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Light Of India Restaurant

730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada (The Glebe / Dow's Lake)
(613) 563-4411
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Ranked #412 of 2,237 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 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....

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Truro, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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.

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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 

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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

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