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    Big Mac: FAST FAST Foods

    by kenHuocj Written Nov 4, 2013

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    Sueng Hay - Double Happiness

    once or twice a year, Mac Donald offers free coffees, need less to say, when it is free, why not.
    The past week included little stickers when 7 gets you another free cuppa.
    With the Wi Fi, i do stop by for a cuppa and maybe a muffin or fries. The Burger fun , regrettably does not agree with me.

    visited the Bank Street branch, the 1st floor has an interesting view for street and a small glimpse of the Confederation Building , the wallpaper has a double happiness symbol, usually associated with weddings. Myabe one day, some Chinese couple will hold their wedding Banquet there ;-)

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    The KEG Steakhouse & Bar: Great steaks and more

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 16, 2013

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    The Keg - Byward - Ottawa
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    The KEG is a Canadian institution. The name will guarantee a prime quality steak and a great atmosphere.

    This branch of the many KEG restaurants throughout Canada is always crowded with a lively audience. I recommend an upstairs table to eat and a downstairs drink at the bar to finish.

    2009 Update: Even at a quiet night I had to go for a 15 minutes walk before there was room. As usual we started at he bar first and waited till we were seated. Food is still excellent and I recommend the spinach salad as a side dish.

    Other Ottawa KEG restaurants:
    376 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1
    529 Richmond Street, Ottawa, ON K2A 0G3

    Favorite Dish: Sirloin steak (and the cheese cake as dessert).

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    Alirang: Great tasty Korean fare @ ALIRANG

    by kenHuocj Updated Jul 11, 2013

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    Galbi - beef short ribs
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    been hinting for a visit for a few years, and finally made it for a Birthday lunch,
    what a treat ;-)))
    ,was there for a 2nd visit with a group of 12, Alirang had a full house, foor was a bit too salty and service slower.
    Was back for dinner on June 29th, 2013, great meal, great service, value for money spent ;-)))

    Favorite Dish: Galbi, Dukbaegi Bulgogi, Dolsot Bibimbap, Galbitang, Naejangtang & Chicken Katsu were all equally good, shared and tasted by all.

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    Benji's Vietnamese: More than PHO

    by kenHuocj Written May 16, 2013

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    Vietnamese Crispy Spring Rolls
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    Vietnamese in the suburbs, but well situated, in front on traffic lights into IKEA on Iris street off Pinecrest/Greenbank south of the Queensway 417. Decor is Modern and comfortable. Service not exceptional but hopefully will be improving. I taste with a palate of Cantonese roots, ans taste the Asian flavours and textures in all the dishes we had. Wish they add traditional desserts instead of the supermarket green tea or mango glaces.

    Favorite Dish: Prawns and tasty moist veggies accompanying the Salmon spot on, the latter was neither dry nor tasteless.

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    Tim Hortons.: A popular coffee shop chain.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jan 9, 2013

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    Tim Hortons in Ottawa.
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    There is a very popular coffee chain in Canada - Tim Hortons. My Canadian friends frequent Tim Hortons - so I have been to quite a few of their coffee houses, both in Ottawa and in Quebéc.

    Favorite Dish: In this case it would be coffee. There is free Wifi at Tim Hortons, which comes in very handy when you are on the road.

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    Pho Thu Do: Vietnamese

    by kenHuocj Written Jan 5, 2013

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    Pho

    Pho Fast Food is always a fine choice for a filler aka comfort food, sometime it's a vietnamese SUB for $2, this time Lu who says Ottawa Pho is far superior to what she can get in Toronto, we headed for Somerset, where there is in excess of 10 Pho shops within 750Metres, We were headed for the ever reliable Pho Bo Go La, but parked in front of Pho Thu Do, the green sign was inviting, those eating inside indicated a popular choice for many. Service proved prompt and obviously a family business with multiple genrations cooperating.
    I'll be back again

    Favorite Dish: two A2 Spring Rolls for $3.95
    Small P5 Pho rare beef with Beef Tendon 7.95
    Large P7 Pho rare beef with stewed tripe 9.99

    Tea, no charge extra small bowls to share total bill for three adults 25.50 ( 8.50 pp

    will be trying their Ban Hoi - Fresh rice sheet roll with shrimp on sugar cane and chicken 15.99 shared with another dish

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    Bridgehead.: Solely an organic café and tea chain.

    by Regina1965 Updated Oct 18, 2012

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    Bridgehead caf��.
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    While looking for things to do in Ottawa I came across Greggor58 tips and we decided on meeting for coffee.

    Bridghead is a chain of coffeehouses with solely organic tea and coffee and fair trade. They suprised me in that they don't sell water and said we could go to a café across the road. It was a heat-wave in Ottawa when I was visiting (May 2010) but as we had told Greggor we would meet him at Bridgehead I got peppermint tea.

    There is Wifi at Bridgehead, but one has to get a code from them and it is valid for an hour. I have also visited Bridgehead in Bank street in Glebe. I would opt for another café as I would like my Internet connection to last for the whole time I am visiting the café.

    Opening hours:
    Monday to Saturday: 6:30-22:00.
    Sunday: 6:30-21:00.

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    Shafali: Spicy Indian on Dalhousie

    by yooperprof Updated Oct 14, 2012
    pass the rice and the naan, please!

    I was with here two students from Michigan, one of whom was inexperienced with Indian cuisine, and my colleague David, who has lived in England and is completely addicted to it, the spicier the better. We were able to order a variety of dishes to please every palate, although I have to admit that the spicy lamb vindaloo defeated me. This was some of the best and freshest Indian food I've had on this side of the Atlantic.

    When we arrived at the restaurant, it was around 7.00 and nearly empty. But as time passed, more and more people arrived, so this is evidently a place quite popular with the locals.

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    Le Moulin De Provence: Out of this world light Breakfast

    by PeterVancouver Written Mar 30, 2012
    seating avail outside in the sun

    The most delicous fresh Crossant filled with almond paste (or two) and a good expresso coffee (or two) and Im set for the day

    Open 7 days a week 365 days a year 07.00hrs to 22.00hrs

    Favorite Dish: On Feb. 19th 2009, President Barack Obama visited Ottawa and made a quick stop at Le Moulin de Provence to buy a cookie. Ever since, they have been creating these same cookies (now appropriately called "Obama Cookies"), with the same recipe as always. 

These cookies (simple shortbread in the shape of a Maple Leaf, with "Canada" written on them), represent a new era in US-Canada relations. 

With the exclamation "I love this Country!", Obama warmed the hearts of every Canadian on this cold February afternoon, during this historic visit to Ottawa.

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    Som Tum: Traditional Thai

    by kris-t Written Oct 16, 2011

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    Som Tum

    Many of the menu offerings are available with your choice of meat so red and white meat lovers can get it the way they want.

    Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner Tue-Sat 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Mon & Sun 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Take-Out available.

    Som Tum offers seating for 50.

    Reservations: Are recommended

    Favorite Dish: Curries are favourites here!

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    Royal Oak: True English pub

    by kris-t Written Oct 16, 2011

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    Royal Oak consistently voted "Best Pub" by numerous Ottawa publications.

    The Oak has something to meet everyone’s taste: from bangers and mash to chicken, beef and vegetarian pot pies to wraps, curries and liver and onions...

    All Royal Oak locations feature live music on most Friday and Saturday nights, typically a blend of classic rock, folk and Irish.

    Favorite Dish: Sure, it's 'pub meal but our fish and chips were awesome. The beer selection is great too - The Royal Oak specializes in Belgian draft beers.

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    D'Arcy McGees: A Prime Pub???? hm...

    by kris-t Updated Oct 1, 2011

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    DArcy McGees
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    A Prime Pub is a chain of Irish-style pubs and restaurants, with several locations in Ontario. Brands include Fionn MacCool's, Paddy Flaherty's and D'Arcy McGee's.

    This D'Arcy McGees has a great location and a nice interior; the beers selection is very good too.

    Horrible food with lousy service!

    The menu choices were pathetic but we did not expect anything spectacular from the pub meal.
    People who arrived much later were served first. The food took about another 40 minutes to appear... My salad and pie were acceptable, but Tim's Hamburger was a charcoal!

    We won't be back!

    Favorite Dish: - none. This place is just a big disappointment and a tourist trap!

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    C'est Japon a Suisha: Great Sushi!

    by kris-t Updated Aug 6, 2011

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    Cest Japon a Suisha
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    Established since 1976.

    "Suisha" - is Japanese for "waterwheel."

    The food was spectacular, the service was excellent, love the atmosphere too.

    Price is reasonable.

    Favorite Dish: Authentic, classic japanese cuisine.

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    Yesterday's: Good standard food

    by kris-t Updated Jul 21, 2011

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    Yesterday's, Ottawa
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    Yesterday's got a great location a block south of Parliament Hill.

    Service was good and friendly, we were given time to look at the menu.

    Favorite Dish: The quality of the food was average.

    But over all it was quite enjoyable.

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    Aulde Dubliner & Pour House: Irish pub in the ByWard Market

    by kris-t Updated Jul 19, 2011

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    Aulde Dubliner, Ottawa
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    An authentic two-storey, Irish pub with a hand crafted cast iron mezzanine patio over viewing the gateway to the ByWard Market.

    Aulde Dubliner has exceptional selection of Irish Whiskey and draught beers with 21 brands - great wat to celebrate Irish culture.

    Aulde Dubliner offers a variety of entrees, including great Fish & Chips; haddock in crisp lager batter served with fresh cut French fries and the Grilled Prime Rib Beef Burger;
    fire grilled patty with 'Irish Dubliner' old cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato & pickle;
    consisting of roasted red pepper, horseradish, grainy Dijon and mayonnaise on a fresh Rustic burger bun.

    Favorite Dish: Live entertainment every weekend!

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11am-2am
    Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 8.30am-2am

    Breakfast is served Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
    from 8.30am-11.30pm

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