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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 #206 of 2,093 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe/ Dow's Lake
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe/ Dow's Lake
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We almost did not go to Light of India after reading others' reviews of terrible service. Nothing could have been further from our experience. The service was prompt; the servers were knowledgeable, friendly, informative and attentive. We had a number of dishes and all were very good. The sauces, whether mild or spicy, were complex with subtle flavourings. And this... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I make a point to attend this restaurant when i'm in the Ottawa area. The service is fantastic. Our server recommended items on the menu based on our likings and new the menu inside out. The portions are very generous. The platters were all very tasty. I would recommend if in the area.

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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have been eating at Light of India on Bank Street in Ottawa since the mid-1990's. It was once untouchable - hands down the best Indian food to be had in Ottawa. Since moving away from the capital I often dream of the Butter Chicken, Begun Bajii and many other delicious dishes that I would have there. Even the basmati... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The group I had attended the restaurant with had carefully picked out the restaurant. We'd gone online and read the reviews for multiple Indian restaurants in the east end of Ottawa, loving the reviews we'd read about this one. It took almost half an hour to order, then another hour and a half to receive our food. The staff did... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Light of India is the only restaurant in Ottawa that we order takeout from. And we order about once a week. I've had Indian food in about 6 cities around the world and this is by far the best. Chicken Madras and Aloo Ghobi are phenomenal.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Food here is very costly, and taste is not up to the mark, not worth the money spent here, service is not good either, they don't wan't to take AMEX.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

The food is one of the best I've hsd in town. Although the service is friendly, by the time you get served, you are so frustrated that you don't care about the friendlyness. You might think while waiting 25 to 30 mintutes sitting at the table before anyone sees you that maybe someone called in sick. Don't! It's always like... More

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