Tara Indian Cuisine

128 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
About Tara Indian Cuisine:

Tara Indian Cuisine is a casual restaurant known for its wide range of authentic Indian food options, situated at 128 Dunlop Street which is the core area of Barrie downtown. The casual dining decor at Tara Indian Cuisine offers comfortable booths and family dining options. 

You have an option to choose from an exotic menu for dinner or opt for the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for only $16.99 (eight-course meal including dessert). Tara Indian Cuisine also offers a wide range of vegan options, as well as rice dishes (pulao, biryani), and other traditional food options from Indian cuisine including soups, curries, kebabs, chicken butter, lamb, seafood, and korma. Also, you can also choose from limited alcohol beverages and wine list.   

As it is situated just beside the Kempenfelt Bay and Heritage Park, you can enjoy lakeside views from the dining area, which is neat and decorated with Indian paintings, that adds a fresh and pleasant look to the interior. This makes it a good place for both romantic night out or a family outing. The restaurant also offers delivery, take-out, and catering service. 


  • An excellent central downtown location overlooking the lake
  • Not very crowded
  • Plenty of food options to choose from the lunch buffet as well as from the menu
  • Authentic Indian cuisine with plenty of vegan and non-vegan options


  • Some diners also complained about the small portions 
  • Many reviews talked about their high price and rated the restaurant as expensive
  • Few reviews also talked about the slow service and limited staff

Tara Indian Cuisine is owned by two brothers who are both award-winning chefs, so you can expect classic Indian flavours to tantalise your taste buds when dining here. Founded almost 19 years ago, the restaurant instantly became a hit among locals, voted as the best Indian restaurant in Barrie since their inception for the last 19 years in a row. 

You can find plenty of spicy options, prepared in authentic Indian ingredients and spices. This is what that makes Tara unique compared to some other Canadian/Indian restaurants in Barrie, its authentic and classic Indian cuisine. Even though the dining area is small, with limited seating space, but you can easily find a table without reservation as it is not a very crowded place.

It makes a good option for those looking for a wide range of Indian food made in pure Indian ingredients and spices, from Indian chefs. This makes them a popular choice among locals as well as people from surrounding areas who carve for Indian food. 

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