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The Best Kebabs in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 22, 2014

Kebabs TorontoThe best kebabs in Toronto are juicy, plump, and imparted thoroughly with marinade and the char-broiled flavours of an open flame. While recipes vary by country of origin, you'll find these succulent skewers on menus of Persian, Turkish, North Indian and Middle Eastern influence.

Here are the best kebabs in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Afghan Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Persian Restaurants in Toronto

Bamiyan Kabob

Bamiyan Kabob

Six GTA locations specialize in halal Afghani cuisine, and kabobs, served in dinners with salad, rice and naan, are the menu centrepiece. Choose from a line up of lamb, beef and chicken, including tandoori-seasoned chicken ($12) or chaplee (spiced minced meat patties, $10.49). More »

Tabule

Tabule

The Middle Eastern eatery, with locations on Queen East and Yonge, might be best known for their mezze, though the grilled items should not be overlooked. Opt for juicy skewers of Kefta ($15.50) with mixed lamb and beef minced with onions, parsley, garlic and spice, served with vegetables and rice topped with onions. More »

Lahore Tikka House

Lahore Tikka House

Served sizzling from the tandoor, the kebabs at this popular Pakistani/North Indian restaurant in Little India include options like chicken tikka, lahori lamb and beef. Prices are especially friendly too - a la carte kabobs come priced between $2.45 and $2.89, and full meals with rice start at $11. More »

Naan & Kabob

Naan & Kabob

This family-run Afghani kabob house on Lawrence East (plus an outpost in Mississauga) offers 10 different type of skewered meats ranging from classic beef or chicken ($8) kebabs to tender veal barg ($9). Enjoy alongside salad and naan, or add rice for $2 more. More »

Banu

Banu

Char-grilled koobideh ($19), skewered ground sirloin, bareh (yogurt-marinated lamb, $27), and jigar (calf liver, $14), are among the house specialties at this vibrant Iranian restaurant on Queen West. More »

Shomal (North)

Shomal (North)

This Iranian restaurant just north of Steeles is home to hearty dinners that comprise a selection of skewered meats, saffron stained rice and chargrilled tomatoes. Choices include kebab torsh with sirloin veal marinated in walnuts and pomegranate paste, along with other cuts of beef, veal or chicken. More »

Watan Kabob

Watan Kabob

Offering a delicious variety of juicy kebabs, this fast food-style Afghani eatery in Mississauga draws crowds at lunch and dinner. The Sultani dinner is a menu highlight offering both the kofta and the filet mignon on a platter with salad, rice and naan. More »

Paramount

Paramount

Juicy morsels of skewered chicken, or chunks of lamb, beef, or some minced mixture of both ($13-$19) are are among the many Middle Eastern specialties on the menu of this bustling chain of eateries. Order served with sides of garlic sauce and hummus for dipping, or, sample a little of everything with a traditional mixed grill ($20). More »

Anatolia

Anatolia

This Turkish kebab house in Etobicoke is an ideal spot to feast on flame broiled beef, tender lamb, succulent chicken, and ground beef and lamb skewers ($18-$20). The beyti is a house favourite, featuring spicy ground beef and lamb, wrapped in hand made “yufka” pastry then smothered in a savoury tomato sauce and sprinkled with crushed pistachios. More »

Sofra Grill

Sofra Grill

Succulent chicken, beef and lamb shish kabobs ($15-$19) are all offered as sandwiches ($7.45-$8.45) wrapped in pita or laffa, or as entrees along with salad and rice, potatoes and vegetables at multiple locations of this Middle Eastern eatery. More »

Armenian Kitchen

Armenian Kitchen

You'll find plump and juicy flame-kissed pork, beef, chicken and lamb shish kabobs on the menu at this Middle Eastern restaurant in Scarborough. Order the handheld option sandwiched in pita ($4.50-$6), or enjoy a meaty entree ($12-$13) served with sides of salad, rice or fries. More »

Baghlan Kabob

Baghlan Kabob

This Afghan diner in Rexdale makes kebabs the main event on the menu, and popular picks include flavourful, chunks of marinated chicken or beef. Orders come wrapped in naan or on hunger crushing platters with salata, chutney and long grained rice. More »

Discussion

17 Comments

Semi-colon replying to a comment from kam / December 22, 2014 at 01:02 pm
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How is this from 2011? It clearly says that it was posted Dec 22 2014...
Aki / December 22, 2014 at 01:52 pm
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Hmmmmm banu
Andre / December 22, 2014 at 01:56 pm
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The best kebobs in Toronto are actually in 905: try Taftan and Pardis
Mike / December 22, 2014 at 03:13 pm
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Who makes this lists in wonder ?? Nothing is better than Kavkaz Restaurant in Toronto. ....
Babak bordbar / December 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
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This list is no good. Taftan is best. Only good places is persian in north york.
Ohanness / December 22, 2014 at 04:31 pm
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Half of the restaurants on this list shouldn't have made the cut. I don't think the author knows what she's talking about, or her standards are extremely low.
mrblack / December 22, 2014 at 05:40 pm
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@babak the only restaurants that are in north york are fast food, also the only good ones are shomal saffron and thats it. The rest suck!! expand your culinary horizons south of eglinton.
donald / December 22, 2014 at 05:43 pm
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My absolute favorite is banu on queen, hands down the best in the city. I like north for its eggplant appetizer with walnuts garlic and pomegranate paste its to die for. If you go to north order it also if you make your way down to banu eat the kabab torsh its to die for.
Babak / December 22, 2014 at 06:59 pm
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Taftan, persian fine foods and pars grill is best bro. Bamiyan is not good. Afghans can't do it right.
Mohammed / December 22, 2014 at 07:14 pm
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If you want the real thing you have to come to the 905
Dr. Mantis / December 22, 2014 at 09:01 pm
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Typical blogto bullshit majority all below the 401.
asdasd / December 23, 2014 at 02:23 am
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azeri/turkish kebab is the best...sice thats where is originated
Paul / December 23, 2014 at 07:32 am
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It amazes me that people like Ohanness and Dr. Mantis still don't understand how these lists work and blame the author/blogto for the selections.
Dr. Mantis replying to a comment from Paul / December 23, 2014 at 06:20 pm
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How do they work then?
sarah / December 23, 2014 at 06:25 pm
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This post should specify that these are the best PERSIAN/AFGHAN kababs in Toronto. There are other types like Turkish, Lebanese, Pakistani, Indian that are not on this list.
Mike / December 24, 2014 at 06:37 pm
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I like how this site just lists restaurants that fall in to the category lol...some of the restaurants are actually not good
Brother Ali / December 26, 2014 at 02:02 pm
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Nothing beats persian style kebabs.

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