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South indian food in Toronto

sygnin Mar 24, 2011 03:09 PM

Can someone recommend an indian restaurant in downtown Toronto that serves food like in this picture.

When I found it while Googling up South Indian food. Basically I'm looking for a rice or bread dish with a bunch of sides that I can dip the rice/bread in to. If there is a specific name for this sort of dish please let me know too!

Thanks in advance.

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  1. hal2010 RE: sygnin Mar 24, 2011 04:07 PM

    It's called a thali - which refers more to the plate than the food. A centre of rice or bread with lots of little cups of curries around it.

    Udupi Palace on Gerrard at Coxwell has a decent thali
    Maroli and Madras Masala, both on Bloor around Ossington are also good South Indian places, but I'm not sure if they do a thali.

    Udupi Palace
    1460 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L2A3, CA

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      sygnin RE: hal2010 Mar 24, 2011 04:35 PM


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        chillihigh RE: sygnin Mar 24, 2011 05:24 PM

        Sarvana Bhavan (brampton, scarborough and mississauga), and anjappar chettinad (brampton) Both have thalis. The former is vegetarian only and the latter has a meat option on the thali

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      earthmomma RE: sygnin Mar 28, 2011 11:21 AM

      Madras Masala doesn't do a south indian thali, but their dosas are awesome. Udupi Palace is the best south indian thaili I've had in TO.

      Udupi Palace
      1460 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L2A3, CA

      Madras Masala
      Toronto ON, Toronto, ON , CA

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        koknia RE: earthmomma Mar 29, 2011 01:14 AM

        I gave up on downtown Southern Indian and make the trek to the deep burbs for Saravanaa Bhavan.

        Saravanaa Bhavan
        4559 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L4Z3L9, CA

      2. estufarian RE: sygnin Mar 29, 2011 06:03 AM

        Rashnaa (Wellesley & Parliament) certainly does a Thali at lunch-time - but I've never ordered it in the evening.
        All of their stuff is good.

        307 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON M4X1H2, CA

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          garfield RE: estufarian Mar 29, 2011 07:35 AM

          +1 for Rashnaa.
          South Indian Dosa Mahal @Bloor and Landsdowne does a Thali too and is fair to good.

          307 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON M4X1H2, CA

          South Indian Dosa Mahal Restaurant
          1284 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H1N8, CA

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