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Pukka, Toronto, ON

Pukka

4.8
4.8
534 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 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 534 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Indian

534 Reviews
  1. SuzyQ

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner for three on a quiet Sunday night was perfect.

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  2. SagarK

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago
    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!

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  3. MikeF

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. A wonderful meal with great service.

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  4. JenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

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  5. Jainy

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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!

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  9. MikeF

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 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.

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  10. MischaW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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!

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  11. 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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  12. SarkaO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time ever! It was absolutely amazing experience! The food was outstanding the stuff was incredible! Wish I have know about this places before! Will be back for sure!

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  13. deeW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We, four of us, had a wonderful experience at Pukka. We had their Winterlicious meal for four and there was plenty of very delicious flavourful for all of us. Our server was professional, but friendly and attentive. While I would not call the price cheap, for what we had it was more than reasonable. We've been to Pukka before this and we'll be back.

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  14. ClaireS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to pukka. It's our monthly book club destination lately. Despite being obviously busy the other night, everyone was friendly, helpful and prompt with their service. I have every confidence we'll be back next month enjoying good food and books.

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  15. TeeCee

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pukka is a neighbourhood gem serving delicious and moderately priced Indian cuisine. The Winterlicious menu is a fabulous deal; the tofu appetizer and prawn entree were outstanding. Service was excellent.
    PukkaResponded on February 18, 2024
    Happy to read that you enjoyed the Hakka Tofu dish! It was sooooo popular that we've now added it to our a la carte menu!

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  16. Bilyani

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, good service, good times! No complaints here

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  17. exfan

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and great service. Can get a bit noisy but not bad.
    PukkaResponded on February 18, 2024
    Sorry that we missed packing your naan...next visit, please mention and it's on the house.

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  18. KimS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious Winterlishious options, lovely ambience and fantastic neighbourhood vibe. Will be back!

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  19. Silver

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent meal at Pukka! Good, drinks, service. All top notch!

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  20. ChanduP

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    neighborhood gem for Indian fusion food ! The fish dish is superb and unique!

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  21. Sandy

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was absolutely amazing, highly recommend the lamb lollipops and the okra fries! Butter chicken as always was excellent too

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  22. MeganS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Pukka. Wonderful, warm atmosphere and absolutely outstanding food. Our favourite spot, when we visit Toronto.
    PukkaResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you Megan...so great to see you at Pukka!

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  23. HenriP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always reliable, always fresh, always delicious. it's become our best regular on St. Clair West!

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  24. Lynn

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian food we have ever tasted - very creative. And very professional lovely service. Cannot wait to try other menu items.

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  25. PatC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess, other staff, food, and service were all excellent. Wonderful dishes, every one perfect.

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  26. DerG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and awesome in every regard. Highly recommended!!

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  27. SueO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant. The food was good especially the lamb. Also enjoyed the pakoras, flavour of the rice, the okra fries and I think it was a coriander/mint chutney. The vegetable curry was OK but could use more flavour. The service was very good and the noise level comfortable - we were able to converse easily :)

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  28. DinnerSundayOctober6th

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, comfortable atmosphere -- would definitely return and highly recommend!

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  29. dianeb

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best Indian food in the GTA hands down!

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  30. trishc

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pukka is an excellent restaurant….food is delicious, cocktails superb. Enjoy

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  31. Eshan

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our New Year's dinner experience at Pukka was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we stepped in, we were enchanted by the cozy upscale ambiance. The taste of the dishes was simply divine, showcasing a perfect balance of flavors that left us in awe. What truly impressed us was the consistency in taste and the impeccable service provided by the attentive staff. It was heartening to see a diverse crowd, including many non-Indians, relishing the exquisite Indian cuisine. Pukka is undoubtedly a hidden gem that deserves every bit of praise it receives. We can't wait to return for more culinary delights!
    PukkaResponded 2 days ago
    After ten years and counting, we continue to do our very best at providing a level of service that is friendly and attentive complimented by a menu that is both classic and progressive and true to its roots. Thank you Eshan for your thoughtful words and compliments.

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  32. MikeD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian food we've ever had. Given our love of Indian food, that's saying a lot. Don't miss eating here. Attractive setting, excellent staff., owners will visit your table and chat...Fun guys, for sure. This place is jam-packed on weekends...so make reservations.

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  33. StoneyGirl

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's always a pleasure to dine at Pukka. My mother and I both enjoyed the Santa Negroni, as well as the pakoras, the stuffed paneer, the pumpkin curry, plain naan and rice. The food and drink were delish, the service was excellent and the vibe is always cozy. Highly recommend.

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  34. PrachiS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Need more options but overall it was a pleasant experience

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  35. Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pukka is consistently fantastic . I can review them 100 times and I will always say the same thing. So happy to see how busy they are! Love it there!

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  36. DavidT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was very good. The food was very good and the service was great. Are server made sure we ordered the appropriate amount of food. The restaurant was well decorated and had a good atmosphere.

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  37. PatR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant. Great food. We enjoyed our dinner here.

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  38. Bella

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always. Service and food consistently good and delicious. Always a treat!

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  39. KevinF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Exceptional service and an upbeat ambiance. A very fun evening.

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  40. ElenaK

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely for upscale Indian food. We ordered too much (2 apps and 2 mains), should have split. Everything was yummy and not to spicy (could be more spicy actually). The Bermuda Triangle cocktail was also delicious

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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 534 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 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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