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Best Indian in Toronto - where is it?

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Any recommendations on the highest quality, best tasting Indian Food in Toronto? Thanks!

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  1. I'm a big fan of Trimurti on Queen West (at Duncan, I believe, near Chum City Building). Great food...great service... I haven't encountered much better... and I live in little india....

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    1. re: Chris

      I know I talk about this place all the time BUT it's simply the best Indian in the city, in my opinion!

      Try "Chef of India" on Eglinton, just east of Yonge on the north side. Great service. Great lunch buffet. Great dinner menu. I can't rave about it enough!

      1. re: kathleen

        I totally agree!! It is hands down the best in the city. And the lunch buffet is so cheap!!

        It also happens to have the most attentive service of any restaurant I've visited.

        1. re: kathleen

          Chef of India is a great find. It was a Sidharta previously. The lunch buffet is a steal.

          1. re: kathleen

            Sorry to say I totally disagree. Lunch was disappointing: nothing special, poor choice. Dinner was also disappointing: the food was lukewarm, a bit dry and the white wine glass I ordered was served in a warm glass.

            1. re: kathleen

              Not sure but others might be able to figure out....does Chef of India actually deep fry the chicken for the chicken tandoori? It has a weird taste. Regardless, I agree with other posters. Not the best restaurant in terms of quality of Indian food.

          2. I enjoy Cuisine of India on Yonge south of Finch and The Host has some pretty good naan at Hwy 7 and East Beaver Creek.

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            1. re: Curtis

              Cuisine of India has gone from the best Indian food in Toronto to C- in the last 6-7 years. Every meal is worse than the last. I don't know what's happened to that place.

            2. Gandhi, queen st. west

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              1. Little India. ive tried just about every Indian resto in TO and nothing compares to Little India on Queen St. Don't be fooled by Dabur a few doors away. The service is terrible and food is so-so.

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                1. re: food face

                  Do you mean Babur? Yes, I would agree; bad food there. My SO and I got really ill after a visit a couple years back.

                  Have to say I haven't been there since; it could have improved.. though I'm not willing to go back and find out.

                  1. re: NovoCuisine

                    Silly me Novo, yes I was referring to Babur. That place is God Aweful.

                  2. re: food face

                    I agree that the flavouring of Little India is the best I've tried in Toronto but there's no variety in the dishes. They're all basically the same sauce. It's cheap and the portions are huge, but it still only rates a 7/10 for me.

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                    Little India
                    255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z4, CA

                    1. re: tentimestwenty

                      I'm not sure what repetitive sauce you are referring to? The chicken korma is a cashew cream based sauce that stands alone from the butter chicken tomato based sauce. The vegetarian dishes are all distinctly made too. I don't venture too much into their lamb/beef dishes so perhaps you are referring to them??? For example, the palak paneer isn't even sauce based at all. The chicken pakora's are somewhat hard to find at other indian restaurants with most just carrying onion and veggie ones. (I say most, yes I have seen chicken pakora's at other places). It's not fusion Indian. It's not even modern Indian food. It's all the favorites with each dish being filled with familial love. Having gone there for about 15 years and now considering the owner and his sons as friends, I stand by their food as being a 10/10. I don't feel that they are a restaurant that reptitively uses the same base for their sauces. Just my opinion.

                  3. See my comments on Dhaba http://www.chowhound.com/topics/105441

                    Since this meal followed many unexciting ones over the years, I can't claim Dhaba to be "best in Toronto", but the meal described there certainly qualified.

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                      1. re: embee

                        I remember going to Dhaba a few years ago and everything tasted like lime as salt.

                        We went as a large group and not one of us liked it.

                        1. re: embee

                          Dhaba is still my favourite indian in Toronto. A little overpriced but very flavourful and fresh ingredients with minimal oil. Trimurti is #4, Halal 786 #3, Banjara #2.

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                          309 Dhaba Indian Excellence
                          309 King Street West (across from Hyatt on King), Toronto, ON M5V 1J5, CA

                          Banjara
                          796 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G1L7, CA