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Light Of India Restaurant

#111 of 2,157 Restaurants in Ottawa
#124 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Delicious, mostly gluten free Indian food

This restaurant was recommended to us by my husband's (Indian) colleague so we were excited to try it. Light of India did not disappoint...We decided to order one of their combo meals and were very pleased with the selection. A good combination of spicy and sweet. The eggplant(begun bhaji) was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Stewartsix
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Ottawa Canada
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Ottawa Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by my husband's (Indian) colleague so we were excited to try it. Light of India did not disappoint...We decided to order one of their combo meals and were very pleased with the selection. A good combination of spicy and sweet. The eggplant(begun bhaji) was incredible. Neither of us would have ordered it but it... More 

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Ottawa
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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We eat vegetarian when we eat here and this spot meets and exceeds our expectations every time. Service is good, decor is typical Indian eatery, Linens on the tables, and all with reasonable price.

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Oakville, Canada
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174 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved the food here. The owner and all the wait staff were attentive and fun. We arrived early and basically closed the place. Most of the staff had left for the night and the owner was still patient with us. We never felt rushed to leave. We would all go back for another meal in the future. We tried just... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

I visited this place with a friend a few days back and I must say it was the best indian meal I have ever had. Me and my friend al ordered a combo to share, although the combo was a little too big for two people the food was really great. I've tried a few other indian restaurants in town,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

To start, this is the first bad review I have ever written for a restaurant. I have written not great reviews before, but there are nearly always redeeming qualities somewhere in the dinning experience. Not here. My party of 5 arrived at 6:00pm. We places our orders at 6:15pm. We did not receive our meals until 8:00pm. We had no... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food is amazing, but if you really want to appreciate what this restaurant is all about, you have to meet the family who runs it. They are so friendly, so funny and they really care about their customers (genuinely care). But most of all, they make the best Indian food in the city!

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