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Favourite Cheap-and-Cheerful Indian?

trombasteve Apr 21, 2012 07:09 PM

Actually, the title pretty much covers it - can anyone suggest their favourite TTC-accessible cheap-and-cheerful Indian places?


  1. prima Apr 21, 2012 10:17 PM

    Moti Mahal and Udupi Palace on Gerrard. Less than $10 for a tasty meal, both accessible by streetcar.

    Haven't tried Bombay Chowpatty on Gerrard yet. It's the next economical Indian restaurant on my to-try list.

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      petra_reuter Apr 22, 2012 07:47 PM

      Bombay Chowpatty is hilarious and the food is good. I went with the bf a few weeks ago. We had masala fries, samosa chaat and their version of a burger. It was all tasty and enjoyable.

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        szw Apr 23, 2012 03:37 PM

        Haven't been to gerrard for a while, but always liked Udupi Palace. Have brought a few visitors there and they are all impressed.

      2. meatnveg Apr 22, 2012 12:16 AM

        Maroli - Bloor & Christie

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          Gary Apr 23, 2012 06:20 AM

          Little India Restaurant on Queen West near Duncan. The food and service is slightly better when it's not the lunch buffet, but that's not bad either.

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            food face Apr 26, 2012 08:34 AM

            Second LIttle India on Queen St. Best Indian food in the city and it happens to be ridiculously cheap.

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              baabaablacksheep Apr 26, 2012 10:04 AM

              Third this -- absolutely my favourite Indian restaurant in the city. The food is so good, so cheap, and the people there are so nice. Definitely a winner.

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            pakmode Apr 23, 2012 08:38 AM

            Near Donlands Subway - Makkah Restaurant. Stick to the Tandoori items as the curries are too greasy.

            From Broadview take the 100 bus, or from Pape take the 25 bus, to just past East York Town Centre, and go to the Popeyes/Bamiyan plaza. You will see a restaurant called Raby's there. Order any of the combo platters, along with a curry (chicken tikka masala or the mutton handi are good) and you're set.

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              freia Apr 23, 2012 01:53 PM

              There is a small hole in the wall place that I only know by location (blush)...take the TTC to Yonge and Bloor -- there is an exit that takes you to Yonge Street. As you go down the little "minimall" to Yonge street it is on your right. Small small place, maybe 10 tables, but really good food and great price.

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                Metroon Apr 23, 2012 02:16 PM

                I think that would be Sukhi's Biryani House on Hayden St. I used to go there all the time for their tasty curries, samosas and naans. All very reasonably priced. Can be rather over-salted, so I asked them to cut it down for me.

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                  freia Apr 23, 2012 03:02 PM

                  Thanks so much! I'll bet that's the place!

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                currycue Apr 26, 2012 09:47 AM

                I've always been a big fan of Kathmandu on Yonge, north of College/Carlton. I live in little India, and still take the streetcar all the way there for their butter chicken and lamb sali-bothi


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                  echoinghills Apr 26, 2012 11:51 AM

                  Since nobody has mentioned it, I thought I'd give a shout-out to Roti Cuisine of India:


                  Their rotis are $7.99 to $12.99, a steal considering how large they are. And the cheerful part is how you'll feel when you taste the food. It's great.

                  A two-minute walk from Dupont subway.

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