Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

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CAN$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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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WJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Diwan continues to delight and surprise me with every visit. I try a different entree each time and the kitchen sends the most delicious food, artfully displayed, piping hot and fragrant. Servers are discreet, patient and attentive. this is my go-to restaurant for impressing new friends. Although I love the current menu, I am looking forward to menu changes that will reflect the change in the museum collection. I love the creativity that matches the food to the artifacts on display and welcome the upcoming culinary adventure into West Africa

PN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would go back again.

JS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Wine list and dessert menu ; disappointing
Beer shown on the menu (Ricard's red) not available.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The ambiance and service at Diwan was outstanding. We very much enjoyed the delicious food!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Diwan has a beautiful view of the Aga Khan Park (an urban oasis) and the Ismaili Centre (an architectural gem with a crystalline dome).

Diwan has an equally beautiful interior decor with 18th century Damascus panels. Food and service is excellent.

PB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recommend you to all our friends and relatives ! Just wished we had time after lunch for a tour of the museum and shop.

K
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and fantastic food... the presentation is excellent. I love that they change out their menus every so often to match the exhibit or around occasions. My wife and I love coming here for special occasions and entertaining others here as well

CN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service. Food presentation nice. View also👍

ZI
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Expensive but good. Service could have been better

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely lunch, excellent experience

MR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a sublime experience in such a beautiful setting and the food is really out of this world. A wonderful combination of flavours which take you out of your regular culinary experience and the presentation is just delightful including the serving dishes and cutlery.
I cannot think of a better place to enjoy both a satisfying and relaxing meal.

p
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very impressed with our experience. The waiter was excellent, informative, and attentive. The food was also excellent. Initially, my salmon was so overdone and dry that I could barely cut it. However, it was handled beautifully and the second portion was cooked perfectly. In addition, the coffees we ordered were comped and we received a members discount. My husband noticed that there was dust on the wooden beam beside us and what looked like mouldy dust on the ceiling near the ventilation. That was the only concern about our visit. Washrooms were very clean and spacious. Thank you for a most enjoyable meal.

MH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and setting was refined, and excellent for special occasions or just to feel pampered. Definitely a go to location. Thank you for the 3experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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
16 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
Toronto
2 reviews
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
10 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!

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