forward.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Dining Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-0907

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kristine Hartling

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome most any private parties, special events, and weddings.We offer a beautiful heritage two-story stone building in Ottawa's Byward Market. Many photographers and wedding parties use our venue as a backdrop.We look forward to hosting your special events!

  • Private party contact

    Oz : (613) 234-0907

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Cross Street

    NCC - York Courtyard - between George and York Streets

  • Parking Details

    Free City Parking after 5:30 pm to 8:30 am next morning<br />Two City of Ottawa Parking garages<br />Two private parking garages within 100 feet of the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Rideau Center

  • Entertainment

    Late night guest DJ's

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 634 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Romantic

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  1. RD

    RogerD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Nice French style cooking. Some interesting cocktails. Nice old limestone building.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, amazing food and equally amazing service! Can’t wait to go back
  3. VW

    VWcc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was insanely good! Everyone at the table basically licked their plates. Very good service too! The ambiance was also on point. I can’t believe I’d never been to Oz before! Will definitely be back.
  4. EF

    EvanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely place for a date or a gathering of friends. Service is attentive and the food is delicious.
  5. CM

    CharlotteM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value, friendly service and delicious food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We read some reviews online and decided to try Oz Kafe while celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at the Chateau Laurier. The ambiance was perfect, it wasn’t terribly busy or noisy and the background music was enjoyable. We loved the stone interior, cozy candlelight and wooden beams. Our waiter was excellent and the food delicious. Loved the beef and Cornish hen dishes with potatoes and vegetables. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant!
  8. MS

    MarkS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a great cocktail menu and their food is delicious. I had the beef carpaccio and the mushroom Castelli. Will definitely be going back.
  9. M

    Mike

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks with attentive and friendly service. One of the best restaurants in Ottawa!
  10. AO

    AnOttawan

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oz Kafe offers it all: stunning ambiance, above par service, delightful menu, bespoke cocktails, great selection of wine and beer, locally sourced food, plus value.
  11. T

    Tony

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect NYE dinner. Great service and delicious food. The drinks were amazing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve. Great night out with family!
  13. SS

    SueS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and drinks. The staff and ambiance are lovely. I definitely recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience, cozy with stone walls and candlelit tables. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was hot, tasty and nice presented.
  15. LF

    LauraF

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L O V E this place, staff, service, food - all outstanding, you must visit!
  16. E

    Erin

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience with phenomenal food and drinks, and excellent service.
  17. KM

    KyleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been in living in Ottawa for about 10 years and can say that this was one of the best meals I have ever had here! All three members of our party ordered different mains and all were absolutely top notch. Tucked in the cozy courtyard square with exposed brick and candlelight, the ambience can't be beat either - like having a delicious homecooked meal in a quaint cottage.
  18. JF

    JamaicaFun

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious food. Great selection of cocktails.
  19. HG

    HelenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great tasty food, excellent craft beer selection, wonderful ambiance in the old stone courtyard. Perfect date night!
  20. MF

    MarkusF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a business dinner at Oz this past week, overall experience was exceptional. Food / Service/value was on point. Timing of food delivery was perfect. Well done Team Oz.
  21. J

    Janet

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time visiting Oz since they moved to their new location in the Byward Market and it was amazing! We were a group of 9 celebrating a birthday and the restaurant was super accommodating. Service was excellent, the food and drinks were delicious, and they let us take our time. Highly recommend Oz Kafe!
  22. S

    Seboard

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! As ever, the food was amazing, the service just right and the room itself is stunning!
  23. R

    Rosa

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience is quiet and relaxing; service helpful, friendly, and unobtrusive. The meals here are always creative and interesting, and delicious as well. Ingredients are fresh and perfectly prepared/cooked. Portion sizes are just right. It's a little pricey but everything is so nice that it's worth it.
  24. MA

    MartinA

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Our party of 10 all loved their meals. And the service was outstanding. Well done!
  25. j

    julesm

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely ambiance, warm staff. Slow to deliver drinks and slower with food. Food was good. Loved the quiet table area. I will go back!
  26. TQ

    TerryQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The service was exceptional. The seating was less than adequate. The food was good however the price point is a little off of center given the portion and quality. The consistent pounding on the ceiling from a private party hosted upstairs took away from the experience. Consider sound damping the room. All this being said, our server was attentive and pleasant. The food was well prepared.
  27. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I really enjoy the Oz Kafe and will come back again. It was NOISY…there was a party upstairs It was cold as we were seated near the door…my friend had to put her coat on. The food was excellent but hope the menu will change soon or some additions made as the selection was the same on 3 visits.
  28. RD

    RandomDude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Half-price charcuterie on Sundays! And they make me my Jungle Bird drinks! One of the best places in the city 🤘
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Food, great service and a lovely place to enjoy an unhurried delicious meal!
  30. KT

    KeithT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We very much enjoy Oz. The menu is imaginative and quality and service always good. The atmosphere is cozy and nice for a group or a romantic date
  31. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was Devine, our waiter was attentive and gave an friendly, and the food was exquisite! We came for the Rabbit duo which exceeded my expectations, but the desserts… The Desserts were insanely good. It was both rich in flavour and light enough that we could eat two or three full desserts after our meal because there’s always room for a good dessert. We will most certainly be coming back in the future!
  32. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Everything was really lovely
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weather outside was very wet and dreary but we were meet with a warm welcome and a cosy contemporary ambiance. Sasha our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and attendant. As with most restaurant experiences at least 50% of a reason people return, is the service provided by the table staff and on that alone she( they) scored a 10/10. The menu was limited but really well put together and tasted awesome. The service was also swift to the table which was contrary to other reviews. Nearly all food options could also be provided “gluten free” which was much appreciated. Finally The bartender / mixologist’s “autumnal” special cocktail was awesome and one I will be back to try again. Overall it was a great dinner, we look forward to returning and have already spread the word to our foody friends. .
  34. NY

    NYCVisitor

    Toronto

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice find via Open Table. Great menu and food and service were very good.
  35. A

    Aealias

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Interesting and delicious food, small but varied menu. Service was prompt and friendly. Kitchen took some time, but we were a large party!
  36. MM

    MissMay

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, staff and food amazing, 100% would return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    It was decent and I think the food could have been really good but it was SO salty. We both had the steak and the steaks themselves were salty and then with the butter medallions it just added saltiness on top of saltiness. We both felt really bloated when we left and actually couldn’t finish the meal. It took a really long time to get our food. We were only two people and it seemed like they prioritized two groups of 4/5 over us even though we arrived much earlier. Outside vibe seemed nice, inside was a bit cramped especially with a table by the door. I think it would have been super cold/uncomfortable had it not been a beautiful night.
  38. JS

    JennaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Sunday for half price charcuterie. Everything was brilliant. Main courses were wonderful. Service was excellent. One of my go to places for a stellar dinner!
  39. C

    Clock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and drinks. Great space, great staff. Had a really great time here!
  40. JT

    JohnT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Creative dishes with fresh ingredients prepared to perfection. Heirloom tomatoes and whipped feta were a flavor delight and sirloin was cooked to a perfect rare+ throughout which is the sign of a master at the grill. Their take on beef carpaccio fell a bit short as fried leeks, pickled wild blueberries and a heavy drizzle of EVOO overwhelmed the flavor of the beef.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Oz Kafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oz Kafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 234-0907.

Oz Kafe is rated 4.7 stars by 634 OpenTable diners.

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 17 times today
Google Map for Oz Kafe

10 York ST, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    NCC - York Courtyard - between George and York Streets

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free City Parking after 5:30 pm to 8:30 am next morning<br />Two City of Ottawa Parking garages<br />Two private parking garages within 100 feet of the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Rideau Center

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kristine Hartling

  • Entertainment

    Late night guest DJ's

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-0907

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome most any private parties, special events, and weddings.We offer a beautiful heritage two-story stone building in Ottawa's Byward Market. Many photographers and wedding parties use our venue as a backdrop.We look forward to hosting your special events!

  • Private party contact

    Oz : (613) 234-0907

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