We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,218 Ottawa Restaurants

Light Of India Restaurant

730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada (The Glebe / Dow's Lake)
(613) 563-4411
Improve this listing
Ranked #418 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Gatineau, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I suspected when I walked at 5:00 on a Thursday and there was only one table occupied that maybe my choice of restaurent had not been the greatest. Still I thought its early, maybe it will get fuller later. It never really did, alhtough a few people did drop in for take out. While the owner was very nice, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have fatal allergies to nuts, fish and shellfish, so dining out always includes a bit of anxiety. Indian food is a favourite in our house despite dishes that can include multiple allergens. Our waiter at the Light of India handled my allergies easily and professionally, including suggesting specific dishes where the kitchen could further minimize the possibility of cross-contamination.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

we were here for a wedding celebration....the buffet was terrific. I confess to knowing little about Indian cuisine, but the bride and groom love this place, and hence threw a party here the night before their wedding. I don't know the names of what I had, but the food was delicious....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Truro, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the only restaurant I've eaten at where I eat until I hurt. Unfortunately for every Indian restaurant I've been to since, they are all compared to Light of India and fall short of the mark. Every time I go I order far more than I can eat and expect to take home leftovers. Rarely is there much to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Love the free papadam chips they give as appetizers! Staff was very friendly which you don't always see nowadays. Food was unfortunately underwhelming. If you look at the pictures, the salad looked like it was leftovers from the previous day...not even from the lunch buffet. The butter chicken was just ok, not the best I've had. Overall ok and would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was staying in the walkely/bank street area, and decided to try this restaurant. Ordered the tandoori chicken. It was very tasty, and tender. Good portions, and the service was prompt. The price was reasonable, and the experience was very satisfactory.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not sure why there were complaints with this restaurant. My family and I tried it last night and it was excellent. The naan was huge, crisp, hot, and fluffy. Where appropriate they used different parts of the chicken, dark meat for some dishes, and white meat for others. The vindaloo brought a slight run to the nose but was not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Never had Indian food. It was a real treat. Excellent flavors. Variety of lunch buffet food. personalized service that was very friendly and social.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petawawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Went here for dinner. Please note that the restaurant does not open until 5 pm for dinner. But, there are lots of tables. Menu is easy to read and understand. Love that they separate vegetarian plates, mild dishes, hot dishes, very hot dishes and extremely hot dishes on the menu. We asked for a dishes to be prepared without butter...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My favorite indian restaurant in Ottawa. Always having a great service and delicious meals and recommending it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Light Of India Restaurant also viewed


Been to Light Of India Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Light Of India Restaurant

Address: 730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 563-4411
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Light Of India Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?