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Aravind

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Aravind has closed at this location. A new entry for this listing is pending.

A 10-minute drive and a world away from the curry houses of Little India. Aravind Kozhikott’s pedigree is showing on the menu: He was Marc Thuet’s barman, in which gig he clearly absorbed a sizeable portion of Thuet’s food convictions. Aravind serves the food of Kerala in South India. Kerala’s geographic situation on the ocean explains the menu’s focus on seafood. And Aravind’s C.V. explains the provenance of the ingredients: Much of the food is local, hence Ontario lake fish, hormone-free meat and local veg. Aravind’s father Raj has come out of retirement to do the cooking, and his touch is light and deft. His dosas (fermented rice flour crepes) are filled with delightful savouries like classic masala (potato and onion) or squash and lentils. Light coconut sauce brings out the sweetness of mussels. Lake Huron pickerel is nicely cooked and beautifully sauced in ginger spiked creamy coconut. East meets West in sweet deep-flavoured Dungeness crab biryani.

This Year's Rank
90
Last Year's Rank
89
Address
596 Danforth Ave.
City
Toronto
Province
Ontario
Postal Code
M4K 1R1
Neighbourhood
Danforth
Phone
647-346-2766
URL
http://www.aravindrestaurant.ca/
Hours
5:30pm - 10pm Tues - Sun, Sun brunch 11:30am - 4pm
Cuisine
Indian
Price Range
50
Cost
$80
Chef Name
Aravind Kozhikott, Raj Kozhikott
Sous Chef Name
n/a
Year Opened
2010
Reservations
Highly recommended
Meals
Dinner
Vegetarian Friendly
yes
Vegetarian Friendly
Yes
Signature Dish
Dungeness crab biryani
Signature Dessert
Indian spice carrot cake roll
Credit Cards Accepted
AmEx, Mastercard, Visa
Bring Your Own Bottle
yes
Bring Your Own Bottle
Yes
Wines Available
6
Corkage Fee
$20.00
Sommelier
Yes
Winterlicious/Summerlicious Participant
No
Private Party Areas
No
Wheelchair Accessible - Filter
No
Wheelchair Accessible
No
Patio
yes
Patio
Yes
Dress Code
Casual
Closest Automated Banker Machine
Royal Bank on Pape & Danforth
Closest Parking
Pape & Danforth, street park on Danforth
Latitude
43.678803
Longitude
-79.346214
Brunch
yes