According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Indian meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic Indian cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drink at Kamasutra Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar, located at 1522 Bayview Avenue.
Kamasutra brings authentic Indian fare to Toronto’s diners, forging dishes from a place of passion and professionalism. Sample the subcontinent with the brie pakoras appetizer ($7.95), which deep-fries cheese in chickpea butter, or run the gamut of oven offerings with the tandoori sampler ($17.95 for two people), containing chicken tikka, a mincemeat kebab, sufiyani salmon, and paneer tikka. Kamasutra’s signature dishes are taste-bud turn-ons, with the butter chicken ($12.95) and chicken tikka masala ($12.95) garnering come-hither stares from patrons. Carnivoyeurs can add chicken ($12.95), lamb ($13.95), or a number of other meat and seafood options to the curry-covered basmati-rice bed of the biryani. Vegetarian vigilantes can pause from patrolling shadowy side streets to tongue-trail the eggplant bharta ($10.95) or the mixed-vegetable curry ($10.95). Though Indian tradition calls for beer-chugging contests to accompany spicy cuisine, Kamasutra offers an extensive selection of wines, cocktails, and martinis in addition to beer.
With exposed brick and deep-red walls evoking the colour of clown noses—the universal symbol for sensuality—and curtains draping across the ceiling like smooth silky clouds, Kamasutra offers an intimate dining experience for both lovers and loathers. Get your Groupon and experience the attentive service of Kamasutra’s waitstaff while wallowing in a wheelbarrow’s worth of delicious Indian cuisine.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in or carryout orders.
Kamasutra Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar came in third in the Toronto Sun 2009 Readers' Choice poll for Best Indian Restaurant and earned North Toronto’s award for Best Lunch in 2008. Toronto Life gives it 1.5 stars (which, in their rating system, puts Kamasutra between “good” and “very good”). OpenTablers give four stars, and 88 per cent of Urbanspooners like it.
- Their lunch specials are unbeatable - tasty Indian dishes served with mulligatawny soup, rice, naan and vegetable samosas. – North Toronto
- While haute Indian rages across the city, this less chi-chi Leaside favourite still holds its own. The burgundy and black colour scheme harks back to the space’s former incarnation as a pub, as does the strong selection of microbrews on tap. Goan-style curry of perfectly timed tilapia and shrimp delivers a rich coconut gravy. The wine list puts most curry houses to shame. Smooth and friendly service. – Toronto Life
- While the dishes have been "Canadianized" for our palets [sic] (less oily, for example) they are all excellent, from the hot tartness of the vindaloo to the buttery sweetness of the butter chicken, to the tandoori, daal and chana masala. All superb. – BBQGuy, Urbanspoon
Kamasutra Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar
A name like Kamasutra Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar is designed to evoke feelings of love, but not the kind you might initially suspect. The chefs here are unabashed in their love for Indian cuisine, a category that includes such explicitly spicy dishes as tandoori chicken and goanese fish and prawns in coconut sauce. Their menu doesn't cater exclusively to carnivores, though. An impressive selection of vegetable-based dishes is headlined by the fire-roasted eggplant bharta, served with tomatoes, green peas, and ginger. The menu's variety meets its match in a list of wines that includes selections from such far-flung locales as California and Germany. As you might expect from a place with this name, the atmosphere at Kamasutra is decidedly romantic. The walls are blanketed in a deep, crimson red that's complemented by tea lights and vintage chandeliers.