Having been a Lahore Tikka devotee and a Motimahal fan, I have to say I've found my new favourite Indian restaurant in the Gerrard Bazzar. It's a hole in the wall. It's a mom and pop place. It's got no character, and no ambiance, but we're talking the Gerrard Bazzar.
What it does have it the best chicken tikka I've ever had, and darned excellent food -- kind of like stumbling into an Indian friend's mother's kitchen.
Don't go there on a date.
Don't go there is you want to drink.
Don't go there if you think it's a night out.
But do go there for great, and pretty darned inexpensive food.
We discovered this place (it's actually north of Gerrard, on Ashdale) during the summer, when the tandoor was sitting outside on the patio. We've had the butter chicken (excellent), the chicken tikka (terrific as I mentioned earlier), wonderful chana masala, great dal, the onion naan is great. Chicken biriyani may not suit everyone's taste -- the chicken is dark meat, and has bone in it, but I love it.
Best two parts -- no Dehli belly afterwards, and you're out of there for four people for about $40.00.
Check it out.
1422 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L1Z6, CA