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Parallel Basta, Toronto, ON

Parallel Basta

4.8
4.8
28 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Simplicity, perfected
Starting with only the sweetest and highest quality sesame seeds from Humera, Ethiopia, our manufactory produces tahini and tahini-based goods, celebrating everything this mighty seed can do. We use tahini in all of our products and in most of the dishes we serve in our restaurant, in new and unexpected ways.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 585-2996
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. PreetiT

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having been raised in the Middle East, the food here was reminiscent to what you get back home. The falafel which is normally such a miss in the GTA had the perfect crunch & a green falafel. Super delicious! as was the babaganoush, labneh, hummus, fried cauliflower. The turmeric shawarma was with the tabbouleh (quite a twist) was interesting for sure. And can I say I love the Tahini which had a wonderful balance so the bitterness of the sesame was subtle. Content :-)

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  2. LoriN

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, service was pretty good considering there was only one server for the whole restaurant at Sunday Brunch. The restaurant was freezing cold. Many tables had their jackets on. That is my one negative comment.

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  3. Laksh

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience of this restaurant and the food were truly outstanding. Our server was friendly and attentive. We ate the shakshuka and the babaganoush with eggs, the shakshuka could use a little more spice and flavour to it, however the babaganoush was something that I will come back for. The hummus with pita and the side of fermented veggies just completed our meal beautifully. I would also recommend the halva - we tried almost all the flavours, however my favourites were the raspberry and vanilla. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone. :)

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  4. CarlaP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. The falafel were the best that I have ever had, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. I had the Parallel salad which I totally enjoyed, the combination of the various ingredient flavors was just delicious. Portions are generous so I didn't have room for dessert, but they did look very tempting.

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  5. SidA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is really so amazing! Be sure to get an order of hummus to take home after your meal.

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  6. Telle17

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I shared a few different dishes and the were all delicious! Everything was really fresh and flavourful it was hard to pick a favourite. I loved the casual vibe and the service was amazing! I will definitely be returning! I recommend the sesame crisps to take home I wish I had bought more because they went quick.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was fabulous! Feature of the night was great as recommended. All food was delicious and one of the few places in the area that takes reservations!!

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  8. ZackB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was excellent and the service was fantastic. Food was incredible, drinks were amazing.

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  9. LisaR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch and absolutely loved the food! Only downside was that they didn’t have an espresso machine so only drip coffee was available.

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  10. ZolandeQ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing breads, delish food! Everything was fresh.

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Parallel Basta is rated 4.8 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Parallel Basta

152 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown / Kensington Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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