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“Really good but...”
Review of Ganges

Ganges
Ranked #810 of 5,929 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Food was delicious, but it was WAY too expensive. I know Indian food tends to cost more, but usually when you order a meat dish (e.g., butter chicken) it comes with naan or rice. Not here! You're paying extra for naan and/or rice. And of course you have to get the naan...there's so much yummy sauce that you need something to scoop it up with! I would have given 4 stars if naan came with the meat dish.

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1  Thank GemKris
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

love vindaloo here- hotter than any other places!!
service could be a little faster, but it's ver friendly

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1  Thank michael_cirnu
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

Having been away, and friends asking us to go here recently I wanted to share our previous adventure: Let me put it this way: If I want to go to a restaurant and be served OK only diner food in NDG but paying downtown prices, and to further add insult get served by a waiter who obviously should be removed from dealing with the public and put in the back washing the dishes then sure, go ahead. We were more than 6 people at the table, all living in the area where this restaurant is situated and some had been there before, raving about the food, so we were all in good form, looking for a great meal. As we were ordering one in our group who was of Sri Lankan descent asked the waiter for information on a dish, the response she got was so rude, that it bordered on either sexist or racist ! I have never heard a waiter speak to a customer like that, but as the rest of the table was busy, our friend asked that we not make a scene. Oh, being belittled is your thing ? how about this attitude followed by cutlery being tossed onto the table by same waiter, to same customer and us ! What is the matter with this employee ? Does he think he's Basil Faulty, that he can abuse people and get away with it ? As for our orders, they were reluctantly placed and when all was said and done, most said: "food was good, or nice meal" Well sorry but only "nice" does not explain treating customers like this or serving barely acceptable portions at downtown prices ! Once everyone heard what happened, decision to avoid this restaurant was made. This restaurant is not the only one in this part of the city, but maybe it's the only one that thinks it's OK to treat non-regulars like this.

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1  Thank Icarusz
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

Have been here several times and will continue going. The food is great, the prices are ok (could be a bit lower, but not too bad), and you just need to be a bit patient with the speed of service.

The interior decor is also very nice, so it makes for a nice sit-in dinner.

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1  Thank DavidCatriel
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Let me be clear. We love this place. So, if I were you, I'd consider this a 4-star review. It's probably not the most eye-opening Indian food you've ever had, but it's pretty consistent, fresh and has some unusual items despite a seemingly usual menu.

When we first started going we went for the food. We found the service a bit surly, but that was part of the fun. They know by the voice on the phone now. They know our drink orders and they like to ask how family members are doing when they're not along for the meal.

We haven't had anything bad at Ganges, except that I think their samosas are ho-hum. But you don't go there for samosa. You go there for the warm, rich, butter chicken, the dhansak, and the chance to ask them to surprise you with something different.

Their tandoor skills are amongst the best and the chicken is tender and moist. The Naan with blackseed is equally scrumptious.

They make a secret lamb dish, which we were only priviledged to eat once, that is to die for. We still don't know what it's called.

The prices seem high, until you compare them to other Indian restaurants and they're quite the bargain. This became especially clear with tonight's disastrous visit to another Montreal Indian restaurant. We cheated on Ganges and were punished for it.

It might not be haute-cuisine, but it's rich, hearty, well-made and well-spiced Indian that we'd recommend at least giving a shot.

We leave Ganges happy, full, and always looking to return.

Oh, and they deliver.

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1  Thank Monkey_Brand
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