Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum
Wonderful meal, very pleasant service and gorgeous dining room. Not a fan of lamb but dining like a local I tried a dish and it was outstanding. Can't wait to visit again.
The food was simply amazing. We had two different main dishes and each was creative, flavourful and delicious. I don't normally order dessert, but was tempted given the already excellent food. I had a carrot cake that was the most beautiful and most tasty I have ever eaten.
The entrees and desert were DELICIOUS!
The masala chai though... :s It was really milky and lacked masala..
The food was just amazing. I had the chicken biryani, it was outstanding. James was our waiter, he gave us outstanding service, he's funny, too! Great view of gardens. Lots of space between tables so that you are not crowded. A memorable experience.
Amazing food and flavours! Vibrant environment! Great way to learn about culture and pop by the museum.
Food is always good. The only thing is that you have to pay $10 for parking.
This was my second time at Diwan; we had planned about two weeks in advance to venture to the restaurant for a special treat. Our first time was a quick lunch after visiting the museum.
The food is an excellent quality. We ordered the same dishes as the first time, and were sad to discover that a few recipes must have changed (dishes that were spicy before were now overly sweet). We were slightly disappointed, but know that other people would still enjoy them. Just wasn't for us.
The service is horrendous. In our experience, it can take almost an hour just to order drinks. The food comes quickly, but actual servers run by without checking on you, and multiple people will serve your table so it's challenging to call out or ask someone to stop and take an order. The servers are pleasant enough though. Getting refills on drinks is out of the question.
The ambiance is nice, a little loud and crowded but a beautiful location. They had live musicians, which would have been nice but the way they were mic'd sounded muffled.
Overall, our experience was good. But I don't think we would make the hour long trek just for the restaurant again - a shame, as we had some family from out of town who would have enjoyed the flavours from our first visit.
Great service explaining the historical artifacts in the restaurant. food was yummy.
Can't wait to return for a long, lazy delicious lunch with a view! Make sure to stop in and visit the Museum before or after lunch, too. Not to be missed. The menu has something for everyone. Delicious!
Food was very good. However the cocktails were slightly disappointing taste wise and visually. I wouldn’t recommend ordering them.
Fantastic menu and food, excellent service, and welcome artistic setting
For several years I wanted to go to this restaurant but it was always fully booked. I know why now. Absolutely excellent. First class selection of food, wines and coffees.
The menu tends to be representative of the current exhibitions. I am looking forward to the next visit.
Both my dining partner and myself are vegan and while the menu has no specifically vegan options, our waiter was vey attentive, personable and well informed and happily inquired in the kitchen as to our options. They were able to kindly "veganize" several dishes by removing the dairy components and we were delighted with the selections we chose to share. Our favourites were the Pani Puri to start, followed by a deliciously creative rendition of Fatoush Salad, along with savoury Saffron Potatoes. We also sampled the tasty but diminutive Jewel Art Salad and Kale Coconut Sambol which was part of the Pani Puri filling so probably would not order both together again. We would have loved to try the Sweet Pea Falafel as a main dish but our waiter kindly informed us there was egg in the dish. We opted to pass on dessert as our only option was sorbet but the Moroccan Mint Tea we chose was complex and delectable! Hopefully, Diwan will add some decidedly vegan options, especially mains and desserts, in the near future but again, we truly appreciated their flexibility in accommodating us! Gorgeous ambiance and conversation-friendly noise level!
Some of the dishes we ordered were disappointing (the salmon tartare was overwhelmed by the lime pickle ingredient; the “devils and demons” dessert was boring, a dry chocolate cake unredeemed by butterscotch ice cream). However, the space is always beautiful (we’ve been here before) and the service was excellent. And when we complained about the salmon tartare it was replaced by delicious kofta with labneh.
This is an oasis in the middle of our bustling city and busy lives. Delicious meal and quiet sanctuary set amongst intriguing exhibits and beautiful surroundings. We were there for lunch on a chilly, grey day...can only imagine how spectacular the setting would be with blue sunny skies or starry evenings.
The food was great, setting beautiful. We did have to track down our server 3 times then It took us 45 minutes to get the bill corrected and processed at the end.
Memorable first time luncheon experience. Waiter was very helpful explaining the cuisine. We enjoyed the entire meal from handcrafted cocktails to appetizers and main courses. Relaxed atmosphere. We look forward to our next visit to try some new dishes and once again order some of our new found favorites.
The food was very good, tasty and well presented. Service was unobtrusive and efficient. I will definitely eat here again.
Lovely! Would definitely go again. Our waiter was terrific. Many thanks.
Beautiful room and excellent service. The meal was delicious and could not be improved. The portions are quite generous and it's possible to share appetizers. I will definitely go back to this restaurant as it has a very authentic cuisine.
As always, top notch in every way!
The meal was very tasty. However their special salad was misleading . Not much was covering my plate : it was mostly a nice presentation of the few ingredients stated in the long description on the menu.
Creative dishes using local vegetables of the season to make Middle East and Indian dishes.
Kelly is a great waitress and helpful in selecting the dishes. She remembers what you enjoyed during the last visit.
My daughter and i came to the museum and really enjoyed our tour and the dinner and then wandered around after, it was a lovely evening
Food was delicious and service very good. The ambiance was a little noisy - too many hard surfaces.
I was somewhat disappointed that my birthday notation on my booking was not addressed by anyone during our visit but my friend enjoyed her birthday lunch in any case.
It was great
Lovely lunch with friends who came for a tour of the ICT and the Aga Khan Museum
As usual, the food was wonderful! So creative in the use of spices. Not too hot, but just right. It's nice to be able to discern different spices in a dish. The presentation of the food was lovely, too. And, of course, the staff were delightful. We always enjoy our meals here.
Good atmosphere. Tasty food and excellent service. Really enjoyed it.
I loved the ambience and the food. Every dish was new to me and proved to be absolutely delicious. I look forward to my return visit.
The dishes are well plated, food taste is amazing & the server is great.
Outstanding food that still makes me salivate when I think of it.
Beautiful setting and superb food. Non alcoholic fruit cocktails delicious.
We have always enjoyed our lunches on all of our visits to the Museum. We just introduced friends to the Museum and restaurant and they both were very impressed. A wonderful spot.
We came for lunch with friends when we toured the ICT and the Museum
The food and service were very good and we all enjoyed ourselves
We have never had a meal here that we didn’t rave about afterwards. The service is attentive and the food is so full of flavour. We always recommend it to anyone we know who appreciates good food
This was our second visit. The service was a little slow this time, but the food was great. Apart from the restaurant, the Museum is very interesting and the current exhibition is breathtaking.
This is a unique place to take out of town guests....the service diminished our experience. The menu is varied and delicieous.
Great menu, great flavour, knowledgeable staff that know the ingredients and about any intolerances that people might have (e.g. gluten free/dairy free, etc.)
The food was delicious. The service was attentive and efficient. The room is beautiful. Overall, an excellent dining experience.