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4 stars 19 reviews

Golden India

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408 McArthur ave
Ottawa, ON  K1K 1G8

(613) 842-9153

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4 star rating
Most Horrible Food and Service
July 25, 2014

Where do we start?
Terrible attitude-especially by the lady who is really bad and rude.
Food is very bad, stale and smelly
They reheat the leftovers and serve again!
You cannot order food one by one, it got to be ordered upfront -single shot
The chef is unhygienic and unclean
The restaurant smells like toilet
By the way I am... more

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4 star rating
Best Indian food
March 03, 2014

We were at Golden India in February for my 24 year old daughter's birthday and it was our 3rd or 4th time in the past year. LOVE it! The food is fantastic - better than the 3 or 4 other Indian restaurants that I have tried in Ottawa. They do tone down the very hot and extremely hot dishes when... more

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4 star rating
Outstanding! And 20% off $60 worth of food for pick-up
September 08, 2013

Firstly, I put the title above for everyone to notice because I don't know how long they will keep this discount running. It's 20% discount for pickup orders over $60, so hurry before they seal the deal away for good. Secondly, WHO DOES THAT?! No other restaurant or Indian for that matter have even dared to commit an audacious move.... more

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4 star rating
Excellent food, buffet
August 25, 2013

I had lunch many, many times at that small place. Although, the restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, it's food is impeccable and always good. The service is excellent and friendly. The prices are very reasonables. I highly recommend this place.

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4 star rating
Average food in Strip Mall/Good Service
August 21, 2013

As a Christmas gift, we purchased a Groupon for a dinner for 4 ($45 for a meal valued at $90/expiry date for special June 2013) for friends, at the Golden India restaurant on McAruthur Rd. in Ottawa. Unfortunately, the first time our friends tried to use the coupon, they were told that the restaurant was fully booked and they would... more

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4 star rating
Excellent food
June 08, 2013

Somehow Indian buffets seem to work better than Chinese buffets, at least in my experience.
In any case, this was delicious. An unassuming restaurant in a nondescript strip mall, but certainly someplace I'll go back to.
This area of Ottawa seems blessed with several good Indian restaurants for lunch, so it's a benefit of working in this area.

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4 star rating
not good, below average food
May 17, 2013

We went to this place after reading above average reviews during our recent trip to Ottawa on a weeknight. At the time we reached we were the only family in the restaurant. Decor and service were somewhat ok, but the food was below par. We ordered Baigan (eggplant curry) Bhurta, Spinach Paneer and Dal Tadka and a few breads. All... more

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4 star rating
Dreadful service
April 16, 2013

Yes, dreadful service. I can’t write about the food because we never got that far.
We had a Groupon voucher, which we mentioned upon arrival at the empty restaurant. (It was a Tuesday, so not surprising.) The server didn’t seem happy about the voucher and whisked it away.
Since it listed a number of dishes that were off limits, I... more

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4 star rating
Tired Indian Steam Table Buffet
April 08, 2013

We visited this Indian Buffet because it had received a very favourable review in our local newspaper. Our experience was not great and started with a bored hostess who led us to our table. We visited the buffet which consisted of about 16 hot items and a few other items like pickles and a sad salad. The steam table items... more

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4 star rating
Surprisingly good
April 05, 2013

I had come to expect the same bland food from almost all Indian buffets at lunch- as soon as we tried the food my husband and I both looked at each other amazed that we had not tried Golden India before. This restaurant in our opinion has the most flavorful and aromatic indian food you can find in a lunch... more

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4 star rating
Go for the spicy food buffet, not the service
March 10, 2013

I was surprised at how not busy this restaurant was at lunchtime, but it was a Monday. I went to try out their buffet since the Ottawa Citizen published a good review from a food critic. There were a variety of items and a few were spicy: Beef Vindaloo and Curry Shrimp as well as the staples of butter chicken,... more

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4 star rating
Food is great! Really great
January 30, 2013

I've been ordering takeout from Golden India for about a year and the food is excellent. Deep complex flavors. Spice level is clearly explained on the menu. Favorite dish so far is the Lamb Dupiaza. Decor warm and welcoming. Give it a try.

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4 star rating
Very impressed
January 15, 2013

I took my family here for supper and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is located in a strip mall in Vanier, convenient access from the Queensway. The decor is not fancy, but not plain. For a mid-week supper, I was surprised to see 5 tables busy (out of a total of 10 tables of different sizes). The food was really... more

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4 star rating
Best Indian Restaurant in Ottawa
December 18, 2012

My husband and I discovered Golden India in early summer of 2012 and have been back quite a few times. The food is outstanding, so flavourful! We have eaten at the restaurant and had take out a number of times and each time, the food has been wonderful, hot and beautifully spiced.
Not only is the food delicious, the service... more

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4 star rating
Regular customer
November 16, 2012

I have been going to this restaurant for close to six months now, at their buffet, which has a great price. The buffet always has changes in it and something to interest any palate. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any who enjoy quality service and food. They take any request into consideration ( I for one like spicy... more

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4 star rating
Definitely not worth going
November 06, 2012

First.. it is not authentic indian food.. it is bangladeshi cooking style.. we ordered 2 main dishes.. one of them was supposed to be hot.. which it was but also had a tinge of sweet in it.. We also ordered tandoori chicken for start.. one of the worst tandoori chicken that you can find any where.. it was stale chicken... more

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4 star rating
Best food ever
November 04, 2012

Golden India is one of the best places where you can have spicy food. We are from Toronto and we misses eating spicy food but this place felt like a heaven. The staffs take extra attention with every single thing like giving hot towels, complimentary chocolates and fruit salads.
The cost is very nominal and food takes great!!

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4 star rating
Maybe the best Indian restaurant in Ottawa
July 14, 2012

We had such a lovely experience at Golden India. This is probably the best Indian Restaurant in Ottawa! So glad we found it!
Situated in a little strip mall on Mac Avenue, do not let the exterior fool you. The staff (a very nice family) are warm and very welcoming, the place is charming and spotless clean. Plus, they take... more

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4 star rating
Great New Find
June 28, 2012

We visited this restaurant on a Thursday on the recommendation of a friend. We were aware it had recently opened but hadn't been enticed to go. Located in a small strip mall formally occupied by a Giant Tiger store the location and outside appearance does not "grab you".
Please overlook the location and step inside. Upon entering we were immediately... more

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