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"MAKKAH" - Delicious Indian Food at Insanely Cheap Price!!

Charles Yu Apr 14, 2013 12:55 PM

I was running some errands on the East side of town when I drove past this Halal Indian and Pakistani take out place inside an obscure looking strip plaza on Sheppard, east of Markham Road. ( #3, 5650 Sheppard East, 416 337 2020 )

Curious to find out what this 'House of Quality Halal Cuisine' has to offer, I payed it a visit and tried out the following:

- Achari Chicken ( bone-in!! )
- Lamb Curry ( bone-in!! )
- Kari Pakora
- Palak Paneer
- Basmati Rice

Man! Was I glad to make this stop! All of the aforementioned dishes tasted individually distinct, quite complex, delicious and with a slight hint of sweetness in the meat curries, which I liked. For sure I will be back next week to try out some more. Meanwhile, hoping gas prices will go down!! Its one loooong drive for me!!

And Oh!! All of the above costs less than $13!!! What a bargain!!! ( They also own a supermarket next door! May be that's the reason for the crazy pricing?! )

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  1. Spice City Toronto RE: Charles Yu Apr 14, 2013 04:31 PM

    Wow, I'm guessing this must be a sibling restaurant to Makkah on the Danforth. Love that place: cheap and spicy goodness. I'll have to check out the Scarborough locale.

    Sarah at Spice City Toronto

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    1. re: Spice City Toronto
      greatbigcat RE: Spice City Toronto Apr 14, 2013 06:05 PM

      Love the Danforth location. The naan is amazing and I agree on the spicy goodness.

    2. Full tummy RE: Charles Yu Apr 14, 2013 06:14 PM

      Are they the same owners as the two Danforth locations? I assume so... The Donlands location is our go to. There is another location on Danforth, further east, somewhere between Victoria Park and Main.

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      1. re: Full tummy
        helenhelen RE: Full tummy Jan 6, 2014 10:10 PM

        oops, just saw this now after i posted my above question. :)

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        szw RE: Charles Yu Apr 15, 2013 08:36 PM

        I used to like the Makkah on Danforth as it was close to where I stayed. Its okay....not the best by any means.

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          helenhelen RE: Charles Yu Jan 6, 2014 10:09 PM

          is it also related to makkah on the danforth, closer to victoria park (just west of)? i know there is the one further west mentioned below too.. i wonder if they are all the same, different locations?

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          1. re: helenhelen
            foodyDudey RE: helenhelen Jan 7, 2014 08:32 AM

            I doubt it is related as the website of the Danforth location does not mention other locations. http://makkahrestaurant.com/

          2. Charles Yu RE: Charles Yu Jan 7, 2014 10:21 AM

            The Markham Road/Sheppard location is now closed and has been replaced by a 'Silver Spoon'??!!

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              themiguel RE: Charles Yu Jan 7, 2014 12:51 PM

              Charles you should try the Danforth Location. They are more of a pakistani kabob/tandoori specialists however, dont go there for curries.

              Bihari kabob
              Chicken breast tikka
              Fresh Naan.

              You should be pleased with the results. One of my favourite places in the city.

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              1. re: themiguel
                garfield RE: themiguel Jan 7, 2014 01:52 PM

                Bihari kabab , in particular, is not something one will find at many other places in Toronto. Yum!

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                  foodyDudey RE: garfield Jan 7, 2014 03:48 PM

                  But you will find bihari kebab here: http://biharikabab.ca/

                2. re: themiguel
                  Charles Yu RE: themiguel Jan 7, 2014 03:39 PM

                  Thanks!! Will venture out when it's 'less cold'!!!

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