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  • Madras Palace

  • 2.0 stars
    (18 reviews, average rating: 2.2/5)
  • Cuisines: Indian
  • (416) 759-5400
  • 1249 Ellesmere Road Scarborough, ON M1P 2X8
  • Neighbourhoods: Bendale, Scarborough City Centre
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20% of voters recommend
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$$ ($11-$25)
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Mallesh
2008/08/22
  • Bad Experience
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • We went to this resturant to have pleasent dinner ,but it turn to be worst nightmare becasue the food was very bad and no taste. There was no difference between the dishes, they looked and tasted the same.

  • Order: Chicken biriyani, Chincken fried rice and Chicken tikka
 
jt
2008/05/17
  • The worst restaurant I've been to in a long time...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • The worst restaurant I've been to in a long time. I had to send the Naan back cuz it seemed old and heated in an oven. Definitely not made in a tandoor oven... this stuff was store bought, frozen and reheated. The Mataar paneer was made with frozen peas from a bag of frozen mixed vegetables (the carrots were a dead give away... no one ever puts carrots in mataar paneer). When I sent back the naan I asked for rice instead. The rice was dry and probably a day old. And the washrooms! Ugh! Don't get me started. Overall, awful.

  • Order: Medhu Vada, Matar Paneer, Naan, Rice
 
SB
2008/03/10
  • My husband and I visited the restuarant and found...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • My husband and I visited the restuarant and found the service an appauling disgust. The guy who took our order never keyed it in and we sat there waiting for almost 45 mins! Only when we noticed pple who came after us, order and were served then we clued in to what was happening. We kept asking the waiter where was our order and he kept telling us it's coming. After 1 hr passed, we payed for our drinks nad left in disgust. I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTUARANT AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO IS NON-SOUTH ASIAN.

  • Order: Masala Dosa
 
qwerty
2008/02/14
  • It was Valentine's day an the resturant only had...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • It was Valentine's day an the resturant only had 2 waiters, honestly everyone was waiting for forever.

  • Order: 2 Veg Thali, Medhu Vada
 
Old Fat Man
2008/02/08
  • The restaurant needs more lighting, it will just...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • The restaurant needs more lighting, it will just liven the place up.

    The servers should not forget to bring EVERYTHING included in the order, which means the sambar and dhai etc included in a Veg Thali.

    Maybe change music choices and decor, very cramped.

    Keep up the average work, Madras Palace.

  • Order: Thali
 
John Merrick
2007/05/02
  • I have eating at Madras Palace for years...
  • 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: 5
  • I have eating at Madras Palace for years. Overall, I have found the food to be marvelous and the staff to be friendly and attentive. Great meals at inexpensive prices.

  • Order: Madras Thali, Masala Dosa, Chicken Biryani and Kothu Rotti
 
Sara Philip
2007/03/01
  • Years ago when I visited Madras Palace, I found...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • Years ago when I visited Madras Palace, I found the service to be atrociously slow. The food was good, but the overall experience was frustrating. I vowed never to go back.

    However, recently I was invited to have dinner there as part of a large group (20 people), so I thought, maybe they've cleaned up their act!

    When 3 of us arrived a bit later than the rest of the 17 people, we were seated at another table because the restaurant wasn't accomodating enough to seat us with the rest of the party.

    So we requested to be put on a separate bill so as not to have any confusion.

    The three of us ordered 1 plate of chicken pakoras and 2 fish fry - they came with 2 chicken pakoras and 2 fish fry, and when we said we didn't order the 2nd pakora dish we were told that we did!

    The whiskey and soda my friend ordered ended up being a whiskey and SPRITE as they didn't have any soda left.

    We asked for 'naan' and 'appam' and were told they didn't serve those because it was too busy.

    The other table (of 17) had ordered masala dosas and a variety of dishes which they didn't end up getting served at all!

    At the end of the meal the table of 17 ordered 14 cups of coffee, only to be asked if they really wanted it because it would take a long time.

    When it came to the bill the three of us were charged for that same 2nd plate of pakoras we didn't order...only to be told that they served it to the other table since they assumed we were all together (even though we asked for a separate bill at the beginning)!

    Meanwhile, the table of 17 got THEIR bill ($500)and were charged for items they didn't get served, but were TOLD were served to US (also not true).

    We were charged for the extra plate of pakoras we're certain they took back into the kitchen (we ended up not paying for it in the end).

    While the food (we eventually were served) tasted good, overall we were left with a bad taste in our mouths.

    I vow (again) never to go back there.

  • Order: Chicken pakoras, fish fry, Chicken kurma, Parathas, white wine, whiskey & soda
 
James Kennedy
2007/03/01
  • The service is indeed atrocious but the food is...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The service is indeed atrocious but the food is worth the wait. Everything I've ever eaten here is amazing, and when the f*ck up your order, it's not a big deal because what you get is gonna be good. They also have tasty Kingfisher beer and the Mango Lassi is to die for.

  • Order: Shrimp Curry, Veg Thali, Samosa, Tandoori Chicken, Mango Lassi
 
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