“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
South Asian Restaurants serving Halal Meats
Embark on a Journey of South Asian Flavours with Us!
South Asian cuisine is considered to be among some of the most flavourful cuisines in the world. At Dhruvees, we pride ourselves on bringing the magical richness of these cuisines to Ottawa.
Dhruvees is amongst some of the best South Asian Halal restaurants in Ottawa. We bring traditional recipes that have been known for generations, prepared with the finest local ingredients. A visit to Dhruvees will take you on a trip to savour the flavours and spices of India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia without having to travel afar.
Dhruvees has a team of world-class chefs who have extensive experience in South Asia. These chefs bring unique skills to our kitchen, resulting in authentic South Asian dishes that s
Get a Taste of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island country with serene beaches that leave people awestruck. But
that’s not the only thing the country is famous for! Characterised by a unique blend of spices,
herbs, rice, and vegetables, Sri Lankan cuisine is one of the most relished South Asian cuisines
globally. Want to dive into the world of delicious Sri Lankan food in Ottawa? Dhruvees is at your
Your Gateway to Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine in Canada
Dhruvees is the best Sri Lankan restaurant in Ottawa, Canada. Our experienced team of Sri
Lankan chefs create delicious dishes that celebrate the flavours which are the heart and soul of
Sri Lankan cuisine. From Seafood choices of Crabs, Mackeral, Salmon, Tuna and King Fish to
rice dishes and curries, Dhruvees’ menu features all of these traditional delicacies, making us
one of the best destinations for Sri Lankan cuisine in Ottawa and Gatineau.
Being an island country, Sri Lanka has a wealth of fresh seafood, which plays a significant role
in its culinary tradition. One of the most popular seafood dishes on our menu, Sri Lankan Chilly
Crab or Pepper Crab, is prepared with a blend of black pepper and spiced chilly masala mix and
has a delicious spicy flavour that local Sri Lankan cuisine is famous for. You can enjoy this dish
with Roast Paan, a traditional Sri Lankan bread. The Sri Lankan Fried King Fish is another
favourite among our guests and is a must-try for seafood lovers.
While there’s a lot to explore, rice and curry are the staple food that captures the essence of
authentic Sri Lankan food. The classic Jaffna Chicken Curry served at Dhruvees is a recipe that
satiates taste buds with an exotic burst of flavours. When served with Basmati rice, it makes for
a wholesome meal experience. Some of our other Sri Lankan signature dishes include – Kothu
Roti, Bentota Tiger Prawns Curry, Batticaloa Fish Curry and Negombo Goat Curry.
By bringing traditional Sri Lankan flavours together with unique cooking techniques in a warm &
cosy ambience, we are committed to making every dining experience an unforgettable one for
So, if you’re looking for the best Sri Lankan restaurant in Ottawa, do drop by Dhruvees!
Come, Discover the Flavours of Sri Lanka
Indian cuisine and restaurants in Ottawa
Are you craving for some authentic homely Indian food in Ottawa? With a select menu of Indian
delicacies, Dhruvees is the answer to your search for the best Indian restaurant near you.
Located in the heart of Ottawa’s city centre, Dhruvees is a one-stop destination for anyone
wishing to have Indian cuisine. From the tandoori oven specialties of Northern India to the
aromatic flavours of South Indian cuisine, our carefully-crafted menu promises to please your
palate. Our team of chefs take pride in making us one of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in
Satisfy Your Taste Buds with Authentic Indian Cuisine
Dhruvees is amongst the top 5 Indian restaurants as per Trip Advisor ratings, offering some of
the best Indian cuisine in Ottawa. The Chefs at Dhruvees present Signature Dishes like Lamb
Biryani, Tandoori Chicken Wings, Salmon Tikka and Butter Chicken and Vegetarian options like
Vegetable Dalcha, Palak Paneer and Vegetable Pulao.
Dhruvees’ menu also features South Indian dishes like Masala Dosa and coconut-infused
sambhar with a variety of chutneys, prepared in a traditional manner. Our commitment to
serving you authentic flavours has earned us a reputation for being one of the best South Indian
restaurants in Ottawa.
The Mumbai Masala Chai and Matka Kulfis on our menu embodies the warmth India is known
for and provides a well-rounded Indian dining experience.
Discover the Best Combination of Flavours and Ambience
Dhruvees is rated as one of the best Indian cuisine restaurants that perfectly balances healthy
and delicious food with a good ambience and impeccable service.
The indoor space at Dhruvees offers a cosy atmosphere for those who find comfort in dining
indoors. On the other hand, our patio is perfect for people who enjoy outdoor dining. Our
extensive menu covering regional delicacies rooted in India's culinary legacy and a welcoming
ambience make us one of the best Indian restaurants in Ottawa. One can visit with family,
friends, or colleagues.
Visit Us & Experience the Flavours of India!
I hosted a private event in their restaurant which had many influential name in the city. The hospitality provided by the entire team of Dhruvees and the food served was just amazing! Every single guest of mine was just amazed and could not stop munching...on the Indian and Sri Lankan delicacies which were served. The best part , the entire team went over and above and printed the menu with the details to nicely put beside the plates for every individual so that they can understand the food and mention of any allergies prior serving. I strongly recommend to our community folks to visit Dhruvees and enjoy their food or consider them for your private events. More
Amazing Indian restaurant with variety of authentic indian food .Loved the ambiance and ofcourse the service. I wish i can give more than 5 ⭐️ stars
Wow wow wow. I can’t begin to describe the amazing smells and flavors of the food here. From the Indonesian rendang, to the giant Tandoori Prawns and the Spicy Chicken Tikka not to mention the soothing refreshing taste of a mango lassi or two. It...is a restaurant for everyone’s tastebuds, whether you love Sri Lankan Pepper Crab or Jaffna Chicken Curry, it’s all here my friends. Did I mention the huge patio for people watching and high tea in the afternoons. And totally family friendly so no excuses come to the premier south Asian restaurant and bring your family and friends. More
If you're looking for the North Star in new cuisine in Ottawa, you have to visit Dhruvees on Beechwood. Now that we are (almost) back to normal, we have chosen Dhruvees as our Team lunch meeting spot. Food is beautiful to the eyes, the nose...and... the taste! No matter what you choose on the menu (even the Tiger Beer!) you will discover flavor and... the need to come back! A great addition to the restaurant offer in Ottawa! Looking forward to our next visit! More
I organized a surprise birthday party (group of 20+ people) for my mom at Dhruvees on their lovely patio. The service was exceptional. Nicole was patient and knowledgeable, and answered all my questions and provided everything I asked for. The food well presented, super delicious,...and came in generous quantity. The owner kindly came out to speak to us several times, and the whole waiting team was very friendly, accommodating, and paid attention to details which was greatly appreciated. It was the first time for the group and I to try this place, and everyone was happy, with some of them already planning for their second visit. I highly recommend this restaurant! More
Amazing ambiance, great food, brilliant service, extremely friendly staff, nice place for a hangout.
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.
We went for my fiancé’s graduation celebration there. I must say that the beautifully designed restaurant matches up to the hype this place has garnered in the past few months! The staff is helpful, especially the owner who aims to please you with his Jazz music collection, great food recommendations and a delightful conversation! The food is divine and I definitely recommend the Jaffna Curry, Roasted Pan and the Lamb!!
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. We had two mains, drinks, tea and dessert and loved every element!
Had a chance to dine in here couple of days ago . The dine in experience is simply awesome. After covid I know many restaurants offer only plastic plates or to go containers for dine in & here i saw everything from plates, cutlery to...plating, everything is just amazing. Enjoyed the ambiance & the customer service is outstanding. I ordered veg combo & the veg stew was flavourful😋 I wish them more and more success from bottom of my heart and keep up the good work Mr. Donald More
Great food, service and setting - a surprisingly lovely hole-in-the-wall for a classy date or reunion with friends. Food was so flavorful and fun to discover
Excellent food, great service and all around excellent service. If you want India food this is the place to go
We ate dinner at Dhruvees after reading an article in our local neighbourhood newspaper. The article praised the creativeness and quality of the food served at this just-down-the-street restaurant. We were certainly not disappointed. The food was fabulous. Everything tasted fresh and perfectly spiced. The..
Having spent a lot of time in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia I was stunned to find this absolute gem of a South Asian restaurant in the heart of Ottawa. Imagine the best cuisine from India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia in one place. This is..
Having read all the wonderful reviews of Dhruvees, I was very excited to give it a try. The atmosphere was nice, and the staff was friendly, but they did seem a little disorganized. Our order took about 55 minutes to arrive, but most importantly it..
So yummy! Very friendly wait staff. Lot's of parking. Good date night spot. Thank for the great time! Will be back ;)More
The whole experience from start to finish is great. The food can't get any better and wow the portion size are just perfect. Legitimately the best restaurant around here. The food is just exceptional and very well prepared. The chef os very friendly with the..
Visited Dhruvees for lunch enjoyed the Kebabs and prawn biryani . Very professional staff behavior and Chef Patrick braggs looked after very well with our dietary requirements. Kudos to the team 👏More
Extremely good food, fresh and delicious, made to order. Every dish has several separate condiments complementary that accompany it and many tasty sauces. Great Indonesian, Sri Lankan, Indian and Bangladeshi fusion, no matter the background, will be sure to enjoy, with a modern aesthetic
A sumptuous and refined Indian palette, this welcome find is tucked into the corner of Beechwood Village. Warm and cheerful ambience complements the menu and the service is attentive and accommodating. If you enjoyed Coconut Lagoon, you will totally love this cuisine. Generous portions, good..
Loved the food, and the staff were so friendly! We ordered the chicken biryani, shrimp biryani, butter chicken and they tasted so delicious. The mango lassi was especially refreshing. I would come again and highly recommend to others to give it a try. :DMore
This is a must try restaurant in Ottawa. I came with my friends and family and the food was amazing, the service was phenomenal, and the environment and ambience was perfect. We really enjoyed both food and the friendly staff, both Donald and Nicole went..
We tried the samosa, butter chicken, and chicken & shrimp briyani. It’s so flavorful and the portion is big! And most importantly, the owner and staff are very friendly and leave us a really good dining experience!
The food is great with taste and portion. We arr a group of 5 and ordered 4 foods (chicken briyani, Sheimp briyani, buttermilk chicken, and samosa), we got so full 👍🏻 Also, such a friendly and great services
One of the best food and ambiance in town with excellent customer service. Everything on the menu is delicious, you can't go wrong
I went to this new restaurant with my friends and I was positively impressed by the food! I ordered shrimp biryani and I loved it! They also have some painting art available for sale for those interested in paintings
Excellent food! Many different inspired flavours. I would definitely recommend and I can't wait to come back! The shrimp biryani and the Chicken Malai Tikka were very impressive. The atmosphere was bright and welcoming and the service was friendly
Tasty food..chill vibes. I really enjoyed my experience. The food was good and very fiing. The environment was cozy and relaxing. I will definately come and dine again. Thank you 🙂More
I had a shrimp dish and it was amazing! From the serving size to the dish itself, it was a tasty meal. Ambience is perfect and the place is so cozy and visually appealing. I loved it 😊More
Every dish here is curated to perfection. My favourite are the Kati rolls which have the most tender juicy chicken wrapped in flakey paratha. The goat biryani is perfectly spiced and the meat falls of the bone. If you’re looking for great tasting food with..
Amazing staff and atmosphere was splendid. Quality of food and service was exceptional. Would recommend trying Chicken Malai Tikka, a favourite for sure. Definitely going to be a regular visit there!More
Delicious food and excellent customer service. The Chicken tangri kabab was really amazing! Would definitely come back againMore
Amazing food! Awesome service! Highly recommend. If you are struggling to pick one of the many incredible choices, I've tried the Chicken Lollipop which tastes amazing. I've also tried the Lamb Biryani with it and it was delicious!More
Delicious food! Staff was super friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this restaurant and will be coming back here again!
The chicken biryani and gulab jamun tasted amazing. The service was amazing and I will definitely come back!
Food was amazing with good customer service. Everyone there is super nice and helpful plus to the food is affordableMore
The food was incredible and had amazing value. So nice to get a great Sri Lankan and Indian restaurant in the hood - we loved it. Service was a little confused but they're brand new.. it will improveMore
Excellent atmosphere and great customer service. The Chicken Biryani was awesome! Will come again for sure
I brought my family here and WOW, the food was simply amazing, and the service was impeccable! The Tandoori king prawns were beautifully seasoned, and the lassi was fresh
Great new place in Ottawa ! Food was fresh, tasty and fast. Star dishes were the Chicken Biryani and Tandoori Salmon Tikka. Service is attentive and crisp. There are various premium Dilmah Tea selections (from Sri Lanka) that you should definitely try ! Great product..