About Us

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

We are renowned for our

authentic flavors

At Ottawa Kabab, we take pride in serving the finest halal Mediterranean cuisine in the Carleton region, featuring genuine homemade dishes from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Our diverse menu is designed to cater to all tastes, offering everything from grilled specialties to traditional dishes.

From our sizzling Iraqi kabab to our hand-crafted Middle Eastern appetizers, each dish is a testament to our commitment to quality. We carefully craft each dish using traditional recipes passed down through generations. But what truly sets us apart is our use of only the freshest ingredients, including herbs and spices imported directly from the Middle East. This ensures that every bite is not just bursting with flavor, but also with the freshness that can only come from the best ingredients.

Our restaurant is not just a place to eat, but a culinary oasis for those seeking a true taste of the Middle East and Turkey. As you step in, you’ll be transported to the vibrant streets of Baghdad, Beirut, and Damascus, with the aroma of our grill meals, creamy hummus, and crispy falafel. We prepare our food with love and care, using traditional recipes passed down through generations. If you read Arabic, Ottawa Kabab has garnered an in-depth review from Arabz in Arabic.

We are renowned for our

outstanding food quality

One of our famous offerings is the hearty Syrian breakfast, featuring dishes like Hummus Fatteh, loaded with almonds, pomegranate seeds, chickpeas, and crisp pita bread.

Our wide range of kabab plates includes a variety of halal meat skewers, all grilled to perfection over charcoal. Among our most popular dishes is the “Mix Grill on Charcoal,” a comprehensive meal perfect for families or large groups. This feast includes 20 skewers: lamb and beef kebabs Iraqi-style (with an option to substitute Adana Kebab), chicken shish tawook, and lamb tikka.

You can also add Middle Eastern appetizers like smoky baba ganoush and creamy eggplant mutabal with tahini sauce to complement any meal perfectly. Whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, you’ll find a delightful variety of options on our menu.

For dessert, we offer a variety of homemade pastries and sweets made fresh daily in our kitchen. Indulge in almond-topped semolina cakes called harissa, the decadent Cheese Kunafe topped with pistachios, and traditional Turkish baklava.

Whether you’re joining us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we look forward to sharing our passion for food.

An atmosphere full of memories that 

takes you back in time

We also aim to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that offers a rich cultural dine-in experience reflecting our Eastern heritage. At Ottawa Kabab, customers can enjoy delicious food while immersing themselves in the vibrant culture of the Middle East.

Our unique restaurant decor adds a distinctive cultural and artistic touch to your dining experience. The walls are adorned with special Arabic writings and caricatures of famous Arab figures like Abu Antar, a symbol of bravery and humor in Syrian drama, and Ghawar Al-Toshi, adding a touch of humor and nostalgia to the Arab heritage.

Additionally, some walls feature photographs showcasing Syrian cities and significant historical landmarks, allowing visitors to embark on a visual journey to Syria without leaving the restaurant. We serve our meals in traditional copper dishes to enhance the authenticity of the dining experience. These beautiful copper dishes not only add to the traditional ambiance but also play an important role in maintaining and evenly distributing the food’s heat, which helps to enhance flavors and provide an excellent dining experience.

These details in food presentation reflect Ottawa Kabab’s deep commitment to every aspect of the customer experience, from the selection of dishes to the way they are served.

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 deeply loved 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 created a menu showcasing the best of his country’s dishes while featuring Lebanese and Iraqi favorites.

With the addition of Huthaifa Al Aridi, our co-founder and pastry chef, our menu now 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.


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.”

We're Deeply Honored

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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