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2009 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8
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open now 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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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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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August 17, 2017

Tabule is always a favourite for me! The food is always very tasty and the quality is always superb!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2017

Always good food and relaxing atmosphere. Our group of adults, child and teens enjoyed ourselves

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 11, 2017

atmosphere was as pleasant as it could be on a crowded thursday night..hence the somewhat lower rating

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 10, 2017

Josh took very good care of us! We appreciate the service that we received and acknowledgement from Teri and Josh when we ate there It is very kind. Food is always delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2017

Everything was tasty, service was good...my only problem was that the place was a bit too noisy....otherwise, a very good dinner.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2017

The salmon kebabs were delicious! They were moist and very tasty. Service was great and very friendly

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2017

Atmosphere only rates 3 stars because of the noise level. Too much noise always ruins the atmosphere for me. I've rated food only 3 stars because the grilled shrimp which I usually order and have always enjoyed were a little too close to the fire this time. Everything else was good.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

July 31, 2017

I have dined many times at Tabule, both the Yonge St. and Queen St. E. locations. We were so proud to take our guests there (the Yonge St. location) last week. Our friends are vegetarians from California, and were both very impressed with the quality, variety and deliciousness of our meal. For those who have never been, I strongly recommend that you share dishes, and that you include the appetizer platter with 3 dips, grilled eggplant (a big hit, even with those who say they don't care for eggplant!), the cauliflower in tahini, and the falafel. The restaurant is very affordable, especially on Mondays and Tuesday, when you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee (check website for details). Reservations are a good idea, but they keep a large portion of the seats available for walk-ins, which I truly respect. No wonder Tabule is always busy!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2017

Great

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2017

I dont usually like falafel but the falafel at Tabule changed my life! I went to the midtown location and absolutely loved the food, service and atmosphere. Great for any kind of occasion: date, catch up with friends, large/small groups, family gathering.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 24, 2017

great value for the summerlicious menu! service was great and food was fresh and delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2017

The food was amazing. Every dish ordered was served fresh, hot and full of flavour. I would most definately return in the near future!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 23, 2017

Food was very good. It was part of summerlicious you get what the menu offers nothing hidden or extra like other places try and hide or not mention. waitress and servers were excellent friendly and prompt, waitress was knowledgeable very good service we came to Tabule because of other peoples recommendations that you served good food and definately will come back and recommend. Thank you for a nice dining experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2017

Our server rocked!! The eggplant never lets me down :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2017

Family birthday dinner was a success at Tabule's! We will definitely be going back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 21, 2017

We went for Summerlicious. The food was amazing! The service was timely.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 20, 2017

Great service, food was mediocre. the lemonade was really tasty.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

July 19, 2017

Loved it! We'lll be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 18, 2017

Appetizers were ok but the falafel were over cooked, they were hard to cut or use a fork. Also the main courses were over cooked. The salmon and chicken skewers were dry as a result. I didn't like the taste of the rice pudding, not creamy enough, maybe because it was vegan. Service was good. It got a bit noisy as the tables were filled.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

July 18, 2017

The only thing about the atmosphere was that there was alot of background noise and one of our parrty was hard of hearing. Other than that it was a great experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2017

The menu had many enticing offerings -- it was so hard to choose! Both my friend and I enjoyed our meals. The food was perfectly prepared, and authentic. Our server was pleasant and friendly, but seemed a little flustered. However, he may have had too many tables to look after. I found the music to be a little on the loud side, but overall, we loved our dining experience and would definitely return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

July 17, 2017

It was really busy and lots of people continuing to walk in but the staff were superb. They remained courteous and attentive and you never had a sense of not being taken care of. The food was very good and of the same high quality, again despite the numbers. We really found it to be a pleasant experience; atmosphere was positively buzzed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

The food is absolutely fantastic. Always super fresh high quailty and tasty The restaurant ambiance is very dark and needs a refresh for sure

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Terrific food, thoroughly enjoyed the evening at Tabule. Will definitely go back. The hummus was fantastic, creamy and freshly made with plenty of pita. Had their Habbibi mojito - very flavourful. We also had the eggplant - seriously yummy.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2017

Service was incredibly attentive, food was delicious and perfectly portioned, lots of attention and care was given to the member of our party was gluten free - less common than you might think, but our waitress was incredibly helpful! Restaurant was quite loud but started to clear out toward the end of our reservation. Overall excellent experience - wouldn't hesitant to recommend it.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2017

I went to Tabule with a bunch of colleagues. We were all extremely impressed by the Summerlicious menu. The food was amazing and the service was great. We will definitely be going back there again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2017

thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 9, 2017

Great..

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2017

Best hummus ever!!! Teri always treats us like family, love going to Tabule

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 25, 2017

Food was tasty, but service was disappointing. We felt the waitress lost interest in serving us when we didn't order alcohol with our meal. Also, the washrooms were beyond dirty. (There was a wet roll of toilet paper on the floor, and the dispenser was empty)

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

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