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Banu

777 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1, Canada
+1 416-777-2268
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Persian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
777 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We tried this small restaurant for lunch as part of Summerlicious. It is a bit of a walk from the downtown core, but it is a pleasant walk through some of the small shopping districts of Toronto. The cool cucumber soup looked and tasted great....More

1  Thank Don_K_Kingston
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I've been wanting to try out the food here and summerlicious seemed like a good idea. I ordered the cold cucumber soup with rose petals, and mint. It was refreshing and it came with a small piece of bread, which was also delicious. For the...More

Thank Peiji
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great Iranian food for vegans and others. Potato salad was terrific - I brought some home too! Service was great and atmosphere was interesting. Music from before the Shah was overthrown.

Thank cathyandcolleen
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great evening at Banu and the meal was a real treat. Our waitress was very friendly and explained the various choices. We told her that we knew nothing about Iranian food and would appreciate her help. The food was delicious - the...More

Thank Goodtimehadbyall50
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Banu is one of Toronto's true hidden gems, whenever friends come to visit I take them here. The Torsh tenderloin is one of the best steaks I've eaten. Cocktails are unique and interesting, and the staff are super friendly. They really go the extra mile...More

1  Thank fullbellyfullheart
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It takes a warm and giving heart to make good food. The staff are passionate about what they do, and the food is super tasty. They also have a meticulously curated cocktail list that incorporates classic Persian flavours such as saffron and sekanjebin. I highly...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is one of my favourite spots to dine. I live in he neighbourhood and I have been coming here for years. I never leave disappointed and the staff is friendly and attentive. Highly recommend

Thank andreacitizenfrances
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Horrible service and unpleasant hospitality. Arrived at Banu hoping to enjoy delicious Iranian food but was told that half the menu was unavailable when beginning my order. Some members of my party wanted the burger but was told that the kitchen was out of this...More

3  Thank Jess P
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first try at Persian food. I was a little underwhelmed with the ambiance of the place, thought it would feel a little more upscale but it was still nice. The first drink I ordered they ran out of ingredients and could not...More

1  Thank Nadia P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

One of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. I was here for a birthday party with 20 people and they couldn't accommodate for all of us. After trying to order 2 different mains, and them not having either dish, I settled for what they...More

2  Thank D S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1, Canada
    (Euclid)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-777-2268
  • E-mail
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