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777 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1, Canada
+1 416-777-2268
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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Middle Eastern, Persian
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777 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything from reading the menu, to eating and drinking was interesting and delicious. I went for a late lunch with my girlfriend. Their cocktails all looked great, I had to get the Vodka Limoo ( Vodka, fresh lemon and fresh mint ) -- Loved it....More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed our dinner at Banu. Appetizers were very good. Instead of individual meals, the chef suggested a few platters which was a great decision since it allowed us to sample different meals Banu is also Vodka Bar and you have to sample their...More

Thank Nazmin A
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Popped into this small simple Iranian eatery on the advise of a native. It was lunch time on a Saturday and the place was empty. Never a good sign. The interior is simple, very clean and unassuming. We were met by a wonderful smiling young...More

Thank Mindseyecinema
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Coming from Iranian background, this restaurant didn't strike me as authentic Iranian. Nice atmosphere tho. Good servers. Very friendly.

Thank Govhershat K
Reviewed 30 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-777-2268
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