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Darvish Persian Restaurant

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508 Yonge st.,, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X9, Canada
416-929-8893
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good persian food

This is a small family run business where you expect to get quality Persian cusine. I visited it three times in 4 days including taking my American friends for dinner one night. On the first day of spring, Iranian New Year, I went there for the traditional Iranian new year dish of SabzyPolo Mahi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ardy G
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Chicago, Illinois
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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch here. Food and service was great. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back. No loud music. We tried a variety of things and all was great!

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a small family run business where you expect to get quality Persian cusine. I visited it three times in 4 days including taking my American friends for dinner one night. On the first day of spring, Iranian New Year, I went there for the traditional Iranian new year dish of SabzyPolo Mahi and Kookoo. It was delicious and... More 

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Bruce Mines, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Delicious food in an attractive restaurant with excellent service. Prices are quite reasonable and so are portions.

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

$18.00 for a steamed lamb shank, no seasoning and white rice with beans!! Lamb is a meat that needs slow cooking with seasoning and spices...slow cooked not steamed. It was tender but oh so bland...and the rice was awful. Nice small family restaurant, fairly friendly but in desperate need of a good chef....I would definitely not recommend this restaraunt.

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautifully decorated with a Persian theme, this place is a little gem. Its nicely located on Yonge St not far from Eaton Mall. They offers a range of traditional Persian cuisine and the staff are really nice and friendly. As for the prices they are reasonable. Happy Travellers :)

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Barrie, Canada
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167 reviews 167 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've eaten at Darvish a few times while visiting Toronto and really love their mixed platter, skewers, and soup. The food is delicious and I go out of my way to eat it as slowly as I can to savor the taste. It's a small but cozy location and well decorated atmosphere. The waitress is also very helpful when I'm... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we came across this place when walking on Yonge street. The food was okay but overpriced given the little portions. the staff were friendly but we can't consider this as a satisfactory experience.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Discovered this place while walking and had dinner there on our third night in Toronto. My exposure to Persian cuisine is limited to one previous experience and recipes I have read. My adventorous husband and I decided to give a try and we are glad we did. The owner was amiable and patient, the atmosphere relaxed as is the service.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The owners were very kind! We really enjoyed our visit and the food is wonderful! You could tell everything was homemade. We ended up eating here due to other Tripadvisor comments and because we were looking for something "different". You won't be disappointed!

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Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A nice spot in crazy Yonge St. Food is delish and service is lovely. Not a fancy spot but relaxed, reasonable and a little bit exotic. I loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 508 Yonge st.,, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-929-8893

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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