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Apr 21, 2012 07:09 PM

Favourite Cheap-and-Cheerful Indian?

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


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  1. 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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    1. re: prima

      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.

      1. re: prima

        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. Maroli - Bloor & Christie

        1. 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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          1. re: Gary

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

            1. re: food face

              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.

          2. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: freia

                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.

                1. re: Metroon

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