Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
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CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With excellent service and interesting, tasty food, this restaurant was a winner!

BR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Superb food. Early lunch at Diwan before a tour of the fascinating Aga Khan Museum is a perfect weekend trip !

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant - interesting dishes and friendly staff.

G
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful unique dishes prepared and presented with care and panache. The environment is conducive to conversation and the staff very attentive without being obtrusive.

D
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food here is always excellent. Unfortunately this time however our favourite dish the short ribs was not on the menu since they constantly change their menu offerings.

However, I would absolutely recommend you try this place at least once!

LM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always interesting ,well prepared and delicious. Service is excellent.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

My only comment is that the room is very cool .
The service was excellent

HV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Diwan with a party of five. We had not been there before and were absolutely delighted. The atmosphere was perfect. The servers were helpful with advice and efficient with food delivery. And we enjoyed the food - everything was beautifully presented and very tasty. The coffee drinkers among us were persuaded to try the Moroccan spiced coffee with dessert and all agreed that it was amazing. I found it went very well with the date cake in toffee that I had.

AL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Third visit to the restaurant and this time around, it was for a birthday celebration.
Restaurant gets better and better with each visit. Superb menu choices reflecting so much diversity with some amazing flavours.
Thank you and keep it up.

FR
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent food.

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R
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice venue. Interesting array of choice on the menu, well prepared and well served. Would like to see patrons adher to dress code.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such an excellent menu and even adapted to the special exhibitions. Atmosphere is excellent and service very good.

KS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely spot to get immersed in lovely food and good conversation in a beautiful setting.

CG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We were here for the first time. The ambiance is quite nice and food is amazing. I enjoyed the coriander crust salmon and my husband had the lamb. Both were cooked to perfection.
The only suggestion would be to inprove the service. While they are very very nice, there is a lack of communication between them. One table is served by 3-4 waiters and no wonder things are forgotten, like beer, wine and naan...
This should be a quick fix, overall a nice experience though.

SJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the experience of eating quite refined middle eastern food, then enjoying the collection at the museum. We did feel that the Chicken Shwarma dish, while delicious was overpoweringly too spicy. The hotness overpowered the dish. The pea falafels were delicious and a light spin on traditional chickpeas. The best dish was the date cake for dessert, melt in your mouth yummy. Sadly the Turkish coffee was full of grinds and too sandy to drink. We would definitely eat here again. The service was great too.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at Diwan. Far exceeded my expectations! Everything was great: the food, the ambience, the friendly courteous staff. The restaurant was quite busy considering it was lunch on a Thursday in early January which, as far as I'm concerned, speaks volumes as to its high quality and appeal. Would highly recommend with no hesitation. Kudos to everyone at the restaurant who made mine such a pleasant experience. Will definitely be a repeat patron.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server Kelly was informative and attentive. A beautiful room. A little pricey for lunch but overall a great meal.

LG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Diwan never fails to provide an excellent dining experience. The ambiance and the food is always extraordinary.

D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good food. We’ve been before and will go. Again.

VM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at Diwan many times, and enjoy our experience every time.

ZP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I lived Diwan. It’s food and atmosphere is excellent. Thank you for such a great experience.

YS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delightful.
Service was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgeable bout the menu.
We had 2 individuals with gluten allergies and the waiter was excellent with suggestions.
Ambience was perfect.

A must visit!!

1
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delightful meal. Will plan to visit again

YA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasurable lunch with family.
Over the Xmas holidays great place to visit. Museum fascinating also. Very interesting.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cuisine and service . Beautiful atmosphere.
Will definitely return .
The occasion was my husband and my 45th wedding anniversary ; this was a special day and lived up to our hopes .
Thank you

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Harrissa chicken shwarma was amazing - nicely spiced with a perfectly balanced sweetness.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful pre-christmas family gathering.
Thank you,

A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I dined alone and had a excellent lunch of coriander-crusted salmon with new potatoes and green beans. It had two sauces, yogurt and tomato. I normally don't care for tomato sauce but this one was so flavorful and delicious. I also enjoyed my dessert of freshly made donuts and wonderful saffron ice cream. Pleasant, attentive staff and I sat in a quiet area. I have had lunch at Diwan several times now while visiting the special exhibits and always a pleasure to dine there!

MW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love how the tables are well spaced for private conversations! Great food!

Z
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fitting place to stop for lunch or dinner after visiting the museum or just for good middle eastern food.

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must-visit restaurant with an international cuisine with exquisite ambiance. In addition to the great variety of very tasty dishes (the menu changes from time to time and is available on-line), we are partial to the Turkish coffee served and made in traditional Turkish fashion. We had invited friends to join us for lunch and they too were full of praise for this singular experience.

PD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch at Diwan was enjoyable in every way. I was particularly interested in trying the yam fufu included in their menu, inspired by the Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time exhibit. The dish did not disappoint. We will definitely be back to work our way through their menu.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fast, polite and friendly. The food outstanding - we shared an appetizer and an entree for lunch. With two drinks and a coffee, the bill was just under $100. This is a lovely spot for a special lunch or get together.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of food was outstanding. Many layers of flavours in every dish. Beautifully presented and prepared. We adored every bite.

LO
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were unfortunate in our timing, there was a group of about thirty people from Bank of Nova Scotia celebrating their Christmas lunch . Not terribly noisy but a distraction nevertheless.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the fusion food and so did our friends. The service was very friendly and our server was knowledgeable. The views from the restaurant were very open and it did not feel like we were in Toronto.

RD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eating here was an amazing experience! The decor is beautiful and calming.
The staff were wonderful and very professional! I can’t say enough good things about this place. The food exceeded my expectations! I would totally recommend going here and take the tour after!

JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a very pleasant environment with very good, attentive service. The food is exceptionally good and served with flair. The current menu takes inspiration from the ongoing special exhibition at the Museum, Caravans of Gold.

D
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Portion is "just enough" or on the small size, I have been there a few times and food are usually good to great - it can be a bit inconsistent even on the same dish - depends on the day. I liked their summer menu a lot more then the winter menu.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

When possible, my friends from France and I always attend any new exhibit on during their stay. And part of the visit is a meal at Diwan . It’s such a beautiful space, and their kitchen tailors a menu that reflects the special exhibition taking place. And that food is always delicious.

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