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Pukka, Toronto, ON

Pukka

4.8
4.8
563 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Indian
"At this refined, yet casual, Indian restaurant, the portions are large, the wine list is top-notch, and the ambience encourages sharing."
{Condé Nast Traveler's list of Toronto's 20 Best Restaurants}

"There’s lots of competition among the top-tier Indian restaurants in Toronto, and Pukka is at the top of that list. Punjabi curries, vindaloos, paneer, and butter chicken—all the comforting hits from the subcontinent can be found here. And while the food is uniformly excellent, it’s the wine list that’s the standout. Created by sommelier Peter Boyd, it’s a mix of thoughtfully considered bottles that pair well with whichever dish you order (ask the staff for recommendations)."
{goop.com - Toronto Travel Guide - Eat}

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 342-1906
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Dinesh Butola
  • Catering
    Pukka is pleased to offer full-service catering services for groups of any size and budget. Please contact harsh@pukka.ca to discuss options.
  • Private party facilities
    Pukka is available for seated or stand-up casual events. Please contact harsh@pukka.ca to discuss options.
  • Private party contact
    Derek Valleau: (416) 566-7725
  • Neighbourhood
    St. Clair West
  • Cross Street
    Arlington Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Free parking available on residential side streets. Paid parking available on St. Clair Avenue and Green P parking lot across the street from Pukka.
  • Public Transit
    TTC streetcar stop at Arlington Ave. <br />Subway transfer at St. Clair West station on the University-Spadina line.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Indian

563 Reviews
  1. Boach

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was great. Great menu choices.

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  2. ChanduP

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    consistent food and service - always mouthwatering dishes and attentive service

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  3. EFNTMMP

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The early bird prix fixe for 2 was great. I would suggest bumping the price a bit and adding a small raita. I will return and tell my friends about it! Delicious and good value

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  4. LukPLs

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. The food never disappoints. I recommend making a reservation

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  5. Greggo

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I came for the “early dinner special” (pride fixe dinner for 2 for $49). We had a choice of one of several appetizers, 2 of six curry dish mains, and a discounted glass of red or white wine. We also shared a dessert. All the dishes were very tasty and left satisfied.

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  6. saraj

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first early bird dinner experience. Pukka made the experience very special. The host greeted us and made us feel welcome. The food was outstanding along with the service. We will be back to try other items on the menu.

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  7. JpJp

    Toronto

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was very fresh, good flavour, but lacked that extra zing to make the meal memorable. Suggest try Indian Street Food for"Zing "Factor. and comparison Try their biryani and chili beef - like wow!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with my friends. I think our server was named Tony. He was so professional and kind. Thank you!

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  9. MichaelC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, modern takes on Indian food. Great wine pairings, too!

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  10. LS24

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants. Innovative Indian cuisine, lovely service. Always a good experience.

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  11. AliceC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I have been coming here for years and it is still one of our top restaurants of all time. The food and service is consistently amazing, also they have the best Dal Makhani I’ve had in my life. This place is truly the highlight of our neighbourhood!

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  12. JCSM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot on St. Clair West! Excellent Indian food, varied and interesting menu, vegans accommodated easily. Attentive but unobtrusive service. It's our new fave for Indian food!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Pukka - food, service - always an amazing meal and experience.

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  14. IainM

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service outstanding best Indian Restaurant in Toronto in my opinion. Only 1 complaint please recover your banquette seating it’s looking a bit shabby.

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  15. LMNO

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always 5 stars here! Delicious and consistent. Generous portions, lovely staff. We are regulars and have never been disappointed!

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  16. MikeF

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful dinner at Pukka. This spot never disappoints. Excellent food and service in a warm friendly environment. A+

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  17. MyraN

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had take out from Pukka but have only eaten in once before. We had 4 main courses and 2 appetizers for our party of 4 and all were delicious.
    PukkaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for visiting Pukka in person!

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  18. JackB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A go to Indian restaurant that serves creative food with style. Not only excellent value but downright delicious!
    PukkaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for your "downright delicious" review! :)

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  19. AmyL

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff. Pleasant atmosphere and delicious food!

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  20. Nick

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the early bird special. The food, service and ambience were outstanding. We let them know one of our group was celebrating a birthday and they brought a slice and delicious cake with a candle at the end of the meal without being asked. Wonderful experience overall!
    PukkaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for joining us to celebrate your friends birthday!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal - as usual. Consistently great service and food.

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  22. DinnerWithFriends

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Food. Cocktails are great. No complaints, nice treat with friends
    PukkaResponded on April 6, 2024
    Happy you enjoyed are cocktails and food. Thank you!

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  23. Pinky

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A favourite place. Food quality and quantity is exceptional.

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  24. Zinnia

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Early Bird $49 prix fixe is totally worth it.

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  25. Karina

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious foods and presented nicely! Great service!

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  26. Catenu

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always dependably fantastic food, service and experience. Their braised beef is so flavourful and they never rush you out. Really great cocktails and selection of reasonably priced wine. Just go. It’s worth it.

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  27. kimberlyd

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Our go to when we have out of town visitors in addition to always supporting our neighbourhood!

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  28. Honest68

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! The Lamb chops we superp and the butter chicken was great. The other foods were also very good. We will come again.
    PukkaResponded on March 9, 2024
    Happy you enjoyed the lamb chops and butter chicken!!!

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  29. DeborahB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Owner is warm and welcoming, wait staff and bartender were attentive. Warm ambiance. Good food. Good music. We will return.
    PukkaResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thank you Deborah!

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  30. SuzyQ

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner for three on a quiet Sunday night was perfect.
    PukkaResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thank you for visiting Pukka!

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  31. SagarK

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not authentic Indian and lacked many of the flavors. Significantly westernized taste. The service was really good.
    PukkaResponded on February 25, 2024
    Hello Sagar, We are disappointed to read that you didn't find our food enjoyable. Pukka's spin on Indian food is based on classic recipes with an emphasis on the delicate layering of spice, rather than food that is overly spicy. We roast and grind our spices in-house and source top quality meat and vegetables that are prepared every day before service. We do hope you will try us again another time and thank you for mentioning that our service is really good!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. MikeF

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. A wonderful meal with great service.
    PukkaResponded on March 9, 2024
    Fabulous!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. JenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Pukka never disappoints.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Jainy

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting apps and main dishes...service and staff was excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. trishc

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming to Pukka regularly for probably ten years….and it never disappoints. Excellent cocktails.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. johnb

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual It's always a good experience going to Pukka

    1 person found this helpful

  37. CorrinA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this restaurant. I have never been disappointed. Excellent service. Incredible food. And exquisite drinks.
    PukkaResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you for your continued support and for mentioning our fabulous service team! Yes, they are excellent!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. MikeF

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Pukka. Service was excellent and the food even better. We will be back for sure.
    PukkaResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you for visiting Pukka! We look froward to your return visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. MischaW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great dining experience - the staff was friendly & just overall fantastic- we had the Pukka chaat as a starter that was a tastebud explosion of great flavours - loved it - then had the Duck Breast blueberry curry - it melted on your tongue - & had the South Indian Vegetable curry - that was delicious- the veggies were the perfect eldente with a creamy curry. I will definitely be coming back - & would highly recommend
    PukkaResponded on February 18, 2024
    Pukka Chaat is where it's at!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When you make the move to visit Pukka you never feel you missed out on anything but enjoyed the pure passion of dining out and no dishes to clean up as you head home,satisfied once again. e

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pukka using the Order Online button. Pukka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 342-1906.

Pukka is rated 4.8 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pukka

778 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Arlington Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    St. Clair West
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free parking available on residential side streets. Paid parking available on St. Clair Avenue and Green P parking lot across the street from Pukka.
  • Public Transit
    TTC streetcar stop at Arlington Ave. Subway transfer at St. Clair West station on the University-Spadina line.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dinesh Butola
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 342-1906
  • Catering
    Pukka is pleased to offer full-service catering services for groups of any size and budget. Please contact harsh&#64;pukka.ca to discuss options.
  • Private party facilities
    Pukka is available for seated or stand-up casual events. Please contact harsh@pukka.ca to discuss options.
  • Private party contact
    Derek Valleau: (416) 566-7725
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