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309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

#802 of 7,006 Restaurants in Toronto}
€€ - €€€Indian, ,
309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
+1 416-740-6622
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“butter chicken” (34 reviews)
“tikka masala” (9 reviews)
“nann” (2 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 6 days ago

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
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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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 27 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

Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you are in Toronto, don't pass by this gem! The food was great. service was great and I wouldn't hesitate going there repeatedly.

Thank LEAnderson3
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

Reviewed 20 July 2017 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
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
23 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$23
Indian, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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