The Best Indian Buffet in Toronto
The best Indian buffets in Toronto are veritable cornucopias of sustenance, with enough saucy, spicy, fragrant bites to satisfy the fiercest of hungers.
All-you-can-eat feasts, these buffets let you choose your own adventure, as you sample delectable dishes representing one of the world's most varied cuisines.
Here are the best Indian buffets in Toronto.
An Entertainment District star, this spot oozes elegance and expertise. Join the lunch crowd, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week, and discover a wealth of dishes designed to delight. Find tandoor specialties, meat, seafood and vegetarian curries, assorted naan, rice dishes, and chutneys, ranging from mild to buyer-beware extra hot.
Billed as the world's number one Indian vegetarian restaurant chain, this place offers up a lunch buffet that's positively jam-packed with colourful South Indian curries, rich stews, warm dosas, pooris, chutneys, and more. Available Friday to Sunday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the chain's Scarborough location.
A family spot centred on vegetarian South Indian cuisine, this restaurant serves up home-style comfort food on Ebenezer Road, in Brampton, and Scarborough's Markham Road. At the weekend lunch buffet, available in Scarborough only, diners devour assorted rice dishes, dosas, oothapam, pooris, and idlis served with sambar, chutney, signature spicy sauce, and more.
Dedication to Chettinad cuisine is what makes this spot stand out. That, and the assortment of deeply flavourful, skillfully spiced dishes found at each of the chain's three GTA locations, in Scarborough, Brampton and Mississauga. Pop by for weekend brunch, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and for $17.99 savour a medley of lures, from uttapam and chili fish to palak paneer, mutton masala, and syrupy sweet gulab jamun.
Find yourself on Kennedy Road, in Scarborough, and you'll want to pop in here for a Kerala-style feast. Indulge in assorted dishes from the midday buffet, including starters, mains, and even dessert. Any way you pile it — with pakoras and pulao, fish curry and daal, or chicken varutharachathu and kappa biryani — your plate is guaranteed to deliver all the flavour, fragrance and subtle spice you crave.
Offering approximately 173 ways to dress your plate (I made that up, but you get the point), this restaurant's lunch buffet serves up value along with oodles of options to excite your palate. Available seven days a week, at both the Elm Street and Highway 7 East locations, the lunch buffet includes soup and salad bar, hot entrees, regional specialties, fresh breads, condiments and desserts.
Nestled in the heart of Little India, this place brings the art of Indian cuisine to each and every plate. With lunch and dinner buffets offered seven days a week, you can sample an array of dishes, including vegetarian and meat-based gems. Linger over samosas and veggie pakoras, hariyali palak kebabs, shorba, mulligatawny soup and warm naan.
This Jarvis Street spot serves up lunch and dinner buffets on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively. At each, you can meet your hunger with a range of hot and cold, sweet and savoury items, including street-food faves, curries, grilled items, and more. Among the mix, find several vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Fareen Karim at Saravanna Bhavan
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