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The Best Butter Chicken in Toronto

The best butter chicken in Toronto is Indian comfort food worth craving all day long. This rich chicken dish has origins in Delhi's now famous Moti Mahal restaurant, but the signature creamy tomato sauce has become a compulsory order with rice or fresh naan worldwide.

Here is the best butter chicken in Toronto.


Banjara
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Banjara

Walk just west of Christie Pits Park and catch the delicious scents of Indian cooking wafting through the air. Banjara has been serving its venerable butter chicken for 15 years. Their chicken tikka is marinated and baked in the tandoor before being simmered in their creamy tomato sauce.

Little India
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Little India

There are over 130 items on the menu at this Queen West institution, but as usual, butter chicken retains reigning status. Boneless tender chicken is simmered with a slew of spices like cardamom and roasted cumin, plus cream and honey, for mouthfuls of flavour.


Pukka
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Pukka

Pair your Indian feasts with weekly wine features at this St. Clair West establishment. Wine enthusiasts can match their butter chicken, drowning in tomato-infused butter sauce and fenugreek, with a bottle of red or white selected by the house to go well with your dish.

Saffron Spice Kitchen
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Saffron Spice Kitchen

One of the bestsellers from this Sri Lankan and Indian restaurant on Queen West is their buttter chicken kothu roti. Served with chopped and spiced Sri Lankan kothu roti, the dish is mixed with creamy butter chicken, sauteed veggies and eggs. 


Spice 505
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Spice 505

Head to the Danforth for butter chicken from this Indian and Nepalese establishment. Chicken tikka made in their clay tandoor oven is cooked in butter, cream and tomato sauce with fenugreek. Get it with any of their carb options, from naan to paratha, or a whole bread basket.


Indilicious
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Indilicious

The Junction’s go-to for Indian serves dishes from regions across India. Butter chicken is cooked from scratch with big chunks of boneless chicken, marinated in yogurt with garam masala and creamy tomato sauce.

Tich Indian
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Tich Indian

This relaxed, contemporary restaurant on Lakeshore West is a popular Etobicoke spot for the popular chicken dish. Their boneless chicken is simmered in rich makhani sauce (butter chicken is also known as murgh makhani) and makes for the perfect opportunity to order a side of their garlic naan.


Lageez
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Lageez

Tucked away in a Scarborough strip mall, this Northern Indian restaurant on Pharmacy is serving up some delicious butter chicken. Forget canned tomatoes: Lageez's bowl of creamy chicken sauce uses chicken breast and fresh tomatoes for every serving.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim of Banjara. Additional Photo by Saffron Spice Kitchen.


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