Tabule Toronto

Tabule (Bayview Village)

Tabule, the popular chain of elevated Middle Eastern restaurants in Toronto, has a location in Bayview Village Shopping Centre. 

They’re serving up their typical fare of falafel, salads, and feasts of side dishes, but with a few slight additions to the cocktail menu and of course, another new and stunning design by Commute.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

A wall design that covers an entire half of the restaurant depicts a ski hill in Beirut, like the food, meant to defy expectations about the part of the world this cuisine is inspired by.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

There’s the classic tabule salad ($6.50), a refreshing mix of hand chopped parsley and bulgur with tomato, onion and a bit of mint.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Palate-cleansing pickles ($2) are an assortment of olives, hot peppers, turnips and dill pickles.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Along with that you have your soft flatbread ($3.50) and super thick, slightly sour labni ($6.25).

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

One of the cocktails created especially for this location by Tabule mixologist Nishantha Nepulongoda is the Mzaar ($13) a Moscow-mule-like combo of gin, Cointreau, lime and ginger beer that’s kicked up a notch with cinnamon syrup.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

The other special cocktail here is the Arabian Chiquita ($13) made with Tromba tequila, Cointreau, fresh ginger, lime, grapefruit and fresh mint. It packs less of a punch for me than the cinnamon cocktail, but it’s meant to, knowing folks are going to be in the mall during daytime.

Classic falafel ($6.50) have always been crunchy, hearty and gluten-free, drizzled with tahini.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Fried eggplant ($6.50) topped with a lemon garlic dressing is simple and sumptuous.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Fried cauliflower or arnabeet ($7.75) is perfect balance of oily and crispy, also drizzled with tahini.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Teeny spicy sausages ($7.50) called ma’anek are a warm blend of ground beef and Middle Eastern spices, lightened by a pop of provided lemon.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Basterma ($12) is kind of like Middle Eastern prosciutto, seasoned cured beef that here is complemented by creamy labni and a leafy pile of peppery arugula.

Tabule Bayview Village TorontoStar entrees include lamb chops ($26.95), Ontario lamb dry aged in house that’s spiced and moist, served on a pile of rice and soft, smoky veggies.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

The kefta banadura ($18.95) almost reminds me of Italian, balls of ground mixed beef and lamb in a tomato garlic sauce.

Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

A banquette stretches around the perimeter of the restaurant in an appealing shade of teal, offset by brass, wood and marble accents.

Tabule Bayview Village TorontoMore seating fills the middle of the restaurant, with a bar island for coffee and cocktails near the front.Tabule Bayview Village Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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