Parallel

4.8
338 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
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.”

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 338 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MOAM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Parallel Salad & Falafel are always my go to! Delicious every time!

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donnas
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Felt covid safe.

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Darl
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great and the food was excellent. Great flavors and fresh ingredients and sizable portions.

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RachelP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic meal. The baba ganoush and labneh were fantastic. As were the arais and sweet potato with labneh. We couldn't leave without picking up some tahini and treats to go!

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GabrielleZ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Parallel. The food is the best middle eastern food in the city (in my opinion :). The service is refreshingly authentically friendly. Love this place.

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JulietteD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was so good
service was great
best falafel in the city

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GloriaF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent.
The food fantastic
I appreciated that the staff fully checked our vaccine status before seating us inside. This is very important for me when I select a restaurant to frequent.
Will definitely return over the winter months
Happy Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing dinner definitely coming back!!

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KathyA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We'll be back - fluffy pita, babaganoush and ful felafel..I could go on!

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Nickname
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Parallel, as always, was delicious. Terrific food, excellent service, and the outdoor patio was a welcoming and pleasant dining environment. My partner and I had four dishes which ended up being more than we could handle, but everything was wonderful.

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mosheG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Would definitely go again.

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ahmada
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Would definitely keep coming back here, the food and set up is incredible.

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JoaLap
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Indoor eating space not finished, so unless the weather turns awful there is only patio dining. Servers are good, food is very good, and the whole experience is pleasant.

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vipBart
Toronto
77 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Loved the food particularly the hummus with chicken and the falafel. The patio is quite make-shift and with a cool breeze last night it was uncomfortably chilly. Staff was friendly and attentive. Over-all we enjoyed the experience.

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DarylS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic...Service was fast and fun...everything was so flavourful...

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ElleTee
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Everything was just ok. Friend really wanted to try it so I agreed, and we got hummus labneh, chicken, and the sea bass - all of which tasted great but it was just ok.

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StephenJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Parallel so much: it's been our go-to spot for special nights for years, and last night's meal helped make a special occasion (anniversary!) even better. The food was incredible as always and the service was even better than usual. The patio setup's fantastic. I can't recommend the sea bream enough, and the hummus and pitas are an absolute dream.

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Karina
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were wonderful and the food was fresh, healthy and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic and special food, good and fast service

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Diana
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was very good. Portions are huge. I would prefer to have half-portion sizes and be able to order more. If I came again, I would come with several people rather than just one other as, with one person, you could really just share one entree, but then there's not much variety.

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Atul
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Accommodated 4 people with 2 dogs. Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic food and service. It will be nice when indoor dining is opened up again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service, and fantastic food. Exceeded all expectations

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice experience.
Excellent food and great service.

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Welland
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Came for an evening out with friends on the patio. Would recommend!

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RonaldB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was well done. Maybe a bit salty (falafels)? Service was a bit inconsistent, required getting attention of the server. Geary is busy and noisy, so be prepared. Overall, met expectations.

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LisaE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great. Would definitely recommend!

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Diane
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. Generous portions. Amazing food. Generous portions. We really enjoyed ourselves. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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MileneR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was not my first visit but I am amazed how consistent Parallel is. Delicious food and friendly knowledgable staff. Tried the new halvah truffles...genius!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and price is super ok.

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vipDean
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing, I could eat here every day

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Amazing food!

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moxie
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Parallel is DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend for an amazing lunch date

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So so good, food is outstanding, service friendly and helpful.
Highly recommend, also good value.

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Maba
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The tables are well spaced out. The menu is very limited. There are only three main courses. The picnic tables are good for a fast meal without any relaxation.

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vipRizzo
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent!

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food. Wonderful flavours using healthy ingredients. Excellent service.

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RonaldB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Geary is alive and Parallel is one of it’s stars. Amazing middle Eastern food. Fresh. Amazing tastes. Great temperatures. Excellent beer selection. Not cheap, but hey “you get what you pay for.”

FAQs

Parallel does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Parallel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 516-7765.

Parallel is rated 4.8 stars by 338 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.