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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
long but worth the wait the best indian food

we went there last friday for dinner. we should of reserve a table before getting there but you know. the place was packed so we waited about 10 min for the table. we waited about 35-40 min for dinner after ordering for the main food but is was worth the wait. we love the food enough that we are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
themasterchef2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

we went there last friday for dinner. we should of reserve a table before getting there but you know. the place was packed so we waited about 10 min for the table. we waited about 35-40 min for dinner after ordering for the main food but is was worth the wait. we love the food enough that we are going... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

For a smallish restaurant in the Glebe, you get very good quality for your money for Lunch. Their buffet is pretty extensive with butter chicken, various bhajis - eggplant, cauliflower, onion, dhal, tandoori chicken, naan, beef/lamb dish - lots more including rice, raita, salad, sauces & gulub jaman (fried sweet dough in syrup) or fruit for dessert. I love all... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

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Montréal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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....

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Truro, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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 

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Oakville, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Calgary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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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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