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Utsav

#384 of 6,618 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
416.961.8349
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good , not quite warranting 5 stars. Rice not included. But dishes were quite tasty. Service can be slow even though it was not that busy. At least you won't be rushed out. Overall, recommended. You will like it.

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Thank david20817
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here a couple of times per year when we are in the mood for a sit-down Indian meal. Despite being located right on Yorkville it feels a bit hidden away and we can usually get a table without reservations. The food is excellent. Note that they do not serve any beef dishes, but the alternatives (goat, chicken, seafood)... More 

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Thank David R
Toronto
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a solid go to when looking for Indian food in the Yorkville area. So flavourful and full of quality. The butter chicken and naan bed is my absolute favourite. A tiny little gem of a restaurant.

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Thank TravelGirlTO
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The food was tasty and server attentive, but the space is small and menu a bit pricey for the quality.

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Thank christine n
Istanbul
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183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Average food, average service. Service needs to be improved; likewise food quality too. Reservation recommended. Location is not bad either.

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Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We went to Utsav without high expectations, just because it was close to where we're staying, and the very clean, bright and Anglo decor didn't exactly promise an authentic Indian experience. The free popadoms were a nice touch, but they were the claggy spiced type that gets stuck to your teeth. But - our food was outstanding. A goan salmon... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Yet ANOTHER Indian restaurant that cooks for cautious White Canadian tastes rather than for Indians. I used to really hate this about Indian restaurants here, but all of the people I went to Utsav with were worried about the food being too spicy, they can't eat spicy, they don't like spicy...oh man, then why did we go to an Indian... More 

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Thank Alex C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

No water was served at the time of arrival. Nobody came for 10 minutes for service. The restaurant was all empty. We just left the place.Will never go back.

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Granted I ordered the food from a delivery service, the food was very blah! Butter chicken was too sweet, and the lamb vindaloo was too tangy, but did have the spice level a vindaloo should have. The lamb was also very chewy! It was clearly evident that the both meats for both curries were cooked outside of the dish-and then... More 

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Ottawa
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We were 2 couples meeting in Toronto for a family birthday dinner. I called ahead for a Saturday reservation and they clearly gave us one of their better tables. It was a busy place and the wait staff tried hard to make sure that everything was full on our table (water, drinks, rice, tea). We ordered 2 apps, 4 curries,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 416.961.8349
Description
Little Indian restaurant with home-made delicious food is a great find. Large portions of hearty food served at great prices.

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Midtown
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