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Aug 10, 2003 06:21 PM


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Any reviews of this Indian restaurant on the Danforth?

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  1. Sher-E-Punjab is a long-time Toronto tradition (going back maybe 30 years). I haven't been there in a while, but I recall quality food, careful spicing and good service. It's definitely a place where I would take out-of-town friends, especially ones that are a little timid about Indian food and could use a little more handholding. The major advantage of Sher-E-Punjab is the location, so that after dinner, you can have a nice stroll around the Danforth (to work off the meal!) Of course, avoid the restaurant around the Taste of the Danforth time!

    We haven't gone there in awhile because there are lots of nice restaurants in Little India (Gerrard Street west of Coxwell) and parking isn't an issue over there. The dishes maybe a dollar or two cheaper over in Little India, and it usually turns into destination dining (unless my wife wants to spend a little time checking out saris).

    I would recommend Sher-E-Punjab. At the same time, if you're a bit more adventurous as a chowhound, it's worth trying out places in Little India. There's lots of choices over there.

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    1. re: divirtual

      I had some curry chicken and rice from there during taste of the danforth and could hardly eat it. i wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

      There is a little fast-food type place on the east side of Sherbourne, between Queen and Richmond. Nice people, and great prices!

      1. re: divirtual
        Mariah Robinson

        To whom this may concen,

        We are the students of East Alternitive School of Toronto. We are doing a project on little india.Were wondering if you have any suggestions on where we could go to look at some Indian Churches between Coxwell and Greenwood. And Gerrard and Dundas. Thanks for taking the time to read this email.

        Mariah, Mickey, Mike and Carlyn- EAST Alternitive Students,


        1. re: divirtual

          Service was great but didn't like the food. I've tried many different Indian rest. and this one was very disappointing in terms of quality and quantity of food...

        2. I used to visit Sher-E quite often, but haven't been in some time. The veggie selections have always been better choice than meat, but I would not say that the cooking there stands out. Given the proximity, I would suggest heading over to not-to-distant Gerrard E. for much more varied and intense experience of Indian cuisine.

          That said, the restaurant is quite homey, the owner is very nice and friendly, and the restaurant has a loyal following of regulars. Also, their pakoras are tasty, with a good crunch and distinguishable veggie flavours, rather than overly mushy as can be found elsewhere. Their mango lassie is smooth and light tasting. So I would definitely recommend the place if you're looking for decent, tasty Indian comfort food.

          1. Quick note of interest - they are now getting all their meat from the Big Carrot - so it's all organic. (And it doesn't seem to have increased their prices.)