About UsWho We are

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Indian Desire is a new Restaurant located in downtown Toronto offering artistic takes on traditional Indian Dishes. We proudly use local produce where possible to ensure optimum freshness and seasonality. Both a la carte and tasting menus are available so no matter the occasion there is something at Indian Desire for everyone to enjoy. Families are welcome, we have designed a creative menu for your little ones. We do our best to accommodate all dietary requests. You can pair your food order with our delicious cocktails, or an assortment of wines, beers, and spirts.

ABOUT CHEF

Our head chef has over 20 years of professional experience in Indian culinary. His passion for food took him to different states of India and abroad His food art can be seen on every item you order. He has been trained by master chef Sanjeev Kapoor and chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, the best and one of the most renowned chefs in India. He has helped in many restaurants pre-opening and operations around India and Canada.

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Testimonialswhat people say about us

Erika Doner
Erika Doner
October 16, 2020.
This spot is an absolute gem! Everything is beautifully and subtly flavoured. There is also a wide choice of very excellent vegetarian options. We really appreciate your restaurant! So good! Mmm!
Amelie Raedler
Amelie Raedler
October 8, 2020.
My friends and I have been here many times and will keep going back- everything we have ordered has been so delicious!
Omar Al Yasine
Omar Al Yasine
October 7, 2020.
Surprised by the quality of the food and service. Keep it up.
Sarah Sharma
Sarah Sharma
October 4, 2020.
Incredible food! Had the most amazing takeout this eve. We'll be back again and again.
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
October 4, 2020.
This is an instant favourite. I was standing outside reading the menu and the hostess came outside to welcome me and offer me a menu. From the moment I stepped inside I felt welcome. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous inside and that doesn’t even begin to describe how amazing the food is. I ordered the Hyderabadi Dal Kati And butter roti and let me tell you how it blew my mind. I’ve never had food this delicious before. I am not exaggerating. The flavours were exactly on point. I will definitely be making this my go-to spot for take out in the future. 5/5 would visit again.
Maureen Coyle
Maureen Coyle
October 2, 2020.
Some friends and I tried this restaurant last night, after first discussing it about two weeks ago. My friends had said they'd tried it because Indian Desire is not far from where they live, and they were curious -- especially as the place had opened during the COVID lockdown, and now that things are a little looser, the restaurant, like a lot of places in these difficult times, doesn't appear to have many customers. On the menu are a number of dishes I did not recognize that had caught our attention. So when we ordered last night, I had a great conversation with one of the staff, who took the time to tell us about each of the dishes we had shortlisted from the takeout menu. He was knowledgeable and very willing to share recommendations. The dishes on offer come from various parts of India, and some are novel creations by the chef. One dish we had asked about, our expert told us, with a burst of enthusiasm "Oh, that one is just yummy!" With a recommendation like that, we ordered it. We ended up with Laal Maas, a Rajastani lamb dish cooked in a delightfully complex curry sauce with a seductive smoky flavour; Kadai Chicken Lazzatdar, tender chicken in a corriander chilli sauce -- the chilli peppers are removed after cooking, so the dish is a more playful use of spicing, and not scorching at all; we had Bhoona Lasson Ka Baigan Bhartha, a mash of eggplant, garlic and green pea that teased the senses, and Mewa Mawa Kofta -- pillowy chunks of paneer in a light curry sauce -- this is paneer like I have never experienced it, and I make my own paneer. With rice and naan, it was a feast! The meal was fabulous -- which is why I am writing this. My friends and I are all stalwart fans of Indian food, but this was a culinary adventure where familiar flavours took subtle new turns that had us thinking and talking about the food we were eating, which is, I think you'll admit, a pretty rare phenomenon. I cannot recommend Indian Desire enough. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to try some of their dishes, and I sincerely wish them well in their business venture. I want everybody to go try this place. We desperately need a new favourite restaurant in this neighbourhood, and for me, this is it. And, for the record, the Kadai Chicken Lazzatdar was indeed yummy. There is simply no other word for it.
Ernie Lightman
Ernie Lightman
October 2, 2020.
This food is absolutely delicious!! The menu is different than your standard Indian restaurant, and the staff are happy to explain and make suggestions. i am a long long-time fan of Indian food, and this is among the best and most interesting I have experienced in Toronto. we did takeaway but the restaurant is clean, airy and fresh-looking. Highly recommended!!
B M
B M
October 1, 2020.
Bhumika Mehta
Bhumika Mehta
September 29, 2020.
I can’t wait to visit the place again♥️ We had an amazing time. The food was excellent and so was the service...
Jordan Canning
Jordan Canning
September 29, 2020.
Hands down the BEST Indian food I've ever had! Such unique dishes, big portions and really amazing flavours. Try the Dal Aravali and learn what true joy tastes like.