Toronto’s Most Mouthwatering Middle Eastern Feasts

Though multiple countries make up the Middle-East, there is one thing that unites them all – incredible food! Thanks to Toronto’s enviable selection of enticing restaurants, you need not travel far or wide to experience an authentic slice of the region’s tasty food and charming culture.

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Fet Zun

Yiddish for “fat son,” Fet Zun is a homely restaurant with a Middle Eastern market vibe. Drawing inspiration from classic street food,  the pan-Middle Eastern menu is made up of mostly shareable mezzes and larger plates. The atmosphere brings a sense of fun and there’s also a great street patio.


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Fat Pasha

Mezze spreads, salads, mixed grill options and endless pita are what make up Fat Pasha’s delectable Middle Eastern and Jewish menu. The arak, a traditional middle eastern spirit, is arguably the star of the drinks list and there are some gorgeously sweet options for all the dessert lovers out there!

Parallel Restaurant

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The first thing you’ll notice about sibling-run establishment will be is its industrial design. The transparency extends to the open kitchen and production space, where Parallel-branded sesame butter is churned to order. Whether hot or cold, each brunch, lunch and dinner menu item nostalgically reflect the moreish Middle Eastern dishes the siblings grew up with.


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Mahas Fine Egyptian Cuisine

Upon entry the warm textiles of the family-run restaurant will make you feel right at home. The mother, son and daughter trio serve up authentic Egyptian dishes from their home city of Cairo, though the menu also features Greek, Turkish and French influences.


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Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine (Riverside)

The Tabülè collection Riverside location is open for lunch and dinner daily. While the traditional hand-painted geometric patterns and rich aromas that adorn the restaurant gives it a homely feel, it’s the tempting choice of hot and cold mezzes, well-seasoned grilled meats and fish, as well as the exotic cocktails that steal the show.


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Byblos Uptown

Byblos Uptown is the first midtown location of the Byblos brand, with locations in downtown Toronto and Miami. This two-storey space feels cozy and inviting with handwoven tapestries hanging from the walls, and inverted carpets covering the staircase. Vibrant and rich sharing dishes pair very well with their unique cocktail selection, with fitting names like the Uptown Girl. 

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