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Diwa Classic Indian Cuisine

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336 Speedvale West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Reservations
Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Upscale, unpretentious, and tasty!

I've eaten at Diwa about 5 times now. It's quickly become my favourite Indian restaurant. The place looks very plain from the outside, but inside you'll find a modern, classy, warm decor. There are not a lot of tables and the place is always full, so we always make reservations. It's just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
alpenmicho
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canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've eaten at Diwa about 5 times now. It's quickly become my favourite Indian restaurant. The place looks very plain from the outside, but inside you'll find a modern, classy, warm decor. There are not a lot of tables and the place is always full, so we always make reservations. It's just a wonderful place for a casual but upscale... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I went with friends for lunch.we liked the food and it is not killing spicy. But the waitress kept coming back and forth asking to remove plates that we are already eating in. It was like she wanted us to leave. Will give it another try though. I am surprised about the comments about the owner specially that the place... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I reached Guelph and after an almost 2-hour drive from Toronto airport (traffic was really bad!), and was told about this restaurant by my hotel front desk. After I was shown a table, no one came for a long time. Finally, when the waiter came, he did not bring any water, but just came to take my order. He brought... More 

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toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Another note to self today. In impromptu luncheon with niece recently transplanted from NY. She has already been three times to Diwa. We decided to meet for lunch on Saturday. The restaurant is in a strip mall and nothing to write home about from the outside. Inside is calm and they have tried very well to utilize the space.Our server... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Diwa is my favourite Indian restaurant in the Guelph area and I love having lunch there as there are many items to choose from on the buffet. I no longer live in Guelph area but look forward to having lunch at Diwa anytime I'm back. The staff have always been prompt and courteous as well.

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Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place has a great lunch buffet on weekdays that is a frequent stop for those who work close by. The food is very very good, but the seating is limited. I recommend coming early or later for lunch as you may have to wait if you come at noon.

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Puslinch, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant a number of times, and keep coming back. I've only gone for lunch when they have a buffet and its always great. The food is hot and freshly made, and they quickly replenish the dishes when they are low. There is a great variety of dishes to try and they are all soooo delicious. Nothing... More 

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went in for the lunch buffet a few months ago now, and once seated I went to grab a plate of food. I decided to start with some appetizers, such as a samosa, pakora and spring roll. I found a long black hair in my spring roll. I told the waitress and she dismissed it. I called her over... More 

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Puyloubier, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a take out for 5, next time will eat in as it's a really clean cozy space. Again, don't let the strip mall exterior fool you. I had driven past this restaurant 25 times and never gave it a second thought, but don't be fooled, this is the best Indian restaurant within 100 kms. Great vegetable pakoras, big chunks... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

One of the nicest thing about really good Indian dining - do NOT let the strip mall location throw you!, is the fragrant aroma that greets you at the door. This is absolutely the case at Diwa. Better still, the staff, while young, is knowledgeable and helpful. An allergy to strawberries for my dinner guest did not stop them from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 336 Speedvale West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?