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Babur Indian Restaurant

#485 of 6,576 Restaurants in Toronto
#532 of 7,038 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Toronto
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273 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z9, Canada
(416)-599-7720
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Indian cuisine in a relatively quiet atmosphere

I went to Babur on a Friday evenng, arriving at 19.30. The place is nicely decorated, the wait staff friendly and prompt and the food was excellent. We shared two dishes--one was medium spicy (but not overly so) and the other was a delicious vegetarian dish with cottage cheese (no, really, it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Michael M
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Over priced, a gastronomical disappointment and measly portions !!! Here is what I ordered and here is how I rate the food: Goan Prawn Curry: 6 small-medium sized shrimps thrown into a watery generic sauce. 1/5 Shalish Paneer: tasted reheated 3/5 Pudina Paratha: smaller than described and did not appear fresh 3/5 Tragically, I have dined at this restaurant before... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I went to Babur on a Friday evenng, arriving at 19.30. The place is nicely decorated, the wait staff friendly and prompt and the food was excellent. We shared two dishes--one was medium spicy (but not overly so) and the other was a delicious vegetarian dish with cottage cheese (no, really, it was good!). Highly recommended.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

After being spoiled by good Indian cuisine in Calgary, a friend and expert (his mother is the best vegetarian Indian cook ever), took us to Toronto's Babur on Queen Street West. I am was born and raised in Toronto proper so am no stranger to good Indian here too but this place was new to me. Now with my husband... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Whilst in Toronto we had dinner at Babur. We were starving and really looking forward to a good curry. Although the food was good we were a tad disappointed: for the money the curries were bland and lacked authenticity. Yes the decor is very nice but I'd rather the effort had gone into the food (except the poppadoms - these... More 

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Naples, Italy
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Babur has a good choice of Indian typical dishes, the place is cozy and good also for romantic dinners. Good choice of wine that are a bit expensive though. Overall is a good choice for Indian food in Toronto downtown.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I ate an early dinner at Babur on Valentine's Day. We discovered the restaurant by chance as we were walking on Queen East and we are sure happy that we did. The food was fantastic! It was without doubt the best indian food I've ever eaten and it ranks right up there with one of the best... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This Indian restaurant on Queen West near McCaul offers very good Indian fare in a relaxing, contemporary ambiance. The service is very good and the prices are decent for what you get. It is one of the better Indian spots that I have tried in the western downtown area. My colleagues and I wanted to grab some Indian food after... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a modest family celebration at Babur on a Saturday lunch time. The food and service were very good. The room is clean, bright and inviting. The recipes are variations on traditional themes and while the emphasis is on northern Indian cuisine there are some southern variations that result in the fusion character. The owner, Raj, is hands-on and... More 

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toronto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Babur has excellent food, spiced to order. It is a nice spot, be sure to get a table on the edge, not the middle, of the restaurant. I have never been disappointed here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Food's taste was not up to the mark. Price is not that worthy as per quantity and taste.Service need to set up proper, it was not that much good. There was just two person to handle the customer. I don't like to go back there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 273 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416)-599-7720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?