HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Apalla - new Indian resto on Queen West

hungrykate Oct 18, 2009 07:35 AM

Finally decided to try Indus Junction two weeks ago and discovered that it had closed. In it's place is a new "modern Indian" resto called Apalla. New owners, same concept, great meal. I didn't find the menu all that different from non-modern Indian places, but there was a bit more complexity to the flavours. The staff was attentive, the decor pleasing, and the price quite reasonable. There was no liquor license yet, but we got a free appetizer and dessert. Something a bit different for the neighbourhood.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. t
    toveggiegirl RE: hungrykate Oct 18, 2009 11:00 AM

    What did you try?
    They have a website with menus.

    1 Reply
    1. re: toveggiegirl
      hungrykate RE: toveggiegirl Oct 18, 2009 01:29 PM

      We had the tandoori chicken, which had a nice subtle spicing. The baigen patiyala had smokey, whole baby eggplants. And the saag paneer.

    2. munchieHK RE: hungrykate Oct 18, 2009 12:28 PM

      I suspect 'modern' refers to the red or white wine they seem to use in several dishes. A traditional Indian place would never use these. There are other odd ingredients on the menu as well.

      1 Reply
      1. re: munchieHK
        needforcake RE: munchieHK Nov 8, 2009 04:37 PM

        the "modern" refers to the leftover signage from the old place ... not a lot of work really went into changing the look of this new resto .. except for a new paint job maybe.

      2. k
        KitchenVoodoo RE: hungrykate Aug 26, 2010 07:16 PM

        Bumping this thread to ask if anyone has been to Apalla recently, and to get verdicts, in the eternal quest for a really decent (as in London) curry house.

        1 Reply
        1. re: KitchenVoodoo
          Manybears RE: KitchenVoodoo Aug 27, 2010 05:48 AM

          I've been there a few times in the past months. We like it better, for a regular neighbourhood take-out experience, than anywhere else we've tried on Queen W but I don't know if it is a "destination" place. They seem to have a higher quality of ingredients and more layered flavours... and the pakoras are quite satisfying, if salty. I've only had one London curry so I can't help you there.

        2. r
          rrraven RE: hungrykate May 30, 2011 08:53 AM

          I came here to search up opinions because there's a wagjag for Apalla this week, $45 for TWO four course dinners (usually $45 each). Am I allowed to post the link here? http://www.wagjag.com/index.php?_page...

          Show Hidden Posts