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309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

146 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Winner of the Most Memorable Meal Awards consecutively and other accolades like Best of 99 by "NOW" Magazine, repeatedly recognized as best Indian Restaurant in the City ~309 Dhaba offers a very traditional and pukka Nouvelle Indian Cuisine that makes us recognized as most appreciative Contemporary Indian restaurant. Chef PK's unique approach of adding modern twists to traditional Indian dishes have been repeatedly praised as "Divine", "Unpretentious Eatery", Most Innovative & Taste Intensive Food Ever to Hit Toronto" by the City's top food critics. In the heart of Theater & Entertainment distt. 309 Dhaba Chefs' team invite you to try our Group Menus, Pre-theater Dinners or A-la-carte, pairing with creative martinis like mango martini, masala spiced martini and personally selected outstanding vintage wines to match the robust Indian flavors.
In the words of a CBC anchor - Make it an event!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Indian, Contemporary Indian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sun - Thur: 5pm - 2am
Dinner: Fri - Sat: 5pm - 3am
Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11am - 3pm

**Late Night Dining:
Sun - Thurs: 11pm - 2am
Fri - Sat: 11pm - 3am
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Phone number
(416) 740-6622
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
PK Ahluwalia
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Full off-site Catering is available to suit your Board Room, Office or Private Events needs.

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Cross street
1/2 block west of John St.
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Parking details
Street parking, Public Parking Lots on King Street, 25 meters west of 309 Dhaba. Parking across in TIFF Bell LightBox. Please refer to our website for the map under the Info tab for more information.
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Public transit
TTC on door step, a couple short blocks west of St. Andrew Subway
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Celebrating 15th Anniversary!!
Live Performance every Saturday by Maestro Guru Gene M.

309 Dhaba invites you every Saturday at 7.30pm - as Maestro Guru Gene M. strikes light Jazz, and plays live for an experience like no other!

Limited seats only, reservations recommended.

TIFF Bell Light Box, Princess of Wales, Toronto Symphonay, Royal Alexander, Royal Thompson Hall & Scotia Bank Theatre.

Reservations: | (416) 740-6622
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Special events & promotions
Sun - Thurs: 2am
Fri & Sat: 3am

* ALL U CAN EAT 4 Course Menu: menu offers Shrimps, Lamb, Chicken, Fish, Vegetables, Breads & Rice. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Dec30th, 2015 all week from 5:00 PM - 2.00 AM, Fri & Sat till 3AM. Excludes Tax and Tip.

Now Serving - All U Can Eat "BRUNCH" over 70 items:
Offering 20 fresh daily home made Salads that includes shrimps, chicken, grilled Tawa(hotplate) chicken and or cod fish.
14 Mains, 8 I/Creams, 4 Desserts, Made to order fresh crepes & omelettes, steamed rice & lentil dumplings and much more.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 146 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

We had lamb vindaloo and two other dishes. The vindaloo was not too spicy but I like a bit of pain with my vindaloo. I would have rated it a medium spicy.
Indian food is best served very hot, in this case it was warm to very warm but most definitely not quite hot. Otherwise a very good meal. I would go back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Poor service - less than average food - MANDAROTY gratuity added for only 2 person dinner! TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

The tables were dirty. The service was very poor. The tables did not have basic stuff like salt and pepper. Servers completely ignorant of menu. They did not serve us drinks even after reminding and we kind of gave up. Totally not recommended. The owners should really focus on the place

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

It was a bad experience, every dish we asked for they didn't had including semolina savory, Punjabi tinda

The server was not interested in serving.... extremely opposite experience to what was written in reviews

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, reasonable price, friendly staff! It's a very good idea to book in advance, many people had to wait in line.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

A great go to before the theatre or for a lunch with friends. Service is great and selection of a la carte is excellent. Fast and food delivers on taste. Enjoy! !

VickiC (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was very good; however, the service was slow. It was crowded (3 other parties) the night we went and the service was still slow. They did bring the little one a mango lassi, so that was very thoughtful.

StacyC (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Fantastic food, lovely setting, great service. Everyone was so friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was exceptional .
The service was good.
We will go again

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

My Family and I had a lovely evening eating, drinking and celebrating. Thank you Dhaba!

vipFoodieDG (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was really good, but service was bad. I think the owner is employing family members instead of trained servers. The waitress was really attentive and then dis appeared. I had to physically get up from the table twice to get her. The whole meal took an hour and a half...too long!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

The service was excellent, the butter chicken was too sweet for my liking but I would definitely recommend it to people with a sensitivity to spices. The garlic Naan was nicely coated and cooked to perfection. We also tried the onion bhaji which was really nice dipped into the red sauce and green sauce. Overall the experience was great. It's a great place to take a Non South Asian too. But for us South Asians, make sure you atleast request black pepper in your food. We sat in a high top overlooking King Street West, which was a great view. The food is affordable as well, not too pricey.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Disappointing service, numerous menu items unavailable, no bartender on a Friday night, no Indian beers--overall a very unpleasant experience. Food itself was good, but everything else fell well short of even the lowest expectations.

CatLadySue (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

We ate at this restaurant before seeing Mrs. Henderson Presents at the Royal Alex. The food was delicious and we felt it was of good value. We will probably eat here again before a show. This was our second time eating here.

JFThibault (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Fantastic food, but slow service and TV's on the wall somehow take away from the dining experience. Very reasonable prices, fees ingredients and tasty spice blends make this place a good choice.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

Our server was fantastic!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Nice food. Good service. The only thing which makes me disappointed was Menu. Very limited options.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

I used to like Dhaba a lot, which is why I came back this time. We are seated at the back of the restaurant, which is not a big deal, except that the delivery men congregate there while idle. They were quite noisy, and that did not contribute to the atmosphere in a good way.
The table was very wobbly, and we had to make sure the wad of paper stuck under the table leg won't move.
It is all the little details that can take the shine out of a good evening.
After eating I many other Indian restaurants in Toronto, I find the sauces way to heavy on the cream. The lychee martini I ordered was tasting ever so faintly of lychee.

MarilynS (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. We were seated right by the window which was great. The service was outstanding too!! I would highly recommend this place for fantastic food and attentive service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Terrible experience. Waited 5 minutes to be given a menu and a further 10 to get a staff member to talk to us. After waiting nearly an hour for food I was given a dish with a hair in it. It was replaced with a new dish but we waited a further 5 mins for rice to arrive. We also never received our starter. TV was playing Indian TV/Music so loud it made conversation difficult.