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Papyrus, Toronto, ON

Papyrus

4.6
4.6
19 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Papyrus offers popular Egyptian food based on deliciously-authentic and traditional recipes. All food including desserts are handcrafted on site using the finest ingredients. Many vegan options. Voted second best restaurant in Toronto in 2020. We make an outstanding Koshari!

We can accommodate larger parties. Please call!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 352-3878
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Leave it to Us Prix Fixe

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We assembled a selection of iconic Egyptian dishes for you. Sit back and we will keep bringing you some of our favourites served family style. Dokka, Hummus, Cucumber Pickles & Bissara Salata Baladi & Egyptian Bread Ful, Tameya & Roast Vegetables Koshari Optional dessert not included

What 19 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 all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

19 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing service made the first experience with Egyptian cuisine impeccable

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and warm atmosphere. Attentive service without being intrusive.

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  3. DeanB

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet birthday lunch with my daughter couldn’t have been better!!! Service was perfect, and the Egyptian food so good. Than you!!!

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  4. TessaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The koshari, as always, was fantastic. They seated 6 of us comfortably in the back of the dining area and were very patient with our slow decision making as family caught up with one another.

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  5. Happy

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was tasty and delicious, staff were attentive and friendly. I would recommend this place and will go back.

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  6. Renata

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a simple restaurant, but food is delicious! Great price and value, will be going back

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  7. VivinJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!will definitely visit again soon

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  8. patiopal

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. The restaurant has an admirable approach to limiting single use plastics opting for paper materials where needed, and most impressively not carrying water in plastic bottles, which is to be applauded.

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  9. KelvinL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We're seated promptly. However it took the server sometime to come around to our table. Perhaps short of staff on a Thursday evening. They are however very friendly, answered our questions, and gave us tips to best enjoy the food. The kitchen, is pretty slow in serving up food, so not a good place to get a quick bite. The food, when served, is amazingly fresh and tasty, quite worth the wait. Mainly vegetarian dishes, not ideal for meat-lovers. The sound proofing needs to be improved. It was quite noisy as a whole.

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  10. Kristina

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, warm and inviting service and nice to learn more about the types of Egyptian dishes served. Will definitely come back again!

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  11. NamitaS

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Anh! Nothing great. We went from the west to the east end for the food but really nothing great.

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  12. AnneM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our meal at Papyrus. Our server took the time to go over the menu and explained every dish when it was served. We were not rushed and the food was delicious! We very much appreciated the complimentary hibiscus tea at the end of our amazing dining experience. Highly recommend!

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  13. MirellaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed a quiet birthday celebration for my sis from out-of-town. The service was impecable. Very professional, helpful and very attentive and considerate of a request I'd made. We were hoping to be seated in a "less traffic" spot where we could lessen exposures to embient perfumes and chemicals. We were perfectly placed and our server kept checking in to see how we were doing! The food recommendations were perfect, food delicious and we even received a complimentary slice of cake with a birthday candle! All in all, a lovely experience. I would recommend. M.

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  14. mjinnie

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If you're looking for an unforgettable experience for your eyes and for your palate, come to this place! From the decor, the food, to the service, everything was great- it felt like I was transported to another world! Highly recommended!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing when we come here! The portions are very generous and I always have leftovers to take home. Service is also incredible and we always feel looked after. The servers explain each dish, how to eat it, and it’s significance which allows me to be fully immersed in and appreciate the culture. You can tell he is very passionate about it! Great experience overall - a must try!
    PapyrusResponded on October 16, 2022
    Thank you very much for letting us know that you enjoy your experience at Papyrus. We very much value your feedback and look forward to your next visit.

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  16. JuliaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre and honestly a bit pricey considering almost everything is vegetarian/vegan. But I’m not here to complain about the food. While some other reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the server (I’m assuming he is the owner) explaining how to eat every single dish, I personally found this overbearing and excessive. Setting this aside, my complaint is that this man had the audacity to lecture us regarding our tip after we paid (10%, which is the minimum next to no tip at all), which has never happened to me in any restaurant I’ve been to in my entire life. What this man needs to understand is that the tip is based on the service, and the service at this restaurant was barely there. Yes, he mentioned that he was short staffed at the beginning of the meal. But that is not the guest’s problem. If you are unable to provide the level of service that you would expect a 15-18% tip for, then you cannot expect your guests to tip you as such. Our water glasses were not refilled even once, which is the bare minimum in service. His behaviour was completely unprofessional and left us feeling very uncomfortable after we had paid. I want to stress that we did tip, even though tipping is optional and we did it out of plain courtesy to this man who cannot take an ounce of criticism in any way, shape, or form. He tried to say that restaurants don’t make any money apart from the tip, which is completely untrue. It’s especially untrue in cases like this restaurant, where the food is already overpriced. I also noticed that other bad reviews have either been deleted or have received a snarky response from the owner. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes down this review as well.
    PapyrusResponded on August 29, 2022
    Many non-facts. You visited for 3 hours & left a tip of 8%. You said “everything was very good”. Your bill b.tax was less than $40 for a 3 course meal and a beverage. Overpriced? You took leftovers home. Mediocre food? We checked on you a good number of times and you didn't ask for anything. You falsely accuse us of manipulating reviews yet, you had several people leave us a low rating. We were v. polite & hoped that you would reflect on how you treat people who work very hard looking after you.

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  17. paulamcm

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Papyrus is basically a take out place with a few tables at the back. Egyptian dishes were delicious and we were helped in selecting unfamiliar food by the Summerlicious menu. The small dining area has nice decor everything seems very clean. Kudos to such a place for participating in Summerlicious. The music was modern jazz -- not everyone's taste -- and too loud to be background music. The staff were nice but I suspect the music was selected to keep them energized rather than help the diners relax.

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  18. Dean

    Toronto

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, including explaining each dish as well as the wall decor to us. We would definitely return to eat here and also for take-away

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  19. SallyG

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible meal. One of the next meals I’ve had in Toronto.

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FAQs

Papyrus is rated 4.6 stars by 19 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.


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Papyrus

337 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Danforth / Greek Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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