Located in the Annex, east of Bathurst, this Indian restaurant has been a culinary mainstay of the area for the past 30 years. The focal point is ... More
Indian Rice Factory
Located in the Annex, east of Bathurst, this Indian restaurant has been a culinary mainstay of the area for the past 30 years. The focal point is definitely a statue of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, who sits at the centre of the restaurant. Customers in the know suggest the Pakoras - onion, spinach and potato fritters mixed in a chickpea batter, deep-fried and drizzled with Tamarind Sauce. For an entree, the Grilled Lamb Masalader, marinated and served in a Mint Sauce, gets the top vote.
Would recommend for someone experienceing Indian food for the first time, nice relaxed
atmostphere. And it was worth the money and time.I think you could go has a family, We went with a group of six at 5pm we were able to eat and relax for a few hours with out feeling presured to leave, Service was excellent. You could also go for a romantic dinner for two. Highly recommend to me by a group of teachers from George Brown College.
In times where restaurants are a dime a dozen, service is almost as important as food. The servers here act as if you are lucky to be in the restaurant and are rude, inefficient and literally ignore you! They show favouritism to some diners over others. The food is okay, but there are better Indian restauants in Toronto. (Siddharta is amongst the best, but skip the buffet and order a la carte . . . awesome and the staff are friendly to boot!)
We have been to Indian Rice Factory three times, thinking each time that the staff were just having an off night. Last night, we walked out before we were even seated because the staff made us feel like they were doing us a favour by allowing us to wait for a table (we had a reservation). There were tables set up and ready, but they wouldn't seat us because they were reserved (HELLO, we had a reservation, TOO!). Think outside the box guys! Seat who is there, not who might show up!
We won't be back!
The food is unbeatable - authentic and delicious. However, when they became "discovered" in the local media their prices went up about 30% and they make you feel that they are doing you a favor by seating you.
Still, I enjoy going there (I ignore the servers).