Utsav

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Utsav is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning festival. An integral part of Indian culture, Indian festivals are innumerable and equally varied in origin from the Himalayan foothills to the Peninsula's tip and food plays a very prominent part of the festive events.

Each dish has its own distinctive flavor and aroma, thanks to the fresh spices that are prepared everyday for each individual dish. The blending and preparation of fresh spices is a centuries old exacting craft, which is indispensable to Indian cuisines.
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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with quality food and good service at a fair price. Would definitely go there again and would recommend.

AK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Miss the white table clothes :)

MH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian in the area - love it !

AM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and a neighborhood delight! We get to Toronto once a year and this restaurant is a must for us!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in. The atmosphere was perfect for a casual dinner conversation. Service was prompt, polite and professional. Portions were well sized. The food was well prepared, presented nicely, and tasted great. Price was reasonable compared to most places in the neighbourhood. I definitely recommend.

KE
Munich
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been there quite a few times already and are loving it. The food is delicious and the service is great as well.
Been there two days ago and already looking forward to the next time!

MH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous indian food, service and well priced! Would definitely recommend.

CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely bright space perfect for my time with my girlfriend. The food was nicely spiced and delicious . The tomato salad was not as fresh as I hoped. The Salmon Tikka a little dry but flavourful. SErvice was very charming and warm . I would definitely return. Thankyou

LT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great dining experience! Delicious food, and the staff go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay.

RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at a good price. Service is very efficient and courteous.

l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Well, it is interesting that you ask as you first sent a mail that we had not shown up for our reservation; we had.

The food was delicious, particularly the Kulcha Paratha and the other breads we ordered. I had the Boa Shrimp, which included very large shrimp and a spicy sauce. Someone had the milder Shrimp dish; I think it was Bhayani. The ladies enjoyed the large Cappucino

One in our group had selected Utsav because it was near to the theater where we had tickets and there was a 15% discount available if you showed your theater tickets.

Initially, the restaurant did not acknowledge the discount was 'in effect', but the Manager was kind enough to make good.


Good dinner !

DG
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service- even after looking at and calling the server with your hand they wouldn't move in your direction, they would wait till their whim to come over for placing the order.
Food itself was average, the vegetarian biryani is more like boiled rice mixed with raw vegetables and not upto the mark - recommend you stay away from that.
The seating arrangements are very cramped so when getting up from your table you will likely nudge someone else's chair or table.
I heard another table ask for a dessert menu and the server simply stared at them for a second and arrogangly rattled off the dessert specials. The couple couldn't understand what was what and decided to skip and call for the cheque.
There are much better places like Butter Chicken Factory where the food and experience is more worthy of your time.

I
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Indian food and service. Subtle and complex flavors. Each dish, including the Goan fish curry had the right amount of spicy heat. The butter chicken had layers of flavor. Basmati rice was aromatic and flavorful and we were surprised that saffron rice came with one of the dishes. Unique clear tomato broth. The experienced owner was familiar with the chef at one of our favorite Indian restaurants in San Francisco.

AJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Indian restaurants in Toronto, great value curry lunch deal, try the fish curry spicy, its delicious.

BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My favourite Indian food restaurant in Toronto. Great lunch deal and always delicious.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

I loved the food at the restaurant however i couldn’t finish it so we asked them to pack it to go, i ordered chicken stew but the next day i realized they packed someone else’s dish because its only tofu in the stew. So disappointed i wonder if they do this on purpose or not.

MP
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a pretty great dining experience. Made a reservation and was promptly seated and taken care of with a complementary soup sample and shot of wine. Service was good and a fairly quick. Food was amazing, some of the best Indian food I have had in my life. The table arrangement wasn't ideal but understandable given how small of a space they have to accommodate many patrons. Had to squeeze to get in because of how close the tables were together or pull the table out in order to access the benches lining the wall. Overall was a really good experience and would recommend as a dinner date for sure.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Looking for a spot near Yonge and Bloor. Decided to try Utsav

Very good evening

NP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and spice level was perfect. My group really enjoyed it and want to go back.

N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, consistently good quality food and service. Never disappointed when eating there, be it in small or larger groups.

AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food is not authentic Indian. I believe the flavour palate has been tweaked to cater to the western taste bud, so i found the curries under-spiced and under-seasoned per 'Indian' standards.

BJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality Indian food, good service & staff very accommodating always enjoy this place!

JM
Toronto
72 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good as always and service is friendly and efficient

L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious fresh food and warm, friendly, efficient service. Relaxed atmosphere, easy to have a conversation.

p
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Indian food in a lovely intimate location. We will definitely be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Great meal

JM
Toronto
72 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit and both the food and the service was very good.

A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The most delicious, authentic meal we’ve had in a long time . 10/10

EM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great specials for two, and a nice cozy spot for dinner

GS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable
Will be returning
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LD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job. The team at Utsav are awesome and always deliver first class service.

JO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is smaller than a lot of india restaurants but the food was very good. They offer a feast for 2 people that was great value. It's a small place and i would recommend a reservation.

s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was fresh and hot. Spicing was individual and not mass market sauce at numerous other Indian restos. Best Baingan bharta I have had in Toronto and Chicken biryani was excellent - light and flavourful. Vindaloo also good but could be hotter.

FF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Utsav never fails to provide us with a cozy atmosphere, good food and fast service when dining during our work lunch hour. Very pleasant and polite staff!

ES
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; good value; prompt service ;airy and light filled room

JG
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We keep coming back for the butter chicken and onion Bhajia. Always great.

JK
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, quick service and friendly staff. Had a team lunch, portions were great.

OS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere, and they accomodated our group of 8 well. :) Staff were nice too.

OT
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Really happy to see nothing has changed from the last time I ate here in 2017.

HE
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was excellent as well. The Sag Paneer, my companion's "go to"
was great. My lamb was tender and the sauce was very tasty. On our list of Toronto fav's on our return from the "States".

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