Meet the owner

Harsh Chawla wants to throw some water —or perhaps wine—on what he feels is the erroneous assumption that beer is the best beverage to pair with Indian cuisine. “I am a firm believer of not having beer with Indian food,” says Harsh, sitting at the bar of his popular St. Clair West restaurant, Pukka. “Beer before Indian food, great. Beer after Indian food, awesome. But not with.”

One of Pukka’s specialties is pairing a diverse array of wines with its Indian dishes. “Typically Indian food is perceived as a heavy food that you cannot have wine with,” explains Harsh, “but what happens is Indian food is really complex…and beer bloats you.”

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    We came here for our 2 year wedding anniversary - we were blown away!! Atmosphere is beautiful and the food is beyond incredible. Service was prompt and so friendly. The pakora and paneer are a must!

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    Miriam S
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    5 stars to this delicious restaurant and superb service staff.

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    Went to Pukka last night. I found them randomly. I haven't had Indian food for awhile so it was a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious! I'll definitely go back to try out the rest of the menu. Nice, small restaurant with friendly staff.

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    October 18, 2017

    Delicious dinner and very pleasant, prompt service. So lovely to be in a place where we can enjoy the food in a relaxed atmosphere and hear each other speak without blaring music and everyone needing to yell.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 16, 2017

    Really, really good Indian food. Will definitely be back.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    Best Indian food in toronto

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    We loved the owner, waitress and waiter, the food was excellent!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    Our table at the back was very wide so difficult to speak to our friends.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 15, 2017

    Love their take on Indian !!!!!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 13, 2017

    Consistently great! Very flavourful and good variety of dishes.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 11, 2017

    Service was friendly but not overbearing Food was amazing!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 9, 2017

    Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 9, 2017

    Always fabulous and perfect!!!! Love this restaurant! Our server was exceptional! Had the best time! Thank you!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 2, 2017

    Awesome ! Really enjoyed everything. Thanks.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 1, 2017

    Love love loved the food. Every item we ordered was excellent. Very very happy with the food, quality and presentation. The mango lassi was perfect. The lamb lollipops were the best. Will definitely go back again!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 2, 2017

    Everything we ate at Pukka was delicious. We're english by origin so like to think we know a good curry when we eat one and all the dishes we tried were outstanding (and we ate a lot!). The service was excellent too, and food was perfectly paced in this busy vibrant restaurant. HIghly recommend!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 25, 2017

    Great food and really good service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 22, 2017

    Great service, amazing food. Good wine selection. Would defenitly go back and highly recommend it.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 21, 2017

    Excellent food. Best Indian food I've ever had. Truly outstanding. Lovely dining room, friendly and professional service. Looking forward to eating the leftovers so expertly packaged by the staff.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 18, 2017

    Best Indian food in the city!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 18, 2017

    High end Indian cuisine with a subtly changing menu to reflect seasonal produce. A treat each time. Not to be missed

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2017

    Always amazing

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 14, 2017

    This is our favourite restaurant in the neighbourhood. They're very family friendly - they have high chairs, their service is very quick and they're very friendly towards customers with kids. The food is very flavourful, and a little bit spicy, but mild enough that our kids can eat it.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 12, 2017

    love!!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 11, 2017

    Pukka was great. The service was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was really good, though quite pricey. Nonetheless we really enjoyed Pukka and will be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 11, 2017

    That fish stew and the short ribs were amaziiiinnnngggggg

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 9, 2017

    I brought my kids and grandson. The food was Gourmet - creative Indian. The staff were lovely with my grandson. It is a favourite restaurant of mine. Thanks

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 8, 2017

    Great meal great service very enjoyable family birthday celebration nice touch of birthday Carmel corn with a candle much appreciated

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 7, 2017

    Amazing food and very attentive service, I highly recommend Pukka.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 7, 2017

    Wonderful place. The food was delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 6, 2017

    The food seams to get better with every visit. The servers have always been friendly and very efficient. Always looking forward to another visit.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 6, 2017

    What an amazing food it was. Loved every single dish we ordered. Definitely will be going back soon. Thank you!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 5, 2017

    Service and food is great. Smoked trout was wonderful. Drinks and a few menu items are too pricey. Would go more often if it wasn't for the price.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

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