If you're looking for a spicy bite in the city one of your best options would be to try one of the many delicious Indian restaurants that Toronto has to offer. But if you're a noob about Indian food, or if you just don't know where to find the most authentic meal that can transport your taste buds to the streets of Mumbai, then that's where the city comes clutch!
With Toronto being a city with an endless array of food to choose from, finding a really good Indian food joint can be quite overwhelming. So here's a helpful guide to some of the top picks for some of the best Indian restaurants the city has to offer.
Rickshaw Bar // 685 Queen St. W
The Rickshaw Bar is the perfect example of street food meets classy restaurant. The name of the restaurant comes from a taxi-like mode of transportation, as they note that their food is ideal for the "hungry traveller". With unique items like Sesame Brussel Sprouts, the Rickshaw Bar combines traditional flavours to create something totally different and delicious.
Gandhi Indian Cuisine // 554 Queen St. W
This place might look super simple on the outside, but I assure you the food is bursting with flavour! Gandhi Indian Cuisine features a good array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, so there is something for everyone. The Butter Chicken Roti will become a staple in your diet.
The Host Fine Indian Cuisine // 14 Prince Arthur Ave.
The Host is one of the best Indian restaurants you can find in the Yorkville area. With an extensive menu that features tasty dishes including a spicy prawn curry, this is definitely one place you want to try if you want a good traditional Indian meal in a upscale environment.
Aroma Fine Indian Cuisine // 287 King St. W
A great option for anyone who wants to try numerous Indian dishes at once, or is just unsure of what to order, Aroma Fine Indian Cuisine is a buffet style restaurant. So grab a plate, pile on the curries and explore an array of aromas!
309 Dhaba Indian Excellence // 309 King St. W
First off, the food here isn't super spicy (it can be requested) but that makes it great if you're new to trying Indian food, or if you just don't prefer handling the heat. Secondly, the best thing about it is that they are open till 2am, making it the perfect place to satisfy your late night Indian food cravings!
Bindia Indian Bistro // 16 Market St.
This bistro has great food, a big menu and features Indian desserts that are made in house! It's also on the affordable side, so it's great for grabbing a traditional Indian meal while on a budget!
259 Host // 259 Wellington St. W
Owned and operated by the same chef behind The Host Indian Cuisine, this location features a different menu, and has totally different atmosphere. They also note that their food uses traditional recipes but new techniques, so that the food is modern and exciting, but features that same original taste.
Little India Restaurant // 255 Queen St. W
This restaurant truly does mean Little India, as it features a wide selection of dishes from all across north and central India. With over 130 rotating dishes in their lunch buffet, and also a dine in menu, this place is both tasty and affordable!
Curry & Co. // 10 Dundas St. E
Curry & Co. makes ordering Indian food really simple. You are presented with choices of vegetarian curries, meat curries and sides, and then you can build a combo. You can choose between a plate combo, a wrap or even a naan pizza!
The Tiffin Box // 938 Bathurst St.
This spot offers Indian dishes from both North and South Indian cuisine, so that makes for even more options! Also their thali plates (huge combo plates) are only $10 and feature three curries and three sides!
Ji // 760 St. Clair Ave. W
This casual joint with comfy booths is a great choice for casual Indian meals in a colourful ambience. Featuring fusion dishes like "Naanchos" (Indian nachos) and a vegan caesar salad, this is a good choice if you're craving Indian food but aren't in the mood for messy curries.
Rick's Good Eats // 6660 Kennedy Rd.
This spot might be located on the outskirts of Toronto and into Mississauga, but it shouldn't stop you from going to this Indian fast food fusion joint. Ran and operated by Rick Matharu, a good friend of Lily Singh aka IISuperwomanII and fellow Toronto YouTuber Jus Reign, some of his popular dishes include Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese and the Punjabi Cheeseburger.