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Indian in Brampton

DDD Aug 20, 2012 07:01 PM

We're meeting some friends from Barrie for a meal tomorrow night and need to find a spot somewhere in Brampton for Indian food. We would prefer something very slightly upper scale (and by that I simply mean not cafeteria style), but would be open to a somewhat less fancy meal if it's great. To give some perspective, we used to love the old Biryani House (at Bloor and Yonge), and now more often we go to either Banjara, Savera or we head to Mississauga to Saravana Bhavan or even Nawab in Streetsville.

Something the likes of Savera or Banjara type food would be great. Searching the old threads here (could not find anything past couple of years) - looks like Kwality Sweets may be an option, but have not seen much recent. Any updates would be most appreciated.

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    pliddon RE: DDD Aug 21, 2012 08:30 AM

    I go to a lot of Indian restaurants in Brampton - such a great selection. Kwality Sweets is excellent, but more of a downscale lunch place for me. One of my favorite, more upscale places in Maroli, a Keralan southern Indian restaurant:


    It might fit your requirements.


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      garfield RE: DDD Aug 21, 2012 11:53 AM

      Been to chennai spice a couple of times and really liked their food.

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        DDD RE: garfield Aug 21, 2012 03:23 PM

        Thank you! Looks like Maroli is closed tonight - so will likely give chennai spice a shot.

      2. dameems RE: DDD Aug 21, 2012 03:32 PM

        Have had take out from Brar Sweets in Brampton on Advance Rd:
        Buffet looked yummy. Was recommended by an Indian friend and was busy and packed with lots of Indian families, which, to me, is always as really good sign. Have fun! So many good choices in Brampton you can't go wrong, I suspect.

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          eatermama RE: dameems Aug 21, 2012 05:40 PM

          Sweet palace is our go to in Brampton, while banjara is our go to downtown.

        2. Breadcrumbs RE: DDD Aug 21, 2012 05:42 PM

          Great thread DDD, thanks. Looking forward to trying some of these options next time we're in Brampton!!

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            DDD RE: Breadcrumbs Aug 21, 2012 09:48 PM

            In the end, we stopped by Chennai Spice. Was not quite what we were looking for after checking out the menu and the atmosphere. We wound up at Anjappar Chettinad - slightly more upper scale. All in all it was not bad. Above average dishes were the Chicken vindaloo, garlic prawn semi dry, veg kurma and sambar. Below averge was the naan (a little dense and small), Anjappar Chicken Masala (a little bland), butter chicken (sauce was too watery and a little tart). The service was ok (were not expecting much, and pretty much got it - they were reasonably friendly and helpful when asked about the food, but only two of them running a fairly busy room). Nothing was fabulous, but we did appreciate the differences in the sauces with a variety for the pallete. $100 for 4 of us (no alcoholic bevs) + tip. It satisfied our hankering for Indian food, but we will not likely return. Thank you to all for the tips, keep em coming - will be happy to try others.

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              Bhangra Pimp RE: DDD Aug 22, 2012 10:15 PM

              Next time if you decide to venture south a bit, check out either Nirvana or Avani in Mississauga. (the latter I have been to in the past year, and their tandoori wings were awesome)

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                dameems RE: Bhangra Pimp Aug 23, 2012 07:45 AM

                Hey Bhangra Pimp, just checked Avani and it does sound awesome. Is it kinda formal?

                If anyone is looking for super delish Pakistani takeout (ie. not veg, but lots of meat options), try Karachi Kitchen in Mississauga (and also Brampton I think):

                Can't beat the value and always busy with Pakistani/Indian families lining up everytime I'm there. A little wait but it's fresh and yummy. Our fave is the fried fish. Get two orders because 1 is never enough. Perfectly spiced and always moist and fresh inside. Consistently mouthwatering! And recently reno'd

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                  Bhangra Pimp RE: dameems Aug 23, 2012 05:52 PM

                  Hey Dameems...to answer your question, yeah, Avani is definitely more on the upscale side. They also do an Executive Lunch which is decent value for the money. I forget how much that costs, though.

                  I do like Karachi Kitchen as well, but find it can be hit or miss. As an FYI, I believe the prices at the Dixie and Burnhamthorpe Karachi Kitchen are a bit cheaper than the KK at Winston Churchill and Battleford. For Pakistani take-out, I also like Silver Spoon (multiple locations in Brampton, Mississauga, and Milton). They can be hit or miss, though...but, do a decent biryani, nihari, and fish pakora (made with basa). For bihari kebabs, I like Cafe De Khan (goes great with a tandoori naan)...more of a casual environment, and small portions for what you pay...but, the food is zesty.

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                    dameems RE: Bhangra Pimp Aug 24, 2012 05:40 AM

                    Mouth is watering! Thx Bhangra Pimp... lots of new ideas to try. Love me my chowhound peeps!!

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