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#364 of 6,708 Restaurants in Toronto
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69 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Utsav is a great place for lunch. It's cozy, very friendly and the food is spicy and flavourful. It does get busy around noon, so come either before or after 2. The food is just spicy enough to warm you up. I wish the salad that came with luch special would have had the dressing mixed in, not sprinkled on... More 

Thank Colourphill
Vienna, Virginia
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294 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Welcoming and friendly, Ustav is tucked in the bottom of a building in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood. There are just 10 tables but on a Wed night I was seated easily. Everything was hot and fresh- best garlic nan I've had and the lamb madrasi was tender and perfectly spiced. Vegetable Samosas lightly fried to golden brown. The price is... More 

Thank Spiegs1968
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

As far as reasonably priced sit down restaurants with great food in yorkville go this is as good as it gets. Everything I've eaten here is delicious but the butter chicken and plain naan are my favourites.

Thank Chris H
Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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.

Thank david20817
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 

Thank David R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

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

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

Thank christine n
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190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Utku67
Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Alex C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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