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2009 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8
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Opening soon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday 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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Ratings & Reviews - Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

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leeg9840
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Always good. Always friendly

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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April 17, 2019

Your bartender makes a vodka martini that's almost as good as mine. He educated me on the BYOB policy you have on Mondays and Tuesdays. Never experienced it before as a customer, and I think it's a great idea. And most importantly he informed me to steer clear of Arak. Our server for the evening was Joshua.I had to leave for about 70 minutes in my wait for my dinner guest. Joshua placed my 3/4 drunk vodka martini back in front of me from the fridge. How thoughtful is that? We enjoyed a sampler platter of hummus, Labneh and Tabule , our main was grilled lamb chops.Succulent, meaty and marinated perfectly. My guest is a restaurateur from Beirut and he and I were very impressed. You will be seeing me back- SOON!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

food was amazing and staff was very friendly. Enjoyable evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2019

Our server was lovely. Super friendly and attentive

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2019

Just delicious

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2019

Very enjoyable evening. The food and service is very good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2019

everything was just as I remembered. I had not been for quite a while and was very satisfied food was delishious especially the rice wish I knew how to make that

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 4, 2019

Never ever bad. Top service Top food Prices good. These people know how to run a business.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2019

Our server, Zoe was the same one we had on our first visit. She helped us decide what to order and was fantastic in every way. Our friends who came with us are not so adventurous food wise but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2019

Excellent meal and wonderful server, great cocktails. Thank you again for another wonderful experience at Tabule!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2019

Great meal. Great experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 29, 2019

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. Excellent value for the delicious food. Many delicious GF selections.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 24, 2019

I love this location

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 22, 2019

Authentic lebanese food , rustic ambiance and amazing service .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2019

Restaurant is dated but great food and service and it’s always packed

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 22, 2019

everything was delicious and service was great

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2019

We always love it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2019

Great food! Great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

Always terrific! Our wait staff was exceptional, anticipating our needs...food is delicious and consistent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2019

Food was really tasty and the portions were a good size. Friendly atmosphere and prompt and efficient service. We will definitely return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2019

Everything was very good just the portions are too big. Too much rice on the Gluten Free Falafel with veggies. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2019

Food delicious as usual. Our waitress was fantastic- attentive, friendly, even divided our bill in 3 without our asking. We don’t drink which can sometimes mean poorer service but not at all in this case.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Outstanding everything, every time. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

Great evening at a great place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2019

Everything was fresh and the flavours of the tawuk chicken was outstanding. Best Tabule and hummus in Toronto!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2019

We had a delicious lunch at Tabule. We loved the fabulous lentil soup which was perfect on a cold day. The shared a platter of vegetarian dishes which was exquisite! The gluten free options were also excellent. I would highly recommend Tabule for lunch or dinner!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2019

One of the best restaurants I've been to in Toronto! Fresh and delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2019

Service is fantastic. The food is always great. One of my favourite restaurants

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2019

Absolute 10/10! Food was delicious! Service was wonderful. What a gem this place is!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

If I could give the food 6 stars out of 5, I would! Absolutely delicious, with a cozy and comfortable atmosphere and friendly attentive service. I’m so glad to have this in my neighbourhood! It’s a gem.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Such an amazing dinner to celebrate Valentine's day.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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