Our Story

About us

The specialty Indian restaurant where hand ground spices and traditional recipes spell magic on one’s palate blending culinary innovations with traditional methods. Best described as a gastronome experience, Barkat endeavors to reinvent Indian cuisine in its entirety. The idea is to translate centuries of history, contemporizing and reinventing flavors synonymous with the varied cuisines from the Continent, using latest culinary techniques such as molecular gastronomy, finest & freshest ingredients sourced from the region of origin, with modern presentations for diners to absorb a life altering culinary exploration through an avant-garde dining experience.

Upon entering Barkat Restaurant, I was immediately struck by the elegant decor and cozy atmosphere. The staff greeted me with genuine warmth and guided me to my table promptly. Their attentiveness and professionalism throughout the evening added to the overall pleasant dining experience.


Barkat Modern Indian Bistro in Toronto provided an exceptional dining experience that surpassed my expectations. The inviting atmosphere and knowledgeable staff created a warm and friendly environment. Their outstanding service enhanced my culinary adventure, making me feel like a valued guest.


This restaurant is extraordinary! From the food to the service and ambiance, it excels in every aspect. It perfectly represents a contemporary Indian kitchen. We sampled a variety of dishes, each served fresh with impressive presentation. It exceeded our expectations and comes highly recommended.


Our specialties

In Barkat the gastronomic offer revolves around the tasting menu, with clearly avant-garde cuisine and where the dishes stand out for their great, markedly Indian identity. In short, a restaurant with daring, fun and modern cuisine searching for taste as the main proposition.

Special selection

From our menu

Aloo Tikki Slider

Brioche bun . Potato patty . Signature aioli

Palak Patta Chaat

Spinach leaf . Sweet yoghurt . Tamarind chutney

Kali-miri Soya Chaap

Marinated soya chunks. Shaved Salad . Mint Chutney

Chole bhature

Spicy chickpea curry (chole) paired with fluffy deep-fried bread (bhature)

Amritsari Kulcha

Clay oven baked stuffed bread served with Paneer or Potato

Barkat Daal Makhani

Overnight cooked black lentil . Fenugreek dust

Paneer Lababdar

Paneer Tikka . Makhani sauce, Saute Onion Sauce

Vegetable Korma

Seasonal vegetables . Awadhi cashew curry

Veg Biryani

Basmati rice . Baked vegetables . Raita

Kali-miri Chicken Tikka

Black pepper . Amul butter . Sunchoke chips

Laal Maas Birria Tacos

Braised Ontario lamb . Oaxaca cheese . Indian jus

Amritsari Fish Tikka

Fish Pakora . Spicy Mango salsa . Mango foam

Delhi fried Chicken with Waffle

Waffle . Shaved onions . Fried chicken

Smoked Butter Chicken

Chicken tikka . Makhani sauce . Fenugreek powder

Mewari Maans

Mathania chili . Black Pepper . Smoked mustard oil

Boatman Fish curry

Seared fish . Coconut . Tamarind curry

Gulab Jamun with Rabri

Khoya . Pistachio . Cardamom dust


Saffron milk reduction . Green cardamom

Our food philosophy

Experience Perfection

Barkat is unique in reinventing exceptional and unusual recipes from many different gourmet cuisines of India, cooked in contemporary cutting-edge style, to a very fine table, to offer gourmets an outstanding dining experience.

Barkat's tasty offer

Our Menu


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Barkat : Modern Indian Restaurant,
712 Queen Street West, Toronto
Open: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm