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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (36 reviews)
“naan” (17 reviews)
“lamb vindaloo” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Grill, Healthy, Seafood, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence
1. Awesome Indian Food & Service!
"We had a NYE dinner at Dhaba and our server Jaspreet "
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2. Not Your Average Indian Bistro
"I went on a Thursday evening with my spouse and really enjoyed"
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3. Excellent Indian Food
"If you are in Toronto, don't pass by this gem!"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there for a Sunday buffet and it was pleasant enough, quiet and we were pleasantly received and looked after. We had made a reservation by phone and on checking three days before had to make another as they had no record. Again they...More

Thank DaveLon
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I went on a Thursday evening with my spouse and really enjoyed our meal. We really enjoy Indian food, but wanted to try different flavours than the usual butter chicken, and the same combo menus found in so many Indian restaurants. We had a new...More

Thank 15ziggy2004
JJFSToronto, Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear Ziggy family, Team Dhaba Indian restaurant in downtown Toronto, likes to take the opportunity and thank you for really enjoying your one of the best Indian food with us. Yes, the tender rack of lamb chop is one of the best we sell here...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very delicious, people gonna loving it, and the staff is very quite,friendly. i prefer to all of my friends to go DHABA for indian food.

Thank Happy S
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We were there for lunch. Found this place on Trip advisor.. This place needs updating badly. And the buffet was disappointing needed more meet courses for example. But very good naan bread.More

3  Thank Guðný Ú
JJFSToronto, General Manager at 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Patron, Thank you for sharing your sentiments. We are bit confused to see how you feel. Not sure if you realized that we offer 18-20 healthy gourmet fresh salads made in house every day that does include shrimps, fish, chicken salads plus rest are...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We mentioned the chef PJ was on vacation and the waiter brought us a few extra freebees. I ordered butter chicken the first evening we went and my wife got tandoori chicken. Bothe were very good. Waiter brought us something I didn't know what it...More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We enjoyed our meals at Dhaba very much. Servers were very attentive and all our meals were very very good. My chicken masala had more vegetables than usual and they were tender-crisp not overcooked. The atmosphere is cozy. Our window overlooked King St and the...More

Thank PatBoe
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing much to say about the restaurant.... the food was really good. The service very fast and kind... location seemed a little dated but again.. the food was really good. Suggested expecially for a vegetarian like me.

Thank Gabriele B
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Not cheap Minimum delivery 35 CAD (+tax). Butter Chicken - bowl of "butter chicken sauce" with 3 small pieces of overcooked chicken breast. Rice - they sent me the wrong order. Lamp Chop appetizer - OK. Chati Samosa - awful.

2  Thank AviD42
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Local indian restaurant woth pretty much only indians there. When we entered there was so much aromatic smells and spices in the air. It was lovely and very pleasant. You can see the whole king street from the restaurant which is nice and active. Very...More

1  Thank joaniemetivier
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We went to canada during Christmas holidays and got to know about this restaurant. As we are Punjabi, we love food. We tried many dishes and honestly we love their food and interior was good. We will definitely come this place on our next visit...More

Thank janeet k
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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Soft P
2 February 2018|
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Response from JJFSToronto | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do.
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$23
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Street Parking, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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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.
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