307 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, ON, M4X 1H2
This ethnic restaurant provides simple and tasty dining in the downtown core.
|Cuisine Type |||Indian|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Beer & Wine, Delivery|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Wellesley bus|
|Cross Street |||Parliament|
Profile Last Updated: December 11, 2008
The direct translation of “rashnaa” from Sanskrit is “tasty.” Delivering their personal take on South Indian and Sri Lankan food, the owners know this word well. It has kept the modest restaurant operating at the corner of Parliament Street and Wellesley Avenue since 1990. Seating 32 indoors and with patios in both the front and rear, Rashnaa is as comfortable and ambient as it is renowned for its dishes.
Good for Veggies
Understanding the confines of a strict diet, no meals at Rashnaa are prepared with flour or meat stock. Vegetarian dishes use no egg, supplemented by Ghee (clarified butter) only when absolutely called for. In term of entrees, this means a variety of vegetable curries including potato, cashew and kalia. Meat eaters may enjoy shrimp, fish, squid, butter chicken, chili chicken or mutton. Or take the vegetarian/meat options: Kottu Rotty or String Hoppers Kottu (both grilled and served with chopped naan bread or rice noodles sautéed with onion, green peppers and spices). Vermicelli, rice dishes with coconut chutney and more round out the menu. All meals are made to order in spiciness ranging from mild to very hot.
Choose Where to Park It
Bright orange, red and light yellow walls set an inviting tone, complementing simple wooden chairs and tables. Those needing solitude can take the quiet cubby for four, perfect for a small family or loved ones hiding out. If you choose to dine outdoors, both patios are set in plastic lawn furniture, creating a calm, casual atmosphere. As an added bonus, the rear patio features a plants-and-sky mural that wraps around its entirety enhancing a pleasurable experience.