Oz Kafe

4.5
458 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 458 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was tasty and unique but a little salty for my taste. Beet and pear salad was amazing as was the cod. Not a great selection of desserts.

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PerryJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Will certainly return.

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EloiseL
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Benjamin was an outstanding server, very warm, funny and helpful in his recommendations. The squash risotto was delicious. A bit disapointed by the scallops and sides served with a beautiful St-Ambroise Cheese and crostini. All in all, I will certainly go back to try more options.

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Deefa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the Grilled Enright Beef 6oz Sirloin and it was amazing. Very flavorful and decent portion. Although I wanted more but this wasn’t because portion was small but because it was actually THAT GOOD. Would highly recommend

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RyanC
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so good, the room is beautiful, the staff courteous and professional, such a great vibe!

Different from many other places in the market, in all the right ways.

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MicheleP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious dinner
Very cosy atmosphere

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MartinA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an absolutely wonderful meal. 5 of us ordered different meals and all were perfectly done

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, cocktails, ambiance and service. Spendy, but worth it!

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SarahW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, friendly staff, delicious food

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Ivana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Not pretentious, lovely and really sweet staff. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is really relaxed and cozy

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite spot. Great food, ambience and service!

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LyndaH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and surroundings, with nice selection of wine and beer. Roasted Icelandic Cod was perfect.

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BarbaraBS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thrilled with our dinner at Oz Kafe. Food was delicious; our server, Heather, was attentive, ambience was warm, covid protocols were well handled.

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LauraN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our waitress (she has an accent but I don’t know her name) and the food was delicious and creative. Not your typical fare - so refreshing. The taste combinations were like a little party on my palette. The lighting and ambiance were just right for couples or two friends enjoying good conversation.

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KarissaA
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely exquisite dinner

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was fabulous. Prices are reasonable.The old stone building is a lovely setting. However OZ needs some more curtains or room dividers to hide supplies & the kitchen from view.

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anneg
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Oz jade is tucked away in a quiet little corner of byword market
The setting is cozy and charming with a nice balance of old and new
The menu is small and well curated with an excellent range of options
The self selection for the charcuterie board makes for a great start
The portions are good and not too excessive
For my main course I had a fish that was delicious
My partner had a steak dinner that was so tender and delicious
The service is very professional and knowledgeable . They were able to guide us to select the best pairing of food and wine
Definitely will be back there

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Erin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my absolute favourite restaurants in Ottawa. You won't be disappointed.

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Alpine1
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I came for dinner last Friday and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent. My wife had the Icelandic cod and she loved it. I had the pork rib ends and they were also very well done. Our server Yuvall was attentive and extremely courteous. Thanks for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, great food and nice wine list.

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful Ottawa ByWard Market Restaurant to celebrate my birthday in style. I was greeted warmly by Ms. Yuval and treated special during my entire meal. Since it was my first time dining here I had to of course dive into the full Beef Sirloin experience accompanied by a delicious Henry of Pelham, Speck Family Reserve, Baco Noir. The sirloin steak melted in my mouth. I exclaimed "that I wanted to take Chef home with me back to Muskoka!" Thank-you to everyone Front of House and Back of House at Oz Kafe who made my birthday so wonderful. I will be back again and again.

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vipTraceyK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious meal. A special night out

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, lovely ambiance, and great service.

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GeorginaC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was good but it took an hour. Plus the server seemed not to care at all, she brought our food with no apologies and never gave us an update as we were waiting hungrily for our food. She was quite unfriendly which was too bad because it could have a been a good experience despite the food being late

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with close friends on the Oz patio. The atmosphere, food and service was outstanding! So glad I chose this place!

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8here2
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Our table was on the patio in the courtyard which was beautiful!

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AlleyA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience3

An excellent dinner other than extremely loud patrons beside us. It was hard to have a conversation with each other. There should be more separation between tables for private conversations.

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TonT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to the wonderful and friendly staff that made our night!

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Meenu
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have been to Oz Cafe several times. Food is very fresh and artistic.
The location indoor or our is very much like Montreal or a European feel.

I had appetizers and a main. They were delicious but I wish the portion was larger.

Staff were very nice and the dud a nice job with pandemic guidelines.

I will return to enjoy a charcuterie platter.

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BrettonC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a great time at Oz Kafe! The food and atmosphere was perfect. The only downside was the rate of service. However, we understand they may be understaffed. The staff that did help is were super!

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vipAlineM
Ottawa
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Quaint rustic beautiful restaurant. Food is always delicious and well presented. Last time service was slow and not very professional, lack of knowledge of food and wine on the menu.
I would like to see less meat on the menu, more vegetarian and vegan options. The vegetarian dishes are excellent so I hope for more of those. Climate concerns and meat consumption don't go together.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance is splendid,
Food delicious
Service is impeccable

Thank you

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PaidraicC
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Oz Kafe, the outdoor setting was lovely, the food was amazing, the hostess and waitress were wonderful and went over the top to make my partner feel special on his birthday.

All in all a fantastic experience and would definitely visit again next time I’m in Ottawa

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diningdiva
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Let’s face it, Oz Kafe never disappoints. As always, amazing food, fantastic service, and such a lovely space.

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Donya
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Waitress was rude since the beginning. Had such a horrible attitude. Was never tentative to us. Told us to read the ingredients of the drink menu when we asked for a sweet cocktail recommendation. Food was also cold, soup steak and pasta. For some reason the dishes were never the same. Two pasta dishes, one was cold and flavourless and the other good. It’s a shame that such a beautiful place had to be ruined by the service.

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StephanieS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance. Friendly and professional service, great menu

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C4therine
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Nous avons été placé dans un petit coin sombre, sans musique , sans ambiance.
Les murs étaient à sales
Le service était correct sans chercher plus à nous donner envie d’essayer un plat ou un autre
Mon conjoint a pris le calamar qui n’était pas assez cuit.
L’entree de carpaccio de bœuf était bonne.

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Jacqueline
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food in a quiet elegant setting.
Impeccable service.

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Dr504
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing place for both food and drinks. Will definitely be going back. The servers were excellent and very knowledgeable

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 4.5 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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.