Parallel

4.6
188 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
Parallel brings together the experience and background of the three Ozery brothers, Alon, Guy, and Aharon, to create this unique space and product.
“We grew up in a home where sesame butter (tahini) was consumed regularly alongside flavourful Mediterranean cuisine. Parallel was born from our history and love for sesame butter. It’s part of our culture and upbringing, and we want to share that with you.
There are few ingredients that are as versatile, nutritious, and just as damn tasty as sesame butter. That’s why we decided to make it in all its forms: try it in our dressings, salads, dips, bowls, and our famous homemade halva, and seed what is possible.
The three of us share a passion for simple meals with fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and innovative techniques. That, along with our love for good coffee, art, music, and community, is what shapes the Parallel experience.”
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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, good atmosphere. I would definitely recommend to others and dine here again.

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c
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Going back this Sunday! The food here is off the charts delicious.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Brunch on the patio was spectacular!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious!

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MB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is awesome.

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KG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The kale salad was wilted - tired. It did not seem fresh. I’ve had it here before and was much fresher. Should always be fresh.

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GH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic food experience, completely unpretentious. Everything was tasty and plentiful. Service was great. 10/10. My fave restaurant in TO.

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DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a good time. Server was a hoot. Thanks db

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DR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best food ever. I’ve never had falafel like this, it is life changing! Very vegetarian friendly

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my partner out for a nice brunch for his birthday. The service is excellent, they gave us the option to sit on the patio + the food is delicious. Their falafels are so airy and fluffy! How do they do this sorcery? :)

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MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food is well prepared but quite pricey for the amount of food you get. Highlight was their in-house hot sauce spice mixture. The space indoors is a large concrete room so it is very reverberant and hard to hear others when there loud house music playing in the space.

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PT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, and excellent service, but it's too loud. The high walls intensify the crowd noise and electronic music. Maybe I'm too old...Again, the food was great, and the was perfect.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wait staff very attentive. Seated promptly. Food terrific.

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious Mediterranean fare ... falafel and tabluleh salad are a must!

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I book my reso incorrectly on open table, booked the wrong day by accident. The hostess was very nice and was able to get ya us a spot at the bar. The place was busy! The Bar was perfect the bartender was very cool and the help is with menus sections! All the selections were amazing, incredible food! Thanks Parallel for an awesome experience. I’ll be back very soon!

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing middle eastern food that was not typical cookie cutter menu.

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KS
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Honestly food was delicious but we were without exaggerating bloated for 2 full days after having lunch there. We laughed about it but it genuinely will be the reason why I wouldn’t return. Not sure if it was the truffle oil or abundance of garlic but it took the term food baby to a whole other level.

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MK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed it a lot. Food was delicious overall! service excellent.

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BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This restaurant was a little out of the way for us, but well worth the trip. The food was excellent---the best Israeli food we've had outside of Israel. Good range of vegan options for me and some nicely seasoned meat options for my wife. With a nice bottle of wine, a few different dishes and coffee the total bill was less than many meals out we've had in recent years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service was horrible. Very slow. We had to ask the server every time we wanted something. It was not even busy. We would have spent far more money if he was around. The times he came by he would just eye the table and not ask anyone if they wanted anything. Very lazy and relying on the fact that it’s a well known restaurant.

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant but our experience this time wasn't as fabulous as in the past.
Three of our lattes came out cold.
And the food wasn't as good as I remember it being.
I wonder if there's been a change in management.
It's still good just not as great as I remember.
Our server though was awesome.

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JC
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

LOVE the food! Our dishes came out extremely quickly - however at the end of the meal, we had to wait an extremely long time before servers checked in/noticed we were done eating, and then even longer to get our bill. Really incredible food, and we'll be back.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was excellent, especially the mushroom dish. Too noisy for my liking but did appreciate that they turned down the music. Still, nothing to baffle the sound. Only real complaint is that they need to be better identifying dishes that contain cilantro. Had asked the server before ordering and he identified a couple dishes but did not mention the falaffel. Bit into it and knew right away it was there. He offered to take it off the bill, but that wasn't the point. I ate something that could have easily ruined my whole meal because it is hard to get the soap taste out of my mouth.

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G
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This food is not to be missed. Delicious fresh and interesting Lebanese with a modern vibe. A bit loud and could use some sound absorbing art on the walls but the food far surpasses any noise/decor issue. Sunday brunch is phenomenal!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Best middle eastern in the city!!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and i have been to this spot a couple of times and we love it. Amazing food & great service every time.

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OT
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice experience. Tasty Israeli food, fantastic service, and a unique setting. I will visit it again.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I took out a friend for lunch and we both enjoyed the experience: the service was extremely nice and the food excellent ! I will come back again !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing! Food was delicious and very cool vibe.

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I
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, a lot GF and VG, highly recommendable

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

While still eating our main dishes Our party was told to hurry up and order dessert since they needed our table in less than half an hour. Basically we were being kicked out.
Reservations were for 7:00 PM. We did get our table early but 2 of 4 arrived a few minutes late. AT 8:20 we were told that they needed our table at 8:45 so we’d better order dessert then if we were interested. I’m sure this was no fault of the waiter just the manager, who although I’m sure she knew we were less than impressed didn’t bother to come over to apologize!! (Even though we suggested to the waiter that we’d be happy to discuss it with the manager). About 15 minutes later he mentioned to us that they found another solution. It was interesting to note that at no time were there people waiting for a table.

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OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jeremy was a great waiter and we loved our meal and celebrating my daughter’s birthday.

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NB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is good but SUPER expensive for the portion size. I’m sorry but $16 for a small “shared plate” is pushing it. Over $100 for three people with no booze.

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VB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you haven't been, go check it out! The food is so fresh tasting! Delicious! The sesame butter is the best I have ever tasted, I brought home a jar of the beet one. Portions are perfect for sharing so you can taste more items but would also likely be good size for one. The big open warehouse is cool, and unique to see the giant vat where the house made sesame butter is made! A great place for brunch and lunch (I have never been for dinner).

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W
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Too much garlic

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M
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food in a trendy industrial facade. Great value too!

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A
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food is average, and starts to all taste the same. Staff push the tapas sharing plate mentality, but in the end it is overpriced for what you get. Shrimp dish is $24 for 8 shrimp. Value isn’t there. Nothing special.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Half price bottles of wine on Sunday make it just the best

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ML
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a delicious meal. Each dish had a unique Mediterranean touch, which was outstanding experience. The falafels were so rich in herbs flavors -we even ordered double order. The parallel salad was also a delicious one.
We celebrated our son birthday and the service was out of this world. (Very friendly staff)
Must try place!!!♥️😋♥️

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great!

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