Utsav is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning festival. An integral part of Indian culture, Indian festivals are innumerable and equally varied in origin from the Himalayan foothills to the Peninsula's tip and food plays a very prominent part of the festive events.
Each dish has its own distinctive flavor and aroma, thanks to the fresh spices that are prepared everyday for each individual dish. The blending and preparation of fresh spices is a centuries old exacting craft, which is indispensable to Indian cuisines.
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CALENDAR OF FESTIVITIES
2/19/2018. Tried this place on a Friday evening with a friend. Found it to be a small and quiet resto located in an unassuming location. We walked in without reservations and had no problems. Kinda off street level, need to walk down stairs to access it.
4/11/2018. It was different from the other Indian restaurants I've been to though. They don't serve the curries in the steel bowl. They serve the curries in a regular porcelain bowl. The rice didn't taste that great though. Good quality balsamati rice goes a long way for a good meal with curry. The naans tasted great though. I generally liked the curries we got for the table.
1/22/2018. Went for dinner on Saturday with my girlfriend. It had pretty good review and we were feeling something that we haven't had in a while. 5/2/2018. The environment and the location is 10/10, I thought I was going to spend 30 dollars eating at such a place but their lunch special is 13 dollars(includes tax) for salad+entree+nann+rice, it is very good value. The food is really nice, I ordered chicken tikki masala, the portion is really reasonable. Only thing I didn't like is that they put everyone's nann together, and put everyone's rice together. It is kinda hard and awkward to keep track of how much I can still eat. But overall it is really nice.
1/7/2018. Definitely one of my favorite Indian places in Toronto. Unlike a lot of Indian restaurants, this spot doesn't really have something special that the offer, that other restaurants do not have. But you do get they're great service and they're awesome quality of Indian food. We had a couple of different curries and every single one of them were amazing. The spice level was great, and the quantity was reasonable. The naan was very delicious, especially their garlic naans.
8/22/2017. This is a tiny restaurant in Yorkville (surprisingly one of the more affordable options and probably the least pretentious). It's a bit hidden as you need to go down a few steps. It's clean and decorated simply - it gives it that humble appearance.
3/1/2018. Okay Indian place in Yorkville. Decent portioned lunch special with soup, salad and samosa included with one lunch item. I has the butter chicken with that. Everything was pretty decent.
10/16/2017. The peas in the paneer dish tasted like they'd been frozen, thawed, frozen again, thawed again. They were like really hard chalk. The paneer didn't taste good either; it had a really bad texture. The biryani was way too oily, and not flavorful. The portions were miserably small.
10/31/2017. We had the lamb korma and chicken tikka masala with basmati rice. Both dishes tasted great! The ambience was nice, and the service was good as well. We would definitely come back again!
1/12/2018. This is a really great Indian restaurant in the Yorkville area. Their naan is good and the service is friendly. I've tried the butter chicken and lamb saag. Both dishes are very flavorful. This is definitely my go-to place for Indian food downtown.
8/20/2017. I've always been welcomed here with a warm smile and delicious food! My husband and I are vegetarian and usually order a couple of the veggie entries and the lecha parathas and they never disappoint.
10/25/2016. 5 stars for food, 3 for the service. Kind of unfortunate because this restaurant has such huge potential to be a 5 star restaurant. Service is a bit slow so be prepared to wait (even for your bill). Now, let's talk about the food. By far one of the best Indian food I've tried in the city. They have many different options, including vegetarian dishes. And every dish is made with tradition and mouth-watery flavours in mind. The food was a hit! I would definitely recommend this place. Go before 6pm to avoid crowds. And I'm not sure if I'd recommend coming here in larger groups (the place is a bit on the small side).