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The Pomegranate Persian Cuisine


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


Middle Eastern, Persian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Maast-E Saadeh
Fresh creamy yogurt dusted w/ dried mint & rose petals
Maast-O Khiar
A blend of English cucumber, walnuts, raisins & rose petals in a rich creamy herbed yogurt.
Maast-O Museer
Delicious creamy yogurt sprinkled w/ shallots.
Spinach Borani
Dip of sauteed spinach, garlic & creamy yogurt.
Mirza Qasemi
Charred eggplant in a mildly spicy garlic tomato sauce.
Kashk-E Bademjaan
Charred eggplant, persian whey, garlic & walnuts topped w/ crispy onion.
The ultimate‏ in stuffed vine leaves w/ a lemony blend of rice & herbs (4 pieces).
Noon-O Paneer-O Gerdu
Creamy feta‏ cheese, black kalamata olives, herbs & walnuts served w/ warm Barbary bread.
Zeitoon Parvardeh
Vegetarian caviar – a tapenade of green olives marinated in a pomegranate walnut sauce w/ a generous amount of fresh garlic.
Pickled Pleasures
Pickled Persian gherkins, aged garlic, shallots & a mixture of traditional vegetable torshi.
Salad Shirazi
English cucumber, red onion, & juicy tomato salad topped w/ herbs in an olive oil lime vinaigrette
The Pom Salad
Our house salad – greens topped w/ feta cheese, walnuts, barberries, kalamata olives & veggies.
Entrees are served w/ the finest aromatic basmati rice, creamy yogurt, salad shirazi & mixed greens
We would be happy to replace the rice serving for extra salad at no charge
Extra salad
Aloo Gheysi
A stew of bokhara plums & dried apricots in a saffron sauce w/ boneless chicken pieces
Extra salad
A tomato-based tangy stew of yellow split peas, lamb chunks & dried lime topped w/ cinnamon.
With baqali polo 12.95
Extra salad
Mirza Qasemi
Charred egglplant puree in a mildly spicy garlic tomato sauce served w/ saffron basmati rice.
Vegetarian 9.50
With braised lamb shank 14.95
Extra salad
Adas Polo
Lentils, dates & sultana raisins blended into a saffron basmati rice topped w/ crispy onion w/ barberries
Extra salad
Morasa Polo
Jewelled rice – slivers of seville orange peel, almond & pistachio w/ diced carrots & barberries blended in saffron basmati rice served w/ a braised lamb shank
Vegetarian w/ portobello & button mushrooms 14.50
W/ boneless chicken breast 14.50
Extra salad
A smooth‏ rich stew of ground walnut & pomegranate syrup served beside a plate of saffron basmati rice
Extra salad
Baqali Polo
Dill & large green fava beans blended into saffron basmati rice, served w/ a braised lamb shank, Persian pickles
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Reviewed yesterday

A small but excellent menu with very prompt service. They do not offer kebabs sadly but the stews are amazing.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to try Persian fare - I highly recommend. The service was attentive and helpful in deciding what to eat. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We all ate on the authentic sofa where I felt we were in Tehran. All...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MyCoachEd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an eatery (cause it’s definitely not a restaurant), it has a total of 6 tables I believe, and a 4-foot long window front. Also, it is RESERVATION ONLY! We travelled an hour there to be told that! They don’t have Open Table, they...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 757shadim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful staff and good homey restaurant. Unfortunately no Persian kebabs were there. Will visit again.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AlimLLL
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

This place is ideal for small groups or intimate dining...beautiful interior with less than 40 seats. Reservations are recommended, usually 2 seatings each night 6-8 & 7-9pm. Staff was friendly and attentive. Nightly specials are intriguing and the menu is good for meat lovers, vegetarians...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank CanadianHabesha
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

We saw this restaurant featured on TV during Persian New Year festivities and decided to try it. Lovely little restaurant with the owner at hand to guide us through the menu. Maast Museer: great Baqali Polo: great Fesenjoon: fantastic but a little more meat would...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank NewInCanada
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I went over twice with couple of my friends in the branch near Dundas square. I had the mixed grill and was pleasantly surprise with the food. It was really tasty and big portion for me esp with the rice and fries. Definitely will come...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DurriahP
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Arrived late in Toronto and went for late dinner at Pomegranate which was close to our apartment. It was a cossy place with persin decoration which felt like a real one and with quality foods and starters. If you have a plan to dine there,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Pahram
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

The title says sums it pretty much. The pomegranate is a tiny restaurant, stuffed with tables and meant to get you in for a quick visit, and rushed out ASAP, for they are looking for turnover, rather then giving you attention and experience. The food...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank RSPG1819
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Pomegranate cuisine is a home style cooking restaurant that has some incredible dishes you don’t normally see in Toronto most are grill style (kebabs etc) and also very good. One dish they run out of is lambs head don’t knock it until you try,they have...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Maurice B
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