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Tablaa/ Tabla restaurant... gone!?!?

wontonfm Feb 1, 2009 08:46 PM

I passed by Tablaa on the bus the other day and am pretty sure that I saw a for lease/for rent sign up in the window.

Could this place really be over and done? It seems (seemed) to have a strong following.

First Chakra and now Tablaa - Yonge north of Eglinton isn't doing so well with the Indian food.

Hopefully I'm wrong on this one...


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  1. TorontoJo RE: wontonfm Feb 2, 2009 03:56 AM

    It's definitely closed -- drove by it and saw the the signs in the window, too. Sigh. That was my go to spot for delivery.

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    1. re: TorontoJo
      latoya RE: TorontoJo Feb 2, 2009 05:21 AM

      Have you tried Debu's? Definitely different!

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      Apprentice RE: wontonfm Feb 2, 2009 05:59 AM

      I haven't dined there in a couple of months, so I can't comment on the recent trends but apart from the first time I dined there the place was always empty.

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      1. re: Apprentice
        Pizza Lover RE: Apprentice Feb 2, 2009 07:44 AM

        The stretch of stores where Tabla was located is a wasteland of retail - businesses have been opening and closing up faster than you can find a parking spot in that area. I'm surprised it lasted this long.

        1. re: Apprentice
          fickle RE: Apprentice Feb 2, 2009 06:19 PM

          It was either empty or closed every time I walked by on my way to physio next door and I've been going for 2 months now. I guess I waited too long to try it!

          1. re: fickle
            wontonfm RE: fickle Feb 2, 2009 07:51 PM

            I've only been on Saturday nights but the few times I went it was full. Not "wait for a table full" but probably about 80% full. I can't imagine the weekend business was that swift.

            RIP Tablaa


        2. estufarian RE: wontonfm Feb 2, 2009 08:01 AM

          Yes - it's been gone for a couple of weeks now.
          Too bad - it will be missed.

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          1. re: estufarian
            Apprentice RE: estufarian Feb 2, 2009 08:29 AM

            Estufarian, have you found a replacement?

            1. re: Apprentice
              estufarian RE: Apprentice Feb 3, 2009 08:35 AM

              Not at that level.
              But I'm going through the menu at Madras Masala - and it's not bad.

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                phoenikia RE: estufarian Feb 12, 2009 12:49 PM

                Estufarian, which dishes have impressed you at Madras Masala so far?

                1. re: phoenikia
                  estufarian RE: phoenikia Feb 13, 2009 05:42 AM

                  Items I liked
                  Thool Bajji (not at all greasy although I still prefer my Bhaji's with onion - has a better texture (best at Trimurti))
                  Lamb Chettinad - had this once (on my most recent visit)-excellent

                  Dosas - a bit mixed. The Gunpowder was too dry and the Mysore Masala Dosa was good flavour, but the potato was too mushy.

                  Also liked the Xacutti

                  1. re: estufarian
                    phoenikia RE: estufarian Feb 13, 2009 07:15 AM

                    Thanks for the recommendations, estufarian. I'm hoping to try some of these dishes this weekend.

                    1. re: phoenikia
                      estufarian RE: phoenikia Feb 13, 2009 08:08 AM

                      And please try something 'at random' - and report back.

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                        Fwagra RE: estufarian Feb 14, 2009 12:48 PM

                        I went to Madras Masala a couple of weeks ago. I got the recommendation from CH; might have been this thread.

                        The food was solid southern Indian. It's nice to see more Southern Indian places opening up. I would love to have one centrally located. If anyone knows of one, please reply.

                        Anyhow, MM was good, but not great. It was, IMHO, not as good as Anjappar Chettinad (a suburban minichain; I have been to the one in Brampton).

                        I still prefer Maroli. But, the emergence of regional Indian restos is a very encouraging trend.

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