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309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

) #926 of 6,954 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ Indian, ,
309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
+1 416-740-6622
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“tikka masala” (9 reviews)
“naans” (18 reviews)
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Indian, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The nann was wonderful. I also had the butter chicken. Hot, fresh, and the best I've had in a very long time

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 December 2016

After having not so good experience at Aroma Indian on the lights and tucked in the corner of this vibrant restaurant strip. We decided to check this one and believe me it did not disappoint us at all. We were bit hesitant in the beginning...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this place along with my wife for a weekend dinner. I was actually surprised to see that it was not crowded at all and that too on a weekend night. We ordered north Indian vegetarian food, but the food was spicy. And it...More

Thank Ish P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the fact that I clearly indicated that I wanted the Lamb Rappini dish I ordered prepared mild (the waiter assured me that it was going to be prepared mild), it was too spicy for me to eat. I had to stop eating it after...More

Thank andrewkuczer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best Indian Restaurants i have ever visited in my tours over the world. Before anything else I must say they have an amazing food. We were here last Sunday, me and my 3 friends. We were immediately seated and served...More

Thank Hari S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place in the evening for an early dinner, and found it the food to be excellent. The wine offering is also very good, and service friendly. The Butter Chicken and Garlic naan are the must try dishes, and so are the Bombay...More

Thank Ravi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just heard a lot about Dhaba as one of the best Indian restaunts in Toronto Downtown, so we decided to visit it today in evening. It was a great experience at Dhaba. I'm speechless for food. It was just INCRREDDIBLLLEE!!! Thanks...Dhaba..More

Thank zasschahal55
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Zass, Thank you for visiting 309 Dhaba Indian restaurant and sharing your experience with us. We appreciate you for commenting on indian food served while eating at 309 Dhaba Indian. You make it sound better for indian cuisine served at our 309 Dhaba Indian...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just saw Dhaba written very nicely with quite attraction in name. I went in with my 6 friends. We had a very warm welcome by a host and very nicely they took us to our table. Soon we had our food and it was...More

Thank Harmanpreet Sin... D
JJFSToronto, Executive Chef at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Harman, We at 309 Dhaba Indian restaurant in downtown toronto, appreciate you for taking the time out and sharing your thoughts and feelings about indian food served at 309 Dhaba, We look forward to hosting your next visit to downtown Toronto. Chef PK -...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went there alone while in town for a conference. The entrance is weird. It's like a little whole in the wall. When you walk in, you see the menu on the right side. That's good. But then this little vestibule terminates in a stairwell. You...More

Thank Serious_Neatfreak
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear Serious, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Unfortunately, the location happens to have a small entrance, landlord will not permit to extend the entrance. All dishes do come as is and all breads and rice has to be ordered as a side dish separately,...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch buffet, inquired front staff about vegan options. Received tour of all dishes from head waiter and they made us complimentary, vegan naan. Great service and good food.

Thank Henrik P
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Azim D
22 July 2016|
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Response from JJFSToronto | Property representative |
The live music is on weekends on Sat & Sun only! We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you, Manager
Al K
13 September 2015|
Response from JJFSToronto | Property representative |
Dear Al, Yes, there are lots of vegetarian dishes in the menu including the Vegan Veg options. Please let your server know of your vegetarian or allergy concern and Kitchen will do its best to take care of your requested... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Indian, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
    (1/2 block west of John St.)
  • Public Transportation: TTC at door step, a couple short blocks west of St. Andrew Subway
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-740-6622
  • E-mail
Five hundred years ago, roadside best restaurants called Dhaba began serving the fresh best Indian food dishes to the travelers of highways and local communities. From the centuries, the best Indian food has been enjoyed at Dhaba's around the Indian Globe. In the year 1998, PK. Ahluwalia the chef owned restaurant 309 Dhaba was created, that offers a dining experience that customizes the menu at your table and prepares special request for allergies or vegetarians, and has been recognized as best among Indian restaurants in Toronto. 309 Dhaba has been called "Inventive", "Innovative", "Astonishingly Good" and "Divine" by the City's top food critics. Cater a Board Room, Business Lunch or Office Party or order online with free Indian food delivery on your door step in downtown Toronto just on your door step. One visit and you will know why 309 Dhaba is repeatedly named not only one of the top Ten Restaurants in Toronto, but best Indian Food restaurant serving the unique Indian Cuisine in restaurant row of entertainment district on king west restaurants in downtown core of toronto in Canada.
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