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Amaya

#676 of 6,878 Restaurants in Toronto
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1701 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (South of Eglinton Avenue)
416.322.3270
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Joanne Kates (The Globe and Mail Restaurant Critic) writes…”Amaya, which...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Reservations
Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious curry with contemporary seasoning

A friend and I went for lunch as a part of Winterlicious, This is a festival meant to introduce people to restaurants in the "off season" for restaurants, when it is too cold for potential customers to leave their homes without enticement. Special menus are offered at reasonable prices. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
TorontoJanet_K
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A friend and I went for lunch as a part of Winterlicious, This is a festival meant to introduce people to restaurants in the "off season" for restaurants, when it is too cold for potential customers to leave their homes without enticement. Special menus are offered at reasonable prices. It was 19.00 plus tax and tip. I added a glass... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (South of Eglinton Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416.322.3270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance

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