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pocky Oct 19, 2007 09:48 AM

Looking for recommendations on good Indian Restaurants, preferably with the option of dinner buffet. Anywhere in the GTA or surrounding areas. Thank you!

  1. thenurse Oct 19, 2007 10:23 AM

    Gerrard East. Search on this board for Little India, or just head to Siddhartha at Gerrard/Ashdale.

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    1. re: thenurse
      vorpal Oct 19, 2007 02:08 PM

      Just wanted to note that while Siddhartha's quality dropped for awhile earlier this year, they seem to be back on track. The last two times I got takeout from them were very good again - back to their previous levels. I highly recommend you do a la carte there; the buffet is decent, but their actual dishes are much better.

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        chocabot Oct 26, 2007 09:42 AM

        the siddartha on king and bathurst is also good. as vorpal said, a la carte is better than their (pretty good for what it is) buffet.

    2. NovoCuisine Oct 19, 2007 12:27 PM

      What is this, the fifth time I've made this rec on CH? No matter.. Moti Mahal at Coxwell/Gerrard. My favourite Indian. No buffet, sorry.

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      Motimahal
      1422 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L1Z6, CA

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      1. re: NovoCuisine
        Teep Oct 26, 2007 11:06 AM

        While it's very good, be warned that Moti Mahal is a fast food place, you order and pay at the counter and they call you to get it when it's ready. Also some things like lamb kebab I see them microwaving it right at the counter, so it's not in quite the same league as other restaurants.

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        snoobie Oct 19, 2007 12:35 PM

        We love Khana Kajana on Bathurst just north of Steeles. Their use of spices is outstanding. This restaurant has become one of our favorites. The service is very friendly and we have been made to feel very welcome there.

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        1. re: snoobie
          koknia Oct 19, 2007 01:52 PM

          I'm also a Moti Mahal fan. It's been my main Indian place in the city since '85.
          Very consistent. Default meal is the veg thali, but they do a great butter chicken.

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          pocky Oct 26, 2007 07:37 AM

          Thanks to those that replied to my post. I ended up going to a restaurant called Trimurti on 265 Queen St W. The restaurant is small, but packed up quickly after 7:30pm. The service was friendly and quick. Among the things we ordered, I enjoyed the Mixed Platter (A delicious combination of chicken pakoras, samosas, vegetable pakoras & chicken tikkas) and Murgh Biryani (Chicken Rice) (Basmati rice garnished with fried onions cooked with chicken, nuts & raisins). It looks like they have lunch buffet, but dinner is menu only.

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          1. re: pocky
            JamieK Oct 26, 2007 08:22 AM

            Here's a place link to go with your review --

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            Trimurti
            265 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z4, CA

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            dlane007 Oct 26, 2007 04:13 PM

            Bombay Bhel in Richmond Hill.

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