ABOUT US

About Us

Gate of India Restaurant offers Bangladeshi-style Indian cuisine. Our food is of the same quality and we use the same recipes as on the day we first opened.
  
We specializing in Tandoori dishes such as Chicken, Lamb, and Shrimp, which are cooked over an authentic charcoal clay oven in which the Naan bread is also made. Our menu is divided in a few categories: Tandoori, Chicken, Meat, Seafood, Vegetable, Rice, Bread and Appetizers. We can prepare all food mild, medium or hot, just let us know how you like.  Lots of vegetable dishes are available for the vegetable lover. Our staff is very happy to help you when you are not sure dish or combination to choose.

At the Gate of India Restaurant, you can trust our experienced staff to make it stand apart. Whether it’s an important business lunch or dinner, a small party or a group of friends getting together for a special occasion, we will make your meal a memorable one.

We at the Gate of India Restaurant believe in providing the perfect service, atmosphere and quality of food for our guests.

Since we’ve opened our restaurant, it has been graced by many great individuals: the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Ministers, Diplomats, movie and TV artists from Bangladesh, former Premier of Ontario David Peterson, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Sheila Copps, Mayor Bob Bratina, Former Federal Minister John C. Munro, former Ontario Minister Lilly Munro, Former Ontario Minister Sophia Aggelonitis, former MP Stan Keyes, MPP and leader of the NDP Andrea Horwath, former Mayor and Judge Bob Morrow, TV broadcaster Tom Charington, Matt Hayes, David Ricketts (the 3rd great grandson of George Hamilton, who founded the city of Hamilton). Also,  many great professors and teachers from Brock University, Waterloo University, McMaster University, Mohawk College and local schools as well as a lot of great doctors, lawyers and other professionals of this fine city.

Mohammed N. Anwar arrived in Canada in 1983. He gained employment at Indian restaurants in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. This experience and exposure to perfect Indian cuisine brought him to partner with friend Syed Fazlul Bakht. The two set out in search of an ideal location. Hamilton was the chosen favourite for its small town community friendliness, opportunity of fast growth and the fact that no other Indian restaurant have positioned themselves there.

On April 7, 1987 Gate of India Restaurant was opened, Safiqul Karim and Syed Jubed Ali joined in as partners. Syed Fazlul Bakht chose the name Gate of India in honor of the very famous historical memorial in India. It commemorates and respects the 70,000 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I for the freedom of Indian culture.

Syed Jubed Ali and Syed Fazlul Bakht, after 2 and 8 years, respectively, sold their share of the restaurant to Mohammed N. Anwer and Safiqul Karim. Now, Mohammed Anwar’s brothers Nurul M Haque, Amirul M Haque and Enamul Haque Tipu are running the Gate of India Restaurant as a family business.
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