Aanch-Modernistic Indian Cuisine

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CAN$30 and under
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At Aanch our kitchen is a playground for creative pitches. We tingle the sensation of nostalgia with a generous dose of homely cooking with a bit of modern twist. With freshly selected local produce and constantly inventing creative platters, we offer the best modernistic experience for your guests.

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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 8:00PM

What 129 People Are Saying
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RO
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We selected 4 different dishes to share between the four of us. All were excellent. The sauces were so delicious. We had to order more naan to soak it all up!

JN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second visit and just love the food! Three of us shared three mains and rice and naan. Probably could have had two and been full - but loved everything so much I don't know which we would leave off! Had spicey lamb vindaloo, the butter chicken (could have with more spice if one of us wasn't sensitive) and shrimp malabar. Wine list has some good options at reasonable restaurant prices.
Thinking of all the fabulous flavours I want to go back tonight!

AD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of the best places for authentic Indian food in downtown Toronto

A
Toronto
163 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always the best Indian restaurant in Toronto. Everything is just so tasty.

I
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner with my husband before a concert. We started with mulligatawny soup we planned to share it and they brought it in 2 smaller bowls which was really nice and the soup was piping hot . We then had the butter chicken & Baingan Bharta (eggplant tandori) we shared rice and had naan. Everything was absolutely wonder tasty and hot. This is the best Indian restaurant In Toronto. Did not have time for the Masala Chai due to us arriving later than expected but know it is worth the wait. This is not the 1st time dinning at Aanch-Modernistic and it will not be the last.

M
Toronto
86 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

This restaurant serves up some of the tastiest Indian food in all of the Toronto area. While it isn’t cheap, you’ll definitely enjoy your meal. Service is exceptionally speedy, almost bordering on pushy at times. Food arrives at the table with little delay, so your meal will be quite fast. We were seated downstairs but a quick look upstairs made it clear that that’s where we’ll want to sit next time, and there will definitely be a next time.

The veggie pakoras, and chicken pakoras were remarkably tasty, and our mains were truly excellent. We also ordered a mango lassi, which was fantastic.

Highly recommended!

A
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken Tikka Masala perfect ususal

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was very quick. Loved the food!

BD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is great (the Naan bread is especially wonderful) and the service is first-rate.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Complementary popadums with nice sauce and chutney. Starter - the pagora fish was tasty but a bit soft, i had expected it be more crunchy. The gobi massala was nice, the lamb rogan josh sauce was delicious, with a bit of a kick -but the lamb should have been more tender. Great garlic naan. Overall, all was very fresh and plenty!

SH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb taste, recommend to everyone interested in Indian food

AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was delighted to see this restaurant still has high levels of service, comfortable surroundings, and great food. Look forward to returning again.

m
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was hands down the best Indian food I've ever had. We started out with Rosemary Naan, delicious! My husband ordered the Tamatar Dhaniya Jugalbandi soup said it was outstanding. I ordered my favorite Baingan bhartha which is tricky at a new place but their version was out of this world crazy good. Hubby ordered Gobhi Masala, outstanding as well. Another order of garlic naan with our dinners and we were in heaven. Food is seriously the best!

AP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It is a must visit specially for vegetarians. Portion side is Canadian, so note that. Non-veg lot of options for tali or wrap as well. Value for money. Service could improve with more waiters asking in between as it is DT Toronto.

WT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Exquisite lamb biryani, the best we have tasted worldwide. The hobo was just crunchy enough, with the small potatoes cooked just right but no peas in sight. Great chicken kasha’s. Best kulfi ever. Great food. Room felt too small. Ladies bathroom had no toilet paper. Small shortcomings made up by great service from Paras, and food by Assistant Chef Noel.

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Not my first time at this restaurant and I will return

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed our meals. Though we have Indian food often we are still unfamiliar with many of the dishes. Our server was not forthcoming with suggestions even though we asked. The service was not as friendly as we would have liked.

ML
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent.

A
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Well priced, quiet and good food

JG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience2

Lose the carpet freshener smell as it is not appetizing. Hardscape floor would be much more appropriate for the price point and quality of food.

AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice for the price. The food was very very hot

S
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We had a really nice evening. The food is absolutely delicious and would highly recommend the food The only issue we had was that our main meal came before the appetizers. And one of the friends we were eating with I did receive her appetizer when we received our main entrée and did not receive hers until after we were nearly done. So overall, I love the food, but they do need to work on the order in which food is brought out

LL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We went for Summerliscious. The place is a bit dark inside. I did like all the levels of seating. We were lucky that right after we sat down they asked us to move. Lucky because they moved us to a table overlooking the street. More light! Food was good. Loved the lamb rogan josh. The dessert was the biggest surprise. Have gone to many Indian restaurants before we do not really care for the rich sugary desserts but we enjoyed the ice cream and the pudding. They were very delicious. Naan was especially good too!! I did order a gin and tonic with a lime. The waiter said of course. He brought me a lemon instead and said nothing. When my husband mentioned it to him a few minutes later he said oh yeah we have no limes. Really!!!

JE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hidden gem in the entertainment district.
Food excellent with authentic flavour and wonderful presentation along with substantial portions.
Chef and owner personally visited every patron which was a lovely touch!
Will definitely return!

b
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, tons of options. This is a place to visit several times.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

There were some flies around which was not pleasant

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food.

LA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Especially loved the avocado chaat. It was innovative and delicious.

J
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the meal. There were 4 of us. We had the chaat and bhindi as apps. We had a shrimp dish, paneer dish and dal. Rice pulau and naan. Everything was very flavorful. Portion sizes were large.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

I booked on my own and was put at a table in the bar despite asking to be in the main restaurant, so there was no ambiance. They served the wrong dish and I simply didn’t feel welcome. Food was good although chicken hadn’t marinated in spices and sauce which was a shame.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent flavours and outstanding presentation!

HV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here before going to the theatre. Service was fast and excellent. They made sure we had plenty of time to have dinner and not feel rushed. Highly recommend this place. We will be back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual... Keep rocking

PM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice friendly staff who helped us pick just the right amount of food without overselling. Excellent food - the Spinach Shammi Kebabs are a delicious starter. A good choice for a meal before a concert at Roy Thomson Hall.

JD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for a business lunch. Excellent food. Good service. Easy place to have a conversation.

SH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere.

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An excellent experience, the flavors were fantastic, as was food presentation and service. Look forward to going back!

A
Toronto
163 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food and polite staff. The Best Indian food in Toronto.

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Undoubtedly one of the best meals I had for a very long time. The fish pakora was delightful, and although I eat meat, I decided to have the jackfruit masala and I could not have made a better choice, highly recommended. Staff were friendly, professional and courteous. Overall, an excellent food experience.

F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was great. The only negative (and it’s a very small negative) was that the restaurant was very warm due to the kitchen. I could have eaten more if it wasn’t so hot. The naan bread was awesome. It was made when you ordered it. Get some!!