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#396 of 6,761 Restaurants in Toronto
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69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
+1 416-961-8349
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined here for the first time last night. The service was attentive and warm without being overbearing. The food was mediocre. My wife's dish was clearly frozen vegetables warmed up in a bland korma sauce. My eggplant was good, but nothing spectacular. I wouldn't go out of my way to return here. There is better Indian food to be had... More 

Thank cnfinegan
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have ordered takeout from here several times and it has always been amazing, so after today's excellent meal I made sure to do a review. We have also dined in on occasion, but the fact that the delivery is so consistently good, warrants the highest praise. Additionally, they are the nicest people and have excellent customer service. The last... More 

Thank Sparkles331
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was better than the other reviews stated. The food is for non Indians as the masala chai is made for the Caucasian palate leaving out the masala. If you have lived or worked in India skip this restaurant.

Thank sasbear
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121 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delivers what you need and expect. Good curry and good service. Good value and good beer options. This is not fine dining but good food. Had the Goan fish curry and chana marsala. My companion had the lamb vindaloo not very hot and the trimmings. Will return.

Thank Bagsandscarper
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday night with a reservation and the place was full so that was a good idea. We ordered three sets of the chef special chicken tikka masala and garlic naan, with a special naan stuffed with potatoes which was really really good. The sauce in the chicken was really tasty especially when dipped with the... More 

Thank Lucy C
Halifax, Canada
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Not bad, just not good! Tried it out because of high ratings, food was all reheated, or at least tasted like it, not unusual in an Indian Restaurant where curries rely on slow simmer, maybe not turned over fast enough. Fair value, not busy, average at best. Tried staples lamb curry, butter chicken,naan, decent, would go back but not seek... More 

Thank OGO3782
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Utsav is a great place for lunch. It's cozy, very friendly and the food is spicy and flavourful. It does get busy around noon, so come either before or after 2. The food is just spicy enough to warm you up. I wish the salad that came with luch special would have had the dressing mixed in, not sprinkled on... More 

Thank Colourphill
Vienna, Virginia
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312 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Welcoming and friendly, Ustav is tucked in the bottom of a building in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood. There are just 10 tables but on a Wed night I was seated easily. Everything was hot and fresh- best garlic nan I've had and the lamb madrasi was tender and perfectly spiced. Vegetable Samosas lightly fried to golden brown. The price is... More 

Thank Spiegs1968
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As far as reasonably priced sit down restaurants with great food in yorkville go this is as good as it gets. Everything I've eaten here is delicious but the butter chicken and plain naan are my favourites.

Thank Chris H
Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very good , not quite warranting 5 stars. Rice not included. But dishes were quite tasty. Service can be slow even though it was not that busy. At least you won't be rushed out. Overall, recommended. You will like it.

Thank david20817

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-961-8349
Little Indian restaurant with home-made delicious food is a great find. Large portions of hearty food served at great prices.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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