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“Indian Awesome”
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Ranked #108 of 5,852 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Cross street: St Catherine
Transit: Metro Guy-Concordia
Description: Dévi est un restaurant indien au coeur de Montréal. Le propriétaire et le personnel sont des Indiens, les chefs ne sont pas en provenance d’autres restaurants, de la ville, mais des personnes embauchées directement de Delhi, où ils ont occupé des postes prestigieux dans des grands hôtels et restaurants là-bas. __________________________________ Dévi is a genuine Indian restaurant in the heart of Montreal. Owned and staffed by Indians, the chefs are not merely local hires from other restaurants, but are flown in directly from Delhi, from prestigious jobs in hotels and restaurants there.
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Crescent Street in the west part of Montreal's downtown core is lined with restaurants and bars and is a hopping place to go on a warm summer evening. Our hotel was one street over from Crescent so we headed there looking for somewhere to eat. We required somewhere that had some vegetarian options and oddly enough, most of the places whose menus we looked at had very little to offer. In this day and age, most restaurants seem to have a bit more variety in that respect.

We found an Indian restaurant, Devi, and decided on that as Indian food usually has lots of vegetarian choices. The restaurant had a nice decor with bright stained glass lamps that were cheerful on an overcast and foggy evening. The wall next to where we sat had some sculpture inset into it that was actually quite interesting.

Ah but the food... The menu is quite large but in the end, having too much to choose from, we all picked items from the "Manager's Special", a fixed price three course menu, starter, main and dessert and had at least one vegetarian option in each. It was $29 plus taxes which we thought reasonable.

Everything we had was really good. They profess to using very fresh ingredients and it shows in the taste. The flavours really work well together and we couldn't get enough! Well, we could, but you know what I mean. We had a nice bottle of house red which complemented it very well and a zippy gingery cocktail to start off. The naan bread was a huge basket full and was grilled.

There are stairs to get into the restaurant.

You can reserve online. They deliver and do takeout.

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Thank Tvordlj
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Devi has possibly the best kitchen for North Indian cuisine in North America. Their Malai Tikka, Nan breads. Parathas and koftas are very very good. Delicately spiced and tender, their tandoori fish and prawns are a delight.

We used their catering services for a party at home recently. Excellent service and piping hot, plentiful food, left our guests complementing the chef.

Thank Pradeep_Sagar
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

The choices were good and the food was tasty. Prices were reasonable as well. I would return. The portions are large also

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Thank Babs M
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Service was bad also they are demand gratuity plus compulsory Tip @ 30 %
Clarify all terms before you order.

2  Thank Tejas S
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you have a poor service and chased by the staff because you did not pay the regular 15% tip how will you feel? As a customer one reserves the right to tip the server for the service provided. However if you do not like the food and the service and you are asked rather demanded to pay at least 15% tip , one cannot help but pity this restaurant. If the servers are not paid salary , we as customers are not accountable for that especialy if the service is not upto par. Never go to this place. Certainly not worth your time or money.

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3  Thank MannyG_12
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