Delicious Indian cuisine experiences in Toronto’s East End

Butter chicken, bone in or pure chicken breast, is a Toronto staple. Get it buffet style for an excellent price, order it to go, or get catering or delivery from these restaurants that make it possible to have your Indian cuisine anywhere, at any time.

Famous Indian Cuisine

1
1410 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z4

The name of this restaurant does justice to its reputation: locals and foodies from around Toronto know of Famous. Price-wise, it has a dinner buffet that can barely be beaten. Intense arguments exist over whether the butter chicken or the chicken tandoori are the best on the menu. Finish off your meal with a rice pudding and chai tea. Be sure to browse the menu to find a dish for your next visit.

Cinamon India Bistro

2
1966A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1H8

Celebrity Chef Mojahid Ali brings his award-winning expertise to Toronto with Cinamon. Everything is fresh and delicious, from the butter chicken to the aloo gobi masala. Be sure to arrive early as they are only open for lunch and dinner service and fill up fast. Great for first dates, this will be an adventure in fine Indian cuisine. Even the rice can stand alone and get five stars for taste.

Delhi Bistro

3
2214 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E9

You will be hard pressed to find one fault with this restaurant. From the classy and quiet atmosphere to the well-executed menu, it will leave you full and happy. Daily specials are advertised on the website and they are only open for dinner service. Be sure to book a reservation, as every day of the week is a busy one. Get your Indian favourites like butter chicken but start with the chef’s selection of appetizers for a tasty surprise.

Sher-E-Punjab Restaurant

4
351 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N7

Vegan, vegetarian or omnivore diets are embraced equally at Sher. All the food will be spiced and flavoured to perfection on every visit. Start off with the delicious mango salad before moving on to the butter chicken. Free delivery in East York and Leslieville is one way to enjoy, but they are also available for catering. Customize your catered menu or go with your favourites.

Bombay Chowpatty

5
1386 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z2

The vegetarian burger is as saucy as the butter chicken, and just as flavourful. Reminiscent of chic street food districts in Mumbai, the name implies a menu full of great dishes. Get your fill for under $10. Enjoy the butter chicken first and finish off with faluda ice cream. The masala fries are a great snack. Vegetarians love Bombay.

Regency Restaurant Inc

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1423 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z7

An all you can eat buffet of fine Indian food awaits your stomach at Regency. As it is open seven days of the week, from 11 a. m. to 11 p. m., you can enjoy the fantastic food at any time. It’s the pride of Toronto’s Little India, with prices and flavours hard to find elsewhere in the area. Fan favourites include the butter chicken and delectable samosas. Contact them for catering options for your small or large event.

Motimahal Restaurant

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1422 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z6

Competition is an innocent strategy for restaurants to up their game with recipes and service. The fine Indian food in Little India knows this. All restaurants are primed for the friendly game of providing the best butter chicken, and Motimahal competes with the best of them. The four decades of experience in this family business has made Moti a Toronto institution of fantastic food.

Makkah Restaurant

8
1020 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M2

Tuesday is Makkah day with stellar prices on a wide selection of menu items. The delicious chicken biryani will fill you for slightly more than a subway ride there. Every other day of the week you can find a platter of delights for a party of four, available at reasonable prices. There are a lot of options at Makkah, from the classic butter chicken to vegetarian delights, and you’ll never be disappointed.

With its rich flavours, spicy sauces and loads of options, Indian food is a delicious and satisfying choice for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. From butter chicken to freshly-baked garlic naan, if you’re craving Indian food, these places will bring it right to your door.
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