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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,
Location
2009 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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November 11, 2019

I've visited a few times with different friends and family members and I have yet to be disappointed. I mostly come for lunch on weekends with friends but I have also come twice for dinner with my children. I recommend your restaurant/food to all my friends. Bravo.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2019

The food was yummy especially the lamb chops! And great service too! We will come back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2019

Great food as always. Excellent service!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2019

Funny being sat by the door when I had a reservation a day in advance. Other than that a great experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2019

We can always count on Tabule fro great food and service—love the lamb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 21, 2019

This place became one of my favorite spots from the first time I visited, and has consistently delivered amazing food and wonderful service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

The food was great as was the service. The staff were most accomodating!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

Always a great place with great hospitality. We are becoming regulars. One of our favourite spots

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 5, 2019

The food and service were excellent. Not much room where we were but otherwise a busy active atmopshere.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 30, 2019

The atmosphere and service was average. Only after I got up to ask for olive oil, did my waitress and another waiter start to check up on my girlfriend and I. You'd expect authentic Middle Eastern music to be playing in the background in authentic Middle Eastern restaurant. The food offered was amazing, tasteful with fresh ingredients.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

September 29, 2019

All good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 17, 2019

Our waitress was amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2019

Top-notch food and service as always. Only wish is that we could re-cork unfinished wine to bring home, which apparently requires a different corkage license.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

Great service, great food, I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

This is an excellent venue for a business lunch. The atmosphere is relaxed and low noise level allows for great conversation.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Tasty food in busy restaurant. May need to update interior. Come by subway since parking is impossible on side streets.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2019

One of our go to places. It never disappoints.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2019

9 stars out of 5. Favourite restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

Waitress was exceptional, food was plentiful and excellent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Awesome food and experience!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2019

Server hovered and seemed impatient most of the time.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

August 29, 2019

Our server was amazing! Very friendly and fantastic recommendations. Food was incredible. Will certainly be returning!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Delicious, as always. Warm and timely service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 24, 2019

The best baba ganoush we've ever had!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 21, 2019

Great food, generous portions, friendly service!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 16, 2019

Always a great meal!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 14, 2019

Delicious food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 11, 2019

We always feel so welcomed by Kaleigh. She is very professional and informative, yet warm and funny. The food is bar none the best in up / mid town; especially after a big walk from down town! Thank you for the yummy falafel salads and hummus. We will definitely be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

Everything was wonderful. I have been to the restaurant before (a few years ago) and had an average experience, but this time both the food and service were outstanding. Keep up the good work. Will be returning for sure. To everyone reading this review, I would like to point out this is a great restaurant to take new clients to as it has something for everyone (Health Conscious, Vegetarian, Vegan, Meat Lovers etc).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2019

It was a little loud because it was busy and there were times when our water glasses were left empty for a little too long, but those things were minor and certainly outweighed by the incredible food! Will definitely be back, and have already recommended to several people.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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