Best Indian Cuisine In Toronto: Debu’s Nouvelle Indian Cuisine

It’s a rare occurrence that I experience a restaurant and leave with the overwhelming feeling that I have just committed theft; this is the first time.

Debu’s Nouvelle Indian Cuisine left me with just that feeling. With such stylish presentations, clarity and freshness of tastes, and a penchant for perfectly sized portions that satiate but don’t stuff, Chef Debu’s food is a steal.

Starters range from $5 to $12 and come ready to share. Veggie mains go for $16; meat and fish for $22 including a lobster special with a coconut curry sauce that did NOT overpower the sweet subtle richness of the lobster meat. All dishes come fresh with flavours well married (meats, fish, and veggies come in sauces that bring out their flavours rather than douse and diminish them with other tastes) and colour palettes are well balanced and vibrant.

The table settings are crisp and clean when you start your meal, the crockery is interesting yet refined and accentuates the food served upon it, cutlery sits heavy and well balanced in your hand (something that few restaurants can boast), and the service is gracious, obliging, and informative. Chef Debu, and those responsible for setting up this little gem nestled in a corner on Mt. Pleasant (on the west side just south of Manor Rd.), exhibit an acute attention to detail evident in all that they do.

I have only one criticism: Debu’s needs a brighter and more boastful storefront. I have walked, cycled, and driven past the place countless times without so much as noticing it: a mistake that will never be made again.

I will bring dates and friends alike; Debu’s gets my repeat patronage.

Debu’s Nouvelle Indian Cuisine
Chef Debu’s Blog
552 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (Mt. Pleasant & Davisville)
Toronto, ON