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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 #290 of 2,169 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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Montréal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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