Amal Restaurant

4.7
363 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lebanese
Welcome to Amal, where the Lebanese spirit of joie de vivre comes to life. It’s a voyage through time and place that embraces the pursuit of pleasure. Amal aims to feed and provoke your soul, but above all, nourish it with hope. Amal is a story. Amal is a home.

One may come as a guest, but one always leaves as family.

A note to all guests: we will exclusively be open on our outdoor second floor patio until further notice. Our patio is only partially covered - in the event of adverse weather conditions covered tables will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 363 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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BilalA
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, superb ambience, excellent service.

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NMarie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food was amazing.

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Nela
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasure to have lunch in such a gorgeous place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

All of our food arrived approximately 6 minutes after we had ordered. This was disconcerting to say the least. Half of our basket of “home baked pita” was cold and resembled the packaged pita I buy from Loblaws. The dips were tasty - we had the hummus, the babaganough and the labaneh. Two of our salads were swimming in dressing. The eggplant salad, however, was nicely flavoured and well presented. The falafel and skewers had clearly been fried / grilled several hours if not days in advance. All were very dried out. The skewers were bland in addition to being well over cooked. Luke warm home fries straight out of Sunset Grill were served as a side to our skewers. The setting is very nice, but a little loud given the close proximity to bloor. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Amal restaurant September 19tg,2021
We had a patio table, the restaurant is very nicely decorated and elegant.
The food was really good we had the skewer for two and pistachio kabob with few appetizers, Meat was very tender and juicy, not too fatty yet flavorful.
Appetizers were delicious.
The service was excellent.
We had a good time & I would go back again and try their brunch or lunch menus.

The only thing i would recommend to work on is the music, wasn’t matching the ambiance.

Overall, good job Amal team 👏🏻

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riiri
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a nice spot for a great night out with friends or on a date. Very chic

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST SERVICE I’ve had in Toronto! Everyone is so kind, welcoming and attentive. Also. the food in incredible! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The overall look of the restaurant was fantastic. Very modern and luxurious. However the food was way too overpriced, the food wasn't the greatest in taste. The drinks were not the greatest. But our server was the sweetest and kept checking up on us every few minutes, which was greatly appreciated.

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MerleC
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, beautiful atmosphere and decor. Outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent starters and entrees! The combination of humus and steak was simply delicious. The roasted cauliflower is served with tahini pesto and is excellent. The chicken shawarma was a big portion and delicious along with its fries and garlic sauce!

Tried the Lebanese Knight cocktail with a base of bourbon and a dominant taste of coriander. If you like coriander, it can be a great drink. Otherwise, the taste of coriander might be a tad overpowering.

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Leena
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and decor/vibe is amazing at Amal. Would highly recommend. Cannot wait to come back!

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vipAmanda
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

With a half empty dinning room we were seated next to the service station at the bar. Disappointing since we had disclosed in advance it was a special occasion. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Have been meaning to check it out in forever since seeing it on Tiktok. The food was really good: the Nabulsi salad was really fresh light and love the crunch buts, the Garlic Labneh really hits the spot 👌🏽, and the passion blossom drink is the perfect mix of tangy and sour. Oh and definitely get the date cake!

Its so pretty and perfect for a fun date with the girls! Bring your friends :)

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shamila
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

I ordered the cod it was horrible wasn’t able to eat the food but they ended up charging me for it !! Never coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Being a vegetarian it's a little difficult to get choices, but the batata Harrah and the authentic flavors of the Falafel top my chart! This place is a must visit for the overall experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Service ruined the entire evening. Waitress was rude, ignored us and took no responsibility for our table!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The location is great, getting reservations is a little difficult . Super close to the road but away from people walking by. We were seated at 4:50 and waited longer than usual before we were served even with water. After placing the our order I found the sampler appetizer came without the bread at around 5:20 so we were waiting for that. The bread had fluffs of fabric on it. I showed the server which he immediately took away and explained it’s from the napkin keeping it warm. Our food came at 5:50 which in my opinion is very late. When I asked the server about that he said that our order had gone to another table. At this point we had been nibbling on the apps for so long we were not as hungry , the kabob meat was a little unseasoned in my opinion , I think needs a little more salt, but the green sauce helped! The dessert we wanted which was the cake with the date was sold out from the morning so we left with a mixed feeling .Atmosphere , decor and ambiance was amazing . Probably won’t come back tho. I felt like the server should have asked but he knew our experience was not positive.

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OshinM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Were sitting there, no server was coming for long, too much little portion but price was so high for no reason, they take 18% service charge/gratitude, they didn’t mention anywhere that on weekends they only serve brunch so not so many options. Overall totally dissatisfied, not going there again; NEVER!

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vipJasleen
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Must try the monk salad!
Beautiful interior. This time we sat on the outdoor patio and it was quite the relaxing experience.

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Victoria
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere! Some of the mains are a bit pricy but otherwise a great experience!

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JoaLap
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Beautiful space, a bit hard to eat on a sofa but there are chairs as well. Staff untrained and inexperienced, but pleasant, and that is pretty normal for Covid times. Food wonderful, presentation very good.

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Pani
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience with the food and the staff, and I especially love the restaurant for its design :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Amal three times in the last month. That’s how fantastic the food and service is. Ali is an exceptional waiter. Perhaps the best I’ve met in the city. But the whole team is wonderful. The food is on point. Lots of consideration for any dietary restrictions. My favourite part has to be the decor. Just can’t say enough great things about the resto.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So modern and ascetically pleasing! Amazing food and really knowledgeable servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and very great service! After my first time here I had to come back for dinner with my family. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to more people.

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KashmiriP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable! Food arrived timely and was incredibly flavourful. You could tell the dishes were made start to finish in house. Pro es were reasonable as well. Highly recommended !!

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vipRenZ
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Toronto! Terrific food, service, servers, seating, outdoor terrace and decor. Wonderful Lebanese food, plated beautifully!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was superb and the staff was super friendly. The ambiance was lovely and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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vipgordy
Toronto
83 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious drink menu., and elegant decor. Overall a very relaxing lunch. Portions could have been larger, plating a little spaced out.

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Gastroseeker
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We waited a long time for this reservation on the patio and it was well worth it. We got suggestions from our waitress which proved to be right on. Everything was delicious and steps above the usual Middle Eastern fare in the city. One person in our party said “I could eat this all the time”.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ally the server made the whole experience worth it. The food was UNREAL

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Adami
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food, staff and ambiance were good. Except it’s Baklava.
Don’t order Baklava , the worst baklava I’ve ever had !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the decoration, service and food at Amal Restaurant. I can recommend the brunch with close eyes

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Kevin
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Amal is a very stylish restaurant and it's in a great location. The food was excellent and it strongly reminded me of my mother's home cooking. It seemed like the restaurant was a bit short on staff so our drinks were late and we didn't get all of the food that we ordered. Not a huge problem because the food that we did have for lunch was more than enough and we weren't charged for what we did not get. I would definitely return and would like to try dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food and ambience was great. Their reception staff was literally sobbing and not welcoming at all. Our server was nice but super fake where she didn’t need to be. She did not like her gratuity amount and she totally changed in a flip of a second drastically. That was very annoying. Either coach your staff on this OR keep the gratuity of your choice included in the cheque.

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berndL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food (Middle Eastern) , very attentive service, a delight to spend time at Amal! Shukran !!

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MargaretM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Busy location yet tables comfortably separated. Able to have good conversation. Great service with an elegant ambience.

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SKKK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Awesome ambience and great food.
A bit pricey, but also in line with neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the red pepper/walnut dip it’s so good! Waitresses were really nice and the restaurant js stunning!!

FAQs

Amal Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 551-9929.

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.