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ReuvenK Jan 28, 2005 10:33 AM

Hello All,
Anyone know of any good Indian Restaurants???
I've heard of a place on Younge & Clark in Thornhill that is said to be very good.

Please help...

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    Delish RE: ReuvenK Jan 28, 2005 10:55 AM

    I think you're talking about The Indian Kitchen. It's amazing. Try their tandoori fish and the lamb chops. If I hadn't moved downtown I would be their regularly - I'm still looking for a place I like as much down here.

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      Kerr RE: Delish Jan 28, 2005 11:01 AM

      I completely disagree. I've to Indian Kitchen 4 times and food ranged from so-so to simply not very good. (It's nearby , what can I say.) They lamb chops were all gristle. If you want tandoori fish, Cuisine of India is the best place to go.

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        Delish RE: Kerr Jan 28, 2005 11:14 AM

        Interesting... I've never had a bad experience there and I used to go every few months. The food has always been tasty and of good quality. Then again, I haven't been there for a while. It's a shame if what you say is true, but this wouldn't be the first reaturant to slip from greatness into mediocrity...

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          ReuvenK RE: Delish Jan 28, 2005 11:49 AM

          Ive never heard a bad thing about that place, guess I'll be going there...

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            Kerr RE: ReuvenK Jan 29, 2005 05:41 AM

            "Ive never heard a bad thing about that place"

            Huh? You just have.

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          Charles RE: Kerr Jan 28, 2005 11:44 PM

          Just out of curiosity, if the food is THAT mediocre, why did you frequent it 4 times?

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            Kerr RE: Charles Jan 29, 2005 05:40 AM

            Try reading the post.

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              GeoNit RE: Kerr Jan 29, 2005 11:10 AM

              Kerr,I think what Charles is saying is that he suspects you are a Glutton for Gastronomical Punishment!

              True chowhounds normally don't go back three times to a restaurant with "so-so to simply not very good" food just because "it's nearby" unless they are severely mobility challenged!

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                charles RE: GeoNit Jan 29, 2005 04:58 PM

                Thank You Geonit!!! Exactly my point!

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                  vorpal RE: GeoNit Jun 1, 2007 08:23 AM

                  *grins*... I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't have a car, and while I live in what I would consider to largely be a culinary wasteland, I do eat with repetition at some of the crappy places here simply because they're cheap, I'm hungry, there's nothing in the kitchen, and while I would love good eats, I don't feel like TTCing it reasonably far.

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            jmeeee RE: Delish May 28, 2007 05:45 PM

            Yea, i love Indian Kitchen too. My friends all prefer the Host for some reason. I've been to the Host twice (both uptown and downtown locations) , and thought the uptown one was not nearly as good as the indian kitchen. the downtown one was good though.

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              wordsworth RE: jmeeee May 31, 2007 06:10 AM

              Indian Kitchen average and variable. It is possible to get a good meal there. It is also possible to get a poor meal there. Generally, the Host is much better.

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            Shiro Miso RE: ReuvenK Jan 29, 2005 05:53 AM

            I love Indian Kitchen and my husband and I eat Indian food quite often from different places. If they were closer I would eat there all the time! We usually go with some Indian friends who introduced us to the place.

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              zaintek RE: ReuvenK Jan 29, 2005 11:06 AM

              Went to Tandoori Pearl which had great food. Its on Nugget Ave. in Scarborough. The place is clean unlike many Indian restaurants around. I heard Bombay Bhel is good too, but I have yet to try it. Its on Beaver Creek in Richmond Hill. Hope this helps!

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                aznpoon RE: ReuvenK Jan 29, 2005 01:09 PM

                what about matagali? i've heard good things about it but then again, i've never tried it...
                anyone here tried matagali?

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                  bogie RE: aznpoon May 31, 2007 09:54 AM

                  The food at Matagali is pretty good, not that many alternatives downtown for Indian. However, the service can be slow and the portions are sometimes small.
                  I prefer a little restaurant on Yonge around Gerrard named Katmandu, they have excellent Chicken Vindaloo and Eggplant Bharta plus a decent small buffet at lunch.

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                  Wil RE: ReuvenK Jan 31, 2005 08:42 AM

                  Bobay Bhel is excellent, they have a location on East Beaver Creek (Hwy 7/404). They also have a location in Mississauga. There could be others as well. Consistely excellent. Been here 6-7 times, consistely very good. Butter chicken is to die for.

                  Cusine of India is very good as well, on Yonge between Finch and Sheppard. Been here twice, very good each time.

                  1. Googs RE: ReuvenK May 31, 2007 09:26 AM

                    Hubby & I adore Jaipur Grille on Yonge about 3 blocks south of Eglinton for a high end Indian dining experience. A great place for a date. At the other end of the scale, Spices Cafe on Temperance is delightful for inexpensive, but delicious and healthy (read low fat) preparations.

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                      bogie RE: Googs May 31, 2007 09:58 AM

                      If you like high-end Indian, have you tried Kama Sutra on Bayview? My wife and I go there when we want nice decor and good wine/beer selection. Their food is excellent especially the brie pakoras appetizer. Also, they have a great $49.95 meal for two. Good service usually, too.

                      For take-out Indian, we go to the much-discussed Maroli in a little strip mall off Yonge between Davisville and Balliol.

                    2. vorpal RE: ReuvenK Jun 1, 2007 08:26 AM

                      I adore both Gateways of India and Jodhpore Club on Baldwin Street. Consistently very good, IMO, and I would highly recommend them.

                      I used to like Siddhartha for their a la carte, but the last two times I was there, the quality had dropped considerably: the lamb was fatty and the chicken overcooked. The samosas were also disgusting.

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                        Sannie_2 RE: vorpal Oct 6, 2009 12:53 PM

                        I haven't been to many Indian restaurants, but I really enjoy Jodhpore Club on Baldwin as well. I always get the paneer when I go. I prefer their vegetarian dishes over their meat ones. I had a meat one once, and I found it to be slightly overcooked and tough. The tandoori naan is very soft and fluffy.

                        Jodhpore Club
                        33 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T1L1, CA

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                        FlavoursGal RE: ReuvenK Jun 1, 2007 03:16 PM

                        We've had two great meals at the recently opened Khana Khajana, on Bathurst just north of Steeles (east side). Excellent food, just be sure to ask for it hot; otherwise it's extremely flavourful but not very spicy.

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