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160 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Yes he can be a bit rude but its the food which matters

I have many times visited this restaruant not to eat but moslty for take out. The Bajis and Pakoras are besst in the area, rarley i will have a curry and its pretty good. I know many have posted negatives on this place but bottom line the foods worth going back for more, ive tried a few in canada... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
KevinHalliwell
Good for:
  • Takeout
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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WATERLOO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

1. The food quality is standard, quantity is below par and the ambiance is good 2. The Manager is overly rude and racist - treating brown people and Caucasians with different warmth, he is overly rude to students who normally order the special discounted meals. Ask him for a suggestion on the menu and he will demonstrate his charm 3.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was driving by the restaurant, saw that someone has the courage to write "Bangladeshi cuisine" on the board. So I decided to try. But I was shocked to see that there was nothing called Bangldeshi cuisine dishes, all are named on Indian cuisine. Then, what would be the reason to call Bangladeshi cuisine. I got take out of Chicken... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was our first time here and WOW! It may not look super fancy but the food is great and fresh. We ordered the butter chicken, vegetable samosas, tandoori chicken wings, & naan. The sauce that comes with the samosas was so good we asked to have it packaged up to take home (and they gave us a good sized... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

considering it is Indian cuisine, the food is very bland. The butter chicken is runny and lacks flavour; the vegetable rice has no flavour whatsoever, the tandoori chicken was very dry and stuck to our mouth. sorry but would not go there again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have many times visited this restaruant not to eat but moslty for take out. The Bajis and Pakoras are besst in the area, rarley i will have a curry and its pretty good. I know many have posted negatives on this place but bottom line the foods worth going back for more, ive tried a few in canada and... More 

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Indian food is great but I never know what to order. Yes I have been to India but do not have the choice of that restaurant fare within 20 k. So after kayaking on the Grand ... very serene. We needed a non-fried late evening dinner for slightly wet neophytes on Indian food. I do not know what people expect... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Been here few times with friends for lunch and dinner and were always getting great service and food is above average and portions are reasonable.

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Elora, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Butter chicken lunch special was a few pieces of overcooked chicken in a watery sauce. Naan was good. Service was fine though.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Ordered the Saag Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala and Parantha after a long day of work as I was in Waterloo on Business. The younger gentleman at the counter was Extremely friendly and provided paper plates along with cutlery as I was taking out. I ordered in advance and once i arrived food was ready to go. The Chicken Tikka Masala... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

There are a few Indian places on town, but others are either overpriced or a poor excise for Indian. Here the food is varied, fresh and delicious. The staff have always been friendly and helpful, and will often take custom orders. My favorite local Indian joint by a long shot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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