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Reviews often mentionindian(35) chicken(28) spicy(14) recommend(10) paneer(10) naan(9) crescent(8) butter chicken(7) dishes(7) lunch(7)
I've ordered takeout twice from here. The first time I ordered chicken biryani, I wasn't too impressed. It wasn't bad but felt it didn't really taste like biryani but more like fried rice. However, I got the lamb biryani couple days ago & it was not only good but perhaps for the first time in Montreal the portion size was large enough to have leftover. I'd like to try them again to see if they're consistent.View more
Their butter chicken is the best you can ever get in Montreal.View more
The food was okay but the service was so poor. Their worker are new & i think they just need money from our pockets. No management. We were four in group & guess what, their food was so expensive, every single person paid $39+tax & i paid $45+tax. I ordered Kadhayi chicken with 3 butter naan & one taj beer which was not good at all. Plus the service was so slow. I don't think I would like to come over here again better to go 3-amigos for easy going & chill food where you can have good quality food. I've been to Tandoori flame in Brampton one & I think the Indian which I had there was good enough. Indian-Beau was one of the good as well.
the restaurant is nice,the service was okay,the food was not so great.
I am getting pissed off when I am hungry & I want to have a nice juicy peace of breast chicken but instead I am getting too dry chicken that taste like plastic,but hey that is just me.
Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The decor, the atmosphere, the servers & most importantly, the food.
I went during the lunch hours but I asked for the a la carte menu because I like to see everything that is offered.
Anyways, I ordered the chicken tikka, the shredded okra, & their homemade samosas for starters accompanied with a mango yogurt drink. The chicken tikka for an appetizer was very pleasing. Tender & juicy & very flavourful - with the yogurt dip it was perfect! The samosas were also really good, though nothing too too special about them. The shredded okra dish was the server's recommendation (I think he was the manager or something from the way he acted - professional & polite). It was great. The okra isn't for everyone but vegetarians will sure like it. It has a mixture of tangy & spicy flavour with some onions & tomatoes mixed in.
For the main course I asked for the spiciest dish & he recommended the kudai (spelling?) chicken. I also ordered a super spicy chicken biryani. I was extremely pleased with the flavour in both dishes. Boy they were extremely spicy ... Like burning hot panting type spicy. Loved it!
I give this restaurant a 10/10.
I will be back to try their butter chicken & a spicy lamb dish.
The restaurant is nice & situated on crescent . We recommend the garlic bread . & we tried the chicken Masala which was spicy but not much & we also tried the chicken Chettinad . Nice enjoyable dishes but the only thing is it is expensive compared to what you are given . Each Chicken dish has about 7-8 medium chicken piece for about 20$ a plate with no rice or anything - those you would need to order on the side
Overall : a nice experience
Devi is good yet expensive!
I went for supper here because it looked like pretty place & i like indian food. I do have to admit the first thing that struck me is butter chicken for 19$ is too much! I will admit that it was good, but when u pay 19$ u expect to have alot of it thing is everyone got max 8 pieces of meat in theyre order. Other then that naan & rice is not included it's 4$ each.Everyone at my table payed at least 30$ each without alcohol, everyone said the taste was good but the quantity for the price was not worth it.Some of them left hungry :(. All in all good food if you dont mind paying.
I come to Devi at least once every couple weeks & it has never failed to satisfy. The garlic naan is amazing, fresh out of the oven & always very tasty. Every time I go I get the Chicken Chettinad (I ask them to make it spicy) & it's absolutely delicious. There are plenty of vegetarian options including a really good paneer mahkani. Its a little pricier but the food & portions are of good value.
The waitstaff is always very friendy & attentive. I've never had to wait long for anything.
Also the restaurant itself has a warm ambience & is very intimate. The lanterns are beautiful & add a great touch to the atmosphere.
Overall, Devi is an amazing restaurant, from the food to the servers, & is most likely my favorite restaurant in Montreal.
Devi's is a good upscale Indian restaurant. However, upscale comes at a price.
I find that they 'white' up their spicing - in other words, while the food is quite flavorful (the naan is especially wonderful) it lacks the kick that I really want in Indian food. Even the jalfrazi barely sizzles. Of course, I like spice. I am happy eating foods that make my nose run & eyes tear. I actually have a hot sauce collection . . . so take my criticism as you will.
That being said, the service is always good & they have a well priced lunch special (by downtown standards, not by hole-in-the-wall Indian food standards). They also have a tendency to throw in extra stuff with your lunch, like chicken pakoras . . . unfortunately, I'm a vegetarian so I don't particularly like the additional chicken on my plate, but I do appreciate the sentiment & the focus on customer service.
In my opinion, Devi is a great place to go if you want Indian food without the burn or if someone you know is looking for that. It's good & I am happy to go with coworkers for lunch, but I wouldn't go to get my spicy Indian fix.
Kudos to the fish curry I recently had there: the fresh impeccable savourish salmon was bath in a delicious all favorful (amazing balance between sweet & sour) & well spiced goan curry sauce. From trying out all type of sauces paired with fish at numerous Indian restaurants, I must say that the Goan is one that matches the best with fish. Great!
From bites of the tandoori chicken of my girlfriend, although not my favourite Indian dish, hers was nicely marinated, aromatic & had the ideal tandoori masala seasonings. I used to not like Tandoori chicken because way too often it ended up a bit too dry & tasteless in my plate, but in this case it was total opposite: a nicely cooked tender flesh of chicken, all tasty.
The Biryani rice I took was nicely perfume-y, & well cooked.
Bottom line, a less impressive experience than the one I had at their New York branch (now closed), but still very good compared to most Indian restaurants I have been to here in Mtl.
Having arrived in Montreal a mere 3 weeks ago, my husband & I were in need of some spicy food. We looked online, found restomontreal (what a fabulous site for a newcomer!) & made our way to Devi's which is a hop, skip & jump away from our home.
I had a good feel about the restaurant from the moment I walked in, the deco, the beautiful lamps, the friendly wait staff & only hoped that the food would not disappoint. It did not!
Often, you find that spicy is a relative term depending on where you are geographically. We like our food HOT & specifically requested our food to be made even more spicy & the chef at Devi's complied. We had the Boti Kabab as a starter then moved on to the Kadai Chicken & Paneer Bhurjee. We had our mains with portions of saffron rice & plain naan & they went beautifully together.
The food was excellent. The lamb was tender & just the right side of spicy for us, the chicken & paneer were flavourful & all dishes were in generous portions. We compared Devi's to some of our favourite restaurants back home & it held its own.
We truly enjoyed our meal & would recommend it to anyone who'd like a taste of real North Indian food. With good food, friendly service & fair prices, Devi's is a winner on all count. We went back for seconds on my birthday - the very next day!
I very highly recommend this Restaurant for any Special Occasion. On Aug. 7th 2008, we were placed in the 3rd. floor to celebrate my son & his bride-to-be's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner. Although it was originally to be a Buffet, the servers changed it to be served at our tables. Due to some of us being Vegans, the menu consisted of all Vegan items along with Butter Chicken & the Dessert being the only exceptions. The servers checked with my wife & I as to when we wished to be served. Our son had arranged for Appetizers, Main Course & Dessert. The Delicious meal consisted of MORE ITEMS than was expected. The food was served Piping Hot where appropriate & came Freshly prepared from the Kitchen with an explanation for each dish. This format allowed our guests to converse & mix in with others. We feel the Chef & the Staff did a WONDERFUL JOB & the cost was Very Very GOOD!
It has been a long time since I had some Indian food. I was not disappointed & enjoyed my outing. Food at Devi is great :) I loved my butter chicken with basmati rice & garlic naan bread; pakoras were delicious as well. To end my dinner, I took a pistachio cheesecake; heaven in my mouth. My waiter was great & always made sure I was ok. The restaurant is nicely decorated & you can hear some Hindu music.
If you are really hungry, make sure you order an appetizer because it takes quite a while to receive your main course.
I recently visited Devi restaurant with some friends on a Friday night. I was excited to eat at Devi, since I have been to their restaurant in New York & had an exquisite meal. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the Montreal restaurant on Crescent. First, the Navratan korma was bland & watery (had to send it back), when it came back it seemed to have been warmed up, not re made! The paneer Tikka was also very bland & dry. The butter chicken was average, but definitely not worth the price tag. The ambiance is nice, but if you really don’t enjoy the food, there isn’t much else you can enjoy. There are a few other Indian restaurants I would pick over this one in downtown Montreal, or even the plateau area. 5/10
Very disappointing !! Food was inconsistent & poorly presented. Imagine "greasy" tandoori chicken ( I later discovered that the tandoori oven is not a real one & is gas-fired). The prices are only in line with the location (Crescent St !!) & have nothing to do with the quality or quantitiy of the food. The sheek kabab was cold & undercooked; we returned it to the kitchen. The raita ( yogurt) was watery & had no cucumbers.The best dish was dessert- warm gulab jumin.
The tables are plain wood without tablecloths or place mats---not right for a so-called upscale resto.
I would never return to this resto!!-- there are plenty of much better Indian restos in Montreal & at a much fairer price.
Beautiful Indian restaurant in the heart of Downtown Montreal. Amazing quality of food & service & prices are very reasonable. I order the butter chicken & enjoyed it very much. While I was waiting for the main dish, I was served a basket of thinly sliced potato crisps which are delicious (especially with a nice cold beer).
I highly recommend Devi.