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69 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
+1 416-961-8349
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a Saturday night with a reservation and the place was full so that was a good idea. We ordered three sets of the chef special chicken tikka masala and garlic naan, with a special naan stuffed with potatoes which was really really good. The sauce in the chicken was really tasty especially when dipped with the... More 

Thank Lucy C
Halifax, Canada
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad, just not good! Tried it out because of high ratings, food was all reheated, or at least tasted like it, not unusual in an Indian Restaurant where curries rely on slow simmer, maybe not turned over fast enough. Fair value, not busy, average at best. Tried staples lamb curry, butter chicken,naan, decent, would go back but not seek... More 

Thank OGO3782
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Utsav is a great place for lunch. It's cozy, very friendly and the food is spicy and flavourful. It does get busy around noon, so come either before or after 2. The food is just spicy enough to warm you up. I wish the salad that came with luch special would have had the dressing mixed in, not sprinkled on... More 

Thank Colourphill
Vienna, Virginia
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299 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Welcoming and friendly, Ustav is tucked in the bottom of a building in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood. There are just 10 tables but on a Wed night I was seated easily. Everything was hot and fresh- best garlic nan I've had and the lamb madrasi was tender and perfectly spiced. Vegetable Samosas lightly fried to golden brown. The price is... More 

Thank Spiegs1968
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As far as reasonably priced sit down restaurants with great food in yorkville go this is as good as it gets. Everything I've eaten here is delicious but the butter chicken and plain naan are my favourites.

Thank Chris H
Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very good , not quite warranting 5 stars. Rice not included. But dishes were quite tasty. Service can be slow even though it was not that busy. At least you won't be rushed out. Overall, recommended. You will like it.

Thank david20817
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We come here a couple of times per year when we are in the mood for a sit-down Indian meal. Despite being located right on Yorkville it feels a bit hidden away and we can usually get a table without reservations. The food is excellent. Note that they do not serve any beef dishes, but the alternatives (goat, chicken, seafood)... More 

Thank David R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is a solid go to when looking for Indian food in the Yorkville area. So flavourful and full of quality. The butter chicken and naan bed is my absolute favourite. A tiny little gem of a restaurant.

Thank TravelGirlTO
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The food was tasty and server attentive, but the space is small and menu a bit pricey for the quality.

Thank christine n
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191 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Average food, average service. Service needs to be improved; likewise food quality too. Reservation recommended. Location is not bad either.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-961-8349
Little Indian restaurant with home-made delicious food is a great find. Large portions of hearty food served at great prices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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