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“Wonderful Indian food and great service!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Origin India

Origin India
10511 - 82nd Ave (Whyte Ave.), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780-436-0558
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Ranked #112 of 1,885 Restaurants in Edmonton
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Edmonton
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“Wonderful Indian food and great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

My husband and I had a few drinks on Whyte Avenue and then decided to eat at Origin India. We were greeted and seated quickly and had our drinks served so we could mull over the menu. The waiter also made some suggestions while we ordered and was very helpful in explaining the ingredients. We ordered a bhuna, a vindaloo and aloo gobi. The garlic naan was fresh and very tasty and a great side. You get rice with the main curry meals so don't order that unless you like the special rice. The food was very tasty, fresh ingredients, great presentation. We ordered the Vindaloo at the spicy option and everything else medium. It is great you get the option. I am from England where Vindaloo as standard is very spicy so getting this spicy option for me, was medium. Either way, the meal was a very high quality and we enjoyed it very much. The buffet selection seemed popular to people coming in on a snowy evening. There were a good choice of mains and sides and I would certainly give it a try sometime. The kitchen overlooks the buffet and they seemed on top of making sure it was presentable and stocked. The decor is modern and the facilities clean and well kept. We enjoyed a great ambiance although this was slighted a little when the live band from the pub directly above the restaurant started. It did not spoil anything for us but it was noticeable! We will be back to this restaurant, situated in the middle of Whyte Avenue which is very pretty this time of year!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent northern Indian restaurant in the heart of Old Strathcona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

I was invited to join a friend at Origin India, a restaurant only a few blocks from where I live, but had never visited. I was truly surprised and pleased with our evening. Located in the lower level of a building on busy Whyte Avenue, the ambience and decor were great - we soon forgot about the hustle and bustle outside. We chose the buffet and there was lots of selection. Food was very well prepared and tasty, not overly spicy but lots of flavour. We ordered garlic naan bread with our meal, a good choice.
The waiters were friendly, efficient and paid just the right amount of attention to us. We ate very well for a reasonable price. The restaurant was quite busy and now I understand why. Will definitely return there again.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere - never disappointed by the food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

We have been to Origin India several times and are never disappointment. Arvind and staff are very friendly and make customers feel welcome. If you want a true experience get Arvind to order for you - his selections will satisfy you !

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best food on Whyte Ave”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Been 3 times and all experiences good. Solid standards of northern Indian cooking, great naan on the tandoor. Have had two buffet meals ($20 for dinner) and a la carte once.
Solid value, well reviewed locally, typically full on weekend nights.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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