I've had some pretty miserable offerings in Kanata: dinner buffets at Bombay Masala and Haveli that looked like they'd been held over since lunch. Similar to my experience of too many Indian-American restaurants, they appear to be doing the same dull, limited handful of Moghul dishes, almost certainly done batch-style with little love.
Are there any extraordinary Indian restaurants in Greater Ottawa? I see from the Xpress poll that East India Company, Ceylonta (which I guess is Sri Lankan and South Indian, interesting), and Coconut Lagoon are well regarded. Do these merit the praise? Are there any regional specialists, like Bengali? Is anyone doing anything particularly creative or high-end?