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Pukka, Toronto, ON

Pukka

4.8
4.8
394 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

9:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 394 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Indian

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  1. Chefwannabe

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep going back because it’s just so good. The food is creative and delicious. Staff are attentive and friendly. I love it there.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always love the food--it is delicious! The service is also great--the staff is friendly and professional!!
  3. EP009

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really nice food one of the better Indian restaurants I’ve been to in Toronto. All the staff were great
  4. ALLMAS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Exquisite and authentic Indian food with a very cozy atmosphere. And the staff was extremely friendly. Would definitely go back again.
  5. Shweta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! I’ve been here twice and both times it was delicious. I loved the punjabi chicken m, lamb chops and the shrimp entre. The garlic naan is one of the best naans I’ve ever had. The service was also wonderful. Overall love the place and would highly recommend it.
  6. ChanduP

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem for Indian inspired food.. very friendly staff and great food
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, from the okra fries to the lamb chops and everything in between. Service was excellent and friendly. Highly recommend!
  8. Mary

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service! Food was so great, it seemed like a lot of thought and preparation had gone into each dish. Not very spicy though, which may be since the clientele seemed mostly non-Indian. Regardless, I would highly recommend and can't wait to go back!
  9. Martha

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pukka is consistently wonderful. We had a party of 12 for a birthday and the service was impeccably attentive and quick, and everyone really enjoyed the communal experience of sharing so many different dishes.
  10. Happy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and I attended the Spring + Summer Wine Evenings May 15 and truly enjoyed ourselves. It was a fun, friendly, informative evening with wonderful food and new wine to try. I would highly recommend attending one of these events. Honestly, go any night and you won't be disappointed with your meal.
  11. Jazmyn

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great evening!! The food and and service is consistently great. The hosts always do their best to accommodate our requests! Thank you!!
  12. RobL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still one of my favourite Indian restaurants—not just in Toronto, but also compared with Indian restaurants I've eaten at in various US cities and in the UK. The food is excellent: modernized takes on traditional cuisine. Everything tastes fresh and vibrant, with high quality spices and ingredients. Service is friendly and, while the space is small and not overly fancy, the atmosphere is comfortable and attractive. Strongly recommended.
  13. johnb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going to Pukka everything was great the service was excellent will be going back.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious & service was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening
  15. cary

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal. Beautiful neighbourhood restaurant. Friendly staff. We will be back.
  16. ChanduP

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous little modern Indian eatery in South Forest Hill !The limited menu allows for freshest of all items and none of the food is pre-prepared! The chicken 65 and pukka chats are favorites with Punjabi chicken curry Visit with friends and family .. it is a little gem of the neighborhood. The staff and owners are very attentive and classy .. old fashioned service
  17. LisaL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently delicious!! We’ve been going since the restaurant opened and we’ve never been disappointed.
  18. CharlieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner at Pukkah was a delight. The food was amazing, the portions were generous, well-prepared and beautifully served. Even the dishes are lovely. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. It was a lovely evening out with good friends.
  19. PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to Pukka. I love eating at Pukka. If I had more money, I would eat there more often. I find it a little loud but who cares, it is a great place to dine.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has always been our favourite restaurant in the neighbourhood. Just really good food and well run restaurant. I highly recommend it.
  21. RAJA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all across the board! Wow! I was expecting good Indian food but this restaurant not only delivered on my expectations but exceeded them! All of the dishes are thoughtfully prepared and perfectly cooked with the right balance of flavour and texture. We ordered the Pumpkin Curry, The Boatman fish and shrimp the duck breast and two starters: the eggplant tartare as well as the chicken 65! We were not disappointed with anything. The prices are very fair and the quality of the dishes and ingredients is stellar! Our Waiter, Tony was very attentive and friendly and was quick to provide suggestions- he knows the menu well. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone craving Indian food and I will undoubtedly return here soon!!
  22. MegW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a stunning experience! The food was fragrant and flavorful, the cocktail and drink selection was delightful and the team was kind and attentive. I can only describe the flavours of the butter chicken as delicate and perfectly balanced - it truly was beautiful to eat. A perfect meal for a rainy night watching the lighting through the front windows.
  23. shunter

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I totally didn't need dessert but I'm glad I got it
  24. SolM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The dishes were good, not great. Pretty sure they use frozen naan for their naan from a certain brand and they reheat it. I've had it before. If they made their naan from scratch they'd be able to sell tandoori chicken and certain kebabs but they don't from having a tandoor. Expected more for these prices
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is definitely the best Indian food I’ve had in the city. None of the oily gravy sameness that I’ve been having in most places. Excellent variations loved the blueberry duck.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always, definitely recommend for Indian food in Toronto
  27. MelissaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service I have had in a long time! They were perfect. Also the food was to die for!
  28. umami

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice experience,butter chicken and the lamb pops were very tasty. Menu options were good for introducing Indian food to individuals not used to the cuisine type. Good flavors but not overpowering. Wine by the glass prices were a little high over $19 for 8 oz.
  29. JohnS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great service. Highly recommended. Been here a couple of times and it does not disappoint.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    They need to work on their drinks collection, also their desert menu is not at all good. Their chicken is so soft, loved that.
  31. AndyZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolute perfect atmosphere filled with excellent service, superb food and an overall fantastic time.
  32. RonF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're regulars. As always, the food was excellent and the service as well.
  33. JaniceC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. We thought our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Not in a hurry. The food was outstanding! We are always excited when we know we have a reservation at PUKKA.
  34. jbuck

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a visit from the US. Food was excellent and our server was super helpful. All of our chicken dishes were super flavorful and moist. Lamb lollipops were excellent as well. Delicious
  35. FelaG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Always consistent.
  36. RC27

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. It was my husband’s birthday and he loved it. Especially the cocktail, Single Raj, and the slice of dessert with a candle.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly. And, the food arrived at a good pace.
  38. JeffW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed and will return. The food was flavorful and the spice moderate for the un-initiated
  39. joanv

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent fresh food and good service!! Best Indian food in TO!
  40. PoojaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Services are good at this place; However food was very much oily. Taste of the food was fine!

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 394 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
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

  • 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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