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1701 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #630 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We bought a coupon on line and visited there as a family. It is not a place to go with kids:(. The waiter gave us only their wine menu when we sat down (no other cheaper drink options given) their small glass of wine starts from $10! Their price is all at least 30% more than average Indian restaurants. The... More 

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This Indian restaurant appears to have moved to Yonge Street, a few blocks north of Lawrence. The food was excellent, though a bit expensive and the service was very, very slow. It was disappointing to find a very limited beer selection - certainly no ale on tap.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had a pleasure to spend a recent Saturday night with friends at Amaya on Bayview. The place is nice and modern, feels friendly and very conducive to a good conversation. But the food was amazing. Six people shared 3 appetizers: samosas, shrimp and lamb lollipops (main dish that we picked as an appetizer). "Lollipops' were outstanding. A very tender,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Decided to chance eating at this place and was glad I did. Small, not fancy, looks like it's great for take out. My friend and I had the dinner for two (nan x 2, 2 veggie dishes, 1 appetizer) and it was very delicious. Staff was friendly and the food came quickly. One of the dishes was made with jackfruit,... More 

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Barrie, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Walk in the door to be greeted promptly by Amir , who I was told was the owner . Very welcoming , was a bit irked we had to wait for about 10 minutes for our reserved table when there was an open 2 top by the window , we asked for it and was told it was reserved for... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was the third time I visit Amaya the indian room on bayview. Usually the food is good and tasty. But yesterday it was exceptional. Everything was done perfectly. We got the prawns with coconut curry which was spicy and yum, lollipop lamb which was very tender lean and delicious. For chicken this time we tried the chicken korma which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Horrible found a hair in my food. And it was cold! Really cold. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food overall very tasty with a pleasant zing, but not overpowering spiciness. Lamb chops (lollipops) absolutely delicious. The service is friendly, accommodating and prompt. The wine list is adequate. Prices are reasonable to a little high for Indian, but very much worth the extra few dollars.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Booked a table no record waited 45 minutes ,host not in site no acknowledgement of any sort left rude and aggressive when approached

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152 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Address: 1701 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416.322.3270
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Indian

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