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Light Of India Restaurant

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) #426 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ Indian
730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada
+1 613-563-4411
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. The wait was for the food was over an hour. When it finally arrived it was not hot. The butter chicken was chunks of chicken breast that seemed like compressed old tough chicken pieces they had placed in...More

Thank mchaikin2016
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I regularly go to this restaurant as it has become a lunch time go to place. The interior is relatively small with room for 35-45 patrons and a small buffet at lunchtime and for dinner. Price is reasonably inexpensive but the food is good. The...More

1  Thank Sunisamust
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I used to LOVE this restaurant - cozy atmosphere, friendly talkative staff, and great indian food ... I suppose the atmosphere is still there, but the food has taken a very pronounce turn for the worse - in fact, the food is not even remotely...More

1  Thank daleparent
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Over the years we have frequented this restaurant because we like Indian food. In the recent years I have been disappointed in the declining quality of the food and the pricing. While I enjoy the flavours I feel the chef or owner is taking short...More

1  Thank Rosemary1938
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Visiting Indian restaurants around the world is a highlight of any traveler looking for meat-free delights. I've never written a TA review before, nor am I a specialist in 'Bengali' cuisine - nor is this a vegetarian restaurant - but I felt instantly compelled to...More

Thank david k
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have lived in the downtown core for quite some time, and this is one of my favourite places to come for Indian food in the city. The food I get is always hot, freshly made and delicious. I particularly recommend you try their Chana...More

Thank Tina-Mostow
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I brought a friend of mine who is Indian to this restaurant. He said it was the best chicken masala he had tried so far. None of the food is prepared in advance there, which is great because you know that each course has been...More

Thank PackSack
Reviewed 5 December 2016

For special occasions or just because we always order Indian food from here. I can say with confidence everything on the menu is superb! For the quality of the food I think it's well priced. My daughter loves the onion bahji my husband loves the...More

Thank LizWOttawa
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This used to be one of the best Indian restaurants in Ottawa. No longer. Service was haphazard and the curry was gloppy and tasteless, except for black pepper. The owner/manager thinks he is entertaining, not.

1  Thank JazboOttawa
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Light of India is easy to miss when driving by, on Bank St. But if you miss it, you're missing out on a real gem. This has been my go-to Indian restaurant for several years, running. The restaurant is family-owned and operated, and service can...More

Thank RexGeo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-563-4411
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