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El Mazaj Restaurant

5307 Canotek Road

Ottawa, Ontario

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Best ottawa lebanese buffet PERIOD. You get an 18+ course meal that I guarantee you won't finish for a fraction of a meal at any other place. You will not be disappointed, ask for the mazaj when you are hee and they will bombard you with taste after taste of authentic lebanese food!    

Rico Valdez


I'm a pretty regular for lunch, it's always good fattoush salad and chicken plates!

Eli Marshall 


The moment you walk through the door, you know an extraordinary dining experience awaits.  Since we first opened this Ottawa location in 2008, our goal has been to indulge our guests in an inviting atmosphere, with delicious quality dishes and outstanding service. With over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant business, we promise to do everything to make you feel at home and turn your meal into an unforgettable night.


Our menu features many tempting choices served à la carte, however the highlight of our restaurant is our famous 'all you can eat Lebanese buffet', also known as 'Mezza' in the middle east. The Mezza buffet is fully served at each table, which allows our guests to sit back and relax.  No need to continuously get up to fill your plate. The buffet begins with a variety of tasteful appetizers and ends with a main course, including chicken brochette skewers, shish kebab and kafta kebabs. Coffee and tea are also included.  


We guarantee that our generous portions, prepared fresh from scratch and beautifully presented at your table, will leave you stuffed and satisfied. You won’t know what you're missing until you drop by, taste our food and enjoy our Lebanese traditions.

Events and Hours Of Operation  

As of October 2015, El Mazaj will stay open until Midnight on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  On these days, our guests can enjoy a quiet family dinner accompanied  by a small talent show.


Shows will include performances by local belly dancers, latin dancers and more.  Please call in advance to find out what we have in store that week.


Fridays and Saturdays are our busiest and latest nights of the week, remaining open until 3am.  


On Fridays, we present a DJ playing both English and middle eastern music, with a special belly dancing performance.  We guarantee that you will dance the night away until the early hours of the morning.


On Saturdays, we have a live band, a singer and a belly dancer to keep you entertained throughout the night.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out which big stars are booked this year.  


Sundays are family days – bring your kids and let them play, dance and laugh with our clown entertainment.


El Mazaj is closed on Mondays.


Personal and Corporate events

With a capacity of 270 persons, El Mazaj will accommodate all your personal or corporate events, including weddings, engagements, anniversaries, baptism and more..