Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

4.6
888 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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Enjoy a spectacular view of the Aga Khan Park while sampling food inspired by the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. Diwan’s elegant interior — complete with floor-to-ceiling windows — features 19th-century wooden panels hand-carved and painted in Damascus.
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4.6
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the tomato watermelon gazpacho and hope it stays on the menu. Wish I could get the recipe 🙏.

KW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Angelo was our waiter. Service was great. Our first visit to Diwan and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it.

MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food with a twist! We had a fabulous time experiencing all the unique flavors. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Even the ceiling had a display from the museum. Very cool!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Had a lovely lunch in a beautiful room

RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This was our first lunch at Diwan and we enjoyed it very much. The décor is stunning and although it would have been lovely on the patio, if the weather cooperated, I was very happy to be inside where we could enjoy the live jazz. We were seated close to the double doors that lead to the kitchen and that was a bit distracting at times, but overall, I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who was visiting the museum and look forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Diwan on Saturday. Overall is good. Price is good. Just one thing. It’s a family restaurant. So kids would be around even the live Jazz music is on

I will go back again but make sure no birthday party on that day

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always lovely

N
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The room is too loud. They need some noise dampening. Maybe carpets hanging on the walls.

KF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food is exceptional but the service is amateurish and incompetent. It's a shame to have such fine dishes served by people who don't even know the menu or who ordered what (or even which table).

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food was very good, nice presentation, very relaxing, Kelly is our server, she was great,very friendly and happy to do her work with smiling.

JY
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best Indian/Middle Eastern restaurant in Toronto. Consistently excellent.

T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Although the menu and dish descriptions were enticing, they oversold some of the dishes. My friend selected poutine which she found unpalatable. Given her reaction, I switched plates with her... and was equally disappointed. The other food selections were also not up to pa either. Given that we have very much enjoyed food here before we came away very much let down. The jazz group, while good, overwhelmed us with noise and the players plus staff failed to pick up on feedback whine and wail. As a result, for some time customers' ears were subjected to unpleasant noise.

OT
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, good food, little pricey
Great atmosphere

CP
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Innovative and traditional dishes but lack a little in sides and presentation

LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is always excellent and the staff is very friendly. we noticed shortage of staff. We were dining on the patio with some friends visiting from LA ,they loved the food and the ambiance. in terms of the service the staff is very polite and friendly but they weren’t around much. Every time we needed something I would have to get up and go inside to find someone to help us. And that happened 4,5 times.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an absolute delight! From the time we arrived to exit, the hostess and servers were attentive and exceeded expectations! The food was delicious and we loved the variety! Definitely a must return for us and highly recommend it!

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ordered 4 different lunch items Nd all were delicious beyond belief!

CK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food and juices were excellent. Specialty coffee was delicious, but could have been hotter. Service was OK. Ambience, especially the low-level of ambient noise, is outstanding.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Appetizers and cocktails were excellent. Mains were underwhelming. $10 to park Is unreasonable. Diners should be exempt.

JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the food was exquisite, with matching service. This is a very special place to enjoy lunch with friends or business associates.

MM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a wonderful experience at Diwan. Beautiful space, excellent food and friendly and accommodating staff.

GS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and surroundings beautiful

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seven guests celebrating an 80th Birthday and after lunch touring the museum to see everything but especially the moon exhibit. I was sorry you were out of the Southbrook wine and another guest was very sorry you were out of the cured salmon. All the food ordered was delicious and very much enjoyed.
Our server Kelly was outstanding, congratulations Kelly!

JR
Vietnam
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was SO GOOD. The room was gorgeous and the service was helpful and friendly. Will definitely come back again!

MY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazingly creative menu well executed. The space is also beautiful

G
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend this fabulous restaurant! Great lunch with a very interesting menu.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had never been to the restaurant before and had numerous questions about the menu so we called ahead and the manager, Isabelle, was very helpful and gracious! When we arrived we were shown to a great table by a big bright window, by a beautiful hostess who looked just like Amal Clooney. Our server, Kelly, was just marvelous. she was friendly and just the right amount of attentive. The food was absolutely delicious, so flavourful! I got the butter chicken which is a favourite of mine and was not disappointed. I hope to dine here again!

TB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had been meaning to go for the longest time... and it was worth the wait!

The chicken tikka salad was divine: a glorious mix of tasty chicken, grapes, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, and mint yoghurt. The service wonderful, and the room very elegant.

Afterwards, we thoroughly enjoyed a walk through the building and the grounds. Can't wait to go back to explore more of the menu!

FB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always leave here satisfied and the staff is so welcoming!

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time, everything was wonderful. We even shared the Honeymoon dessert. The dessert was almost on par with our actual honeymoon. Thank you all very, very well done.

MR
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s been my second visit to your restaurant and it never fails. We loved everything

WS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for the opportunity to give this review as we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Diwan. We visited during Summerlicious, Toronto's annual fine restaurants showcase event in which three course fixed price menus are featured. My choice at Diwan was the Watermelon Gazpacho appetizer - divine! the Two Ways Tuna - perfectly done and presented and the Cheesecake Parfait - a delicious finish. To accompany it all I enjoyed a glass of fine Prosecco.
My dining partner was as pleased with her choices as I was with mine.
The natural light filled room with it's view to the patio was beautifully decorated. All staff were welcoming and pleasant, the wait staff efficient and attentive.
A wonderful experience it was. We highly recommend paying a visit!

l
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was a wonderful find. We went for summerlicious but plan to go back again soon. The staff are so warm and welcoming! The dining room is elegant with original Syrian art work and panels.
The large outside patio is well furnished and even has a giant chess board and a tranquility pool. We just loved it and even met a couple of museum patrons in the elevator who invited us to look at their most lovely private lounge. I wish we could have accepted their invitation to stay longer and have coffee.
Best dessert I have had in a long time.

AV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere was great. Very nice service but slow. We went during summerlicous and felt like we were forgotten at some point.

D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Summerlicious. The cocktails are unique and delicious. The food was exquisite and filling. And the surroundings are stunning. Will definitely come back.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My party of 4 was seated promptly at the time of our reservation. Wait staff were professional and efficient. Our choices from the Summerlicious Menu were very tasty and pleasing. All dishes were served promptly - there was no long wait between courses. I would not hesitate to recommend the restaurant and would also consider visiting another time.

KK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We enjoyed lunch as part of the Summerlicious program, and was our first time visiting Diwan. Overall everything was excellent. I did find the noise level very loud, which was bothersome. There were two small “oops”. I got a different dessert than ordered. We ordered tea with dessert, but the tea never arrived. Neither of these is something which would stop me from eating at the restaurant or recommending it. The noise level is something which I would consider for future visits and definitely tell friends to be aware of.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went for the Summerlicious menu which had a good variety of choices. All the courses we chose (lamb biryani, tandoori chicken, grapefruit salad, carrot cake) were tasty, elegantly presented, and in generous portions making the meal a great value for the money. Service was attentive and responsive and we got the table at the window that we requested when we made the reservation. The only issue we had was that they had run out of the ingredients for a number of the specialty cocktails which was a disappointment. But overall a great lunch experience and would return for sure.

WF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Hostess was poor did not provide luncheon menus. Even though we had a 12:30 reservation they were out of stock on the wine requested. They were also out of stock of one of the main courses we ordered. The meals did not arrive at the same time and we had to ask the waitress to go and get them. The final bill was not split properly

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is delicious and the service staff are nice

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