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1850 Albion Rd. #13, Etobicoke, ON

416 798-4449



Our food is made on premise, from scratch, we know every ingredient, based on ancient family recipies.


Our vegetables are fresh daily.

We use Halal meat only.

We use Canola Oil only.


Our spices are full flavored but medium, unless you request otherwise.


Some dishes may contain dairy, nuts, wheat and/or sugar. The chef is available to consult with you regarding food allergies.


Reservations are recommended, especially on the weekends.


Some dishes take as long as 45 minutes to prepare.


Ask your server

if you are in a hurry.



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Exotic Indian Cuisine Restaurant is

certified for wheelchair access.

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Your Hosts and Chefs

Dhaksha and Kishor Mistry
Daksha and Kishor Mistry


Dhaksha and Kishor Mistry are married with two children.


They came to Canada 22 years ago, from Surat, the capital city of Gujarat the westernmost province of India, south of Pakistan and the Kashmir.


Across the subcontinent they say "You can die in Banaras, but first, you must dine in Surat".


Gujarat is renowned for exquisite vegetarian cuisine, based on centuries of practice. Today, the Mistrys bring those traditional, ancient recipes to your table.


Their first restaurant was the reknowned vegetarian "Gujarat Durbar" on Gerrard St. in Toronto's "Gerrard India Bazaar" aka "Little India".


Daksha and Kishor Mistry

In 2000 the Mistry's relocated to 1850 Albion Rd. renamed their restaurant "Exotic Indian Cuisine" and added Punjabi meat dishes to their menu.


More recently they have expanded their restaurant to manufacture Indian food for the wholesale market such as grocery stores.


They make 12 flavours of "Exotic Indian Ice Cream". And, they can make hundreds of samosas at a time, veg or not, in three sizes.



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1850 Albion Rd, northwest of Highway 27


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What ever happened to Gujurat Durbar?

One of India Town's great mysteries gets solved -- it moved to Etobicoke and changed its name, although the vegetarian Indian fare that made its reputation remains the same. Herbivores beware -- this new version serves meat".


A truly alternative gastronomy

would feel no need to present this teddy bears’ bicnic of make-believe burger and pressed-soya poultry.   Such a gastronomy does exist:  at Gujarat Durbar on Gerrard St. No one else in Toronto was cooking the fleshless classical dishes and traditional street food of Gujarat, near the Indo-Pakistan border. By rights, such subtle, simple cooking should fill this little-known restaurant every night.

"The Mistrys immigrated to Toronto in the 1980s from Gujarat,

the westernmost region of India, and the food they offer is typical of what folks eat back home. It is spicy and more refined than much of the Indian food I am used to, prepared with plenty of garlic, no animal fat and a lot of care."


I've had my share of buffets. The difference at Exotic Indian Cuisine is that

each dish is carefully spiced, so that the flavours are distinct.

There's no place near Pearson Airport that compares to this quality ... and there's lots of parking.


. . . probably the best Indian food I've had . . .

Great cuisine, reasonable prices, large portions.

My friend said that she would definitely drive 15 to 20 minutes out of her way to go to a restaurant this quality.


Exotic Indian Cuisine offers friendly, relaxed casual dining experience. . .

the only Gujarati restaurant in Toronto and are equipped with an authentic Tandoor (Clay Oven) for a truly exotic taste. Popular dishes include their mouth watering Butter Chicken, Sizzlers and Vegetarian dishes.


Exotic Indian Cuisine offers a wide selection of truly exotic Indian dishes.

Most Indian restaurants specialize in a region or style of food, such as Hindu vegetarian or Punjabi meat . Exotic Indian Cuisine serves it all. There is food for every taste and nothing is too spicey, except by request.'


I frequently dine in little India but the food at Exotic Indian Cuisine is the best I have had.

They have an excellent lunch buffet with an awesome selection of dishes. And, their dinner menu is the most diverse I have seen, from the western state of Gujarat through the whole of Punjab.


This unassuming restaurant that is located in an industrial area in North York is a local favorite.

Specialties include a stewed tomato dish with green pea and potatoes cubed lamb leg swimming in thick yogurt and cumin-curry sauce. House-made rose-flavored ice cream is for dessert.