Beiteddine Toronto

Toronto restaurant known for its chicken shawarma permanently shuts down

Beloved Lebanese restaurant Beiteddine has shut its doors after two-plus years on the Danforth. The last day of operation was Saturday, June 6. 

This place was known for its chicken shawarma and charming interior that was inspired by the Beiteddine Palace. There was piping hot pita, fresh hummus and dips, and perfectly spiced lamb chops made by Chef Mohammad Kamal Eddine. 

The restaurant announced the closure on Instagram earlier this week saying that, "It is with heavy hearts we tell you all that Beiteddine is closing its doors. It has been an incredible journey and we could have not done it without you." 

"We tried to bring a piece of back home to the Danforth along with the quality we're used to having in Lebanon," said owner, Hassan Kamal Eddine. 

Chef Mohammad Kamal Eddine was the executive chef at 7 star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai for eighteen years. He brought his experience and passion for Lebanese food and culture to Beiteddine on the Danforth and built a devoted following.

"The pandemic obviously played a part in the closure of the restaurant, it's unfortunate.  However we do appreciate and thank everybody in the community that has helped support us over the last two-plus years," said Eddine. 

Diners raved about the friendly staff and excellent service as well as the taste of home it provided. This delightful family-run restaurant will surely be missed. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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