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Dec 31, 2007 08:31 AM

Cheetal Indian in Scarborough?

Happy New Year!

Has anyone had any experience with Cheetal Indian Food on Old Kingston Rd in Scarborough?

We are thinking of ordering in tonight...but also wonder what their dining room/food are like?


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  1. I don't think you'll be happy dining in as it's a little on the cheesy side. It's more of a take out joint.

    I really enjoy the chicken tikka (but it can occasionally be salty) and their vindaloo. Their naan is chewy but I like it as well. I've ordered their korma and the butter chicken but found them to be a little oily. A patron recommended their tandoori chicken to me but I haven't tried it yet.

    Overall I think they have great flavour but their food ranges from excellent to oily, to salty depending on the day you order it.

    Here's a link to their menu:

    1. UPDATE:

      We have now ordered from Cheetal twice. Both times it has been VERY good! We have enjoyed their vindaloos, the chicken tikka masala (MY fave!), palak paneer, baingan bhurta, samosas, pakoras and pappadums.

      We LOVE the food and the prices! Definitely order for home delivery! It arrives hot and the staff are friendly and helpful.

      We are SO grateful to have found this gem!

      1. My channa masala was okay, but I guess that Cheetal's cooking is temperamental. Their kitchen doesn't look very clean, to boot.

        Their Chinese food is pretty bad and is loaded with MSG. Your best bet is to stick with the Indian menu.

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        1. re: pizzahunks

          They passed the last 3 DineSafe inspections. Looks can be deceiving.

          1. re: Googs

            I'd agree with some of what pizzahunks has said. As stated in my previous post the place doesn't look all that nice, and the Chinese food I have tried wasn't good. They have an Asian chef as well as (the Indian? owner) who's super friendly, but, stick with the Indian food.

            I haven't had Cheetal in a couple of months, this conversation is tempting me to pick some up this week...

        2. Hello Ms. Susan,
          I have been writing on Indian food, since 1995 when I started SonzysKitchen-dot-com. The best way to identify whether an Indian restaurant (outside India) is good or not , is to try and find out if the management is Indian. You will not get the real taste of india if its run by Bangladeshis who just try to imitate Indian food. Real indian spices are generally used by serious indians who believe in tradition, quality and flavor.
          I hope this helps.
          Regards, Sonzy.

          1. Just had it last night and the Goat Curry is very very good. Butter chicken is decent and we enjoyed the vegetarian Samosas.

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            1. re: scarborough

              I still give this place a huge thumbs up. I've tried a few places and I always come back here for the taste, portion sizes and value. I didn't like their butter chicken all that much, I can whole heartedly recommend their chicken vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, reshmi tikka and their naan. Their aloo gobi can be hit or miss on flavours, the same with their paneer makhni but when they're on they are great. I like their veggie samosas, but, they're reheated. They'd be so much better fresh. The same with their pakoras, I've had them fresh and they're great, I think they reheat them as well, and when they do, they are not all that great.

              It's my go to Indian spot in the east end, I still pick it up and bring it back here to Durham....

              1. re: Dr Butcher

                UPDATE: I've been picking up Cheetal Indian ever since they opened. I dropped in tonight, only to find it has now been replaced by a new owner, and it's now CHINESE FOOD only. :-(
                So disappointed!! Does anyone know if Cheetal Indian moved elsewhere?? The place was not much to look at, but the owner was always friendly, willing to cater to taste (heat level for the timid tongue) and the Indian food was the really good! If they are now out of business, any recommendations for the far east Scarborough/Pickering border??

                1. re: lunamichelle40

                  I used to live around the corner from Cheetal and ate there every few weeks. I moved away 2 years ago and recently went back to discover the same thing. I found a link to a new menu online saying they were opening a new location in July. I called to find out the new location and the owner told me they were still looking and were concentrating on catering for the time being. This was in September. He said to call back in October or November to see if they had found a new place.


                  I have not found anything that compares in terms of flavour and value in the area. Mount Everest in Pickering might suit your needs. But, their regular takeout containers are what Cheetal served their $5 lunch specials in. Portions are about 1/2 of what Cheetal served for similar pricing.

                  I have heard good thinga about Anjappar Chettinad at Markham and Eglinton in Scarborough but have yet to go.


                  Anjappar Chettinad
                  3090 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M1J2H1, CA

                  Mount Everest
                  611 Kingston Rd W, Ajax, ON L1S6L9, CA