A tribute to the lifestyle and rich culinary legacy of Indian Royal Heritage.
An authentic dining experience reflecting a riot of colours, flavours and tastes of the Golden Era.
A kaleidoscope of spices and styles of cooking evolved and amalgamated over thousands of years by influences of large-scale cultural interactions with neighbouring Persia, Greece, West & Central Asia and beyond.
We welcome you to a culinary journey – The Maharaja
The Magnificent Maharajas
Maharajas – The word ‘Maharaja’, literally ‘Great King’, conjured up a vision of splendor and magnificence. These princely rulers of India played a role within a social and historical context and were patrons of art, society and gastronomy.
This resulted in magnificent objects and banquets symbolic of royal status, power and identity.
Kee Square Building History
The Maharaja has taken residence in a red brick heritage protected building, at 4646 Heritage Hills Blvd., Mississauga. This property and building have an intriguing past. Property of the Crown till 1810 and then changed hands of multiple owners, until the current building was built to serve as a house by Mr. Hugh Kee in 1853.
The Maharaja is a culinary journey, a passage back in time, jewel box of sensory pleasures from a long gone era. From the grand crystal chandeliers to the velvet seating and hand crafted honey onyx bar, the space radiates a nostalgic glow. A delectable offering of dishes, ideal for sharing portions, flavored with spices and ingredients from far continents.
Toronto’s first boutique Indian restaurant located in the heart of Mississauga, welcomes you to experience Indian dining at its best, amidst sensational interiors – a restaurant with opulence and allure.
We have attempted to put together the widest offering of Indian Culinary Excellence from Grills to Gravies representing India’s vast Geographic Culinary diversity. We believe that all fresh ingredients can be grilled, and with our dedicated chefs combining tantalizing tastes from a bold use of Indian flavours and styles with delectable results.
Sharing Is All Part of The Experience
With a desire to grill, tandoor and sear a multitude of fresh ingredients, clothed, marinated and dipped in secret and unusual combinations, the food at The Maharaja is prepared for sharing, for pleasurable moments and for excitement.
We strive to turn up the heat, and to create an experience described as ‘Gourmet theatre from Another Era’.
Our contemporary take is rooted in age-old traditions, thus delivering taste sensations that take you beyond your expectations but with a reminder of the origins.
The Maharaja’s preparatory methods are inspired by recipes from books of history covering four grand regions from the Golden Era’s. The legacy of their contribution towards art, culture and culinary excellence is transcendent and priceless.
Reminiscing over the Grand Banquets and fanfare of ‘Mighty Mughals’ of Avadh, ‘Noble Nizams’ of Hyderabad, ‘Magnificent Maharaja’s’ of Punjab and ‘Royal Rajputs’ of Rajputana, we collated a selection of note worthy dishes from the kitchens of each, worthy for the most discerning connoisseur.
The space is laid out across four distinctly designed, cozy, yet intimate spaces, inspired by travels across India.
Showcasing the opulence and grandeur of the ‘Sheesh Mahal’ or “Palace of Mirrors” located in the Agra Fort, this section of ‘The Maharaja’ is beautifully decorated with a lattice of mirror work adorning the walls and a center Chandelier that forms the crowning piece of this area.
Elegantly lit, the bar with a hand crafted luminescent onyx at the heart of ‘The Maharaja’ has a generous selection of the finest range of single malts, blended scotch and premium beverages on offer, paired with a hand picked wine list tailored to compliment Indian food.
Window Of Reflections
Artifacts from travels across India adorn the window of reflections, with each having a beautiful memory and amazing past.
ReflectionsView Our 360° Tour
Awards and Achievements
Toronto Curry Awards 2019
The Maharaja is a privileged winner of The Best Fine Dining Restaurant and The Best Restaurant of the Year Awards 2019 at the Toronto Curry Awards 2019 & 2018.
We are honored to be the winners of this title for two consecutive years.
TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence 2018 & 2017
The Maharaja is proud to announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. This certificate of achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the achievement is a remarkable vote of confidence to The Maharaja’s continued business success and commitment to service excellence.
Top Choice Award 2019, 2018 & 2017
The Maharaja is a proud winner of the prestigious ‘Top Choice Award’ as a Winner for the ‘Top Indian Restaurant’ in 2019, 2018 & 2017 Annual Top Choice Award Survey.
The Maharaja has set new standards for quality, service, image, value and professionalism and have excelled in this category through hard work and complete dedication to our customers. This award is a testament to the skill, passion and vision of our company. We truly appreciate this recognition and the association with the exclusive Top Choice Award circle of winners in North America.
Top Choice Awards is an International market research firm, focusing on the experience of the customers. Since 2005, winners are released annually to recognize and showcase the most trusted and appealing service organizations and businesses across North America.
2017 Yelp Award
It’s official — People on Yelp love The Maharaja!
The Maharaja has been awarded the Yelp achievement award for two years in a row.
Thank you to all our valuable patrons for your continued support!
Readers Choice Awards – Platinum Winner
“We are the best!” – The Mississauga News 2016 Readers’
The Maharaja is a proud winner of the prestigious ‘Readers Choice Award’ as one of the Top businesses in Mississauga. A singular honour and distinction. An engaged business and devoted customers. A mark of our continued commitment to customer service and excellence.
The Readers Choice Awards, the most respected and reputable consumer awards in our city and is a true expression of sincere business commitment.