After serving for more than 15 years under the name of Siddhartha and Gautama at two different locations of Toronto, we decided to bring all the best of our delicious recipes under one roof at our Gautama restaurant in Little India Plaza at Gerrard Street.

You will find here real authentic Indian food taste cooked with our home made Indian spices. To find the real passion of our main chef cooking delicious home style food, watch him on his youtube channel.

Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini, Nepal in 623 BC which is a sacred place to the 400 million Budhhists in the world. Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama under the grove of trees when she was on her way to her mother’s house in Devadaha.

Son of King Suddhodhan, Siddhartha Gautama grew up at his palace at Taulihawa, about 24 kilometers from Lumbini. At the age of 29 he set his foot outside of the palace to find the poverty, hardship and suffering of people.

Siddhartha Gautama abandoned the palace and spend the days meditating on life until, under a Pipal tree at Gaya in India, until He attained ‘enlightenment’.

The Buddha preached his doctrine for 45 years before attaining nirvana with his death at the age of 80. In the countries that have followed the Buddha’ death, sectarian differences have emerged in Buddism, the Mayahana school of thoughts in India and Hinayana school of thoughts in southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.

The indian emperor Ashoka erected Ahoka Pillar in Lumbini, Nepal in 249 BC, to mark his visit to birthplace of Buddha.

What they're saying about us

a restaurant that ranks as a contendor in any corner of the megacity

toronto Life

Thank the heavens for gautama. with soft light, fabric-swathed alcoves, gautama spurns sub-continental kitsch in favour of simplicity and cosiness

Doctor's review

Its Certainly the best in Little India

Now Magazine

Their foods are perfectly healthy and delicious! They are so happy and friendly. If you like Indian foods I recommend you can go there to eat. All my friends wants to go there again and again once they come to visits me.

remy piasan

Vegetarian dishes and roti/naan are delicious. Excellent quality and arrived hot, fresh, and quickly. Great find!

John Zinck

great food, run their own delivery service so just call to order, far less fees than on apps! delicious!

Beatrix Henry

Best Dahl Makhani I've had in Toronto! Very tasty and spicy. Good prices too. Ordered takeout.

Sonia Dautovich

Staff offered exceptional service and very attentive to detail. Buffet selection is not as large as other buffet's, however it still is enough to make you full! The food was good, tasty and fresh.

Shane B.

Food good, especially for Indian cuisine newbies, some is a 3 star some 5. Should be marked for allergies though, as it is now one might stay away from most food to be cautious. Ambiance super as is service and price.

caglar cagbayir.

Delicious food, very reasonable pricing, friendly staff, fast service, clean establishment, definitely recommended.

Ozlem Kuscu.

We met with friends we haven't seen in quite a while. The service was excellent. The food beyond superb. Definitely recommand you try this place.

Guy Vezeau

New favourite Indian restaurant, the food is flavourful and service is great and accommodating.


We live in Little India and this is our favourite indian take-out place! Loveeee their chicken tikka masala and Paneer Makhani, looking forward to trying some more dishes in the future. Can't believe we've been in the neighbourhood for 3 years and only tried this place recently.

Helen Liao

The next best buffet for East Indian. Amazing food with tones of variety. Very cozy and great service. Just missing the papadums.

Sarah Boutilier

Terrific food, and friendly staff. The service is very friendly, and they try hard, though not the best and can be slow sometimes. They get 5 stars for their food and effort!

Chris McKechnie

Five 🌟 service. Phenomenal attention to detail. Competitive pricing. Delishious food. Washroom could use paper towels, but at this point, who's counting?

Otto Cortes

Great food, Great people and amazing restaurant all around! This restuarant is very underrated as it should be a famous place know to all. The food is traditional and flavourful with rich spices. Quality is better than any on gerrard. Definitely will come back and will be bringing my friends from austrailla!

Jason Letterman

Excellent quality food, with a good selection of dishes in the hot and cold buffets and a wide-ranging menu. Spicing on menu orders can be adjusted to taste. Staff are very helpful and owner is a real gentleman who goes out of his way to ensure your visit is a happy one. Patio is wonderful.

Georgene MacDonald

Always warmly welcomed here. The wait staff are the nicest people. Buffet has a great selection of fresh Indian food. Butter chicken is my favorite. Of all the restaurants on the Gerard strip this has to be #1.

Travis Weninger

Very good food made with love! Amazing staff and wonderful experience 👌🏻

Julien Lacelle

At the moment you come to that restaurant the stuff gives you a comfortable feeling. Very courteous stuff, it is a lovely restaurant to hang out with friends and colleagues or with your date. Excellent food, specialist chef, comfortable cost and nice service. Warmly recommended.

Nixon Anderson