Ivory Restaurant – Donald Street


A few weeks ago, I was walking down the street, and noticed that the former Spice Affair was now Ivory. This surprised me because I didn’t realize that the Main Street location was no longer open. So, I took a stroll down Main Street a couple of days later and sure enough, there was no Ivory there any more.

Ivory buffet plate

My first plate from the Ivory Buffet.

Ivory is now the third Indian restaurant to make a go of it in this location. Prior to Spice Affair it was Dhoom, and going back into the distant past, it was a Pizza Hut. In the days when it was Dhoom, it was a place that I visited several times.

My memories of the Main Street location of Ivory are rather limited. I went once or twice, and not much about the food struck with me, but I do remember it having a larger buffet area, than most other Indian restaurants.

Ivory Buffet

When I walked into the restaurant I noticed that the space had been opened up and instead of two smaller sections there is one larger one. Along one wall, there is a very nice looking bar, with three TVs hung over it, which when I was there, were tuned into news programming. Continue reading

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Dhoom-Lunch Buffet


Dhoom is now closed, and it’s place has been taken by Spice Affair, another Indian restaurant. Spice Affair is now closed and the place has been taken over by Ivory.

Lunch Buffet:

Dhoom Restaurant & Lounge located at the corner of Donald and York in the building that was for many years a Pizza Hut, serves a mix of Indian and Western food.  I’ve included the links to both the take out menus above.  However, this post is intended to focus on the lunch buffet.

Monday to Friday, Dhoom offers an Indian lunch buffet for $13.00.  While the price is a little lower than some of the other Indian buffets in the downtown area, it is also little more limited in the selection that it offers.

The buffet is divided into three sections.  The first is a salad, which contains green salad and dressings along with a selection of other cold dishes and pickles(think English type of pickles, and not the Bick’s type).  One of my favourites in this section is the spicy puffed rice salad.  I put some on my plate almost every trip.

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