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Dinner, Indian, Lunch, Toronto



265 Queen Street West, Toronto

Cost: $10-15 per entree


Trimurti is one of the other Indian restaurants on Queen street nestled somewhere in between Babur and Little India Restaurant AND India Palace (all of which I’ve eaten at, at some point or another).  This was my first time trying take-out at Trimurti (sitting in wasn’t any better).

I ordered the chicken biryani ($10.95), which although tasty was a tad on the greasy side.  Lahore Tikka House’s chicken biryani is still better (but nothing beats Mom’s!).

The butter chicken ($11.50) came looking more red and tomatoe-y than buttery; and those who ordered it agreed that it wasn’t the best they’ve had.  It’s a huge quantity that arrives in the take-out container, and doesn’t include rice, so be sure to get a separate order of rice ($2.95).

Someone else got a Mulligatany soup ($3.50).  The literal translation in Tamil for mulligatany is “pepper-water” but the variation at Trimurti was made with lentils and chicken, which was a bit strange.

The pakoras ($3.50) were overly greasy and not very flavourful.

Trimurti definitely has some competition being one of the three indian restaurants on Queen Street.  I’d say, opt for Little India Restaurant or India Palace (which are both very good) when trying to decide which Indian place to try on the busy South side of Queen Street.  Or better yet, save your taste-buds for the trip to to the East side and enjoy a veritable feast (albeit in a portable) at Lahore Tikka House.

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6 thoughts on “Trimurti

  1. I didn’t like their butter chicken either, but their Chicken Tikka Masala is to die for – oddly, the sauce is very much like a butter chicken sauce should be – rich & tomatoey, with a nice balance of sweet and spicy. Seriously, it’s totally worth another try.

    Posted by Ila | April 4, 2009, 11:53
  2. Hahaha, that can be pretty exciting! I’m sure I’ll get to read about it very soon!

    Posted by Foodhogger | October 13, 2008, 09:33
  3. So tonight, i visit the acclaimed “tandoori flame” indian buffet in dixie.
    Pretty excited, more so about having indian food after a near 2 week hiatus from it, than the actual restaurant.

    Posted by sd | October 12, 2008, 13:11
  4. I don’t know SD, maybe I’ll have to give it another chance; but I was not impressed. Lahore is definitely fricking oily, I will agree on that, but it’s still the staple, go-to Indian in the East end. Trimurti just didn’t do anything for me.

    Posted by Foodhogger | October 10, 2008, 06:46
  5. My experiences at Trimurti have been the complete oppossite of yours.
    In fact, I actually consider Trimurti one of the better Indian restaurants in the city.
    Better than Lahore, Better than babur, little india, taste of india, etc.

    I’m usually there for lunch atleast once a week, and dinner probably once a month….and almost everyone that i’ve taken has loved it…

    Your unique experience sounds completely off as my experience with the butterchicken/pakora/soup has been the opposite, not oily as lahore (you have to admit, lahore is pretty fricking oily) and very tasty.

    Posted by sd | October 2, 2008, 05:19

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