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2009 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8
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Closed now 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Interac
  • Cash

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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.”

Read the story of Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

Ratings & Reviews - Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

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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 17, 2018

Our table was so tiny it could barely accommodate our plates. Annoying.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

May 14, 2018

Irreplaceble food, we keep coming back once a month for more!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2018

Excellent food and service as always. Staff are great and the food was delicious and always fresh! The only downside was that the washrooms are located in the basement so the restaurant is not fully accessible.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2018

Fantastic! Delicious! In a very friendly atmosphere. Repeat customer for many years

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2018

An excellent evening. When a vegan and a non-vegan meet for dinner Tabule is an excellent choice. We were able to order a variety of appetizers and have a superb evening. The service was spectacular. Our server was beyond helpful in helping us get a good mix and being careful of all our dietary requirements. Amazing falafels with just the right amount of crisp. The roasted garlic tomatoes are to die for good. Grilled eggplant is nicely done and not greasy or overcooked. We loved the stuffed grape leaves and all our other choices. It’s always hard to find a good restaurant for a vegan. Tabule is highly recommended. Even though I am from out of town I’ll probably go back again next week.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 2, 2018

Josh took such good care of us! The food was absolutely delicious Enjoyed the hummus once again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2018

The restaurant was very busy this Sat night and they were running behind in seating people per reservations. Was very impressed by the way the staff handled the situation, they were very polite and professional and the waiting didn’t take away from the overall experience which was very pleasant. Thankss Tabule!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2018

We all love it there. Food is delish. Will go back soon

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 13, 2018

Enjoyed the food and service! Thanks.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The restaurant was a little noisy but that is because there were many patrons and that's a good thing. We lingered and no one urged us to leave. i love how the servers pour the water with a flourish

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2018

Great eggplant dishes, very pleasant service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2018

Very enjoyable experience. The food was very tasty and fresh, and served without too much waiting.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 25, 2018

our favourite restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

Atmosphere is actually great, just a little loud. It was Saturday night and they were packed. We were two couples. The staff were excellent and very helpful – it wasn’t one of those “push the fish” kind of deals. They were great with little adjustments. Really ideal. The food was either very good or excellent. Nothing I didn’t like. Some things were good but not exciting, but we really loved it. A great night.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

Great food and service - always a good meal.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2018

Love your food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2018

Exquisite cuisine! True delight!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

Wonderful ... we are regulars :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Service and food was excellent. Go there often and very good consistent food and reasonable prices

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2018

Fantastic service! Wonderful flavors!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2018

Delicious! I chose Tabule for a birthday dinner with friends because of the great reviews and the menu. Neither disappointed. The food was fantastic and plentiful, great for sharing. The service was impeccable and the servers wonderful showmen when pouring the water. I especially loved the passion fruit juice and the Halloum salad. Would definitely come here again. Five stars.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2018

Excellent service and great food! They were really busy but still had great service. The falafel was delicious, highly recommend this place for a date

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2018

tables a bit too close together but a minor quibble--love this restaurant!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2018

Went to Tabule Yonge street for an early dinner Friday night. We arrived at 6:30 and there was a pretty light crowd, but by 7:00 it was picking up and by 7:30 it was packed - and I know why! The service was very good, and the food was great! This isn't a fine dining establishment, but the food is top notch, and our waitress (sorry, I don't recall her name) was very good, and made great recommendationsn not only recommended dishes we very much enjoyed but explained why she was recommending it. We will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 17, 2018

Wonderful variety of food, prepared superbly, the service was excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

We were Tabule for a business dinner on Valentine's Day. Everyone quite enjoyed themselves.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Amazing food! We had a great valentines dinner there! Our table was a little small, but the vibes were great and the food and service was amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2018

Service and food were great. Service especially. Look forward to returning to that specific location.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2018

Very good Service, we had told them earlier that we only had an hour for a 3 course meal for 11 people and they were efficient enough to serve us quickly. We appreciate your service and of course the food was great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2018

Despite having incorrectly made reservations at the Yonge St restaurant and showing up at Queen st, the staff managed to fit us in and treat us well. Great Service and food. Thanks.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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