Bindia Indian Bistro

4.5
73 reviews
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Our bistro brings a nouveau approach to Indian cuisine – focusing on fresh quality ingredients without compromising the sumptuous flavors that are the essence of Indian food. At Bindia, we serve incredible Indian dishes within a modern restaurant design that pays homage to India’s rich cultural history, but is definitely focused on the future.



From Coconut Calamari and Tandoori Jumbo Prawns to Lamb Tikka and Butter Chicken, come experience a whole new world of tasty combinations. We also have many delicious vegetarian selections, and amazing house-made desserts.



Want to dine in? We’re conveniently located across from the St. Lawrence Market, just south of Front Street in downtown Toronto. Our beautiful decor provides the perfect setting for a relaxed night out with friends or family.
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Each dish was tasteful and authentic. Especially enjoyed the Tandoori Salmon (fresh and flavourful) and the Lamb Vindaloo. Waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. Thumbs up, will definitely go back.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

ordinary indian food with mostly unattentive service

y
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been meaning to eat here for quite a while and finally got the opportunity to take a visiting friend and others recently. I should have gone sooner. Excellent food, presentation and friendly, efficient staff. Enjoyed a memorable evening on the patio with food, cocktails and friends.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, great good, thank you! We will definitely go back when we return to Toronto.

CB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great food, although just one issue among the 6 meals eaten. The curry chicken, while delicious, was mostly a bowl of sauce and chicken, vs., chicken and sauce.

g
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favourite Indian restaurant. We even have our menu favourites.

JD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem of a restaurant in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood. If you want the best Indian food in the city, look no further. Eat in or take out, this is a regular choice for us.

MP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Top notch in a lovely part of town.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and cute patio

l
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I went with 3 friends. Two of us cook Indian food regularly. Bindia lacked spice on everything. We paid $23 for Summerlicious lunch. Bindia is next to a larger farmer market (which we go to regularly) and our lunch would have cost them about .25 cents for appetizer, about $2.00 for the main and .25 cents for dessert (a single tim bit size donut with 1/4 cup of sugar syrup, no Indian flavor to it). We felt robbed.

S
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was a great Indian food experience. Everything was excellent

NB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chicken curry (spicy) is an absolute must. My mouth is watering as I write this review. This was my third visit and won't be my last. Along with the food, the service is excellent!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and quality. We shared a variety of dishes and none of us were disappointed. Caters to those who like spicy as well as not so spicy. Will definitely be back.

G
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious authentic flavours and warm, friendly service- we look forward to our return!

CD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was slow; there were only 2 servers for the whole restaurant, and one doubled as hostess. But the food was very good; great place for a business lunch.

c
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great in every single aspect!
Lovely place in a beautiful location. I will return for sure.

RN
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great flavor, not too much oil. Well done. Try the rasmalai if you have never had good Indian desert.

KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

The service was good except for when we entered, we were just greeted with a smile and made to wait for approximately 7-10 minutes despite making a booking and without being informed whether the table is being arranged or any kind of conversation. The food was below average. It could be because we live in England and we have amazing Indian restaurants especially in Central London and we had the same level of expectation for a restaurant in downtown Toronto. Neither the decor, nor the food justifies the prices. The staff was friendly and very polite but that's not the sole purpose of dining out. Unfortunately, I wouldn't visit this place again and nor would I recommend it to anyone as there was nothing appealing about it.

JK
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Spices well balanced. Large portions. wonderful Naan bread. Great service!
Especially nice ambience

L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Bermuda and walked up from our hotel to eat there. I had seen good reviews and thought we'd check it out. The food was beyond delicious and the lovely Isabel looked after us in a professional and friendly manner. She made our meal perfect. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, decor was understated and contemporary. Hope they have a wonderfully long run!

SI
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, decent service.
Nice decor away for the usual Bollywood type Indian restaurant.
More pricy than you local Indian restaurant but I guess you ay for the decor and ambiance

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Très bon restaurant , ne pas hésiter , le cadre est propre et le personnel serviable

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JA
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservations on Monday for dinner, walked for 20 plus minutes and the restaurant is closed. Very annoying.

M
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and great service. Location was easy to find, right next to Lawrence Market.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and incredibly fresh and the service is always great. The owners normally come to speak to the groups I bring in and that's always a treat.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a good time, food was nice but we had to rush with the order as it was closing time.

LM
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal here with friends, food really creative and authentic and cocktails, beer and wine menu excellent. Best of all was the service, no rush, we had the table all evening and had great catch-up with friends without pushy servers badgering all night long! Very impressed and would highly recommend!

KD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first visited Bindia's four years ago when they first opened, and knew then it was top-notch. It is an annual stop for us when we visit from Houston, Tx. If anything, Bindia's delicious food has become more refined over time. They deserve their #1 rating.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food.
Everything was delicious.
The place was well situated.
We had a great time everything was perfect.

SP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining room in a great location on the side street across from the St. Lawrence market. I had the best chicken tikka I've ever had. Service was very helpful and accommodating.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! We ordered the butter chicken, lamb, samosas and naans. All were great!

s
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great drink menu!!! food was good too - not too spicy

S
Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant seemed understaffed on a Sunday night. People were waiting quite awhile for tables with many open in the restaurant. Staff was friendly and food was good, table service was spotty.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Bad Service, overpriced.

N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My mother and went for a long chatty lunch. We were there approx. 2 hours and shared 4 different dishes. The staff was pleasant, helped with additional plates and didn't rush us. It was wonderful food and a great experience. I'll be back with my husband and friends.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was amazing!

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, great food & ambiance. Nice location. I'd definitely recommend it!!

MN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of use ordered two main courses and some side dishes. Both the main courses were tasty and we had ordered Naan and Roti repeatly to go with them.

R
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good India food but not outstanding. Nice location, outside by St. Lawrence Market.

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