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Amaya

1701 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416.322.3270
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Ranked #240 of 6,640 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: South of Eglinton Avenue
Description: Joanne Kates (The Globe and Mail Restaurant Critic) writes…”Amaya, which opened recently in the (renovated) premises of the former Jov, is heaven-sent. The combination of silken service and excellent ingredients freshly cooked, with sensitive spicing, is seductive in the way that only the food of the subcontinent can be - rich, assertive, complex, exotic.” Just as the food avoids clichés, so does the setting. The 40-seat dining room is accented with subtle hints of India through stunning photography creating an inviting atmosphere that is casual and friendly yet elegant and sophisticated.
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English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We opted for the Chef's 4-course Tasting Menu..and didn't regret it. Interesting appetizers..chicken tikka and "Lollipop Lamb" and a few things I didn't remember. A rice pudding for dessert to cool the fire. Great spicing, great service. An interesting Argentinian Sauvignon Blanc by the glass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious dinner for two - great service and the portions were perfect size - enough to feel satisfied by a wonderful indian dinner but not so big I couldn't move after the meal! Will definitely be back. Excellent value.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Amaya Indian Room is ordinarily closed for lunch, but was opened for Summerlicious 2014. Everything was superb. We enjoyed our lunch very much. The food was outstanding.There was a minor detail that was tended to by our waiter. As great as it was, next time we'll definitely be more mindful about our wine consumption (only 2 glasses) as our reasonably... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The server gave me a cold stare like he was going to punch me in the face. The food was cold too. Two Indian Women came close, sat next to me and then the chatter began. I couldn't take it, so I decided to take the food home. It started leaking and I threw It in the gutter of Yorkdale... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Today I went to Markville Mall in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Spontaneously I had lunch at Amaya Express and I loved the Chicken Tandoori with Vegetables and Naan. The Mango Lassi was awesome aswell! Definitely worth trying!

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Toronto, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Three course Summerlicious lunch for $15 is lovely. The restaurant decor is very nice, service is attentive, menu selections are very nice, and portions are just right. Savoury chaat appetizer was refreshing and generous. Butter chicken main dish was very smooth and creamy, the lamb a bit spicier. Surprisingly, the coffee was very rich and good! For such great value... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was our first time in Toronto and Amaya was the first restaurant we went to eat in, maybe I'm not really much into Indian food because I hated their beef curry it was too spicy and a little too much for me

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Toronto
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10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Amaya is a neighborhood favorite of ours, located on the bustling strip of Bayview, Amaya has both a restaurant and take-out location on the street. The food at Amaya is simply some of the best Indian cuisine I have come across. My family loves spicy food, and we have eaten at some of the best Indian restaurants in the world.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was taken here as a treat, I'm relatively new to Toronto and I have heard a lot about this restaurant, I wasn't disappointed. Very well decorated with subtle details. The food was of a very high standard, I was not disappointed. The staff were very attentive, without being intrusive and added to the experience. Flavour packed and fiery lamb... More

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Toronto, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Enjoy getting the take out from here. Call ahead and they will have it ready. Love the spiicy eggplant.

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