Posted on 02 / 27 / 2013
I visited Govardhan Thal , as I am going to be working in the Scarborough community for the next month or so. Needed a good place to eat -- and one that was going to provide me with great Vegan options. I found it at Govardhan Thal. Nothing spectacular as far as teh appearance of the location -- but comfortable -- and the food was amazing. Fresh , very flavourful. When I first arrived I was checking out the selections and wasn't completely sure what was or wasn't vegan. Fortunatly , an indian lady who was there purchasing take out realized that the counter staff couldn't communicate with me , and jumped in to ask this "white" guy if she could answer any questions. She spoke with the lady behind the counter and got the handle on what I was looking for and communicated it for me. It was only a couple of moments later that the gentleman who owned the restaurant showed up. He immediately took up my cause -- he was so friendly and helpful. He was making fresh flat breads -- several different Roti's -- one was made with chickpeas but had black beans inbedded as well ... incredibly good -- the dals / lentils and veggie dishes that were on the buffet -- were as mentioned fresh and very well seasoned. Nothing was too "hot" or "spicy" that I couldn't enjoy it. (sometimes some places , especially native indian cooks really go heavy on the curry ... not the case here) ... Water on the table and all you can eat for under $10. Best indian food -- REAL indian food that I have had in a long long time. Ya have to know its good when Indian people were dining here. I was the only "white" man in the restaurant -- but I was spoiled by the manager/owner. Will I go back again ... I'll be back in Scarborough next week and will definetly be returning for another go at the buffet !!!
Friendly staff, Food was HOT and FRESH, great value
not the prettiest inside the cafe, indian music videos were a bit loud