“Let Food Be Thy Medicine”
- Hippocrates in 4th century BC -
We are passionate about our food, hence we create our cuisine with fresh seasonal ingredients, Organic wherever possible and minimizing the use of processed ingredients.
We contribute to your well being, vitality and energy. Maximising the use of nutrient rich ingredients, our cuisine is nutritionally balanced and wholesome.
Sustainable & Local
We care for our community, using locally grown organic and sustainable cuisine wherever possible. We know our local growers and work closely with a local farmer’s market which counteracts our trends. And in doing so, this has helped us build meaningful human connections.
About Our Partners
Dhruvees stands out among Ottawa restaurants offering South Asian cuisine because it does not focus on just one country but offers you the cuisines of three countries - India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. As well, the menu items have carefully selected ingredients that set them apart from other restaurants, such as the special long grain Basmati rice in the biryanis. Each country uses different spices and seasonings which create unique and very flavorful food. The best way to enjoy this is to go with four or more people and share a number of dishes in order to sample and contrast the differences. We especially enjoyed an Indonesian specialty, the lamb rendang. Also very good was the chicken tikka. Each dish is accompanied by sauces and condiments which compliment the particular item. To finish off our meal we shared a bowl of wonderful carrot halwa. The owner, Donald Wingell, was on the floor, answered all of our questions and was very helpful with suggestions. The restaurant space has been re-done in a modern look with hints of South Asia. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening there.
Best Indian Restaurant in Ottawa. If you’re looking for authentic Indian flavors with great ambiance and friendly staff, this is the place. The owner himself takes great pride in serving you and taking his valuable time to offer the right choices you and your family would enjoy eating. They also offered us the lemonade and ice tea which were not even listed on their menu items. They go above and beyond to cook something special for your family if you plan your trip well in advance, they will make sure to make your day.
With choice of flavorful Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysian and Indonesian Cuisines, Dhruvees will keep you coming back for more. You know the food is amazing when you are stuffed and you crave more of the Lamb cutlets on your way home. These are not on the menu so make sure you remember to ask for it. All the items we tried were beautifully spiced to perfection. Our son who is picky eater ate the samosas, lamb cutlets, chicken biriyani and hoppers. The owner Donald and his staff provide an amazing personal touch with their interactions. This is my new favorite restaurant for Sri Lankan food. I can't wait to check out their Sunday brunch with some great Sri Lankan options made by Sri Lankan executive chef. You have to check this place out if you are in Ottawa.
Sunday brunch menu, many options. Awesome.. best pakoras (onion + potato) I've had in and Ottawa restaurant in 40 years. Dosa (crispy) was authentic, great chutneys too. Also had the goat curry, which was delicious - good sized portion, though only 2 chappattis (rotis) came with it (if rice is chosen instead it seems to be a good amount), Highly recommend, would go there again.