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Sep 16, 2007 01:10 PM

Any good Indian food suggestions for midtown Toronto?

I am looking for great Indian food somewhere closer to Bayview and York Mills...I love the Indian Rice Factory but would love to find something in the neighbourhood...

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  1. Tabla - my new favourite. Yonge midway between eglinton & Lawrence.

    2727 Yonge, Toronto, ON M4N2H8, CA

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    1. re: estufarian

      What dishes would you recommend the most, Estufarian?

    2. If you're going to come as far down as Tabla, Jaipur Grille on Yonge south of Eglinton is AMAZING food in a more upscale environment, great service, wine pairing, etc.

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      1. re: LemonLauren

        I'm not as impressed. Found the sauces all similar and without definition. Good quality ingredients but overall wasn't as impressed. Service was also problematic (but that's common in Indian restaurants).
        I found the wine list uninspired (but fair prices) - and the environment certainly has tablecloths but is otherwise pretty bare bones.

        1. re: estufarian

          I thought Jaipur Grille was excellent.

        2. re: LemonLauren

          Jaipur Grill is OK but definitely not amazing. Just take their butter chicken as an example. Thought it was good, but when I tasted Maroli's version from across the road. One can really differentiate the good from the mere OK.

        3. What about KamaSutra (Bayview & Millwood)? Or how about the new place that went in where JOV used to be - name is escaping me ... starts with an A....

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          1. re: kawarthagirl

            Jaadu on Yonge just south of St. Clair is my new Indian favourite in the city.

            1. re: industry worker

              Jaaadu has 'dumbed down' its menu. The first time I went I was impressed (although it was expensive). Unfortunately those dishes have disappeared, so I need to try the new ones before assessing.

              1. re: estufarian

                And I won't get the chance! It was closed and dark on Saturday night (although tables were set and no notice on door).

            2. re: kawarthagirl

              KamaSutra certainly uses a 'single sauce' - I can understand why people like the ambiance, but the food is mushy and undefined!
              Amaya (ex Jov) is schizophrenic! Bad service! Twice they didn't answer the phone (or return a left message). The food is pretty good though although IMO not as good as Tabla.

            3. had the $45 prixe fixe tasting menu at Jaadu tonight. Must say that after years of eating at fine dining establishments the world over, I was quite pleased, no, blown away by the service at jaadu. the food, excellent, with my indian companion remarking that he was quite impressed as well. the marsala chai tea at the end of the meal was "industrial" strength and served without sugar. a touch that was appreciated after such a full meal.

              the menu is more than ample in quantity, although after 3 excellent papadoms, the strange but tasty combination of brie and chickpea starter, i was starting to get full. by the time my 3rd of 4th courses arrived, i was full.

              i noted very few people in the restaurant, but can't imagine why anything other than the dismal rain should keep people away. the menu mains are in the $20-30 range, which is in line with all the other places like Aqua and Far Niente that keep getting repeat customers for what is usually so-so food.

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              1. re: eatereater123

                I work in the area and often see the place near to empty and have wondered why. Thanks for the review, it's a bit steep for my lunchtime budget but will try to keep it in mind for a dinner out.

                1415 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T1Y7, CA

                1. re: JamieK

                  I consider midtown to include Bloor Street West so my suggestion is to try "BANJARA" at Bloor and Christie....we have basically stopped going to Little India for dinner in favour of Banjara....have a look at previous posts.

              2. Bombay Bell on Eglinton E. is far from impressive. They could not care less if you are there or not. Only their breads were really good. Inattentive staff. Food so-so. The fish was dry.