• Diwa Classic Indian Cuisine

  • 4.0 stars
    (106 reviews, average rating: 4.1/5)
  • Cuisines: Indian
  • (519) 826-9711
  • 336 Speedvale West Guelph, ON N1H 7M7
  • Neighbourhoods: West
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Restaurant Details
Price range
$$ ($11-$25)
Outdoor seating
No
Accepts reservations
Yes
Formal/dressy
Yes
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P41
39 Reviews
2013/06/01
  • Best Indian........
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Went to Diwa last week with family and was very impressed to see the new inside look after the renovation. According to the manager more surprises and additions are on the way to make inside look more charming and attractable. The food and service were excellent as always. The best Indian food and Indian place in area, period.

  • Order: Butter chicken, aloo ghobi, lamb madras, nan bread and rice.
 
2013/08/26

Recent Comment by: jungle

I'm a Regular also, I don't like spicey food and I find that Diwas has a great selection for me to actually eat. I'm there at least once a week for their Buffet. LOVE the butter chicken. I've brought at least 7 new customers with me.

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eGirl
45 Reviews
2013/02/12
  • January 2013 - good, small portions, expensive
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • Food is good, but portions are small and it's pricy. we went pretty simple with chicken. $73 for takeout for 3 people and was disappointed that there were no leftovers.

  • Order: Mixed chicken platter, butter chicken, rice, naan, raita.
 
wow
1 Review
2013/01/31
  • soooo goooood
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Spectacular. Perfect. Divine. I can't even say enough good things about Diwa. The food is no-fail delicious at every visit... it doesn't matter what you eat, its all good. If you need a recommendation, ask the owner, Dee. She's lovely and makes excellent recommendations.

    If you're able to go on a weekday during the lunch hour, I highly suggest the lunch buffet! To die for. Although I do agree with one other poster that it's a bit light on the desserts. But who cares, I come for the curry anyway!

    Prices are reasonable for a classy, delicious Indian restaurant. I say go!

  • Order: a lot
 
GuelphFoodie857
1 Review
2013/01/07
  • Truth about manager
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • A friend of mine worked at this place before, and as I am somebody who has experience working in other restaurants and hearing the things she has said, I can honestly say that this manager does not know how to run a restauraint business. There have been previous reviews on her ettiquette and her method of business, and most of them seem to sum her up to the exact image that my friend (her former employee) has painted of her. The things she has told me have made gotten me so angry, that I think other people, AND the manager, should know about this.

    She would rather accuse costumers of being the problem, or even her own employees, than take responsibility for something that has gone wrong or to make necessary changes. A good restaurant manager knows how to apologize to customers to ensure that they return, and she knows how to accommodate them to make them happy -this one certainly does not.

    Not to mention, she takes things out on her employees when she is frustrated. She punishes them through taking away arbitrary amounts from their tips. She takes away from their tips if she thinks they neglected a side duty, if they break dishware, or if she felt she had to help. Not only is she the manager, but she is the owner and she is making enough profit without cheaply taking away from the money the employees earn for themselves. Proper managers are there TO help their employees; they aren't supposed to profit from tip if they had to lend a hand here and there to maintain smooth functioning. And they certainly should not be able to take away any amount they see fit.

    As for dish breakages, good business owners in the restaurant industry plan for such things in a yearly budget. They don't make up an absurd amount to charge their employees when the inevitable breakage occurs. At the place where I work, it's a big joke when a break happens, because one employee is especially known for accidentally dropping dishes. Even when she isn't there and somebody drops something, we call out her name and laugh!

    There have been too many stories to mention on here. Unbelievable!

  • Order: Food
 
2013/01/08

Recent Comment by: wow

Simple solution: pay attention to your work, don’t break dishes and move little faster so she doesn’t have to serve your customers.

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TheSeeress
2 Reviews
2013/01/04
  • Stingy
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • The food was incredible, and the restaurant nice, but the portion sizes were pathetic. For example, my vegitable dish was literally a plate of sauce with 3 small dumplings in it and was $11. As my partner put it "We may as well have come in and ordered bread and sauce, because that's all our meal was." We actually had to order more bread to soak up the sauce, so that we actually had something real to eat for our dinner. Tasted good, good atmosphere, but the stingyness with the food insures that we will not be returning.

  • Order: naan, chicken, vegitables, beer
 
PaulG
1 Review
2012/12/08
  • Fantastic
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • It was just fantastic. I was not so much in liking of indian food but I decided to join my buddies as they were going to have dinner at Diwa. And I glad i did; the food was just amazing and very flavourful, service and environment was wonderful. The butter chicken and Lamb madras were amazing. The place was very nice inside, can't wait to go back.

  • Order: Nan bread,rice, chicken curry, lamb madras, butter chicken and aloo gobhi.
 
DonL
1 Review
2012/11/28
  • Spice 11 Fine Indian Cuisine
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • This may be the best Indian food in North America. I have gone to a wide range of Indian restaurants in many cities across North America over the past 35 years (I travel on business a lot), and I have never had a better Indian meal than the Saag Aloo at this restaurant.

    The atmosphere is pleasant, and the people are nice. The wine is very reasonably priced--and quite decent (the house Sangiovese is very good, in fact).

    The food is truly spectacular.

    For a vegan like me, there is no better place to go in Guelph--though the Phish and Chips meal at the Cornerstone comes close!

    Don LePan
    Nanaimo

  • Order: Saag Aloo
 
RalphE
1 Review
2012/11/16
  • Rude Mgr Accused Me of Racism!!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • We reserved at this restaurant for our Dinner & a Movie group (10 people). Reservation: 5:00pm Movie: 7:00pm. The service was slow for drinks and food and it was obvious we would not get to the theater on time. Therefore my wife & I left early & in a rush to save seats for everyone. I gave the waiter my CC and he returned with the machine (no detailed receipt). Our bill was $67.71 and I gave him a tip of $8.00. The next day I thought the bill was high and called the restaurant to verify the amount. The owner claimed we never advised we were going to the movie theater or the waiter failed to notify her, we never ordered until 5:40 and there was a 15% gratuity added that we should have known about (apparently this was circled on the detailed receipt that we didn't get). In trying to explain & discuss the situation with the owner she continually interupted or talked over me. And unbelievable as it may seem, she actually said that "I was putting down the restaurant because they were Indian".

  • Order: Varrious
 
2012/11/19

Recent Comment by: goodfood

Everyone in the group left happy, next day gentleman called and yelled to get credit for his tip. Tip goes to server not to restaurant.

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P41
39 Reviews
2012/09/29
  • Consistency.......
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Being a regular here, every time loved and enjoyed my meal either it was lunch buffet or an ala cart. Diwa has maintained the consistency in flavor, quality and service. I highly recommend this local business to all the food lovers who are looking for a good meal in a good environment……

  • Order: Ch. Masaladar, butter chicken, chana masala, plain nans and rice.
 
LuvDaFood
10 Reviews
2012/08/07
  • Always great - love butter chicken . Lunch buffet...
  • 4.0 stars
  • Always great - love butter chicken . Lunch buffet is excellent value and food. Best Indian in Guelph but dinner service sometimes slow. Nonethess, highly recommended.

 
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