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309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
+1 416-740-6622
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (34 reviews)
“naan” (17 reviews)
“lamb vindaloo” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Seafood, Grill, Healthy, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence
1. Awesome Indian Food & Service!
"We had a NYE dinner at Dhaba and our server Jaspreet "
Thirath B
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2. Not Your Average Indian Bistro
"I went on a Thursday evening with my spouse and really enjoyed"
15ziggy2004
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3. Excellent Indian Food
"If you are in Toronto, don't pass by this gem!"
LEAnderson3
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not your typical delicious meal serving Indian restaurant. The food is not good at all. We had to send our dishes back as they were very salty. We are definitely not going back to this restaurant.More

Thank Sadafkarim2013
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sadaf, Thank you for sharing your sentiments - and do apologize that your experience was not great. Are you referring that all dishes were salty, as it is bit strange to find out. We shall be investigating it all. Please feel free to come...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I went on a Thursday evening with my spouse and really enjoyed our meal. We really enjoy Indian food, but wanted to try different flavours than the usual butter chicken, and the same combo menus found in so many Indian restaurants. We had a new...More

Thank 15ziggy2004
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Ziggy family, Team Dhaba Indian restaurant in downtown Toronto, likes to take the opportunity and thank you for really enjoying your one of the best Indian food with us. Yes, the tender rack of lamb chop is one of the best we sell here...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a NYE dinner at Dhaba and our server Jaspreet was great along with the food, ee will certainly be back again!More

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

Dear Tirath Ji, Namastey - Please accept our sincere wishes to keep enjoying the best Indian food meals in the year 2018. Jaspreet is a great girl. she always makes sure to try that your evening is filled with one of the most memorable meals...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal with my family to this restaurant, very enjoyable. Given complimentary tasty morsels and mango lassi at the end of our meal, very nice touch. The manager asked if all was ok which also very nice touch as our waitress was...More

Thank Alison scott D
JJFSToronto, Executive Chef at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alison, Team Dhaba Indian Restaurant appreciates you for sharing your sentiments. We are glad to know that your enjoyed your good Indian food with us. Some new immigrated staff is under training and your suggestions have been noted with more focus on your points....More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

We had a lovely meal at Dhaba: tofu paneer, eggplant, yummy rapini lamb, balti chicken first time tried, enticing spicing, best naan ever! a complimentary mango drink at the end, sweet and thick and pleasant honey aftertaste. The server was very attentive, cheerful and pleasant,...More

Thank PlainLo
JJFSToronto, Kitchen Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PlainLo, Dhaba Indian restaurant appreciates you for sharing your sentiments and enjoying the most innovative Indian food in downtown Toronto. The Bollywood screens were put upon high demands of patrons who like to watch and enjoy the cultural things. We will make sure that...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

If your focus is more on food than ambiance, then this is a good place to go. Not that there is anything wrong with the setup. It's a nice, clean place. Tables were not too close to each other. Service was good. Food was really...More

Thank Sandeep A
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Sandeep, Dhaba Indian restaurant likes to thank you for the kind words put together about best Indian food enjoyed. We do customize the food on the table at no extra charges. We shall be more than happy to hear and consider your liquor suggestions....More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I suppose enjoyment of Indian food is an acquired taste. Nonetheless, my fiance and I went back to Dhaba, which I had not visited in many years (10+). I was astounded by the freshness of the food, which is so critical to the taste and...More

Thank Milind J
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Milind, Dhaba Indian restaurant appreciates your patronage for enjoying the best Indian food in downtown Toronto. Your kind words about the quality and freshness of the Indian food served in Dhaba Indian restaurant is highly motivating. All the staff feel proud to serve you....More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

It was our first time in an Indian restaurant, and the server was so unfit to recommend plates, on both flavors and sizes, that the experience was a total miss

Thank Alvaro A
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We found that the food had deteriorated considerably compared to our previous visits. All dishes tasted the same and when we informed our waiter about it her response was that is how Indian food tastes!! We have cooked and ate Indian food at home and...More

1  Thank happy460
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Happy, We are sorry to hear how you feel. Can you please be kind and help us by describing how your server looked like and what time and date toundined with us. A copy of the bill will solve everything to figure out. We...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Dinner out with my husband which was unplanned. We were invited in and went upstairs. The staff were very accommodating making 2 special requests that weren't on the menu, one being Bombay potatoes. Enjoyed the food very much.More

Thank blueytopaz
JJFSToronto, General Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Patron, Team Dhaba Indian restaurant would like to thank you for taking the time out and expressing your sentiments. Our professional Chefs, for cooking Indian food is a humble passion to feed delicious and healthy gourmet Indian meals with love and care to our...More

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Azim D
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The live music is on weekends on Sat & Sun only! We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you, Manager
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Al K
13 September 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood, Grill, Healthy, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
Description
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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