2016 JOANNE KATES 100 BEST RESTAURANTS

The Spend A Little list represents Joanne’s favourite 50 Toronto restaurants at which two people can eat for under $65 excluding taxes, tip and drinks.

#43 Tich

Tich

  • Opened 2015
  • 2314 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto (map)
  • 647-349-8424
  • www.tich.ca

India lives in Mimico, in a charmingly modern bistro with barnboard and Edison lights, and a kitchen influenced by stars in the Indian firmament: Curry chef Sujoy Saha came from the Indian Rice Factory and the tandoor guy, Mandy Jawle, cut his teeth at the Michelin-starred Junoon in NYC. Jawle’s hara mirch chicken tikka is divine: Marinated overnight with green chilies, mint and coriander, it is hot and jazzy and totally tender. Saha’s dals are dazzling, his eggplant a complex curry with coconut, ginger, sesame and tamarind. Their co-production of whole tandoori sea bream scented with carom seed and with curry sauce is as delicate as it gets. For dessert there is unusually restrained rasmalai — Indian’s answer to cottage cheese (but SO much better!) in cooked down milk cream with almonds. Tich’s sole weakness is less than stellar service, thanks to being too popular.


  • Tich
  • 2314 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto (map)
  • 647-349-8424
  • www.tich.ca

  • Chef: Sujoy Saha, Mandy Jawle
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Cost of dinner for two: $65
  • Hours: Tues. to Thurs. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. to Sat. 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Meals served: Dinner (brunch coming soon)
  • Veggie-friendly: Yes
  • Wines available: 10+
  • BYOB?: No
  • Patio: Yes
  • Private party area: Entire venue can be rented
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • CC accepted: Yes
  • Parking: Street parking
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