Dining in the Glebe: Ethnic Restaurants that take your taste buds across the globe

September 23, 2020 | by glebeadmin


There’s nothing that makes fall time cozier than a delicious, hearty meal that warms up your belly. And there’s a lot to choose from in the Glebe this month.

From Mexican to Indian to Italian to the finest Canadian fare you can find in the city, The Glebe has it all. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or drinks out with friends, we’ve got you covered. Fine dining, pub fare, on-the-go eats and desserts galore.

We have launched a four-week restaurant series that features all of the amazing eateries we have here in the Glebe. This week, we are focusing on ethnic restaurants where you can travel the world through your taste buds. From middle eastern to Indian to some of the best Asian fusion in the city, the Glebe is your passport to worldly flavours.

Enjoy your culinary trip around the world, right here in the Glebe.

931 Bank Street
613-789-8998 ext. 2

Ottawa’s first and only falafel and hummus eatery has you covered during the pandemic. The Bank Street falafel shop is offering take out & delivery with delicious original, black bean and roasted red pepper hummus, fresh falafels, deli sandwiches and more.

Dish of the Week: Roasted Jalapeño Hummus. Spicy, creamy, delicious.

Hareg Café & Variety
587 Bank Street

If you’re looking to blast your taste buds with authentic Ethiopian cuisine, then Hareg Café & Variety is the place to be. Open for delivery and take-out, this eatery offers the very best in Ethiopian dishes with everything from Doro Wat, Ye-Siga Tibs and Ye-Beg Alicha. Plus, the bistro has some of the finest coffee you’ll find in the city. Visit them online and order in tonight.

Dish of the Week: Ye-Siga Wot. Beef stewed with spicy berbere sauce, flavored with onions, butter garlic and ginger root. Warm me up, buttercup!

840 Bank Street

If you’re in the mood for Lamb Kafta, Mishwee Meshakal or a shawarma, then Jericho has you covered. The Bank Street Lebanese restaurant offers diners an authentic experience. Order take-out or delivery and chow down on the restaurant’s specialty shish kebabs.

Dish of the Week: Shish Kebab House Special. Marinated spicy chicken, green pepper, and onion served on a skewer. Served with rice, salad, and spicy potatoes. I’ll take two!

Light of India
730 Bank Street

Light of India in the heart of the Glebe offers up a unique Indian gastronomic experience for diners. From their Korma curry dishes and pasanda tandoori plates to combo platters that promise to satisfy every taste bud, Light of India is one of the city’s finest Indian kitchens. Order online and support our local restaurants today.

Dish of the Week: Madras. A rather hot curry prepared with onions, garlic, hot chilies, fresh lemon juice and other spices. With your choice of meat. We’ll take five orders, please!

Last Train to Delhi
103 Fourth Avenue

Take a ride through Northern India on the Last Train to Delhi on Fourth Avenue in the Glebe. The Indian restaurant offers diners an authentic Indian experience with their classic Murg Makhini (butter chicken), spicy lamb chops, smokey eggplant curry and more. Dine in or take out. Visit them online today!

Dish of the Week: Murg Makhini because you can’t beat butter chicken and this is arguably the best in the city.

SEN Asian Cuisine
200 Marché Way Unit 103

If you have yet to taste the amazing food that comes out of the kitchen at Sen Asian, you’re seriously missing out. The Asian-fusion restaurant at Lansdowne boast some of the best flavours in the city – from their spicy red pepper beef carpaccio to vermicelli dishes to won ton egg noodle soups.

Dish of the Week: Buddha Bowl with fried tofu, veggie egg rolls, lettuce, vermicelli topped with pickled carrot and daikon; served with fish sauce or soya.

Taj Mahal of the Glebe
925 Bank Street

Known for its delicious lunch buffet, Taj Mahal of the Glebe has adapted so you can bring all your favourite dishes home with you. The Bank Street Indian restaurant has its full menu online for take-out. Order classics like their Kastoori Kebab or their Salmon Tikka and eat like a king.

Dish of the Week: Prawn Tandoori. Ocean tiger prawns marinated and broiled on a coal flame.

Thanjai Restaurant
108 Third Avenue

Thanjai Restaurant offers a diners a different take on Indian Cuisine from the popular South Indian dishes like Dosa, Idli and Vada to spicy Chettinad curries from Tamilnadu or rich flavorful biryanis from Hyderabad. Order a delicious meal today and give your taste buds something a little different.

Dish of the Week: Chili Garlic Masala Dosa stuffed with special potato masala blend, brushed with garlic spread. You had me at Chili and Garlic!