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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has moved to a location very close to my work, so I gave it a try today. Overall, I was disappointed. The butter chicken was weirdly very sweet. The description said it had raisins, peanuts, fried onions and almonds. There were two peanuts...(perhaps the rest were ground?), NO raisins, NO fried onions and NO almonds. None whatsoever. The chicken itself was tender and tasty, but literally the dish was sauce, and chicken, and nothing else. The sauce was very thin, and also looked a bit curdled - like if you were to add citrus to a milky dish. Pappadums were yummy, rice was fine, if not a little undercooked, but that could just be personal preference. I may consider coming again and trying another dish, but I'll have to think about it - my palao rice, butter chicken and two pappadums came to over 30 dollars, which hurt a bit given the disappointing dish. However the staff were very friendly and prompt, so that was good at least.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

[The restaurant has moved to Bagot Street.] The food here is outstanding, as is the service. The inside of the restaurant is tired-looking, and the lighting is way too bright. But who cares, when the food and the service are so good. I will definitely...go back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Decent indian restaurant. Staff was very friendly, service was very good. They have a decent sized patio and maintain it well. On the corner of an intersection, hence views are of residential buildings. Food was ok - bombay aloo was good, paneer jalfrezi and dal...tarka were decent. Decent place for dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

We visited this restaurant on a very busy Friday evening, we asked for a table on their patio and we got one. I do recommend the patio on a nice warm day/night, it is very pleasant. We ordered the samosa for appetizer, they were fresh...and very tasty. My wife ordered chicken tandoori and I ordered the shrimp tandoori; both were excellent and the rice was made to perfection. The service was fantastic; the server came several times to check on us and she was very polite. After we finished our meal the chef came to our table and asked if we enjoyed our meal, of course we did :) I highly recommend this restaurant, good food, nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

We were visiting Kingston and were fortunate to find the Curry Original tucked away on Baggot Street and what a find. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and the service very efficent. It will be a must to visit if we travel to Kingston...again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

I had the great fortune of having a wonderful meal at Curry Original at their new location on Baggot Street. I am gluten and dairy intolerant and could eat much of what was on the menu. For starters, we had light and crispy papadums and...onion bhaji that came with a wonderful sauce. They were light and crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. For my main, I had the shrimp Phatia, which was a wonderfully complex layer of flavours - spicy, tangy, sweet and just the right saltiness. The vegetables were perfectly cooked - still a little crisp, and the shrimp was plump and juicy (not over cooked and rubbery the way shrimp curry is often served at other places). My dining companion had the Shrimp Bhuna which was equally delicious. The rice pulao was intricately spiced and a wonderful accompaniment. The prices were very reasonable considering the quality and quantity of food. The service was quick, very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is under new management in their new location, but the chef is the accomplished house chef of over 25 years. The patio was well spaced, which I appreciate as the pandemic is not quite over yet! Other patios still cram their customers in. I felt very safe, and stayed dry despite there being a light drizzle, thanks to the large, well placed overlapping patio umbrellas. This restaurant is just a three to five minute walk from city hall, and we’ll worth the trip! If you want to be sure there is space (as it is very popular, for good reason!), then call ahead as they do take reservations. If they don’t pick up the phone, just leave a message and they will call back promptly. I will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

I was saddened to hear that this restaurant was closing and had to drive to Kingston for a final meal. We were not disappointed...wonderful taste...fresh and delicious! We were told that the Chef is able to retain the name and will try to re-open a...take-out and delivery option in a new space. Apparently the current space is becoming a bar/nightclub.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed May 23, 2020 via mobile

Picked up their food last week and was very happy with the quality of food. It was delicious and well worth the cost. First dined there nearly three years ago and the interior was very nice.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

Amazing place for authentic Indian food. The blend of their curries and the spices are perfect. The owner is always there to welcome you with a smile. My usual favourites are: Lamb briyani Lamb dhansak Eggplant Prawn tandoori Tadka daal Chicken kashmiri Mango lassi

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Very classic interior The food is well done 👍 tasty No smell like in some Indien restaurant The price is right

Date of visit: January 2020
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amyy719
October 11, 2019|
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Response from Tandemania | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the restaurant directly to know for sure rather than questioning reviewers on trip advisor
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Yes they do. On the restaurant’s website, it says: “Gift certificates available in any denomination.”
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December 23, 2014|
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Response from shellartist | Reviewed this property |
This is definitely a question to ask the restaurant. I cannot speak for them. Their take out menu says " set menus can be arranged to fit your needs and budget". They have a website, and phone no. is 613-531-9376. They... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Curry Original

Yes, Curry Original offers takeaway services.

Yes, Curry Original offers delivery services.

Curry Original is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5