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Queen St. restaurant puts its own reviews on t-shirts

Over the past decade, Banu has doled out innumerable Persian meals on Queen West and given way to a sister spot, Kadbanu. They've also racked up their share of reviews; like any veteran restaurant, they've had the glowing, the middling, the snarky, and the downright incoherent. To commemorate their 10-year anniversary, the Mohyeddin family of restaurateurs, never afraid to call 'em like they see 'em, is selling a series of T-shirts printed up with some of their most outrageous online reviews.

Currently, the run of $20-a-pop shirts focuses on their Yelp reviews, which, among other things, warn diners to beware 'the "soup Nazi" treatment' from staff. ("We have a love-hate relationship with Yelp," explains co-owner Samira Mohyeddin.) They're starting with 10 designs - one for each year - but hope to add more as they trawl through reviews and social media pages for comment gold. "Actually, we have a really funny one from blogTO," Mohyeddin adds. To wear your love (or your loathing?) for Banu on your sleeve, inquire at the restaurant at 777 Queen St. West.

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Photo via Banu on Instagram.


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