Types of Restaurants in Canada

Canada is a very multi-cultural country and for that reason, there are many types of restaurants that cater to certain cultural groups.

Indian Cuisine

Indian cuisine is famously known for the use of curry spice. Other foods native to India are:

  • Tandoori chicken
  • Butter chicken
  • Biriyani dishes
  • Coconut Rice
  • Black Lentils
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Red lamb
  • Vegetable meatballs (Malai kofta)
  • Chole chickpea curry
  • Naan (Indian Flatbread)
  • Spinach and Cottage cheese (Palak Paneer)
  • Achaari dishes

Popular Indian Restaurants in Canada

Namaste India

Namaste India is located in Chinatown, in Toronto, Ontario and is one of the nicest Indian restaurants in Canada. This restaurant has an amazing atmosphere, superior food and customer service. They offer many dishes including vegan options. Lunch and dinner buffets are available and highly recommended.

Agra Tandoori Restaurant

At this popular restaurant located between Vancouver and Burnaby in British Columbia, patrons can choose the spice level of their foods. Main course dishes include fish pakoras, rogan josh, samosas and paneer makhani. A lunch buffet is also available.


Guru is a fine dining Indian cuisine restaurant located in Edmonton, Alberta. The chefs at Guru have high levels of culinary experience, allowing their meals to be presented with rich, authentic Indian tastes and perfect portions. Recommended dishes here are:

  • Coconut rice
  • Lamb vindaloo
  • Vegetable and chicken shooters
  • Cauliflower 65

Popular Italian Dishes

There are many popular Italian dishes that can be found in Canadian Italian restaurants such as:

  • Lasagne
  • Saltimbocca
  • Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
  • Margherita pizza
  • Arancini (Rice Balls)
  • Osso buco Alla Milanese
  • Prosciutto
  • Tiramisu (dessert)

Popular Italian Restaurants in Canada

There are two Italian restaurants that made the list for the best in the world. These two restaurants are Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca in Vancouver, British Columbia and Don Alfonso 1890 in Toronto, Ontario. Don Alfonso was rated 2nd out of 50 restaurants in the 50 Top Italy and Cioppino was ranked 32nd out of 50 in the world.