Varsha Indian Kitchen

4.2
92 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian

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VARSHA is a family owned and operated restaurant. The family is Indo Canadian and brings a unique perspective to Indian Food. A fusion of the two cultures brings their own twist on Indian cuisine. When you come to Varsha you experience the families take on food, but you also experience their family.
Varsha is food. Varsha is family.
Located in historic Chinatown on the corner of Gov't St. & Pandora St. in what was once, one of Victoria's earliest theatres.
What 92 people are saying
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3.9
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vipSeanM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server seemed disinterested and not attentive even though he was not busy

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the butter chicken and the fries. This might be my Indian food go-to place. Just only one thing that might be an improvement. The music was loud and I barely could hear my friends or the waitress.

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Karen
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great service and over the top food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Palak Paneer, Butter Chicken, and Garlic Naan. Everything was served piping hot, and was very very good. The server was attentive but not pushy at all and was very friendly. As is the norm right now with dining outside downtown, there was noise and it was a bit chilly but this is obviously nothing to do with the restaurant. We will definitely order again!

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Suze
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is always great at Varsha. Highly recommended.

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HazelD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere.
Would highly recommend, consistently good.
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Rosemarie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A great place to go for authentic Indian food and friendly service.

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vipLauroF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

it could gain with a more intimate environment or decoration, with dimmed lights, etc. Not to make it more romantic, but to make it more Indian.

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LDvictoria
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow at first, and overall pretty uneven. The food came out 5 minutes later for part of our party. Room was freezing.

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phoebetrix88
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but not great. Service a little slow but friendly

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Average food, good service. Wouldn’t really recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Bad service, took 50 minutes to get food and servers never checked on us for water or drinks once.

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DonA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My burger and salad were excellent. My wife's dish was a little spicier than she expected for butter chicken. The waitress was very good but overworked. She handled the whole restaurant on her own when she should have had more support. The wait for the food was longer than expected.

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TonyN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Varsha for a date night and shared the Chef's Platter. It was excellent, with three different curries, two types of Naan, and a mixed vegetable rice. Highly recommend this menu item, there was more than enough food for the two of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and value for your money. We had the Moms shared plate and it was enough for two.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good menu selections, excellent value. The food is always flavorful and hot!

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Alister
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy coming here, it's a great meal at a good price.
The staff have done well to ensure we can dine comfortably during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & service.😊

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GillesB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Indian food in a nice little restaurant, we appreciate

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Nick
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food took about an hour to arrive. Server was great. Food was average.

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LNHu
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with the family at Varsha. Ordered loads of food, everything was tasty and we had a good amount of leftovers for our work lunches the next day. The happy hour wine was great and went well with the food too. I would definitely recommend!

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

So disappointed. Five of us were unhappy with the quality of our meal, other than dessert which was enjoyed by all.

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PaulV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

3 of 6 dishes we ordered were not good at all. Avoid chicken tandoori (it is not even close to what tandoori should be like), the pakoras (they were burnt) and the broccoli (served like a huge head of broccoli that we had to ask for a serrated knife to make bite size).

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and ambience was fantastic. We really enjoyed the meal and will be going back soon. Service was excellent

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jf17
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. Fast service. Unique menu. We will return.

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Courtney
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizer Cauliflower 250 was so delicious. I cannot stand cauliflower, but I ate way more than my fair share! Would go back just for this dish. The Lamb Curry was my favourite! Wasn't a fan of the flavour of the butter chicken but the others at my table loved it. Rice was perfect and the sweet Mango Lassi was delicious. Would definitely return as it was a delicious and casual experience.

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Kate
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We really enjoyed the food but unfortunately would have liked a second beverage round at our table. The staff were friendly but perhaps short staffed? They seemed very busy. The portions were a bit smaller than I remember...

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Suze
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was rather slow coming out and a table that arrived after us got their food well before we did. But the staff was friendly and the food very good. Will definitely go back.

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Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great service.

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ZoeK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous downtown spot with great food! Staff are most friendly and helpful.

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vipGreat2dine
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had to wait 45 mins for our order. We specifically asked our server to bring us dishes as soon as they are ready in no particular order, but all our food arrived together. All of our dishes were cold when they were brought out. The broccoli was severely undercooked and served in an inconvenient size. The Malai Kofta gravy was sour/tangy (not what it should taste like) and the kofta balls were very hard and dry and hadn't absorbed the gravy at all. The Vegetable Pulao was decent and so was the Paneer Tikka but overall we didn't have a good experience.

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vipYumYum
Seattle
117 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. A little slow for server to show up but good service from then on. Annoying flies, food very good, too long between courses as kitchen seemed overwhelmed since a very busy Sunday evening. Worth a repeat visit, needs to be a little cleaner.

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JoeH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place with some great food and lovely staff.

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JulieC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My butter chicken was tasty but the lamb and beef curries the rest of my family had were not enjoyed. In fact my daughter didn’t finish hers. She said it was hot (spicy) which she’s OK with but there was no flavour. My husband agreed. I had been to Varsha a few years ago and found the food was better then. I was disappointed as we were there to celebrate a birthday and it was my choice of restaurant. Our server was good.

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PeterH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Worth a visit. Good food and friendly service. Walking distance in downtown Victoria. Butter chicken was awesome. Fish pakora mediocre.

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vipAT06
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, and the service was very good. It's casual, and a little noisy, but it's on a busy street. My only real issue is that they don't check OpenTable for reservations. It turned out we didn't need one, but if they had been full, our reservation was NOT on their radar.

GO. The food is amazing.

Varsha Indian Kitchen
Responded on July 19, 2019

Recently open table has changed the way they contact us when it comes to reservations, they used to phone us every time we received but now they don't they just send it to us via a app on a phone, we have asked multiple times to come up with a better solution but nothing has happened yet. You aren't the first one this has happened to. Glad you enjoyed your meal and our service and thank you for dining with us.

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vipfoodie
Hawaii
84 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The people in the front of the restaurant are professional and pleasant. However, the same can not be said about whatever goes on in the kitchen. One of the things that we ordered was Chili Chicken. This is fried chicken with a chili sauce, meaning that both items are separately made. My husband likes such stuff whereas I don't. I requested that the two items, prepared separately, could be served separately: fried chicken served separately alongside the chili sauce. That way I could also enjoy the fried chicken sans such sauce. Apparently I was not the first person to make this request, because the waitress immediately responded "No, they won't do it." I then asked if I misunderstood how this was prepared, separately or not. It was, in fact, prepared separately. So why wouldn't they give us the item separately? You tell me. This makes no sense.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fricken amazing! I may never be able to enjoy Indian food anywhere else. My bar is set very high now.

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TravisG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its the best Indian food in town! We go here all the time

FAQs

Varsha Indian Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Varsha Indian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 590-6252.

Varsha Indian Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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