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Light Of India Restaurant

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The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada
(613) 563-4411
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfying but fairly average for lunch

I ate lunch at Light of India Restaurant for the first time on a weekday last week. The lunch time buffet was on offer. It comprised about ten dishes, and I sampled all but two of them. Each dish was reasonably flavourful, but some were "thin" on the main ingredients - so the beef dish had plenty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
WJP89
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Ottawa, Canada
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I ate lunch at Light of India Restaurant for the first time on a weekday last week. The lunch time buffet was on offer. It comprised about ten dishes, and I sampled all but two of them. Each dish was reasonably flavourful, but some were "thin" on the main ingredients - so the beef dish had plenty of curry sauce... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I visit once a week to dine in or take out. I find the food quality excellent, and consistently tasty with rich sauces.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were walking down Bank street to visit the glebe in ottawa and accidentally found Light of India on bank and near first avenue. We ordered sagg paneer (excuse me to spelling), lamb madras beware this is spicy dish. We had Tiger beers and enjoy this family ran business. Please stop by and let us know what you think. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I visit Light of India at least once a week to get my fix of the tastiest Indian food in town. I love the eggplant ( begun baji) dish so much. The lunch buffet has many vegetarian/vegan options and the service is always super friendly. I highly recommend eating here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

great food, great service, great location, great food. lots of great vegan options and great friendly service. great lunch buffet, great value. you gotta eat here!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place is by far the best indian restaurant in ottawa i have ever visited. Their menu has a variety of dishes from mild to extremely hot and the food is delicious. I ordered Chicken madras and it was spot on. The customer service is great. Will definitely visit again.

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Ottawa, Ont.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

By far the best indian restaurant in Ottawa. I've been going to Light of India for almost 20 years, and it never disappoints. Chicken Dhansak, Lamb Korma and their somosas are some of my favorite dishes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Easily the best Indian food in Ottawa. Very solid menu top to bottom, but they definitely excel at the spicier dishes. Their beef madras with a garlic naan is one of my favorite culinary experiences. We've done a few group events there and the staff was very accommodating. Just love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is amazing. Every time I visit Ottawa I make sure to stop in at least twice. The price is fair for Indian food. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is great. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been dining at Light of India for over 15 years. This quaint and very homely India restaurant in the heart of the Glebe, is family owned and the attention to detail in both the level of service and quality of food, is there for anyone to see. The service is very sincere, the ambience good and the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: (613) 563-4411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

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