13 Places You Should've Already Eaten At In Ottawa's Chinatown

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Out of all of Ottawa's neighbourhoodsChinatown has to be one of the coolest. From the absolutely stunning Royal Arch that welcomes you into the neighbourhood to the food, you know it's going to be a good time. 

If you've never been to Asia, Ottawa's Chinatown is the next best thing. You're bound to find at least 5 restaurants that you'll keep coming back to and still want to try all the others. A ton of the restaurants in Chinatown are either Chinese or Vietnamese, which no one is complaining about. In my opinion, these 13 places are the most delicious places to eat in Chinatown. Enjoy!


Saigon Boy Noodle House

Where: 648 Somerset Street West

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Type: Vietnamese 

Why you should try it: Saigon Boy Noodle House has authentic Pho that will warm you up on the coldest day. Their vermicelli is also to die for. 

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Yangtze Dining Lounge 

Where: 700 Somerset St W

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Type: Chinese

Why you should try it: This is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Ottawa. They have everything you could ever want, and their dim sum is their most popular dish. 

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Koreana 

Where: 711 Somerset St W

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Type: Korean BBQ

Why you should go: This place is known as the best AYCE Korean BBQ restaurants. They have a huge menu and you don't have to get AYCE, but I highly recommend it. Try the pork!

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Co Cham

Where: 780 Somerset St W

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Type: Vietnamese 

Why you should go: You'll definitely become a regular after trying Co Cham. They have unreal submarines that will blow Subway out of the water. 

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Jadeland 

Where: 625 Somerset St W

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Type: Chinese 

Why you should try it: It's located right after the beautiful gate into Chinatown, so you can't miss it. Their Chinese food is authentic and doesn't taste greasy, so you know it's the real thing. Their deep fried shrimp balls and pan fried chive dumplings are amazing. 

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My Sweet Tea 

Where: 824 Somerset St W

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Type: Bubble Tea

Why you should try it: My Sweet Tea is definitely the most popular bubble tea spot in Ottawa. They have amazing flavours and you're bound to find one that you love. I mean, an Oreo bubble tea?! Sign me up. 

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Dumpling Bowl 

Where: 730 Somerset St W

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Type: Chinese

Why you should try it: Why doesn't love dumplings? Their pork and chive dumplings are their most popular, and once you try them you'll see why!

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Honey Town 

Where:  710 Somerset St W

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Type: Asian 

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Why you should try it: Honey Town is such a unique spot in Ottawa. They have amazing dishes like pork buns and kimchi fries, however they're mostly known for their Asian desserts. 

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Sushi 88

Where: 690 Somerset St W

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Type: Japanese 

Why you should try it: Sushi 88 has the freshest rolls. Their sushi is so unique and they even have a section for specialty sushi which includes rolls like Red Pepper's Kiss which is crispy red pepper tempura, avocado, lettuce and sesame seeds. Yum!

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Café Orient 

Where: 808 Somerset St W

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Type: Chinese

Why you should go: Not only is the service super quick here, but the food is to die for. The menu is pages and pages long which means your options are endless. 

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Season's Pizza 

Where: 725 Somerset Street W

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Type: Pizza

Why you should go: If you're not a fan of Asian food, this is the next best thing. Season's Pizza is an unreal shop in Chinatown that will satisfy all of your pizza cravings. They have endless options and you won't be disappointed. 

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Ginza Ramen 

Where: 832 Somerset St W

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Type: Japanese 

Why you should try it: Why shouldn't you try it? Ramen is one of the best foods, and I'm not talking about Mr. Noodles. Ginza Ramen has a ton of delicious ramen, but they also have other options like sushi if you're feeling crazy. 

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So Good Restaurant

Where: 717 Somerset St W

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Type: A mix of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese

Why you should try it: If you're craving all 3, this is the place to go. They have a wide selection of dishes, and all of them are authentic. I'd go as far as saying this is a hidden gem in Ottawa. If you're a fan of chicken fried rice, the way they make it is to die for. 

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