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Oz Kafe

4.7
4.7
608 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 9 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 608 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

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  1. TQ

    TerryQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  3. 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 🤘
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Everything was really lovely
  8. 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. .
  9. NY

    NYCVisitor

    Toronto

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice find via Open Table. Great menu and food and service were very good.
  10. 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!
  11. MM

    MissMay

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, staff and food amazing, 100% would return.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. JT

    JohnT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was unreal! Great date spot! Super vibey! 10/10 would recommend
  17. VS

    VirginiaS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful evening! Really nice cocktail list, and the one I chose was delicious. The food was, as usual, exquisite. We started with a very flavourful beef carpaccio. We then had the rabbit duo and the Cornish hen. Both were delicious and the portions were ideal. The chocolate pancotta and mini tarte au citron were a perfect end to the meal. The even number of mini meringue rosettes made it easy to share, lol. The quiet and softly lit ambience at Oz Kafe can’t be beat, and the staff was absolutely lovey. Looking forward to next time. Thank you !
  18. S

    Steve

    Vancouver

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to have dinner, we were here in late summer and we thought that it would be incredible during summer!
  19. LC

    LouisC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enchanting bistro in a renovated stone building in the courtyard behind the Bay. Helpful, relaxed service and creative cuisine. Soft music adds to the experience. Delightful evening!
  20. M

    Manny

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Took over an hour to receive our order which was cold..food was nothing special.. not going again..
  21. SS

    StephanieS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Friendly service. Delicious food
  22. JC

    JohnC

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The accessible washrooms are 10 out of 5 or exceptional.. Small reason that tipped a 4.6 experience to easily 5.0. Getting it right takes thoughtfulness and some capital investment.
  23. MK

    MilenaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Ottawa! Great ambiance, absolutely delisheous food, beautifuly presented and fantastic service! A real pleasure to experience! Highly recommend it!!!
  24. DH

    DonH

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant was located in a quiet cobblestone courtyard. Food was good. Desert was amazing, it was an icebox cake.
  25. SB

    SophieB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food is delicious however the service was well below standard (It’s been good in the past). It took over an hour to get our starters (which were simple charcuterie plates so required no cooking!). I had to ask the staff to take another drinks order for us after an hour there as the waitress was really absent. The mains then came and the start plates hadn’t been cleared so there was a bit of chaos as the mains were brought. Then again a long wait with no service. They brought ice creams out as compensation which was nice but I really hope that things improve there as the food is great and I’ve enjoyed previous trips.
  26. GG

    GerryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, presentation and service. Would definitely return.
  27. MS

    MichaelS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin is an awesome bartender! Loved his drinks and recommendations! Great date will be back.
  28. WM

    WalterM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, great location. A little loud but only because the table next to us was very loud.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Second time there yet was very disappointed. The waiter didn’t come to our table for like 20 minutes and then following our apps he came asking how everything went without realizing that we didn’t even get our mains yet which we have been waiting for 1.5hrs. Food was okay but we aimed to have early dinner and ended up only eating at 9pm due to delay as we watched tables who came after us get served ahead of us.
  30. TC

    TanyaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food- a nice evening out. We were able to enjoy our evening and take our time
  31. JM

    JovetteM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our dinner, was delicious and my compliments to the chef! Will definitely return.
  32. TP

    TeresaP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food great ambiance. I was staying at the fairmont and it was an easy walk
  33. GW

    GeeWhy

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice to be out and have a good meal. The rabbit was very tasty.
  34. D

    Donny

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails, service and atmosphere are excellent. Bit pricey. Highly recommend.
  35. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great dinner on the outdoor patio. Except food, great service and superb atmosphere. We will definitely be back!
  36. S

    Scribe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic flavours, good portions, excellent service!
  37. KM

    KathleenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a hidden gem. It is a little hard to find, tucked into the corner of a courtyard with no real road address. But it is more than worth the hunt. They 100% live up to their claim of European Inspired, Locally Sourced, Veg Forward food. I ordered the tenderloin (12oz!!!!) Which came with charred broccoli and roasted potatoes. Unlike many places the vegetables were definitely not an after thought. It came with slabs of herb butter and enough food for two. The meat was tender and well cooked - rare per my order. However, it was the potatoes I wanted to be able to eat every day. They were crisp but not charred and held enough flavour to cover your whole mouthful of potato but still not overwhelm the natural flavour. The balance was exquisite. Honestly this incredible level of blending flavours with perfect balance extended through my partners meal of rabbit two ways and our drinks as well. It is rare to get a mocktail which is still crafted and not overly sweet but the signature "the Crimson" delivered. Even the icecream was packed with not only various unique flavours but textures as well. With the cheesecake icecream you got not only the clear flavouring but also the thicker creamier texture. It was extremely unique. The atmosphere was relaxed and old heritage building beautiful but comfortable. The tables were spaced enough to allow for a private coziness without feeling enclosed. We will very definitely be back and would highly recommend a visit.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Oz Kafe. Great food, service and ambiance. Their terrace is lovely and indoor dining is moody and intimate. They never disappoint.
  39. H

    Heather

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently great food, excellent cocktails and wine and knowledgeable and professional service.
  40. SB

    SeanB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time experience at this place and very impressed - interesting menu and great food. Nice to see curated drinks menu as well. Will definitely return!

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 608 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 9 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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