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#1,256 of 5,511 Restaurants in Toronto
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Old Toronto
1.0 km from Royal Ontario Museum
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

If you really wants to try indian homestyle food then go for it. This is simple healthy, cheap and tasty without onions and garlic food. Strongly recommend for homemade indian food.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

What a wonderful vegetarian find in this very expensive city - Govindas is located in the historic temple run by Hari Krishna s & offer a 3-course meal for the exceptional price of $10. The surroundings are peaceful & tranquil & service is excellent. In...the room next door is the temple itself which is worth a peep, especially when all the candles are lit. This comes highly recommended especially if you are sensitive to the loud music racket prevailing in most restaurants! What a joy ...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Purchased a Groupon for $14, couldn't believe how large our servings were. Not fancy at all, you'll be quite surprised of the location...but if you like authentic Indian food, this is definitely worth a visit. Please note there are no beverages, just water. If you...do not have a Groupon, it is $10 per person...Unreal! Give Govinda's a try.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The restaurant serve delicious meals! The system is a bit different, you are served the salad then you go to a food station where you can choose what you will eat. You can have anything that's available, even try everything if you want too. The...limit is what fits in your plate.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Where else in Toronto can you get a real meal for $10? By no means is this a fancy restaurant; in fact it's actually some kind of religious charity organization. The food was tasty and fresh. Service quite alright. Your plate is filled with your...choice of the food available; price includes a starter salad plus a simple dessert. The ambiance is quite peculiar - you are practically in a temple. I believe the philosophy is not to waste any food so you should aim to eat everything on your plate or ask for a take out container. Limited hours - just a couple of hours at lunch time and then in the evening. Closed on Sundays.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

After visiting casa loma we had a good walk around towards avenue road and found this place for lunch. Though we were late for aarthi of Krishna, we had good lunch here. The food served was right quantity and the variety was good and tasty....We being vegetarians we're really gratified to have such a meal.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

I visited this restaurants a couple of years ago, it was not bad at that time. At today's visit, the food contained almost no spices at all, just very bland vegetables that had been kept warm for a long time-think school canteen. I hope this...is a once off and that the place has not gone all out at catering to customers with no tolerance for spices. As some reviewers have pointed out, the food is very cheap and the people are friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Govinda's is not your conventional, traditional Indian buffet restaurant. I will not even call it a restaurant. It is like a canteen, a pleasant, delightful make shift cafeteria that is elegantly set up in the assembly hall of a church/temple building. The food is prepared...in the church's kitchen, and is home made. I was told that they serve different vegetarian food every day. I recall seeing the food inspection certificate displayed. You will be served a soup, a salad, all you can eat entrée, and a dessert. The suggested donation for the meal at Govinda's is $10. The food is actually good. Everything that was served was tasty, and the service provided by the volunteers is really great. Overall, lunching at Govinda's was a delightful and surprising experience in the city of Toronto. And I just loved that an Indian temple found its home within the walls of a stone walled church in downtown Toronto. It is a wonderful testimony to the multiculturalism and diverse melting pot that this great city is known for. =)More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant that serves lunch and supper daily. It is a buffet serving. You pay a set fee and you can enjoy all the wonderful vegetarian foods they prepare. Its part of ISKCON Toronto temple so you can also enjoy the temple...area when you are there. The menu varies from day to day but I can say that everyday is good.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Govinda's does not disappoint. Great vegetarian platter for lunch including soup and salad to start, a choice of 2 desserts at the end, savory pakoras and a great heaping plate of hot food. This place does not advertise itself as a buffet, so don't get...other comments about it not being a buffet. This is much better! They serve you soup and salad and you then go up and get to choose your hot platter...maybe less rice and more curries and an extra pakora is how you like it. Love this place!!!More

Date of visit: December 2016
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  • Yes, Govinda's offers takeaway services.

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  • Govinda's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5