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309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

309 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 740-6622
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Ranked #1,267 of 6,781 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $17 - $26
Sun 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary, Eclectic, Pacific Rim
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 1/2 block west of John St.
Transit: TTC at door step, a couple short blocks west of St. Andrew Subway
Description: Five hundred years ago, roadside best restaurants called Dhaba began serving the fresh best Indian food dishes to the travelers of highways and local communities. From the centuries, the best Indian food has been enjoyed at Dhaba's around the Indian Globe. In the year 1998, P.K. Ahluwalia the chef owned restaurant 309 Dhaba was created, that offers a dining experience that customizes the menu at your table and prepares special request for allergies or vegetarians, and has been recognised as best among Indian restaurants in Toronto. 309 Dhaba has been called "Inventive", "Innovative", "Astonishingly good" and "Divine" by the City's top food critics. Cater a Board Room, Business Lunch or Office Party or order online with free Indian food delivery on your door step in downtown Toronto just on your door step. One visit and you will know why 309 Dhaba is repeatedly named not only one of the top Ten Restaurants in Toronto, but best Indian Food restaurant serving the unique Indian Cuisine in restaurant row of entertainment district on king west restaurants in downtown core of toronto in Canada.
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Went there for the buffet lunch, which was good along with wide variety of salads..curries and preparations were good as well....although the taste and flavours were not that great as compared to the Aroma few steps away..which was a great experience...but over all Dhaba is good and i would recommend.

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Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Visited this restaurant with a friend. Arrived for an early sitting - around 5 pm - and diners were just beginning to arrive. We were seated promptly and the staff were very friendly. I did not try any of the meat options - being with a vegetarian friend - but the dishes we did have were delicious, fresh and hot.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The dishes are delicious, fresh, and filling. The glasses of wine are well worth it for the portions are generous. The rice pudding was delicious though the presentation lacked a little. I wish it had been served in a cup or glass of some sort instead of a flat dinner plate. The space is clean and elegant: with white table... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Having just watched The Hundred Foot Journey for the third time, I was thrilled when it was suggested that an office farewell party be done at an East Indian restaurant on King Street in Toronto. There were nine of us and we had no idea that we were about to enjoy a meal of great flavours and service. Dhaba is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Hi we are both seasoned curry eaters and have eaten curries all over the world and this restaurant is one of the best. We had the lunch menu twice as it is very good valuable at 12.95 can $ + tax . Excellent choice and the taste is so good you eat too much we did. Try it if you... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We met some friends here for dinner during a recent trip to Toronto, and everything we ordered was delicious! The restaurant was quaint and modern, and had a really nice dining atmosphere. The staff were excellent and the food was authentic and delicious!! I love anything spicy, and can they ever do spicy here! My mouth was on fire, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From the Clay Oven is very delicious and Best in TWON food SERVED AT 309 dhaba. If you are visiting DHABA YOU MUST NOT miss the the from the clay Organic Chicken breast ( Butter Chicken Tikka Masala),Clay oven sealed,finished in pan with fenugreek roasted garlic or with fresh local farmers' vegetables and Dhaba’s exotic masala for Tikka masala. If... More 

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Atglen, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently took a trip to Toronto and were looking for a place to have lunch. We had never tried Indian cuisine because we were not fans of curry. My niece and her husband knew our likes when it came to food, and assured us we would like it. We went to Dhaba's and I can't say enough good things... More 

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toronto, ontario
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Second time visiting for the lunch buffet. It is a great deal with abundant food choices. Great ambiance and very good service. We got there a bit late in the service, and the server accommodated us by specifically asking the kitchen to prepare more of 1 dish just for us. They also made further accommodations for my 5 year-old as... More 

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Atlantic Beach, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family had never eaten Indian cuisine but I enjoy that style of food. The restaurant wasnt very busy on a Friday evening which made me a little doubtful at first, perhaps it is because you need to walk up a flight to get to the restaurant. Once we settled in we enjoyed very well done live music. It was... More 

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Additional Information about 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

Address: 309 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 740-6622
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary, Eclectic, Pacific Rim

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