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Madras Masala

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796 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G1L7, Canada
647 342 IDLY(4359)
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Indian population in major North American cities have now reached such a level that new restaurants are opening up which offer people the chance to experience cuisines from different regions of India and not just the 'tikka masala' , 'naan', 'biryani' and other north Indian stuff that usually goes by the name of 'Indian food' in the west. Madras... More 

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United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Decent food that taste good served in generous portions. We ordered Mushrooms with green peas,kottu roti and chicken along with nice bread. The breads were my favourite. Service is adequate but not great. Will visit again

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Beersheba, Israel
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent, authentic south indian food. Masala dosa is amazing. Channa batura was great. The real deal.

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Thank Oren W
Pickering, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Really tasty dosas. Reminded me of Madras Hotel in Cannaught Place, New Delhi! Authentic South Indian taste! Will recommed!

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Thank Chetan G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This restaurant specializes in dosas - large roti-like wraps with your chosen filling (e.g., potatoes) cooked into the wrap. It is served with a variety of dips, each with its own appeal. Of course, they have some of the usual Indian dishes such as biryani rice but the dosa is definitely worth trying. Service is prompt and helpful. Food is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Visited this place with friends recently. Made a reservation for the patio seating and when we arrive 5 minutes before the reserved time, the patio was filled up. Had to wait another 10-15 mins before they hurriedly got a patio area on the other side ready. But when we sat there were 2 different tables placed together one is square... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Delicious, authentic dosa. However, the place is so small and the building not well maintained, that it's not a place in which you want to linger.

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Thank travelady042
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Very good service from the staff not knowing what to order he took time to explain the food suggesting dosas. We looked at the food the couple next to us had and said we will have what they are having.Had never had dosas before,MmmmMmmm yummy. The food was wonderful.The spices were perfect.Sauces delicious Will definitely go back.

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Toronto, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you would like an authentic taste of India in the Toronto core, you can't get much better than here. The dosa are really good. I had the house dosa with lentil curry that came with a coconut chutney. Pretty much perfect. My friend had a different kind of dosa that came with sambar. Perfect. The service, however, was the... More 

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Thank Alex C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

As all the other reviews have mentioned this place makes good dosas. I am from Madras and have grown up eating dosas at restaurants in India. To me, a good dosa experience is when the dosa taste good and when the dosa has the right crispiness in it. Madras Masala delivered on both fronts. We really enjoyed our food. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 17
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G1L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 647 342 IDLY(4359)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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