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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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  • 7
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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
A hidden gem in the glebe

This place looks small from the outside but is quite big inside. It was packed on a Saturday night and we are glad we made reservations. Nothing is rushed. You can casually enjoy your drinks with friends. The appetizers of samosas were delicious . They have a variety of vegetarian options that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Stittsville, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

great food, great service, great location, great food. lots of great vegan options and great friendly service. great lunch buffet, great value. you gotta eat here!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This place is by far the best indian restaurant in ottawa i have ever visited. Their menu has a variety of dishes from mild to extremely hot and the food is delicious. I ordered Chicken madras and it was spot on. The customer service is great. Will definitely visit again.

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Ottawa, Ont.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

By far the best indian restaurant in Ottawa. I've been going to Light of India for almost 20 years, and it never disappoints. Chicken Dhansak, Lamb Korma and their somosas are some of my favorite dishes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Easily the best Indian food in Ottawa. Very solid menu top to bottom, but they definitely excel at the spicier dishes. Their beef madras with a garlic naan is one of my favorite culinary experiences. We've done a few group events there and the staff was very accommodating. Just love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is amazing. Every time I visit Ottawa I make sure to stop in at least twice. The price is fair for Indian food. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is great. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been dining at Light of India for over 15 years. This quaint and very homely India restaurant in the heart of the Glebe, is family owned and the attention to detail in both the level of service and quality of food, is there for anyone to see. The service is very sincere, the ambience good and the menu... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I highly recommend Light of India including their lunch buffet. Their signature dishes include butter chicken and tandoori chicken. This family owned business also has great customer service.

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Stittsville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place looks small from the outside but is quite big inside. It was packed on a Saturday night and we are glad we made reservations. Nothing is rushed. You can casually enjoy your drinks with friends. The appetizers of samosas were delicious . They have a variety of vegetarian options that were spiced to Indian perfection. Not too hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Are you seeking an awesome brunch buffet? Look no further than Light of India in the Glebe. I try to avoid lunch buffets in general. But I make an exception for Light of India. This family-owned restaurant takes great pride in the quality of their food and public health areas that can sometimes be an issue at lunch buffets. Light... More 

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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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