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16 Awesome Middle Eastern Restaurants To Try In Toronto

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16 Awesome Middle Eastern Restaurants To Try In Toronto

Middle Eastern cuisine is like a great mix of delicious, healthy, hearty and mild. While many other cuisines have heavy dishes, Middle Eastern food is light, yet comforting.

So if you're feeling for some really good shawarma, or even falafel, then there are plenty of middle eastern restaurants in Toronto, and here are some awesome ones that you need to try! Get your shawarma fix and visit some of these restaurants where you can get Middle Eastern food. 

1. Byblos

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Where: 11 Duncan St. // Entertainment District

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This spot is Middle Eastern food, meets fine and relaxed dining. There's nothing stiff about the fancy vie, and everything on the unique menu is awesome.

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2. M'Zaar Restaurant

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Where: 668 Yonge St. // Downtown Core

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Come by for affordable shawarma sandwiches and plates, and while it's not a fancy spot to dine in, the food is amazing, especially for the price. Great food if you're on a budget!

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3. Tabulé Restaurant

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Where: 2009 Yonge St. // Mount Pleasant

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This spot is great for dining in, yet it still carries a casual atmosphere. This is just one out of many locations across the city, this one has been here since 2005 and built the Tabulé reputation for fresh quality food in the city.

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4. Fat Pasha

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Where: 414 Dupont St. // The Annex

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This place has amazing options for anyone, including vegans! Enjoy vegan food options, as well as traditional Middle Eastern and European-Jewish dishes!

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5. Shish Kabab Express

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Where: 112 Dundas St. W // Downtown Core

Price: 💸

Why you should go: The Shish Kabab Express stays true to its name and is a got to spot for grabbing shawarma and kebabs the express way. If you're on the go, and need a really good and affordable Middle Eastern bite, then this is the spot!

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6. Ghazale

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Where: 661 College St. // Little Italy

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Ghazale has multiple locations across the city, and each of which are all popular because of the convenient way of grabbing largely portioned Middle Eastern dishes.

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7. Pomegranate Restaurant

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Where: 420 College St. // Toronto

Price: 💸 💸

Why you should go: This spot is great for dining in, so you enjoy dining like you're in the Middle East!

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8. Mana'ish Global Flatbread Cafe

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Where: 140 Spadina Ave. // Downtown Core

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Calling all flatbread lovers! If the shawarma sandwich is your comfort food, then let this adorable little cafe be your comfort zone!

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9. Rikkochez

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Where: 341 Danforth Ave. // Riverdale

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This is where Middle Eastern meets modern. They offer brunch, plus their watermelon salad is amazing! They have strong value in locally sourced and organic foods, so you know it's definitely good for you.

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10. Kavkaz

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Where: 1881 Steeles Ave. W // Toronto

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This family restaurant is a great spot for homestyle Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food! All of their spices and marinades are prepared in house, so you'll be in for a burst of flavour.

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11. Kebaberie Yorkville

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Where: 55 Avenue Rd. // Yorkville

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: This kebab joint in Yorkville is where you'll be getting the classiest possible Middle Eastern street food. The food is healthy, prepared fresh and easy to carry on the go!

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12. Koza Kebab and Grill House

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Where: 6464 Yonge St. // Centre Point Shopping Mall

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: Stop by Koza and if you're not in the mood for shawarma you can have a cup of Turkish coffee with some baklava. Sounds totally delish!

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13. Mystic Muffin

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Where: 113 Jarvis St. // Corktown

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Not only does this spot have amazing Lebanese fare, but also tasty baked goods! So you can just have both- a good hearty sandwich and then a pastry for dessert.

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14. Arabesque Restaurant

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Where: 1068 College St. // Little Italy

Price: 💸

Why you should go: Despite this Middle Eastern restaurant being nestled in Little Italy, it is a hidden gem of a cafe that features an extensive variety of desserts, as well as sandwiches for relaxing lunch.

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15. Souk Tabule

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Where: 494 Front St. E // West Don Lands

Price: 💸💸💸

Why you should go: This separate Tabulé location is a fast and casual take on the original Tabulé restaurants. Expect delicious wraps, salads and authentic Beirut style street foods prepared fast and fresh for your on-the-go lifestyle!

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16. Jerusalem Restaurant

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Where: 955 Eglinton Ave. W // York

Price: 💸💸

Why you should go: Talk about variety! This spot has tons of menu options and two locations in Toronto. The most popular things on the menu are the kebab dinners, as there are options for chicken, beef, lamb and mixed varieties.

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