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Darbar Persian Grill

$$ - $$$
North End
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288 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B2, Canada
+1 416-519-4545
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Way above the average Kebab House. Very friendly staff and an excellent bartender with nice ambience and decor. a bit more pricey than the usual take away but a nice place to relax, dine and have a good meal.

Thank Allan M
Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food ! The service and ambience was great . The Kubidhe (both chicken and beef) were excellent .. I have been to many Persian places in US and Dubai but this is one of the best so far .. I would highly recommend anyone looking for Persian food .. One of the best thing is that they serve alcohol... More 

Thank gowdas75
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went there on a snowy day in November 2016, and when asked to be seated in a better table the manager approached us and in a very rude way told us to go to the other branch which is more than half an hour drive from this location!!! I would never go back to this restaurant!

Thank nnikita16
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited this restaurant, with family, in October 2016 for dinner. The food is excellent and very tasty. We found the staff very courteous and efficient. We ordered Doogh Darbar and Vaziri Kabob, both of which was wonderful. The portion size is generous and value for money.

Thank Wilson V
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We called and asked for vegan Foods they told us that we serve some vegan foods as well as Feseenjon. We walked there and ordered that. After few minutes my friend felt a small piece of CHICKEN MEAT in her mouth! It was disgusting!!!

Thank Hossein R
Istanbul, Turkey
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a meat lover, and want to satisfy your needs, this place is a must. We enjoyed the food thoroughly. Staff friendly. Excellent ambiance, clean and neat. Staff easily understands if you are Persian background or not. And assists you with the menu. Starter plate is very good. Pita is very thin and soft. If they serve it... More 

Thank Zafer B
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529 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This restaurant is located in a very large space which seems to have been the doom for previous restaurants in this location. Perhaps Darbar will be more successful than its predecessors. Food for the most part was good but some items very expensive. Be sure to order the kebobs - there is a good selection from which to choose. The... More 

1 Thank skychaserCalgary
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Note: This is for the Darbar on Avenue Rd. Food was good. Service was not attentive and I had to get up several times to either put finished plates on another table or hand them to a server a couple of tables away. They do not serve ice water. You have to buy all the water you will consume. The... More 

Thank RomanoBellini
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Darbar was a great surprise, their dishes are served with simplistic elegance, top quality ingredients and top notch service. As a group we tried most everything on the menu, it was all great, enjoyed the veal, lamb, beef and chicken kebabs, all were top quality and well seasoned. The restaurant itself is modest, but functional. If you are looking for... More 

1 Thank 6bills
Shediac, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to try this restaurant as part of a celebration with friends. We were treated to a feast! We started with trays of tasty appetizers to share. Then I had the flavourful and aromatic white fish as a main. Dessert was unique and authentically Persian, with a saffron rice pudding and saffron ice cream alongside cardamom tea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-519-4545

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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