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The Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in Toronto

The best Middle Eastern restaurants in Toronto have all the shawarma, falafel and hummus your heart desires, but often offer much more than that. Some dishes you might never have tried, some you might not even have heard of before, so expand your palate and explore the flavours of this expansive region at these awesome spots.

Here are the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Toronto.


Parallel
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Parallel

This industrial restaurant on Geary doubles as a tahini factory. Highlights on the menu include various hummus bowls, bright green herby falafel, and a crispy lamb and beef pita sandwich called arais, all complemented by local beer and upscale house cocktails.

Byblos Uptown
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Byblos Uptown

Entertainment District and Yonge and Eglinton locations of this restaurant serve dishes like manti dumplings, a range of pide, and sharing plates such as branzino and dry-aged ribeye.


Fat Pasha
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Fat Pasha

The Annex has this Wilder and Rose project where daily takes on hummus, roasted whole heads of cauliflower and much more are meant to be shared.

Tabule Riverside
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Tabule Riverside

Cobble together a massive Middle Eastern feast of plates like nominal tabule salad, falafel, dips and a range of seafood and grilled items at multiple locations of this restaurant scattered across the city.


Maha's Restaurant
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Maha's Restaurant

This brunch spot is where to go for Egyptian food in Toronto. Humongous chicken sandwiches, date grilled cheese, shakshuka and lentil soup inspire lineups near Greenwood and Gerrard.


Fet Zun
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Fet Zun

Also by Wilder and Rose, tuck into labneh, sabich plates and falafel complemented by cocktails and local beer at this comfortable Annex restaurant.

Takht-e Tavoos
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Takht-e Tavoos

Persian brunch is synonymous with this College St. restaurant serving traditional dishes such as haleem (porridge), dizi sangi (stew) and spinach narguesi (eggs over spinach).


Shook
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Shook

King West has this vegetarian homage to Middle Eastern cuisine serving house pita and an array of dips as well as sharing plates of tah dig.

Ghadir Meat
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Ghadir Meat

This combination butcher shop and restaurant on Lawrence East in Scarborough is known as one of the kings of shawarma in town. They also do kafta skewers and lahm-ajeen.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Shook

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