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Babu in Markham...closed?

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Babu in Markham...closed?

Anyone know if this location is closed? For renos or permanently?
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No response. Maybe that’s why it’s closed.

I have been to Scarborough location and have enjoyed the food very much.

However after going to that location several times I have noticed that he seems to have different prices for certain group of people.
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oh no... it's my favourite cheap eats
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lolobutt wrote:
Oct 15th, 2018 1:58 pm
No response. Maybe that’s why it’s closed.

I have been to Scarborough location and have enjoyed the food very much.

However after going to that location several times I have noticed that he seems to have different prices for certain group of people.
wow seriously! what group of people is this?
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Maybe that explains why they renovated the Scarborough location and introduced an exclusive chef to work there. If you turn around and walk literally across the plaza there are two other style takeout places which are also very busy. I only go to BABU's for the Samosas. Can't beat 4 for a $1 although there is a place at Markham/Ellesemere (Patel Brothers) sell 5 for $1 not sure the size and quality.
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There's a Silver spoon now located right across from Babu in Scarborough. Guessing completion might be slowly eating into their business.

When I went to Scarborough it was quite busy still.

Only been to the Markham location a couple of times so can't really comment on how busy it is there. Are they really renovating or closed but saying they're renovating like some places seem to do these days.
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OrangeBerry wrote:
Oct 19th, 2018 10:33 pm
Maybe that explains why they renovated the Scarborough location and introduced an exclusive chef to work there. If you turn around and walk literally across the plaza there are two other style takeout places which are also very busy. I only go to BABU's for the Samosas. Can't beat 4 for a $1 although there is a place at Markham/Ellesemere (Patel Brothers) sell 5 for $1 not sure the size and quality.
You get better samosasa at Samosa King or Bangali sweets (Mcnicoll and finch) for same price.
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In mid-September they had signs saying they were closing for renovations. I remember the sign had an October reopening date but can't remember specifics. Now there's no notices at all and it looks like the 3 units it used to take up has been separated. Doesn't really look like they will reopen.

I loved getting samosas and lamprais from there. Best cheap eats.
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I believe their reopening has been delayed. Wish I could say until when.
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Can't get into their website - is the Scarborough branch also closed?
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Heavy Exclamation Mark SymbolJust heard some good news! Babu SHOULD be re-opening again soon.Heavy Exclamation Mark Symbol Smiling Face With Open MouthSmiling Face With Open MouthSmiling Face With Open Mouth

I am a huge fan of their food and look forward to them hopefully re-opening!
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BraydenE57950 wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 5:10 pm
Heavy Exclamation Mark SymbolJust heard some good news! Babu SHOULD be re-opening again soon.Heavy Exclamation Mark Symbol Smiling Face With Open MouthSmiling Face With Open MouthSmiling Face With Open Mouth

I am a huge fan of their food and look forward to them hopefully re-opening!
Where did you hear it from ?
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Pochacco wrote:
Dec 19th, 2018 11:35 am
Where did you hear it from ?
They now have a large sign posted on their Markham location which said about a “BABU RE-OPENING SOON”. That’s what I was told by someone i know who passed by and confirmed seeing it.

(We’ll have to report it to yelp as they have reported it as permanently being closed... but it should be open again soon!)
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BABU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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goo421 wrote:
Oct 26th, 2018 9:25 pm
In mid-September they had signs saying they were closing for renovations. I remember the sign had an October reopening date but can't remember specifics. Now there's no notices at all and it looks like the 3 units it used to take up has been separated. Doesn't really look like they will reopen.

I loved getting samosas and lamprais from there. Best cheap eats.
BraydenE57950 wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 10:09 am
They now have a large sign posted on their Markham location which said about a “BABU RE-OPENING SOON”. That’s what I was told by someone i know who passed by and confirmed seeing it.

(We’ll have to report it to yelp as they have reported it as permanently being closed... but it should be open again soon!)
Interesting contradiction....one person says space has been subdivided and another says re-opening soon. IMO no point reporting to Yelp because it's NOT open, so permanent or temporary is moot until it's actually re-opened.
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