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Staying near union station, Best Indian food in the area??

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Porto Nov 14, 2007 05:36 AM

It could be from casual to upscale indian dining. We really want to stay close by and dont want to drive out.
Thank you

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  1. koknia RE: Porto Nov 14, 2007 07:00 AM

    Probably Trimurti.

    http://trimurti.ca/info.html

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      estufarian RE: koknia Nov 14, 2007 07:29 AM

      I second Trimurti. 10-15 minute walk and very presentable - tablecloths etc. Reasonable cost too - and best Onion Bhajias I've found.

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      Gary RE: Porto Nov 14, 2007 07:19 AM

      Hmm, feels like I recommend this place every day, but what the heck! Little India Restaurant, at 255 Queen St. West is about a 10 or 15 minute leisurely walk from Union Station. It's a very small and casual place, with excellent food. Just walk up University or Bay St. to Queen, then hang a left.

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

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        magic RE: Gary Nov 14, 2007 08:43 AM

        I second Little India restaurant, on Queen. Awesome food. And such nice people. gets busy for dinner though...

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        bluedog RE: Porto Nov 14, 2007 07:23 AM

        Dhaba used to be pretty good, and maybe the most upscale near you. Trimurti, little india and babur are a bit further away, Babur being the most upscale of the three.

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

        Babur
        273 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z9, CA

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          pescatarian RE: bluedog Nov 14, 2007 08:12 AM

          Dhaba is not good, IMO. boring sauces. dry chicken and paneer. slow, awkward service. They are suffering from an identity crisis. Not upscale.

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            Mike from Hamilton RE: pescatarian Nov 14, 2007 08:56 AM

            Agreed, bland boring "buffet Indian" sauces being tarted up as upscale dining. I would recommend Trimurti or Little India before Dhaba.

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              bluedog RE: pescatarian Nov 14, 2007 11:46 AM

              Wow, things have changed then. First time I went there I was blown away by the buffet, and the second time for an a la carte dinner. Admittedly this was three years ago. Thanks for the update.

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                wordsworth RE: pescatarian Nov 16, 2007 08:25 AM

                Agree. Don't know where its reputation came from.

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                  bluedog RE: wordsworth Nov 18, 2007 06:52 AM

                  Reputation came from almost universal over the top reviews from Now, Eye, Greg Couillard, (I think JK), between '99 and '03. Certain highlights from these reviews are posted on dhaba's website (www.dhaba.ca).

                  Last time I was there was about 2 years ago (for the lunch buffet) and I thought it had gone downhill. Had been there in 2002/03 for dinner, and for the lunch buffet, and had been very impressed. But as with so many well-reviwed mid range restaurants, there seems to be a golden age and woe is the diner who ends up there based on old reviews well after decline has set in.

            2. JamieK RE: Porto Nov 14, 2007 07:26 AM

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                JamieK RE: JamieK Nov 14, 2007 07:28 AM

                sorry, meant to add a place link for Trimurti. It's small and fills up quickly for dinner, but it's relatively close to the others mentioned so far.
                If you click on any of the place links, you will find related threads with comments and reviews.

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

              2. NovoCuisine RE: Porto Nov 16, 2007 11:27 AM

                Spices Cafe at 4 Temperance Street (just north of Adelaide between Bay and Yonge)

                http://spicescafe.ca/

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                Spices Indian Cafe
                4 Temperance St, Toronto, ON M5H1Y4, CA

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