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The Best Turkish Restaurants in Toronto

The best Turkish restaurants in Toronto are home to some resplendent breakfast spreads and feasts of kebab, manti and pide. Deep-steeped tea and even stronger Turkish coffee never disappoints. 

Here are the best Turkish restaurants in Toronto. 


Anatolia
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Anatolia

This Etobicoke strip mall gem with lively Friday night belly dancing and juicy kebabs has been around since 1999. Nazars in abundance mean curses don’t stand a chance here though the amazing meze alone are enough to ward off any bad vibes.

Mustafa
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Mustafa

Step into this one-of-a-kind restaurant in North York, designed to look like a Turkish cave. Pide and doner meats are the main attraction: do not miss the Iskender if the idea of a huge plate of delicious, saucy meat speaks to you.


Pasaj
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Pasaj

Leslieville's Turkish restaurant is doing elegant brunches, serving dishes like Mucver Benedict and tahini helva pancakes labneh. Anywhere that serves pastirma and muhammara as sides is a no brainer.

A La Turk
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A La Turk

Fresh out of the wood-burning oven are piping hot pides worth heading to Yonge and Lawrence for. If going in a group of four or more, the VIP platter gets you a bit of all their mains, from the sarma beyti to the ghorme. 


Donerland
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Donerland

Head to the original counter on Roncesvalles or Dönerland's second store on Jane Street for döners, which is what this takeout spot does best. Their homemade flatbread is what makes their generous döner wraps shine. 


Leziz Kitchen
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Leziz Kitchen

This cozy shop in Etobicoke radiates homey hospitality. You can always depend on this neighbourhood favourite for daily combos of shawarma plates, falafels or pita wraps with fries and a pop.

Mado Cafe
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Mado Cafe

Not far from Yorkdale Mall is this stylish hub, an outpost of the famous Turkish chain. There are over 300 locations of Mado worldwide but this Dufferin Street shop marks the first North American store for Turkish food from morning until night. 


Meat Point
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Meat Point

Wilson Avenue is home to this comfortably appointed restaurant for Turkish breakfasts. There’s nothing like a yolky pan of sujuk with sides of warm bread. Tea here is served from a charcoal-burning samovar that sits tableside. 

Flame Food + Design
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Flame Food + Design

Parts cafe, design store and restaurant, they're doing it all at this Bloor West Village shop. Irem Sacakli and her husband Serhat Sacildi simultaneously inspire diners with their love of art and design while feeding them stunning mezes and shots of Yeni Raki. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at A La Turk


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