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The Best Restaurants In Barrhaven [July 2022]

The Top 8 Restaurants In Barrhaven

Who doesn’t like food? Multiculturalism and food brings out the many tastes and flavours from all different types of background and culture. 

In Barrhaven Ontario, there are a clash of many different races, ethnicity, and culture. To prove, I did some research. South Asian, Arab, Chinese make up most of the population. 

Now, we’re  going focus on the 8 best restaurants in Barrhaven Ontario. We’ve considered several factors, including prices and flavours.

Is food expensive, tasty in Barrhaven? 

Not only food is affordable in Barrhaven, it’s very tasty as well. Probably the best food in Ontario, Barrhaven is a special spot for tourists.  

But what factors differ from other places in the province that makes food in Barrhaven so special? 

The cost of food would depend a lot on which restaurant is selling it. The ingredients, packaging, flavours, and restaurant ambience could also affect its price tag.

Today, we’re listing some of the best restaurants Barrhaven has to offer. They are served up with different store hours and days to make customers enjoy their breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

To compare prices, we’re listing some of the restaurants that are top rated by customers under https://www.tripadvisor.com/ and https://www.zomato.com/ . Hopefully, this will give you an idea of the variety and costs available to you in the area.

 

ICE CREAM SHOP

PRICE

Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen

$60 for 2 people

Pho Thi Fusion

$50 for 2 people

Five Guys

$20 for 2 people

San Marino Pizza

$30 for 2 people

1000 Sushi Islands

$70 for 2 people

Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill

$40 for 2 people

Shawarma Heaven

$30 for 2 people

Wan’s Chinese food 

$30 for 2 people

The table above illustrates the range of offerings and prices of some of the most popular food restaurants offerings in Barrhaven Ottawa. Some are affordable while others understandably have a higher price tag, which we’ll get to explore in a bit.

Now that we introduced Barrhaven Ontario’s multiculturalism and their food, we will list the top 8 restaurants.  

1.   Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen

pinelopis greek kitchen

SERVICES

Combining Greek and Mediterranean cuisine

ADDRESS

4100 Strandherd Drive, Unit 109, Ottawa K2J 0V2

CONTACT NUMBER

613-843-1111

PinelopisGK@outlook.com

WEBSITE

https://www.pinelopis.com/

OPERATING HOURS

Monday Closed

Tuesday to Thursday 4PM – 8PM

Friday and Saturday 4PM – 9PM

Sunday 4PM – 8PM

Like the name Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen, they serve very good Greek food. With over 200 ratings and a score of 4.3, this is one of the best restaurants in Barrhaven Ontario.

Combining Greek and Mediterranean cuisine certainly brings out the flavours, especially the smell. Opened only evenings, and weekends, they provide vegetarian friendly food a restaurant with nice and comfortable ambience. 

Although the pricing may seem a bit pricey, customers compliment their generous portions and the food’s great smell and taste. Certainly, Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen is the go to restaurant for drinking, Greek, and Mediterranean cuisine. 

Pros

  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Generous portions
  • Nice ambience

Cons

  • Food/drinks a bit pricy
  • Service not the very best
  • Staff rush customers

Customer Reviews

Read about the ice cream experience from some happy customers of Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen:

Excellent food!!! Fabulous service!!! Nice ambiance!!Hidden gem in Barrhaven. Will definitely visit again!!! Family or couple dinner location.” – Supert

We’ve eaten here many times and without fail it has been excellent. Very good food, generous portions and very fair prices. Oddly, their steak is fantastic too. It is our favourite place” – David H.

 

2.   Pho Thi Fusion

pho thi fusion

SERVICES

Vietnamese and Asian Restaurant

ADDRESS

Barrhaven Town Centre, 129 Riocan Avenue, Ottawa K2J 5G3

CONTACT NUMBER

info@thifusion.com
6138253325

WEBSITE

https://www.phothifusion.com/

OPERATING HOURS

Tuesday

11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Thursday

11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Friday

11:30 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Saturday

11:30 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Sunday

11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Monday

11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Pho Thi Fusion is probably the best Vietnam food in Ottawa. With over 150 ratings and a 4+ star rating restaurant, this is a must try restaurant. 

Their clean restaurant and ambiences make you want to return every time. Also, it’s fast and good service is unbeatable, which makes customers have a good impression right away.

Their spring roles, subs, and vermicelli noodles are crispy, juicy and flavourful. Not to mention their flexible hours and opening days, this is certainly the place to eat.  

Pros

  • Creative food
  • Clean restaurant
  • Fast and good service

Cons

  • A bit on the pricey side
  • Too spicey
  • Quality

Customer Reviews

If you’re craving for Vietnamese food from Pho Thi Fusion, see how past customers liked it:

An oasis in a desert of suburban mediocrity.

Start with a reasonably priced beer or a great glass of wine while you enjoy the warm atmosphere. Check.
Tasty but modest appetizer, even non-oily spring rolls. Check.
The chicken pad Thai is as good as the other tips suggest… or any stir fry you can put together – the combinations are endless.
They have proper BBQ beef and pork too. Choose your level of spice on a scale from 1-10. Very generous portions promptly delivered.  Check!

Service is always excellent, staff knowledgeable.  Highly recommended!”– Stefan D.

This is a pretty great place to go if you’re craving some Asian food and don’t want a huge menu. The place is pretty small on the inside, but it’s great to sit outside in the summer time.

I usually order the sushi here and it’s pretty good, but a bit pricey as well. The chicken is a crunchy wrap is a solid choice and my boyfriend usually grabs that.

Fairly good service and the servers are polite. Great for a lunch bite. – Wendy L.

 

3.   Five Guys Barrhaven

five guys barrhaven

SERVICES

Burgers, Fries, hotdogs

ADDRESS

1181 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 4Y6

CONTACT NUMBER

+16138230093
https://www.fiveguys.ca/contact-us

WEBSITE

https://restaurants.fiveguys.ca/

OPERATING HOURS

TUESDAY

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Monday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

If you want barbeque food, order from this place. 

A very popular and tasty place, they serve customers with long hours. Food delivery is also an option if you want to skip the line. 

Pros

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Wide business hours
  • Delivery

Cons

  • Can get busy and hectic
  • Prices on the high side
  • A bit greasy

Customer Reviews

If you want to try burgers and fries, learn what these Five Guys customers have to say about its products:

“Earlier this month I made a couple of trips out to Barrhaven to visit clients for my business.  After a client visit I usually stop off for a meal before heading home. Five Guys Burgers & Fries (1181 Greenbank Road, Ottawa) is near OC Transpo’s Strandherd Transitway station and also easily accessible from the nearby Greenbank Road.  I use this as great spot to both transfer from nearby streets to Ottawa’s transit system to head homewards.”– Michael S.

They recently opened one of these restaurants in Sudbury but we’ve never tried it. We were hungry for a burger while visiting Ottawa and this restaurant fell into our pathway. By far one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. The bacon was extra crispy and added an awesome texture to the burger! Definitely going to visit the Sudbury location . Good job Ottawa!”-Phil C. 

4.   San Marino Pizza

san marino pizza and subs barrhaven

SERVICES

Pizza, subs, pasta, Salads

ADDRESS

2201 Jockvale Rd, Nepean ON K2J 4J9

CONTACT NUMBER

613 825 2885

WEBSITE

https://sanmarinopizza.ca/

OPERATING HOURS

Mon-Thu…….12:00pm-10:00pm

Fri………..12:00pm-12:00am

Sat………..12:00pm-12:00am

Sun………..4:00pm-10:00pm

San Marino Pizza is mmm good. Their pizza has the best crust sauce and cheese. Their flavours and affordability make customers want to come back again and again. 

Located in a great location, nearby neighbours can purchase pizza from this place very conveniently.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Best crust, sauce and cheese
  • Great delivery service

Cons

  • Ambience not at its best
  • Can get salty

Customer Reviews

Fancy some pizza today? Learn what past San Marino Pizza customers have to say about it:

“We have been getting pizza from San Marino for years and are always happy that we did – the pizza is excellant! We order a combination with onions (a little cheaper than ordering a pizza with 4 ingredients) and ask for a little extra tomato sauce” – anonymous  

5.   1000 Sushi Islands

1000 sushi islands

SERVICES

Japanese, Sushi, Asian food and sushi

ADDRESS

129 Riocan Ave, Nepean ON K2J 5G3

CONTACT NUMBER

613-825-3703

WEBSITE

https://holmespunicecream.ca

OPERATING HOURS

Tuesday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Wednesday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Thursday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday

11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Although the price may seem high, their preparation and presentation of the food seems admirable. I mean just look at those pictures posted online by customers.  

Who doesn’t like sushi. People of all ages love it and their cooked food is great. It is all you can eat, so eat until you’re full. Then leave. 

Although it may be pricey, it is a fun place to dine. 

Pros

  • Fresh food
  • All you can eat
  • Good, cooked food

Cons

  • Slow service at times 
  • Sushi not that great
  • Average food 

Customer Reviews

Fancy some pizza today? Learn what past 1000 Sushi Islands customers have to say about it:

We went to this restaurant for my daughter’s 12th birthday. It’s an all-you-can-eat, family-oriented place. She brought 4 friends, they all really enjoyed the food. There is a good variety of Japanese, some Thai, and Dim Sum dishes. The food tastes fresh and is delicious. We tried several sushi, Maki rolls, Dim Sum, tempura, with a variety of shrimp, squid, crab, oyster, and other sea food and some vegetarian flavours. The deep fried Maki rolls were a little filling, so if you order many, you’ll feel full fast, but they tasted great. We also tried the shrimp and pork dumplings, which were delicious. The presentation of each dish was pretty and made the experience more enjoyable. It’s a good place if you’re hungry, want variety, don’t care for a fancy place, and like Asian food, including Sushi. – Celia L.

 

6. Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill

swiss chalet barrhaven

SERVICES

Burgers, fries, steak

ADDRESS

3775 Strandherd Dr, Barrhaven ON K2J 4B1

CONTACT NUMBER

613-823-0656
https://contactswisschalet.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?utm_source=SWI-marketing&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=SWI-Contact_Us-202205&utm_content=landing-page

WEBSITE

https://www.swisschalet.com/

OPERATING HOURS

 9am and 8pm Monday – Saturday, Sunday 12pm – 7pm.

The Merry Dairy has delicious ice cream in flavours ranging from classic to refreshingly fruity. And there’s good news for non-dairy ice cream fans—most flavours are available in vegan options!

There’s an online shop where customers can buy their favourite ice cream flavours by the pint (and maybe a couple of ice cream sandwiches). Ice cream by the scoop is a usual takeaway window offering, but the service has recently been subjected to COVID restrictions.

The Merry Dairy not only has a physical store, but also an ice cream truck delivery. Clients can reserve the truck through the website, and the rates will depend on the Ottawa postal code.

If there’s an extra-special occasion coming up, the shop also offers handmade ice cream cakes and rhubarb ginger pies. They can be requested in gluten-free options and other flavours, too.

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Healthy food
  • Joyful and friendly environment 

Cons

  • Small portions
  • Sushi not that great
  • Average food 

Customer Reviews

Read about the ice cream experience from some happy customers of The Merry Dairy:

“Quality is always great but what sets “Merry Dairy” apart is service. With a daughter with peanut and tree nut allergies, having a safe spot for a treat is amazingly comforting. The staff is great, and in our new reality of social distancing the online ordering and text ahead pick up is a wonderful service. To Marlene, the owner, thanks for making our daughter’s Easter with the ice cream cake. Her brother was impressed too.” – SoccergodManU

“Delicious homemade ice cream and vanilla custard. Exceptional quality, friendly service and generous portions. The actual establishment is welcoming, clean and fresh. On hot days a spray fan is set up outside to keep you cool while enjoying your delicious ice cream. My family frequents the Merry Dairy on a regular basis, and we are never disappointed.” – Suzanne B.

 

7. Shawarma Heaven Barrhaven

shawarma heaven barrhaven

SERVICES

Salads, buns, and wraps, Middle eastern food

ADDRESS

129 Riocan Ave, Nepean, ON K2J 5G3

CONTACT NUMBER

(613) 825-2333
shawarmaheaven@hotmail.com

WEBSITE

https://www.shawarmaheaven.com/

OPERATING HOURS

Monday Closed (Family Day)
Tuesday 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am- 07:00 pm

Shawarma Heaven, located in central Nepean, makes it convenient for customers and tourists to eat and visit. 

It’s affordable pricing, only $30 for every 2 people, makes it an enjoyable experience for all. If you want salads, and wraps, this is the pace to go to. 

Pros

  • Convenient busy location
  • Very affordable 
  • Vegetarian
  • High ratings

Cons

  • Quality not high
  • Not great customer service
  • Slow service 

Customer Reviews

Read about the Middle Eastern food experience from some happy customers of Shawarma Heaven:

It was a great experience-food was delicious and servers were pleasant and friendly. I recommend you to visit the place. Location is convenient to my place and close to retail places. – Maha

Shawarma heaven is the best shawarma place in Canada. It has the best beef shawarma. Chicken platter is the best in the world so you should go there any time soon – Ali H. 

 

8. Wan’s Chinese Food

wans chinese house barrhaven

SERVICES

Typical Chinese food 

ADDRESS

3500 Fallowfield Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 4B3

CONTACT NUMBER

613-825-8880 

wanschinesefoodinfo@gmail.com

WEBSITE

https://www.wanschinesefood.com/

OPERATING HOURS

MONDAY-CLOSED

TUESDAY – THURSDAY

3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

FRIDAY – SATURDAY

3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

SUNDAY

3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

If you want Chinese food, visit this please. Although open 3 days a week, they close near Midnight on those 3 days. So, if you feel hungry late at night, come to this place. 

They serve at their best, and their fish is always the freshest. Also, they have a wide selection of vegetarian food on their menu. 

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Serve The Best & Freshest Fish Available
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Cons

  • Open only 3 days a week
  • Not the best customer service
  • Not the best ambience

Customer Reviews

Read about the Chinese food experience from some happy customers of Wan’s Chinese food

The restaurant does not look like much on the outside, but the food they serve is excellent and plentiful. The combo plates are particularly good, and great value. Simply put, one of the better Chinese takeout restaurants in Barrhaven. We will be back. Finally, the service was absolutely first rate. – Anonymous

Family owned and run . Fast friendly service. We have introduced many of our friends to this little gem they all love it as much as us – Laurie H. 

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