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“Just plain ....GROSS”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Allo Indi - CLOSED

Allo Indi
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
montreal
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Just plain ....GROSS”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were in the area and decided to have indian, BIG MISTAKE!! Everything we ordered seemed like it had bee reheated, the nann was microwaved or something, it was not fresh tasting at all. The dishes were oily and did not taste fresh or authentic. The butter chicken sauce you can buy in the grocery store tastes better. Bad, bad, bad!!! I would NEVER visit this restaurant again, the only thing we enjoyed was the beer! Don't waste your money!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank TravelmamaSB
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21 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Average experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

The restaurant is located right opposite to one of the Metro exits . So it gets points for accessibility. The reason we went there was because it was an hour wait time at another favorite Indian restaurant of us . We thought of giving it a try . It is located in basement . The ambiance is average . They could have done better to maintain it . The food was also average. For the quality of food they offer , prices are high . However they customer service was good . That's the only reason I give it an average.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank prati147
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Montreal, Canada
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444 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Management changed late last year, which may account for the service on my recent visit not being nearly as disappointing as reported by previous reviewers. We were there for a seminar dinner, and the waiters were courteous and patient, and got every order in our large group right.

The food was also better than I had expected. My beef vindaloo was not spicy enough despite my asking for it to be very hot, but the waiter explained that based on experience they err on the side of caution to save their guests unpleasant surprises (he recommended asking for a phaal as a way to confirm to the waiters that you really mean hot). The beef itself was a bit on the dry side, with one or two gristly bits, but generally okay. I also had the lamb pasanda and butter chicken, which were both quite flavourful and tender.

While not the best Indian food in Montreal, this meal was certainly acceptable.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank WMarkR
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Brossard
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3 reviews
“Big Mistake!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

When we entered the restaurant there was a very musty smell; we overlooked it by saying to ourselves: It is a basement level after all. That was our first mistake!


Our order included a nan without butter. However they brought us a nan with butter. When we pointed that out the waiter's comment was: Well you already have a lot of calories here anyway and he reluctantly took our buttered nan back to the kitchen. Now that's what we call service...with no smile...

The food was tasty but very oily.

There was a high step to get to our table and my friend fell off the step as we were leaving because she was trying not to disturb the people behind us. Immediately, the same waiter chastised her by saying: See I told you to watch that step, instead of asking her if she was OK or if he could help her. Once again the kind of service we expect...

Needless to say the customer is NOT the priority of this restaurant as no one checked to see if we wanted anything else or if the food was to our liking. Did they really care?

It was our first and last time at this restaurant. There are so many more delicious Indian restaurants with good service to choose from in Montreal.

  • Visited August 2012
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Toronto
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Awful food, will not visit again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

We opted for Allo Inde because there was a long wait at Le Taj and my parents were craving Indian food. Being of Indian descent, we find most of the standard fare in Indian restaurants to be too rich and oily, but this is the worst restaurant food we have had! The rice items are very oily and they seemed to have just added an extra dose of chili powder to make the curries "hot and spicy" killing any flavour in the process! And the prices are high compared to other Indian restaurant for such sub-standard food.

  • Visited August 2011
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