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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

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Cuisine type

  • Middle-eastern,
  • Lebanese,
  • Mediterranean,

Dishes

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

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Delivery,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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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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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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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December 17, 2017

very noisy, cramped and wobbly table

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 16, 2017

Outstanding food. Friendly and Good service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2017

Good food, and large portions on the lunch menu. Service was a bit slow, and since it is the holiday season, they may want to consider adding some wait staff to accommodate.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

December 5, 2017

Our food was usual good standard. Love the food. We usually go to the Queen street restaurant. Your tables are very close to each other and tight. The service was poor. We asked 3 times for our wine glasses and bottle to be opened. You advertise BYOB and free corkage on Mondays, but it didn't seem like he really wanted to do it. We ordered some starters and our waiter never did come back to ask for our main. We had to ask the main host for another dish.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

November 29, 2017

Attentive service, fresh ingredients, satisfying flavours. I'd never had Middle-eastern food and it was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2017

Dishes arrived too quickly. Next time would order a few things at a time, not the entire order.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

November 20, 2017

The best restaurant in the area, maybe even the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2017

Dinner was amazing. We had the drink called Habibi, main food veal & dessert Kenafah and all were amazing. Thank you for a great night with our friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2017

Nice neighbourhood restaurant Good food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2017

Food was delicious and the staff is incredibly friendly. The monitor and sangria taste amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2017

Great staff too

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2017

Everything was great. Thank you. I look forward to dining here again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 23, 2017

We all enjoyed~-especially the tomatoes and eggplant~

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 23, 2017

Reliably great food & excellent service! Local favourite.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful meal and friendly staff. My out of town guest loved it, and I will be back in the future. Cynthia

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2017

Never a disappointment visiting one of my most favourite restaurants in the Yonge / Eglinton neighborhood. Food is excellent - lots of choices, especially good for me as I have dietary restrictions.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2017

We have never had a bad experience at Tabouleh and always leave with a smile.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Always a good place to go for dinner.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2017

Wonderful variety of well executed Middle Eastern dishes. Imaginative cocktails and reasonable selection of wine. Highly attentive service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2017

The food was very good and our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. It was a nice dinner. I'll definitely return

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 27, 2017

Tabule was an amazing experience as usual. The food is always so fresh and flavourful and really generous portions for the price.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2017

Friendly service/ came on Friday and not too busy by the time we left restaurant full. Great food tasty. Lots to share. Good quality food. We had a wonderful evening!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2017

Amazing will definitely return

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 20, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the service is excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 19, 2017

Service was spotty. Understaffed I think.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

September 18, 2017

Good quality food. Tasty and healthy. We'll be going there again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 17, 2017

Comfortable ambiance. Friendly, helpful service. Delicious food! Had a great time with my mom and sister.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2017

Excellent Service, From start to finish, Food was delicious. Waitress suggested a Starter plate, we picked our own dips and they were very good. Portions were larger than I thought they would be.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 13, 2017

Josh took very good care of us! Love the trio platter and I believe the best hummus

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2017

Consistently excellent. Always good service and no surprises.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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