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2009 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8
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Located in the heart of midtown Toronto, Tabule is an emerging hot spot which surpasses expectations. Patrons from all four corners of the city travel to a unique dining experience that features the exotic flavours of the Middle East. The chef's special cultural expertise and interpretation of traditional dishes has created a menu that will delight your senses. Tabule has developed quite a reputa... See More more...

Opening Hours

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Cuisine type

  • Middle-eastern,
  • Lebanese,
  • Mediterranean,

Dishes

  • Taboule,
  • Vegetarian,
  • Vegan,
  • Breakfast,

Features

  • Restaurant with terrace,
  • Bring your own wine,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Delivery,

Meet the owner

Tabülè’s executive chef Rony Goraiche didn’t exactly begin his career in the kitchen. Instead, he found himself working nine to five in an office after studying actuarial science in university. But even then, there were clues that cooking was in Rony’s cards. While studying, he took on part-time work at a restaurant. There, he met his wife Diana Sideris. Also a student at the time, she was working front of house, while Rony prepared meals in the kitchen, an arrangement that would serve them well years later when they took the leap to open Tabülè.

“I realized when we got married that he was more excited about all the kitchen gifts,” Diana laughs. Rony went on to take courses in culinary arts at George Brown College. “But it comes from his roots,” she says. “A lot of the recipes are traditional - from his mom, from his dad, from his grandparents - and then he adds his own twist to it.”

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  • Atmosphere: 3.8/5
  • Food: 3.8/5
  • Service: 3.4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Pleasantly Surprised

Really enjoyed Tabule--I'm surprised by all the negative reviews here. The kefta was as well-spiced and delicious as any I've had--and I love a Mediterranean restaurant. The Lebanese-style rice was good. My husband really enjoyed his chicken, and our friend her shrimp. The vegetables were well grilled so as not to be soft and soggy. The falafel was not the most flavorful I've had but add some hummus and tahini and who notices anyway? Plus they fit us in on a Saturday night, the staff was attentive, the food came out pretty quickly for how full the place was... Overall, quite pleased with the experience. Are you over-paying when they charge $15 for chicken, rice and veg? Sure. But it's not in a cheap area, for one. Try to find equivocal prices outside fast food around there. For two, you're paying for the nice atmosphere, the good service, the fact you're getting a meal prepped for you. Overall, quite pleased with this experience.

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Restaurantica12
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Fantastic with a side of belly dancing

My friends and I have been to Tabule on several occasions and have always enjoyed the food. It is our go to special occasion spot.

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Terrible. The only people who would rate this...

Terrible. The only people who would rate this restaurant highly are those who have no appreciation for Middle Eastern foods and have never tried it before. Only Middle Eastern food virgins would like this place. Included in this group is the owner and staff of this restaurant. They were clearly not from the Middle East. Nice marketing ploy though: charging fine dining prices for bland soggy oily Falafel and chicken kabab which was like any chicken breast anywhere in Toronto. NOT AUTHENTIC OR DELICIOUS

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Appetizers of Falafels and Roasted eggplant were...

Appetizers of Falafels and Roasted eggplant were very good. Mains, kabobs of Ontario lamb and beef were somewhat overdone and uninteresting. The service was friendly but somewhat slow and needed a reminder of forgotten item, Altogether a rather average and uninspired dining experience.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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I had patronized this establishment a few times...

I had patronized this establishment a few times previously for lunch, and had enjoyed attentive and warm service and reasonable portions and prices. On this visit, I was disappointed with the value of the dinner menu as well as the conduct of the waiting staff. Post-renovation, the atmosphere retains its original charm, but our server for the evening seemed a bit aggressive in prodding us to order additional items. She forgot about one of our drink orders, and our water glasses remained unreplenished for the last hour or so of our stay. Whilst Tabule offers a nice business lunch menu, its dinner selection is somewhat slim, comprised mostly of appetizers, and is inflated in price. Our entree plates were rice-heavy and light-handed on the kebab and grilled vegetable portions. Food-wise, the rice was well seasoned, the meat tender, but the vegetables a touch over-charred for my liking. Though I would consider returning, it would not likely be for dinner. There is better value to be found at other Middle Eastern restaurants in the city.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Middle Eastern Food for Non-Middle Easterners...

... or for those who do not know any better. I decided to celebrate the first day of Ramadan by visiting this place and had made a reservation a day earlier for 8pm. We arrived on time and waited 20 minutes to be seated in the midst of unending chaos. It took forever for the waiter to come and take our orders. He was completely unaware that it was Ramadan. No one at this establishment seemed to care; none of them appeared Middle-Eastern. The menu lacked variety and was so uninspired where main courses were concerned, the selection wouldn't have been different at any grill. The appetizers were a bit better although the kibbe was cased in what seemed more like falafel mix than cracked wheat. Vegetarians had only one main dish they could have (a vegetarian skewer, not very Middle Eastern). The food was bland and did not remind me of the Middle-East at all. It was also terribly over-priced. No self-respecting Syrian would eat at this restaurant.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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this is my favourite restaurant, the food is...

this is my favourite restaurant, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is great as well as the service, great experience,

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Wonderful, reasonably priced food, serviced by...

Wonderful, reasonably priced food, serviced by friendly, attentive and professional staff. It is great place!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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What a fun evening that was. We found out about...

What a fun evening that was. We found out about this restaurant from Joanne Kates' review in the Globe and Mail. The food was great the service was awsome. We ate everything on the menu. Their appetizers are extensive and delicious. Bring fried with you so that you can try several dishes!!! Try their rosewater martini!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Great food, great decor, WONDERFUL staff! A...

Great food, great decor, WONDERFUL staff! A must-dine establishment in Toronto!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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May 23, 2017

Great food. Friendly and efficient service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

Very loud and very hot room

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 18, 2017

The furniture and ambiance is worn. We were seated at a table under a vent so were freezing. The light above also did not work which we only noticed when the sun set. The service was ok though one person initially got the wrong order. This was very gracefully corrected. The food was good.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

May 16, 2017

Great server - the Hallum salad was to die for.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

The quality of the food was excellent, as was the service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2017

A family favourite for special occasions --this time Mother's Day. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great fun. Have never had bad service. Just the best.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

Lamb is the best. Servers always so pleasant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2017

We went to Tabule to celebrate Mother's Day, and my wife and kids couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of the food and the service. I'm quite certain this will not be the last time we come to this fine establishment.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2017

We've been going to Tabule for years. The food is absolutely delcious. If you live in the Yonge-Eglinton area, you need to try Tabule.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 11, 2017

Fabulous as always!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

Always excellent food! Outstanding hallum/arugula salad, felafel dinner and whole fish with grilled veggies. It's always fresh at Tabule. Service is pretty good though could use some sharpening, except the water server whose always there. We come back again and again, and there's a reason why!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 2, 2017

Good food

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2017

We've been to this location countless times and always enjoy the food and service. I need to eat gluten free and they are very good at it. The GF pita is the best I've ever tasted. Everything is good here. You won't be disappointed.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2017

Amazing food, fabulous service. Great date night!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2017

Newer have

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2017

The tables are too close and because of that it is very hard to converse.. Otherwise, our waitress was very good as was the food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2017

Excellent food with excellent service-attentive but not intrusive.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 3, 2017

Great time, great food. Thanks so much!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 29, 2017

Food tasted great, service was good, thanks. The $2 extra for just veggies seems excessive. Kefta portions seem to have decreased since a year or two ago, I preferred the old serving size.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

Always a good choice! Professional and friendly seevict, great food and menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2017

Love eating here will be back again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2017

Great service and great food. will definitely go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 21, 2017

Beyond amazing. Excellent Mohallabiyah, Tawuk... I cannot recommend it enough.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 22, 2017

This was our first time at the restaurant. After our server took our drink order, we didn't see her for a while. However, once this was brought to their attention, the service was great. We were later told she was dealing with a long take-out order. The food was amazing too. The salmon dinner was full of flavour and cooked perfectly. The falafels were crispy on the outside and moist inside. I'm looking forward to going back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 19, 2017

Delish, delish, delish!! Great service, lovely waitress and the food was wonderful! Will definitely go back soon. Thank you.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2017

One of the best Mediterranean restaurants in TO! Always a little too crowded but the experience and food is worth it!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2017

Fabulously fantastix

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2017

Have eaten here many times but this time it was off. Chicken skewers were overcooked... nothing to rave about on any of our dishes. Maybe the regular chef was away.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 7, 2017

Great food at reasonable price

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

An excellent meal and great service. They also accommodated our desire to be in a quieter part of the restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

Winterlicious 2017: Let's get you seated

$18 Lunch | $28 Dinner Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Run by a husband and wife team, Tabülè offers a cozy ambience with refined yet comforting takes on the exotic flavours of the Middle East, all in the heart of midtown Toronto. The freshest quality ingredients enhance traditional dishes for a menu bursting with robust flavours to delight the senses. The drink menu includes a variety of wine, exotic martinis, fresh juices and loose-leaf teas. For Winterlicious, options include flash fried cauliflower finished with touch a tahini, charcoal broiled chicken skewers, and knaffa asta, an angel hair filo layered with custard and topped with rose water syrup.

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Husband and wife team chef Rony Goraichy and Diana Sideris are the heart of Tabülè. Located in midtown Toronto, Tabülè offers a cozy ambience with refined yet comforting takes on the exotic flavours of the Middle East. Tabülè also offers vegan and gluten-free menu options and house-made desserts, and their drink menu features a variety of wines, exotic martinis, fresh juices and loose-leaf teas. Their Winterlicious menu features vegan lentil soup, falafel salad, kefta kabab with house salad and rice, an eggplant dinner, and sorbet or gelato.

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