Curry Village Celebrating Incredible 23 Years In Downtown Peterborough

Iconic Indian restaurant Curry Village (306 George St. N) has been owned and operated by brothers Muslim and Shahidul Islam for 23 years.

The brothers immigrated to Peterborough from Bangladesh and decided a year later that the city had a culinary gap to fill and they went about filling it.

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Celebrations begin with a special recognition event with Mayor Daryl Bennett, MP Maryam Monsef and DBIA executive director Terry Guiel this Friday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m at Curry Village. 

"It is a great story to see a business have this long of a successful run in our downtown and we hope they continue to offer great Indian cuisine for many years to come," says Guiel.


The celebrations continue Saturday, September 23rd as the brothers host their yearly buffet special. This is something they do only once a year to celebrate each anniversary.
"Our buffet is a great chance to taste some of everything from our menu,” says Shahidul.

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If you’re looking for an Indian food experience in the city of Peterborough that offers dishes for every palate, Curry Village is your destination. With dishes ranging from very mild to extremely hot, the restaurant caters to absolutely every range of flavour.

Mohammed Islam is one of the most engaging owners you will meet in this town. He realizes that not everyone can handle Indian cuisine, which is why he has created a menu that offers a little bit of everything. With the decision to broaden their menu, he has helped the restaurant become one of the longest serving in the downtown core. Indeed, later this summer, Curry Village will be celebrating its 19th year in the heart of our city at 306 George St N.

When you enter the friendly confines of Curry Village, you almost enter a different world. Mr. Islam wants to create a real Indian experience for his customers, who he says are very loyal. From place settings to statues and art work to music, you know the restaurant has gone all out to expose people to the culture they cook for.

As noted, Curry Village has an extensive menu. From mild to medium to hot, the top flight chefs can create any flavour the taste buds desire. They have vegetable dishes to go along with plates derived from all areas of the country. As a suggestion, the Apple Chicken Curry and Mushroom Biryanys are can’t miss choices.


Curry Village is renowned, with recommendations that have come in from publications such as the The Globe and Mail, The New York Times and Toronto Life. Mr. Islam is proud of these recommendations but is more focused on his local community than anything else. The restaurant has been in the same location for almost two decades now and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

The restaurant is happy to have taken part in the Taste of Downtown celebration this year, as well as offering its cuisine at the very successful Canada Day Multicultural event at Del Crary Park—which he believes broadened his customer base by offering his food to people who have never tried it before.

Curry Village prospering for 19 years is a testament to its importance and presence in the downtown. If you haven’t had the experience of eating there yet, we highly suggest you do!

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For more on Curry Village (306 George St. N.), go to:


Phone: 704-742-1432

For more on Downtown Peterborough and the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), click here.

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