About Us

Welcome to Ottawa Kabab, where Middle Eastern cuisine takes center stage.

Why people choose us

It’s simple. We Serve Best Food.

We take pride in serving the finest Mediterranean cuisine, featuring homemade and authentic dishes from Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Whether you’re craving sizzling Iraqi kabab, a hearty Syrian breakfast, or tabbouleh the Lebanese way, our menu has something for everyone.

One of our specialties is our hearty Syrian breakfast, which includes dishes like fatteh hummus loaded with almonds, pomegranate seeds, chickpeas, and crisp shards of pita bread. Whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, you’ll find something to love on our breakfast menu.

But our menu doesn’t stop at breakfast. We also offer a wide range of kebab plates, including lamb, chicken, and Lamb and beef skewers, all grilled to perfection over charcoal. Our dips and sauces, including smoky baba ganoush and creamy eggplant mutabal, are the perfect complement to any meal; and for dessert, we offer a variety of homemade pastries and sweets, including the almond-topped semolina cakes called harissa and the indulgent kunafe topped with pistachios.

At Ottawa Kabab, we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where our customers can enjoy delicious food and experience the rich culture of the Middle East. Whether you’re joining us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we look forward to sharing our passion for food with you.

In The News

Ottawa Citizen: Local Food Reviews

This Gladstone Avenue eatery offers a variety of delicious meatless options, including the must-try fatteh hummus.

Dining Out:

Dining Out: Ottawa Kabab’s complex and hefty Syrian breakfasts pleased vegetarians and meat-eaters alike

Despite the signage outside Ottawa Kabab that reads “Let’s meet for meat,” my vegetarian dining companions enjoyed their meals there this week.


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Our Story

A Journey of Culture and Flavor

At Ottawa Kabab, we are passionate about sharing the authentic tastes of the Middle East with our customers. Our story begins with our owner, Mamown Srdah, who grew up in Syria and has always had a deep love for the rich and complex flavors of his culture’s cuisine.

In late 2021, Srdah took over Ottawa Kabab, which had previously been an Iraqi-owned restaurant. With his extensive knowledge of Syrian cuisine, Srdah set out to create a menu that showcased the best of his country’s dishes while also featuring Lebanese and Iraqi favorites.

From our sizzling Iraqi kabab to our hand-crafted middle eastern appitizers, each dish is carefully crafted using traditional recipes passed down through generations. We use only the freshest ingredients, including herbs and spices imported directly from the Middle East, to ensure that every bite is bursting with flavor.

With the addition of Huthaifa Al Aridi, our co-founder and pastry chef, our menu also includes an extensive selection of mouth-watering Middle Eastern sweets. Al Aridi brings 25 years of experience in making traditional sweets like Knafeh and Baklavas, which are now available for our customers to enjoy.

Our restaurant is a culinary oasis for those seeking a true taste of the Middle East, with dishes like creamy hummus and crispy falafel that will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Baghdad, Beirut, and Damascus. We prepare our food with love and care, using traditional recipes passed down through generations. Come and indulge in the rich flavors of our culture at Ottawa Kabab!


Question? We have answer

Check out our frequently asked questions below. Have a question that’s not answered here? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re always happy to help.

What types of cuisine does Ottawa Kabab serve?

Ottawa Kabab serves Middle Eastern cuisine, with a focus on Syrian dishes. Our menu features a range of options for both meat and vegetarian eaters, including appetizers, dips, salads, entrees, and desserts.

Does Ottawa Kabab offer takeout and delivery?

Yes, Ottawa Kabab offers both takeout and delivery options for our customers’ convenience. To place an order for takeout, simply give us a call, and we will have your meal ready for you to pick up. If you prefer delivery, you can order through our website or third-party delivery platforms such as UberEats or SkipTheDishes.

Does Ottawa Kabab have vegetarian options?

Yes, we have a range of vegetarian options on our menu, including dips such as hummus, baba ganoush, and muhammara, as well as entrees such as the vegetarian platter, which includes falafel, grape leaves, and tabbouleh. We also have salads and side dishes that are vegetarian-friendly.

Does Ottawa Kabab offer catering services?

Yes, we offer catering services for events of all sizes, including corporate events, weddings, and other special occasions. We can customize a menu to suit your needs, and our catering options include both meat and vegetarian dishes.

What are some popular menu items at Ottawa Kabab?

Our menu features a range of delicious options, but some of our most popular items include the fatteh hummus loaded with almonds, pomegranate seeds, chickpeas, and crisp shards of pita bread, as well as the charcoal-grilled meats such as the lamb and chicken cubes and skewers of ground beef and lamb. Our dips, such as smoky baba ganoush and creamier eggplant mutabal, are also fan favorites.

What are Ottawa Kabab's hours of operation?

We are open everyday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on Thursday. Hours during Ramadan 12 p.m to 10 p.m. We look forward to serving you some delicious Middle Eastern cuisine!


If you have more Questions? Talk to us

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