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The Best Butter Chicken in Toronto

The best butter chicken in Toronto is rich, creamy and lightly spicy. The Indian comfort food is well-known for its gleefully bright orange sauce that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Whether you eat in or do take out, this dish is best enjoyed on rice, in a roti or scooped up with some fresh naan.

Here is the best butter chicken in Toronto.



Banjara
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Banjara

The scent of Indian spices and delicious butter chicken wafts through the air near Christie Pits at dinnertime and practically draws customers into Banjara. Naan bread and big pitchers of beer are the go-to accompaniments for some of the most perfect butter chicken in Toronto.

Lahore Tikka House
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Lahore Tikka House

This gigantic Pakistani restaurant in Little India has been operating for decades. Here, waitstaff float about the space serving complimentary barbecued chilis on long spears. The butter chicken is excellent with naan baked fresh to order in one of Lahore Tikka House's tandoors.


The Host
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The Host

This mainstay with multiple locations around the GTA has been serving traditional butter chicken for years. Go to the Prince Arthur location near Yorkville for the best of their renditions.


Mother India
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Mother India

This Parkdale staple is perhaps best known for its roti, one of which comes packed with sublime butter chicken that bursts out of its roti packaging. You have heat level options so you can enjoy your chicken mild or explosively spicy.


Pukka
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Pukka

This St. Clair destination wants you to enjoy your butter chicken in a refined environment, with an appropriately classy wine list to accompany it. This place is elevated enough for a night out but still casual enough to bring the family to share butter chicken that appeals to all ages and taste levels.

Butter Chicken Factory
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Butter Chicken Factory

As you might expect, the name says it all; this Cabbagetown favourite pumps out some of the city's best butter chicken. They make their curry using a special korma paste with a unique recipe, which gives this butter chicken its reputable flavour.



Suski Biryani House
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Suski Biryani House

For decades, this Yonge and Bloor take-out joint has been serving some of Toronto's cheapest butter chicken for quick lunches and dinner.

Curry Twist
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Curry Twist

This Junction restaurant has long been a Toronto favourite for Northern Indian cuisine and their butter chicken continues to be a popular order. Morsels of chicken soak up the rich, almost alchemical sauce here.


Tich Indian
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Tich Indian

This innovative Indian restaurant in South Etobicoke was once featured on You Gotta Eat Here! Its butter chicken comes simmered in makhani gravy and it appears on special set menus, making it a reasonably priced feast.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns

The Best Butter Chicken in Toronto


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