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Light Of India Restaurant

#121 of 2,194 Restaurants in Ottawa
#135 of 2,344 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$
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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
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Ottawa Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I partook of the buffet lunch last week and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. This is a cozy, neighbourhood restaurant in the Glebe and the staff are friendly and always happy to see you. The buffet consists of salad, appetizers such as soup, pakoras, onion bhajii and samosas with appropriate sauces available. The mains included beef curry, butter chicken, tandoori chicken,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

All the dishes have much the same sauce, and are greasy and not very hot (temperature wise). The buffet dishes are the same every time I have been there. I stopped going there about 2 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

When we want Indian food this is the only place we go! The food is delicious with plenty of veggie options. The servers are super friendly and the restaurant has a very authentic feeling in both energy and decor. The service can be a little slow at times but they bring you some papadum to snack on. We have tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet, authentic Indian meal, you cannot go wrong with this restaurant. The decor is nice, with plenty of decoration. The staff are well-dressed and professional. Pricing is more than fair. I'd recommend the butter chicken, it's some of the best I have had. Also really good is the vegetable baji and my favourite... the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Light of India is my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. The food is incredible, and the staff are really pleasant. My favourite dishes are the eggplant bhaji and the chana masala. I love it for lunch or dinner - lunch is a great deal because it's a flat price for buffet. One of the best things (and it's small but meaningful)... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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