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Great Indian Food in Toronto's PATH!

kiram Aug 18, 2009 06:50 AM

Just discovered Indian Biryani House in the Richmond Adelaide Complex (in the same food court as Hero Burger). They've only been open 3 months. I work in Brookfield Place and have been a bit disappointed in Tamarind. Not enough choices, especially vegetarian option.

Indian Biryani House is awesome. I got 6 veggie options with rice in my vegetarian thali, and had a nice variety of flavours. I find their chickpea curry a bit crunchier than I'd like, but otherwise everything was delicious!

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    Yum2MyTum Aug 18, 2009 07:49 AM

    Hi kiram - thanks for the tip. What are the prices like? How much was the vegetarian thali?

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      kiram Aug 29, 2009 03:22 PM

      $6.99 for the vegetarian thali, but I'm afraid I can't remember the other prices. Pretty much on par with Tamarind and the former Nash'tah (formerly in FCP). But more variety for the price and more complex flavours. I've now been 4x and still enjoying it :)

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        Yum2MyTum Aug 30, 2009 08:49 AM

        Thanks kiram for the response! I will definitely give this place a shot sometime soon and report back.

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      grubgal Sep 22, 2009 05:09 PM

      Tried the Indian Biryani House recently with my co worker. The Chicken Biryani was good although the Vegetarian Thali was a big mess. The vegetables were without flavour and the potatoes were almost raw. There was a lot of variety however no flavour in any vegetable. So I do not recommend all the choices there.

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        SMOG Sep 23, 2009 09:42 AM

        Give Amaya Express a try in First Canadian Place. Hands down the best Indian in the food courts. All others that I've tried are mediocre at best.

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          fogducker Sep 23, 2009 09:57 AM

          Will have to give Amaya a try. Tried the lamb at the Biryani. It was pretty good but it came with bones, some of which were pretty sharp. Nuisance eating curry back at the office with bones!

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            Yum2MyTum Sep 23, 2009 10:50 AM

            Thanks for the tip SMOG. I enjoyed my last experience at Bread Bar immensely. I will definitely have to try this place out.

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              Spice City Toronto Feb 20, 2011 05:57 AM

              Indian Biriyani house has another location at 181 Dundas Street West. This one is worth checking out, as it has an old-style coal burning tandoori oven right behind the counter and you can watch them making naan.

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                garfield Feb 20, 2011 07:01 AM

                Yes, I frequent that one often - but the owner told me to try the Adelaide location, as the cook is better there.

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                  stargazercd Feb 20, 2011 12:21 PM

                  We had Vegetarian Thali at the 181 Dundas Street West location today.
                  Only good thing was their naan - hot and wonderfully soft and chewy right from their oven. But the charm stopped there. The thali was uneventful but acceptable. However, what bothered me the most was the restaurant itself. We were the only customers there so the whole place was visible and i noticed the tables were filthy with food stains, the floor and the walls looked like they haven't been cleaned for quite some time and they served naan in a very filthy basket. If the front is looking like that, I don't even want to think about their kitchen area.
                  Having said all that, we would go back for their naan. But we would do takeout.

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            pravit Feb 20, 2011 01:11 PM

            Indian Biryani House is one of my favorite places for Indian food in the PATH along with "Sandwich World", but that entire food court is closed for renovation now. There is a new food court just north of that one with an Indian place (though I can't remember the name) - that one is not bad either.

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              kiram Dec 1, 2012 11:02 AM

              Biryani (their shortened new name) has re-opened in the new Richmond-Adelaide food court. Veggie thali is $7.90 including tax for 6 items + rice or naan. Delicious and lots of variety. Standbys include a chickpea curry, a spinach curry, peas curry, and some rotating dishes: cauliflower, dal, cabbage, etc. The naan is fantastic but rice-lovers won't be disappointed either. I have brought others here and they loved it too.

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                julesrules Feb 8, 2013 10:10 AM

                Thanks for this one - I had the veg thali today. With rice & side of nan it came to just under 10 bucks. Pretty good. Will go back.

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