Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

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CAN$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbarone77
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious lunch at Diwan.

We have dined at Diwan many times - it never disappoints

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ShamimM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and unforgettable flavours only at the Diwan at Aga Khan Museum. Enlightenment and nourishment in one spot-just awaiting your presence!

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vipBBNY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fab experience!

As a first venture out to a restaurant since the Covid outbreak this was the perfect spot. To begin, the restaurant team was super vigilant about safety which was very much appreciated.

Seating outdoors was very well spaced out and with the water “pools” nearby, created a very tranquil setting. Food and service were excellent. With a strong recommendation to try the beef short ribs & hummus - was super delish!

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EmiV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful and safe dining experience! Thank you!

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ShaziaS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Food was amazing. We had a great time.👍

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Norma
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was very flavourful and well presented. Excellent choice of dishes.
Can't wait to return.

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Mahmood
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great, our waitress was pleasant however it took far too long to get one of our appetizers.

We’ve been there a couple of times & it seems common to hear “we ran out of this”or “we don’t have that today”....

It might make more sense to change to a menu board so customers can see what’s available before you give them a printed menu!
Or tell us about what’s NOT on the menu when we sit down...so we won’t disappointed when we want to order an item that you don’t have

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Julia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleased with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Really bad service.

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ShafikH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional dining experience!
Will recommend it to family and friends.

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PaulB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Gracious service, elegant ambience, diverse and interesting menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food . Portions a bit large

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RichardP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent place for lunch - great food, attentive service all in the centre of the wonderful Aga Khan museum.

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LucienGamble
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is quite delicious, service was impeccable. We have been there a few times already, and food/service has always been consistently great. I loved the fact that the server warned us that even though the meat was halal, some food preparation involved alchohol.

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angelina
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious dishes, some tailored to the ongoing exhibit theme (caravans across the Sahara), polite and courteous waiters, gorgeous interior and lovely view of the grounds--one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto.

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Vfoodie
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

There should be more Vegan options for starters, mains and desserts.

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Batman
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and great food. A bit pricey for the portion size.

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AntonioV
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great everything, food, service, ambient.

The menu is to come back many times

Only one small sugestion, for us drivers it would be nice to see non alcoholic beer in the list.

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VirginiaC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Interesting food, beautiful ambience,good service.

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Loui
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Lovely service and food. But long wait for service and food. You need more servers . Gorgeous food. Loved the vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent waiter and Food

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Leasider
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've dined at Diwan about 5 times now but not for a year. We thought it would be a nice way to celebrate Valentine's Day and it was a wise decision. The menu was new and aligned with the Caravans of Gold West Africa exhibit. It was quite busy but the service was very attentive without being intrusive. We had one of our best meals there yet. I had my favourite Onion Bahji for a shareable appetizer. My husband had the delicious Shrimp Tickka which arrived sizzling on a hot plate-it looked and sounded so good that I took a video. For our mains, I had the delightfully spicy Crusted Salmon and he had some very tasty Tuna. I splurged with the yummy Hazelnut parfait for dessert. Diwan is not cheap but we find it's good value for its excellent menu, ambience and service. We then spent the afternoon exploring the Caravans exhibition. Oh & I bought some lovely earrings on sale in the lovely little gift shop. We will return.

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cockerpoo
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Feb. 13, 2020. Soup was too spicy to eat. Chicken was okay, couscous soggy, date cake was okay, all 3 spoonfuls! Will not be returning. The food was always overpriced, but at least before it was good. So disappointing. Would not recommend Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum to anyone anymore. Felt completely ripped off.

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Fritz
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have enjoyed all the meals we have had at the Diwan; always a must when we go to the museum.

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tram
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience...though artic char tasted lle it was not fresh and was way over salted.

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AnneK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Diwan was amazing. The food, the ambiance and the staff were wonderful We had a great waiter, Angelo, who explained about the artwork in the restaurant, gave us a wonderful overview of the menu and was very attentive during our stay. Our group had a lot of fun with Angelo. We are looking forward to our next visit in the summer when we can sit outside on the lovely patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Winterlicious Meal was exceptional and filling
We had Fatoush Salad -very filling -2 of us shared i
Artic Char with pumpkin sauce and fish cake and minipasta -excellent and filling!
Then the date Cake delicious
Worth the $33 per person
Thank you

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RogerA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Diwan four or five times. The Winterlicious menu was great and the quality of food was the best it has ever been.

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Winterlicious
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, and quiet even though it was full
Went for winterlicious
Soup was disappointing
Main course was quite good
Soup and main course was not hot
Best cappuccino

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Khuan
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good overall. Food was excellent , not salty and the temperature was perfect. Good service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time to having lunch in Aga Khan and the experience was great! Love the food and the environment. Just make sure you can Pak your car underground since there is not enough sign

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vipAllison
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Winterlicious menu was delicious. Service was friendly. Ambiance was lovely.

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Cdragon
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

I have to say that what we enjoyed most was the outstanding service, the staff was really excellent. the food was very good however I did find the main portion on the very small side and it didn't have the most inspiring sides with it, the dessert however was a highlight.
I thought that the atmosphere of the restaurant was somewhat disappointing, I guess whoever took the pictures for the restaurant which are posted on line should get photo credits, they did a great job as it is a little misleading, I found it a little boring and drab for a higher end restaurant. We might try again in summer when you can sit on the patio

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Sunshine
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and very good value, the staff courteous and engaging, the ambience lovely!
We can’t wait to return in the summertime Thank you,

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ACJC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and food quality is very good. Server is nice and attentive.

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CindyC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space. Beautiful food. Warm, knowledgeable and professional service. A perfect experience.

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DuncanM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the service and the food were excellent. We will be back. Need for some sitting in tunnel between underground parking and elevator (it is a fair distance) especially for patrons with mobility challenges.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a table of 7 and it was our first time at Diwan to try out their Winterlicious Lunch menu. The decor is warm and bright along with their food and service. I enjoyed the flavours and spices in the veal kofta dish and the mango panacotta was almost too pretty to eat. The underground parking and signage is a little difficult to find but, the location of this restaurant in the museum is definitely worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for winterlicious and enjoyed a lot. Like all the dishes that we've ordered. Great ambiance, nice service.

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KianaD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

I honestly loved this restaurant, but this time I went, my whole table got so sick after. I even filled out the Contact Us section of their website, and I was met with a Pop-up saying, "Thank you for signing up for our emails". I was not planning on publicly writing this negative review, as I've only ever had incredible food and service here, but I was annoyed (and sick). Between the Contact Us form just signing me up for their marketing emails, in addition to no contact email listed for them, I felt compelled to write this.

Anyway, we went during Winterlicious, I'm not sure if this makes a difference.

The food tasted incredible, so their was no indication of something that would make us sick. The service was impeccable. But as I mentioned, not only was I sick after, but so were the other two individuals at my table. It was also a little embarrassing, as I recommended this restaurant, and booked it for my childhood friend's birthday who was travelling a couple of days after recovering.

I'm honestly just disappointed because I loved this restaurant, and everything Chef Mark McEwan does.

With this all being said, I never heard of anyone else getting sick from this restaurant, so I don't think it should be avoided altogether, I just wish this rare chance did not occur.

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