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About Permanently Closed - 630 Maroli Indian Kerala Restaurant
This restaurant is permanently closed. Maroli, which recently won the distinction of being the Best Indian Restaurant in Toronto (according to Dine T.O) is the only restaurant in the city which serves Kerala / Malabari cuisine. Malabar is a magical land of waving palms, pristine beaches and stunning backwaters located on the south-western coast of India. It is also home to some of the finest food to be had in the country. Influenced by all those who traded with or settled in the region - among them the Dutch, the British, the French, the Portuguese, and the Arabs - Malabari food is complex, distinctive and flavorful and unlike any other kind of cuisine to be found in India.
Toronto, ON M6G 1K7
Indian, Contemporary Indian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 1:00AM, Sunday: 5:00PM - 12:00AM
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Maroli Indian Restaurant has been a recognized name among the Indian Restaurants industry for over 7 years. Maroli Indian Restaurant caters to big as well as small events in Toronto, from corporate to small and medium size offices to at-home get togethers . We offer catering, dine-in, takeout and delivery in downtown Toronto.
There is ample street parking, as well as a parking facility behind the restaurant.
Bloor and Bathrust
Private Party Contact:
Naveen: (647) 897-5821
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
630 Maroli Indian Kerala Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Food was great, but took a long long time to arrive at the table (almost an hour). Thats a big disadvantage especially when u have kids in groups who cannot wait for that long. The owner was very knowledgeable and open about gluten free options that were available and guided us to choose from the menu
This is another example of the serendipity of OpenTable. I might well not have found this restaurant without it. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I am not very knowledgeable about this style of cooking but I liked the food and would put it in the "comfort food well prepared and plentiful" category. This is likely to be a regular Annex neighbourhood haunt.
Service is extremely bad and food is very bland (after telling the server to make it spicy). We had to return it back to make it spicier .it was Thursday evening and Resturant was not busy at all. Order was messed up , we ordered takeout as well and had to wait over 45 min after we finished our dinner to get our takeout . I was entertaining my friends and it was very embarrassing
Five of us ate well and the bill came to $53 not including tip; it was great value. The palak paneer was delicious and the others enjoyed the curry lentils althugh I wasn't a big fan. The restaurant only had one option for desserts but there's lots of good places within a couple blocks if you want dessert.
The dishes are quite unique as they are from south India. Meat dish we ordered, the Syrian beef was very tasty, but very little beef in it. It was mainly onions and spices and for what you pay for that, the overall value is low. Fish mollie was another dish that was unique, but the fish itself was in small quantities. We ended up spending over $90 for two and we were not quite satisfied. Service was really slow and inattentive, even though we were the only ones there. It seems like they were busy getting takeout orders ready for pickup! I think management needs to pay attention to the feedback. They do have a good opportunity to turn things around.
I had been to this restaurant on two previous occasions. I have tried different dishes on each visit. The menu is long enough to give you options, but not so long you are overwhelmed for choice. Once again I was very satisfied with my dinner. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to people who enjoy Indian food. This is from a specific region and offers different options than your standard butter chicken.
My initial concerns that all times were 'open' did reveal that there was plenty of open tables. Only one couple when we arrived but the food was excellent. The server was a little quiet and reserved but again the food more than pleases. Our party of 3 shared delicious samosas and entries.
We went for dinner during on a Thursday night as a party of 3. We took our own wine and paid corkage, I am unsure if this upset the waiter but we recieved poor service which was a shame because the food was really good. We ordered two servings of rice and only received the equivalent of one. The waiter also adviced us that the narn bread would not be big enough to share among the 3 of us and it was enormous. After we had finished our meal we sat and finished our wine, 15 minutes later our empty plates had not been cleared and there were only 2 other tables of people in the restuarant. Food was very good but the server was really rude and we do not know why!
If you've never tried Malabar cuisine from the southern Indian state of Kerala you have got to visit this restaurant. Completely authentic and the flavours will blow you away. Both the food and owner were outstanding! We could not have had a better dining experience...
I am basically from Kerala, and I know what Kerala food tastes like. The Food at Maroli doesn't taste authentic Malayalaee food. We had Parota - which was hard and not tasted like Kerala Parota. The Malabar chicken also lacked the authentic Kerala touch. Same issue with Biriyani as well.
I wouldn't recommend this place as a authentic Kerala place - but casual diners who want's generic Indian taste may find this place descent.
The food is great!
However, the atmosphere is loud and distracting. Children screaming - adults shouting instead of talking - in order to hear one another one would assume. At one point a dust buster was used to clean up some food on the floor, contributing a high pitched whine to the noise level.The room is too small (cramped) for the amount of people served - the acoustics are bad, hence it gets very loud. (Perhaps table cloths would help absorb some of the sound). We left as soon as we were finished eating to get away from the din.
I would recommend take out from Maroli, or dine on a night it's not so busy (if we could find out when that would be).
Let me repeat, the food is great!
While the food was good and probably on my top 3 for Indian cuisine, I probably wouldn't come back to 630 Maroli Indian Kerala Restaurant. The service was extremely slow right from the start. Our server rang in a take-out order before us even though we arrived first and were trying to catch her attention for a few minutes prior to the take-out people showing up. The chilled glass was a nice touch for my beer except there were a few spots of mould on the glass (not sure how?) and we had to ask the server several times to fill our water glasses. The food was very good although not spicy enough but that's not enough to get me to return. Poor service for the price I paid..
Started the evening off just right with terrific service from the waiter for a hot and tired crowd on a Friday night. Ended the night being thrilled with the complex flavours, aromas and colour of the dishes they delivered from the menu. Attentive to patrons in filling up our drinking glasses and no pressure to order more. We stayed and enjoyed the company we had without being pressured to get moving. Kind service and good food goes a long way on a Friday night, told everybody at the family picnic on Sunday to head there.
The food was excellent, all the dishes were well seasoned. Portions are a bit small but fresh. We had the stuffed pomfret, malabar chicken, chicken biryani, mussels fry, appams, roti and vegetable curry (5 people). Everything was delicious but the roti was too thick and the biryani could have used more chicken and less oil. Refreshing to find an Indian restaurant that specializes in Keralite food.
The restaurant was nice, clean, small space, but they make the best of it. Our table was not ready, we had to wait for about15 mins. while standing, for it to be cleared and cleaned. Also due to them only having 2 servers, the service was very slow! On a more positive note...The food was AMAZING! The pakoras, and samosas were out of this world! The sauce that came with them was sweet, yet spicy, paired perfectly! The naan was nice and soft, hot. Everything served was amazing! Will definetly eat there again.
We made reservations for New Year's Eve for 6:00 pm. Our greeting was indifferent. The food was interesting and favourful. One dish that we ordered was listed as having almonds. No almonds to be found, but still good. Would go again. As a result of eating here, googled Kerala India to find out where it is.
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