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Best places for Tandoori in TO?

proof Apr 26, 2008 07:00 AM


Where are the best places in Toronto for Tandoori? I am allergic to fenugreek which they use in many dishes....but Tandoori doens't have fenugreek. Recommendations? Thanks!

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    pakmode May 5, 2008 10:52 AM

    My personal favourite is 'Makkah Restaurant' which is a small little hole-in-the-wall on Danforth just east of Donlands.
    There's a whole bunch of Indo-Pak places there, but this is the original and IMO the best.

    Went there last week and for $12.99 you get a whole Tandoori Chicken, cut into perfect pieces with 2 naans and 2 pops. It was really moist and juicy. Check it out...

    Lahore Tikka House is good, but overhyped IMO. It's more of the novelty and atmosphere you're paying for.

    Further down Gerrard though, a couple blocks east, there is another hole in the wall called Chandni Chowk. This used to be the in-place 15-20 years ago but died down, and then was revatilized a few years back. It's a good place to get something to go from...it was the original footlong kebob place in Toronto, from what I remember.

    1. Manybears May 5, 2008 08:58 AM

      How do people feel about the Tandoor items at the Lahore Tikka House (Gerrard at Woodfield)? I don't have much to compare it to, but I did like the Tandoori chicken and beef I had there (though not so much the saucy dishes). I was there pre-reno (ok, well the reno had started, but it seems to pretty much be ongoing) and they had a traditional oven you could watch them cook in.

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      1. re: Manybears
        callitasicit May 5, 2008 10:30 AM

        I really enjoyed the tandoori chicken at The Host restaurant. It is really tender and juicy.

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        Oatz May 5, 2008 08:12 AM

        Chutney's in Etobicoke, just West of Royal York on the South Side of Bloor has the best Indian food in Toronto IMO. They have several tandoori dishes that are amazing.

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          Oatz Feb 9, 2012 02:15 PM

          Scratch that, was the best in T.O. and now somehow lost it. New chef? Who knows? They went from a 10/10 to a 5/10 in my book.

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          littlelulublue May 3, 2008 06:08 AM

          The Tandoori prawns at Siddhartha in Little India are to die for! A definate must if you are a Tandoori fan. Also, the atmosphere and service are quite nice compared to many other spots in the area

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            FBTO Apr 28, 2008 09:33 AM

            Any specific area? North, Midtown, Downtown?

            1. Food Tourist Apr 26, 2008 07:49 AM

              I haven't been in ages but Cuisine of India on Yonge near Finch used to do a decent job with tandoor items.

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              1. re: Food Tourist
                wordsworth May 6, 2008 05:19 AM

                They used to be terrific but have downhill quite a bit the last few years.

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