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Mar 8, 2010 07:16 AM

WANTED! Indian Curry recommendation anyone?

My Fiance's Birthday is coming up. He's really into Indian Curry.
Besides going all the way to the east side, any other choices that can be recommended.
If the place had a touch decor that would be a plus....thanks in advance!

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  1. If you want good food + decor, I'd recommend The Host on Prince Arthur. Other restaurants that have great food and a bit of ambiance are Banjara and Dhaba. No ambiance, but delicious - Nataraj. All are central/ downtown.
    If you wanted more modern - you could check out Amaya/ Bread Bar or Kama Sutra - both north of Downtown..

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    1. re: MeMeMe

      When is the last time you went to Nataraj? Hands down, this used to be my favourite Indian in the city but my SO and I got takeout a few months ago from there and it was beyond dreadful. The onion bajis were all raw onion because it had not been chopped properly and the dishes were badly spiced and greasy. There were different people behind the counter so we figure it's changed owners and have not been back since.

      1. re: Arcadiaseeker

        I haven't been for about 6 months - that is sad to hear! Maybe they had an off night - because their onion bahjis were my fave. Hmph.

      2. re: MeMeMe

        Banjara is good as suggested (i'm there once a wk), as is Dhaba...
        Nataraj has went waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay downhill i was there a month ago and thought it was no good, lacking flavor and overly greasy (and overpriced)
        Very few 'nice' indian spots i've seen, think mememe hit it on the head with The Host - also noticed a new once attached to the hotel on wellington that looks nice as well

      3. How about 259 host down at wellington?

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        1. re: Anoko

          Kamasutra Restaurant on Bayview. It's got it all: Great food, ambience, white tablecloths, fine beer and wine list, fair prices.

          1. re: Anoko

            I highly recommend 259 Host. IMHO the decor is excellent - very modern - and the food is top notch - a bit more creative/modern/fusion than the other Host restaurants. I have been there about a dozen times and it is very consistent.

            1. re: Cat123

              sweet, i'm gonna check it out, that's the one I meant above

          2. Im just posting as I keep looking around....How about Amaya???

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            1. re: Anoko

              I recommended it above. I've been to their 'Bread Bar' restaurant on Yonge north of Lawrence and I really enjoyed it. Haven't been to the Bayview location, however. It's more expensive than many other restos in town.

              1. re: MeMeMe

                Kama Sutra has an awesome combo 2 people for $49: Appetizer platter, 2 meat curries, 1 veg curry, rice, naans.

                1. re: MeMeMe

                  Second/third Amaya. Went there a year ago and enjoyed it very much. Don't know about it now.

              2. I stick to my tried and tested- Jaipur Grille in midtown and Little India in downtown.
                I prefer these two to Kamasutra, Natraj.Banjara, Host etc. Havent' been to Amaya.

                1. Kathmandu in downtown is also good.