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Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

4.6
4.6
1987 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Middle Eastern
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for business meals
  • Charming
The stunning Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum offers a wide-ranging menu showcasing Chef McEwan’s innovative approaches to Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian cuisine. Here, mouth-watering cuisine meets hand-carved & painted works from the museum’s Damascus Room acquisition, delivering a unique epicurean adventure.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Indian, African
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 646-4670
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Mark McEwan & Sumudu Fernando
  • Private party facilities
    With its exceptional Permanent Collection, striking architecture, dramatic public areas, and open spaces, Diwan & The Aga Khan Museum offers a spectacular venue for business cultivation, seminars, dinners, receptions of all kinds, and fundraising events. The wide range of spaces available for elegant entertaining includes a 350-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a stone-tiled, glass-enclosed courtyard, garden and patio areas, and a Patrons' Lounge that boasts panoramic views of Toronto.
  • Private party contact
    Ann Stolte Butler: (416) 444-6262 ext. 228
  • Neighbourhood
    North York / Shops at Don Mills
  • Cross Street
    Wynford Drive and Don Mills Road
  • Parking Details
    https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/location-parking
  • Public Transit
    TTC: 100 Flemingdon Park bus, available at Broadview & Eglinton subway stations, stops on Wynford Drive at the Aga Khan Museum (stop: Garamond Court; travel time approx. 25–30 minutes). The 25 Don Mills, available at Pape subway station, stops at Don Mills Road and Wynford Drive (stop: Wynford Drive; travel time approx. 20 minutes).
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Summerlicious Lunch

    $41.00 per person

    Jul 5 - Jul 21, 2024
    Beat the heat with incredible eats at Diwan! Our Summerlicious menu is the perfect way to celebrate the sunny season. Starting from July 5th to July 21st.
    Summerlicious Lunch photo
  • Summerlicious Dinner

    $55.00 per person

    Jul 5 - Jul 21, 2024
    Get ready for a taste of summer! 🌞 Reservations for Summerlicious at Diwan are open from July 5 to July 21! Grab your spot and enjoy a delicious summer experience! 🍽️
    Summerlicious Dinner photo
  • Diwan Summer à la carte Menu

    Jun 27 - Aug 31, 2024
    Step into a world of vibrant flavours and tantalizing aromas at Diwan Restaurant! Our new summer menu offers a diverse culinary experience, taking you on a gastronomic journey across the Middle East and North Africa. From the rich flavours of the Moroccan-spiced lamb Shank to the zesty Harissa-Glazed Chicken and the refreshing Gazpacho, there's something for everyone. Share the experience with our Sweet Onion Bhaji and Lamb Samosas or indulge in a hearty Grilled Sea Bass and Sizzling Mix Platter. Whether you prefer the open air of our patio or the elegance of our dining room, Diwan's summer menu promises an unforgettable dining experience.
    Diwan Summer à la carte Menu photo

What 1,987 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Middle Eastern

1,987 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had reservations through open table but when we arrived the receptionist seem to have trouble looking for our reservation and told us to wait 5 minutes. We hung around the area but after 5 minutes and she had not called us we approached her again. I was disappointed that she didn’t recognize us so I repeated that we had reservations for 1:15. It was then 1:25. That’s when she found our reservation. When we got to our table, the server after seating us and asked if we wanted any water, then never came back with our water. Another server noticed that we have not been served and filled our glasses with water. The service though polite was lacking in efficiency.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention, We sincerely apologize for the disappointment you experienced with the service. Your comments will be carefully considered as we strive to enhance the quality of our offerings. Thank you for your feedback!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was super hot inside Diwan. The AC was on but the large window was open so it was super hot and humid in there. It did ruin my experience as I just wanted to quickly get out of there. There were also a lot of flies in the restaurant because the window was open. The food was okay for summerlicious. Nothing too exciting.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention, we sincerely apologize for the disappointment you experienced at Diwan. Your comments will be carefully considered as we strive to enhance the quality of our offerings. Thank you for your feedback!

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  3. MikeB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious! Our first time outside on the patio. Everything was serene . The DVP was a little louder than I expected but not enough to spoil anything.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Mike, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback about Diwan. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our services, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We value your patronage and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

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  4. Gulamj

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Farouk was exceptional. We had a superb lunch. Enjoyed the service
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Gulam, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback about Diwan. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our services, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We value your patronage and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

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  5. DonO

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us were there for a summer-licious lunch. It was very nice sitting out on the patio, even though the dining room is lovely. Unfortunately, the food was nothing special. The first ingredient in the kale Caesar was halloumi but there was very little if any. The lamb samosas and chicken main dish were both surprisingly bland. The mango sorbet for dessert was quite tasty but heavier than most sorbet. The lavender cheesecake was okay but had very little taste of lavender. We had two of the different non-alcoholic lemonades. The thyme lemonade was quite good but the watermelon lemonade was not. The servers were friendly and tried but did not seem well trained or experienced. Even allowing that it was a discounted summerlicious menu, if that is how the rest of the food tastes we would not go back.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention, we sincerely apologize for the disappointment you experienced at Diwan. Your comments will be carefully considered as we strive to enhance the quality of our offerings. Thank you for your feedback!

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  6. ElyssaM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a very disappointing experience. I've been going to Diwan for Summerlicious for years now. It used to be good, but now it's subpar, less than mediocre. I will not return. Just like a lot of other patrons it would seem - the restaurant has always been full in previous years; yesterday it was half-empty.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Elyssa, Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention, We sincerely apologize for the disappointment you experienced at Diwan. Your comments will be carefully considered as we strive to enhance the quality of our offerings. Thank you for your feedback!

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  7. igee

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very imaginative and creative menu. It cannot be categorized under any specific ethnic category because of the various cultural influences. The serving staff were extremely attentive and obliging. The decor and crockery were beautifully period. Overall, a great experience
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded on July 11, 2024
    Hi igee, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback about Diwan. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our services, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We value your patronage and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

    Is this helpful?

  8. lagunadiner

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant in the museum with great tasting middle eastern dishes. The service was very friendly and professional. They couldn't do enough!
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded on July 11, 2024
    Hi lagunadiner, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback about Diwan. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our services, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We value your patronage and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

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  9. AishaD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great attentive service, delicious food (summerlicious menu) and wonderful ambience. Couldn’t ask for more.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded on July 8, 2024
    Hi Aisha, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback about Diwan. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our services, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We value your patronage and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

    Is this helpful?

  10. SvenS

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is situated in what seems like the middle of the Aga Khan Museum compound. The restaurant is a lovely mix of comfortable contemporary furniture with antique Middle Eastern architectural features. With no background music playing in the restaurant and two walls having floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Aga Khan grounds, and reflection pools, you are able to converse and connect with your dinner partner, in a serene setting. As for the service, a gentlemen came out to meet me and my partner when we arrived and didn't have clue what direction we should go. He was pleasant and wonderfully polite. I ordered the Beef Rogan Josh with Lavender Rice. I grew up eating rice every day and today love eating sushi. This was the best rice I've ever eaten. Lovely color, great texture and incredible flavour. The Beef Rogan Josh gravy, was beautifully flavoured, with nice bite size chunks of very tender beef. My partner ordered the Salmon Curry with Kiribath. This is 'essentially', a nice cut of salmon cooked to perfection, delicately seasoned, sitting in a bed of white rice in a curry sauce. We were both very badly with the mask, the setting and service. We'll be coming back and take in the Museum as well. It closes at 5pm and our dinner was 8pm.
    Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumResponded on July 8, 2024
    Hi Sven, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback about Diwan. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our services, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We value your patronage and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future.

    Is this helpful?

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Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum is rated 4.6 stars by 1987 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wynford Drive and Don Mills Road
  • Neighbourhood
    North York / Shops at Don Mills
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Indian, African
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/location-parking
  • Public Transit
    TTC: 100 Flemingdon Park bus, available at Broadview & Eglinton subway stations, stops on Wynford Drive at the Aga Khan Museum (stop: Garamond Court; travel time approx. 25–30 minutes). The 25 Don Mills, available at Pape subway station, stops at Don Mills Road and Wynford Drive (stop: Wynford Drive; travel time approx. 20 minutes).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Mark McEwan & Sumudu Fernando
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 646-4670
  • Private party facilities
    With its exceptional Permanent Collection, striking architecture, dramatic public areas, and open spaces, Diwan & The Aga Khan Museum offers a spectacular venue for business cultivation, seminars, dinners, receptions of all kinds, and fundraising events. The wide range of spaces available for elegant entertaining includes a 350-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a stone-tiled, glass-enclosed courtyard, garden and patio areas, and a Patrons' Lounge that boasts panoramic views of Toronto.
  • Private party contact
    Ann Stolte Butler: (416) 444-6262 ext. 228
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