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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 2, 2023 via mobile

Stopped in during a brief stay in Hamilton. Staff were incredibly friendly and provided great service. I tried soup, dips and a main and all were delicious. The ingredients were good and the dishes were made with care. I really enjoyed my meal there.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

I ate in this restaurant a couple of times and the food was good. This time, September 10, 2022, my son and I ordered two Beef Shawarma sandwiches. Meat was cold and tough and a bit salty. My son and I both barely finished the...sandwiches and left the restaurant dismayed, frustrated and feeling disgusted at this whole experience. Management needs to do much better than that to bring the restaurant to its potential. Hope they read this review and do something about their food. Personally, I am not eating in this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

Bad service bad food been going to paramount for years but this location the service and the food were terrible. I tried talking to the manager and they told me to call head office. I called head office and left multiple messages and nobody has...yet to return my call. I tried again today and now it’s saying the voicemail is full.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

Like to pay a compliment to our waitress Rama on two different occasions she served us and she is very friendly and very good service

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 16, 2021 via mobile

We love this restaurant. Last meal was not the best the shawarma was not put together well and fatoush too much dressing BUT maybe that was due to the rush. I have to say they usually have fresh excellent tasty food. The whole family loves...it! We know we get good food here so we drive a bit further to eat at Paramount.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 13, 2021

I've eaten in before and always enjoyed it. Ordered takout Saturday. When I took the lid off my chicken schwarma it did not look exciting at all. Little pieces of chicken scattered over the rice. The chicken pieces were small and dry. The chicken did...not taste like it has just been cooked, but that it had been prepared hours earlier There was not a lot of chicken, seemed a steep price for a lot of rice. However, the spicy potatoes I ordered as an extra were delicious. I wished I had just ordered those.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Food is great, service was awful. Ordered takeout online. Husband went to pick it up. Girl behind the counter just stared at him until he said he was picking up an order. She typed something in the computer and walked away to serve tables. Came...back 5 min later, handed him a plastic bad with our food and walked away again. Literally did not say a single word to him. Pretty ignorant way to treat customers.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed May 23, 2020

Takeout order was excellent! However, i did not enjoy the Hamilton location pitas, too dense. The Burlington location pitas are very light and fluffy.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

My boyfriend and I celebrated Christmas in our own house for the first time this year We were excited to create our own Christmas traditions. In order avoid choosing between families for dinner on Christmas Day, we had in mind we’d get the Festive Special...at Swiss Chalet. We were surprised when not only Swiss Chalet was closed, but almost every restaurant in Ancaster and on Upper James Street in Hamilton. You don’t really realize how many places are closed on Christmas, when they remain open on other holidays. The one restaurant we came across which was open for a full sit down meal was Paramount Fine Foods on Upper James. Our experience here was wonderful and welcoming. Paramount Fine Foods is a Middle Eastern Kitchen, with a full-service restaurant and bakery. It features traditional Middle Eastern dishes including shawarma plates, falafel, hand rolled grape leaves, and a variety of hummuses and dips served with pita bread. The modern interior is kept impeccably clean, with wooden tables and fancy lighting. There is a patio for the summer months, and a play area for kids. I met with the owner of the restaurant, who is incredibly friendly and works with his staff to attend tables and ensure customers are satisfied with the service. Our meals were served with fresh pita while we waited for the main course. I ordered a chicken shawarma with tabouleh salad, and my boyfriend had the mixed grill with French fries. The meals came with their delicious signature garlic sauce. Although we intended to eat more of a traditional North American Christmas Dinner, we were happy eating Middle Eastern cuisine on Christmas Day. Were are likely to make Paramount Fine Foods a tradition now on on Christmas Day.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Paramount_Hamilton, Owner at Paramount FineFoods, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Dear Lala Charly Thanks a lot for the very kind review :) Paramount Management team

Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

From the freshest warm pita to the delicious mezza plates this restaurant is one of my all time favourites. Best lentil soup, fatoush, and shish tawouk in town.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Paramount_Hamilton, Owner at Paramount FineFoods, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Dear Thanks a lot for the very kind review, hope to see you again soon. Paramount Hamilton

Reviewed August 7, 2019

My brother and I eat lunch here on a regular basis. The food is good and I especially love the lentil soup which is very nicely flavored with cumin and lemon and comes with croutons made from pita bread. We have always had good service...there and the young lady who has been our waitress most recently is always efficient and friendly. I would agree with others that the music is a bit loud but I have found if it annoys me too much and I ask to have it turned down, they are quite receptive to doing that.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Paramount_Hamilton, Owner at Paramount FineFoods, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Dear Thanks a lot for the very kind review ;)

Reviewed July 26, 2019

Two weeks ago, I and my husband tried the one in Mississauga and we were disappointed. Today, we visited the one at Upper James in Hamilton and we were happy and content. This time we ordered one plate mix grill ($22) and one plate shish...tawook ($16) we were full and had some leftovers, we also had a piece of Kenafe ($5) it was delicious , and 4 pieces of Baluria ($8) its kind of Baklava but it was not good (dry and old). All in all, I recommend eating at this location. Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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paramounth2016, Owner at Paramount FineFoods, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Dear Mayzok Thanks a lot for the very kind review ;)

Reviewed June 5, 2019

Restaurant was clean, and quiet. Pita bread was hot and tasty, as was the service which was prompt and courteous but the FOOD was terrible. It was dry and tasteless unlike at other Paramount Restaurants in Toronto City.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

Ordered a shared platter. Good variety of tasty offerings although some of it was a bit dry however it was my first experience with this type of food so perhaps it's meant to be that way. The bread was exceptional. Our female server was efficient...although I wouldn't call her friendly or welcoming. Perhaps she's just shy? Really enjoyed the music and the ambience especially the waterfall wall. All in all, a good experience.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

I visited Paramount for the first time a few weeks days ago with a group of friends, but I have since ordered food, as well as gone back a 2nd time. There was something for everyone, and everyone enjoyed their dinner. ' I kept eating...that pita bread until our food arrived, and could not stop even thereafter. My complaint would be that the 2 times I was there, we waited a long time before our food came. Also, there was nothing that accompany the bread...this could be the traditional way of eating the bread, but I noticed each group I went with all wanted some kind of accompaniment...like hummus, butter, olive oil...something All in all it was a good outing on both occasions and the platter I ordered was also a hit at work. The platter has enough food for a large group of peopleMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
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