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First Review by PlanetEarth

Great Indian food at very small prices - Edit

Pushap restaurants are among the best Indian restaurants in Montréal: pure vegetarian with prices close to the ones in India, but in Montréal! For 5 euros, you will have a full menu with a dessert. The food is good and similar to the one in India (oily and spicy) and can be made vegan on request. Try the thalis. The place could have been more coloured but remains pleasant.

Pros: authentic Indian food, inexpensive, friendly staff

Cons: basic decoration

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Good food, BAD SERVICE - Edit

La nourriture était vraiment excellente! Par contre, nous avons eu le malheur d'arriver a 20h au restaurant. Le propriétaire nous a tout de meme accueillit sans nous dire qu'il fermait a 21h (c'est trop tet a  mon avis, surtout pour un samedi soir).

Donc, a 21h15, la femme du propriétaire a commencé a flasher les lumieres et le garçon du propriétaire est venu nous dire qu'ils étaient fermés et qu'on devait se dépecher a sortir.

Tout le monde a la table avait du thé, un cafe et un dessert d'inclus avec leur repas. Lorsque j'ai demandé si on pouvait tout de meme avoir ce qui était inclus avec notre souper, le fils nous a simplement répété qu'ils étaient fermés de meme que la cuisine.

Donc, nous avons de quitter (meme si notre vin n'était pas terminé) sans notre thé et avec notre dessert dans une boete.

Avant de quitter, j'ai mentionné au propriétaire que j'étais déçu d'être traité de la sorte. ce moment, le propriétaire est devenu agressif en me disant qu'il avait dit qu'il fermait a 21h(personne a la table ne l'a entendu) et que je devrais ouvrir mes oreilles la prochaine fois. Il a terminé en me disant qu'il n'était pas obligé de nous servir et que cinq personnes attendaient que nous quittions pour retourner a la maison.

Dommage parce que cet incident fait en sorte que mes amis et moi n'allons jamais retourné a cet endroit.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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best indian place ever! - Edit

I looove going there! great food, good customer service only down side there's a lot of meals with cheese or yogurt , but other than that I will definitely recommend this place to a friend.

Pros: very nice staff, traditional meals, great price

Cons: deco, small bathroom

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Authentic Indian Restaurant - Edit

There are very few authentic Indian restaurants in Montreal and that too vegetarian. Pushap is one of them. It is a no frills, simple, inexpensive place that serves traditional, authentic home stule food at down to earth prices. The only down side is that the spicing tends to be on the mild side, but if you ask, they will spice it up. But Indian food cannot be spiced properly by just adding spices to cooked food. It has to be part of the cooking. I have rarely come across such succulent paneer (melt in the mouth) and such thick, soft and fluffy bhatura (the way it is meant to be). Unfortunately the chana to go with the bhatura was very tame. Pushap is more famous for its samosas, and rightly so. Up and down the East Coast of North America, it is now impossible to find real samosas made with cut potatoes and peas instead of mashed potatoes. Well, at Pushap you will find it. I took a few home to NY with me!

Pros: Value, Authenticity

Cons: Mild

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A favourite - Edit

I haven't tried much on their menu, but what I have tried was delicious. In addition to the food, the quality of the service and the prices could not be beat.

Pros: great food, great prices, good service

Cons: location

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best food for the buck in Montreal - Edit

I have been a customer for many many years and keep going back for the great food, kindly service and low prices. Pushap cannot be be beaten for the very high value received per dollar spent. I'll be there soon, again.

Pros: excellent food, good service, great prices

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One of my favourites - Edit

It is always a pleasure to dine here, and I don't come often enough. The owner and staff are very friendly and remember faces. I usually have the thali, which costs around $5, if I recall correctly. Their prices are very reasonable, and several times I've been given rice or a dessert for free. They are happy to accommodate vegans.

Service can be slow, so prepare to take your time when you come in.

Great atmosphere, lovely music.

Pros: cheap, friendly staff, vegan desserts

Cons: slow service

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Not my favourite - Edit

Maybe I've been spoiled by Toronto's excellent Indian restaurants. I just wasn't impressed with Pushap. Yes, it's cheap. But there's no reason the quality should be low and honestly I thought it to be so. I had their lunch special thali plate, which everyone seems to order and I found the flavour of the curry was lacking (just mostly a lot of heat). I also found it to be very oily and it sat in my stomach for many hours afterwards (and not in a pleasant way). The place was packed full of people, so it had a nice lunchtime crowd ambience in spite of the middle-of-nowhere location. The service was alright. It's cash only so come prepared.

Pros: Inexpensive, Nice decor

Cons: Location

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Difficult to argue - Edit

Difficult to argue against this restaurant. 2 people ate a full course entree, main, dessert and the bill ended up 15$ all included. Food is good. Not super organic, not super fair trade, not super pure, i.e. pretty oily and oniony and cream cheesy at times. But difficult to argue for this kind of price which feels like it has ignored inflation for the past 50 years.

All in all, good indian food at groundbreaking prices make this ghetto not so beautifully decorated annoyingly-radio-playing restaurant a must try.

Above all, vegetarian. And service is variable. If the owner is there, it's great. If he's not, well, the other family members are a little less skilled. :)

Pros: Price.

Cons: Oily.

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