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“excellent middle eastern cuisine in upscale part of Toronto”

Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine
Ranked #245 of 8,440 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $22
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: Located in the heart of mid-town Toronto, Tabule restaurant is an emerging hotspot, where taste surpasses expectation! Tantalizing aromas of the middle east, rich in its variety and an exotic blend of flavors that will delight your senses. Our attentive and knowledgeable staff always provides an exceptional service, which contributes to truly unforgettable dining experience.
Grimsby, Ontario CANADA
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“excellent middle eastern cuisine in upscale part of Toronto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We have been at Tabule twice for supper with friends this year, and on both occasions, the restaurant delivered. It is a relatively small venue in midtown Toronto, and in the summer, a few tables are set out on the sidewalk. Inside the tables are pushed quite close to each other, and on a busy Saturday night the noise level can be excessive, making for difficult conversation.
All the usual middle eastern choices are on the menu, and everything is done very well, especially the grilled meats. I also liked the fallafel and humus.
The best feature about Tabule is the very reasonabe prices. The summerlicious $25 menu with appetizer, entree and dessert, plus belly dancer show at 9 pm Sat night was a bargain. Try to make it there for either winterlicious or summerlicious, and you will be treated to a true culinary experience at a ridiculous price. Still worthwhile visiting definitely at other times.
An excellent place to eat in expensive midtown Toronto. The service is also outstanding.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food, bit pricy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

I would recommend the place. Make a reservation, it gets very busy. The food is very good, pricing is a bit high.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Superb falafel, fine food in Midtown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Our last night in town, we wanted to see a new neighborhood and have middle eastern food. We were so glad we came here! Reserved online and arrived to a smiling, warm welcome to the very busy restaurant. Waited at the small bar and enjoyed a cocktail made by the friendly bartender. The decor is charmingly intimate, the crowd is lively and happy. Our waitperson Ashley was so nice and efficient. The falafel is the BEST ever, crispy outside, moist and flavorful inside. Really superb! Everything else was delicious, too, with excellent use of herbs and spices. Generous portions of good food in an inviting setting make this a place to enjoy again and again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Possibly the best falafel ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Bustling friday night. Wait staff professional and friendly. Delicious food in a warm inviting atmosphere.

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Toronto, Ontario
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“Fabulous food and a "magic show" for the kids - a new family fave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Tabule is a wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant, but my husband and I had only gone there for "date nights" - this time we went as a family (with our 14 year old son and 11 year old daughter). Both are fairly adventurous when it comes to dining, and they like Middle Eastern dips, salads and kebabs, so it was a fairly safe bet. But we didn't realize that it would be such a hit!

The enjoyment started with the waiter pouring our glasses of water (from a beautiful glass carafe with a small side spout) which was done very theatrically - like a "magic show" my daughter said - with a stream of water about 3 feet long aimed perfectly into each glass! The appetizer dips (hummus and baba ganoush - the BEST we've ever tasted!) came quickly, and were served with warmed pita bread (that kept being replenished as needed) and were the beginning of a great, interactive dinner. We all ordered various kebabs, grilled chicken, salads, falafels etc. and everything was amazing - hot, delicious and brought with a superb level of service.

Tabule is now a new family favourite, and we're planning on bringing some friends when they come and visit us in Toronto this summer!

  • Visited May 2012
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