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309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
+1 416-740-6622
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“tikka masala” (9 reviews)
“prawns” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am extremely disappointed and frustrated with this restaurant. I placed a take out order at 5:30pm for a 7:00pm pickup. when I arrived at 7:00pm, they were not ready and I was advised it will take another 15 minutes. After waiting 25 minutes I...More

Thank ankush54
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

After having not so good experience at Aroma Indian on the lights and tucked in the corner of this vibrant restaurant strip. We decided to check this one and believe me it did not disappoint us at all. We were bit hesitant in the beginning...More

3  Thank FRS T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tough thing is the food is actually really good, but the service is beyond terrible - from the late deliveries, to the forgotten orders. Also, it's pretty expensive for a single meal compared to other places in the city.More

Thank Tyler L
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this review

Dear Tyler, Thank you for sharing your sentiments. we are sorry to hear this, but please note that there are 3rd parties like Uber Eats, Foodora and Just Eat food ordering sites that has our restaurant listed on their site. Not sure which one you...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have been going there for quite some time. They have a good ambiance. The food is good. They have pretty good choices. Although you might feel that food is almost same every day. Restaurant is clean. Service is good. Good choice of wines and...More

Thank Balwinder S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

First visit to Dhaba and I was not disappointed! The food tasted great, I had the prawn appie (very nice flavours, big shrimp but a little small portion size) and the butter chicken. The butter chicken was loaded with flavour and when I was done...More

1  Thank frombeautifulBC
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were a walk in on a Saturday evening. Although the restaurant was full. Food was amazing here. Everything that we ordered was delicious. The service is great, and the food is very high quality, authentic and delicious. We ordered tandoori chicken and it's really...More

1  Thank Dharmesh D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

we once again took opportunity to visit Dahba for the lunch buffet,as we had Sunday afternoon theatre tickets. The salads are always fresh and very well presented, with great flavour and appropriate spice. Not too hot and yet enough spice to add to the flavour....More

1  Thank William T
Reviewed 4 March 2017

worse service, half cooked food even after several requests. management is horrible. went there with friends to hangout but big mistake.

Thank babbsukh
Reviewed 3 March 2017

After a show at TIFF, Jen and I decided to this small hidden Indian Gem on the 2nd floor at King west village area. Everything was exceptional from smell of the restaurant to ambience to food and service. Friendly servers with good knowledge of what...More

1  Thank rajneeshsharmak
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I have enjoyed the buffet plenty of times, they have removed some amazing dishes and not replaced it with something of the same caliber (tandoori fish) but I will still say that the food is great. They do say it's halal, but don't quote on...More

1  Thank Amir A
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
Does the restaurant have live Indian music?
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
are there vegetarian dishes? and what does the pre theater dinner package from Mirvish consist of?
14 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$15 - US$22
Indian, Contemporary, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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.