Rashnaa which means Tasty in Sanskrit. Rashnaa was first opened at 1990 in the heart of Cabbagetown, Toronto. Winners of many newspaper awards.

Reviews about Rashnaa came on news papers

This modest Tamil joint in cabbage town has been one of my favorite places to linger over a meal with friends, especially when my cash below is as issue. Mains are obscenely are low priced-from $2.95 to whopping $9.95, and most bits on the side are in the $1.25 to $3 range. A generous vegetarian or a meat thali runs just $7.45. A starter if ulunthu vadi (deep-fried curried lentil dumpling) is dry and quit bland. Moving on to the mains, though, the masala dosa is a excellent rendition of this Sri Lankan specialty – the lentil and -rice flour crepe is golden brown, stuffed with masala potato and pea curry, spiced with mustard seeds, eucalyptus and aniseed and served with a lentil dahl and coconut chutney. kottu roti is another specialty – chopped grilled roti sautéed with onion, green peppers, egg and spices – mild, but deliciously savory. Rashnaa also boasts more than a dozen vegetable curries, and the beet curry is particularly tasty, in a creamy coconut sauce. It’s simple fare, but the prices and the chutneys make it worth going back for, even when you’re flush. OK this is not really a nirvana as the trendy crowed would want it. You won’t find lofty decor’s and sunglasses at night. This is just a modest place in which to eat the original, very exotic and very spicy cousin of the South India. But you can eat outside the fresh air, and that’s what they do in Madras and Bombay, so get your taste buds ready for a real soccer! No frills, Only thrills.

OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

June/July 1998, Page 31 “This is up and coming cuisine”. Something bit different. South Indian food such as “curried anything”, “chicken devel”, “thosi (lentil pancakes)”, “rice,” “omplette with onion, hot green peppers and fresh herbs.” “Wonderful taste,” “simple” simple presentation and “plentiful portions. Very responsive, “hospitable” staff. Modest, simple interior,” little cloths and flowers”. “Small selection of beverages.” Patio. “The food is simply great very reasonably priced.

TORONTO’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT

The Patrons Pick 300, 1997. OK this is not really a nirvana as the trendy crowed would want it. You won’t find lofty decor’s and sunglasses at night. This is just a modest place in which to eat the original, very exotic and very spicy cousin of the South India. But you can eat outside the fresh air, and that’s what they do in Madras and Bombay, so get your taste buds ready for a real soccer! No frills, Only thrills.

OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

June/July 1998, Page 31 “Best masala Dosai”. Rashnaa’s both yummy and cheap

TORONTO LIFE’S

Best and worst of the city, Dec 97 “This is up and coming cuisine”. Something bit different. South Indian food such as “curried anything”, “chicken devel”, “thosi (lentil pancakes)”, “rice,” “omplette with onion, hot green peppers and fresh herbs.” “Wonderful taste,” “simple” simple presentation and “plentiful portions. Very responsive, “hospitable” staff. Modest, simple interior,” little cloths and flowers”. “Small selection of beverages.” Patio. “The food is simply great very reasonably priced.

TORONTO’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT

The Patrons Pick 300, 1997