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Indian in the Annex: Mt. Everest vs. Nataraj

For many years I was a big fan of the Nataraj, on Bloor St. in the Annex. But 3-4 years ago I stopped going - the food and the service had gone downhill, and it just wasn't a good experience anymore.

The other day, I finally tried Mt. Everest, the North Indian / Nepalese place across the street. What a revelation! The Aloo Tama Bodi ("very popular mountain dish," says the menu) was especially good, and the various curries we had were superb

Anyone else have thoughts on Mt. Everest vs. Nataraj?

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  1. We've never been to Mt. Everest. Went to Nataraj about 5-6 years ago, and were not impressed. After a couple of not-as-good-as-usual meals at Debu Saha's Biryani House, we'd like to try somewhere different.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Search for reviews on Trimurti.
      You'll notice they start about 3 years ago. At about the same time Nataraj started its downward trend. Not really a coincidence. The guys at Trimurti are the ones who used to be at Nataraj.

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      1. re: estufarian

        would you call Trimurti one of toronto's best for Indian?

      2. The lunch buffet at Mt ev is far superior to Nataraj. I like that you get fresh naan brought to your table as opposed to the naan that's been sitting in the steam table.

        1. Another vote against Nataraj. Mediocre at best.

          1. Looks like Mt. Everest wins this round. What about Mt. Everest vs. Indian Rice Factory?

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            1. re: Minnow

              I have Indian Rice factory way below Trimurti so, by implication, below Mt Everest (which I haven't tried... yet). It's coasting on its past reputation and is expensive for what you get.