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100 Steeles Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-881-7704
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a client to this restaurant yesterday along with my family and ordered a variety of kebabs and other dishes. Unfortunately, for a $400 price tag, it was so very average. I haven't been here for a few months but always had great meals at this restaurant that serves a variety of Persian meals and specializes on the food along... More 

Thank Ardig2014
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The poorest and the rudest customer service ever. Last Friday a group of us went there.The waitress mistakenly charged us for a few more meals and instead of checking again she insists that "she didn't eat the food we did!" Well we knew we never ordered them and everybody had already paid for their food. Then she wouldn't let us... More 

Thank Pourya D
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here countless times and always have had a great experience. Easily one of the best Persian restaurants in the city. Their kebabs are really good and we always get treated amazing there! I would definitely suggest anyone that is looking to get great Persian food to visit this place.

Thank Amir Z
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Love the food and decoration! Price was reasonable. They have live music on the weekend. Free parking. Not a long line on Saturday night. Family and kids friendly. I recommend mend it to everyone!

Thank yaldaebee
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Since my colleagues asked for the Persian food, I brought them all the way from down town to this place but left regretful in front of them: One of choices in the menu was replacing the rice with salad and when one of the group member asked for that they brought the whole salad in addition to his food and... More 

Thank kavusian
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I won't go the Shomal restaurant anymore because I went there with the group of friends and found that if you pay cash and don't specifically tell them to bring the rest of money back they take it whole as their tips (no matter how large the amount is !) and it happened to several of us tonight! which make... More 

Thank Babak B
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I went to North a few week ago and I had such a great experience that I can’t help but share. I had had Persian food a few times before, but this was an experience at a whole other level. Not only was the food fantastic, but the atmosphere was so unique. I really felt like I was in another... More 

Thank Brian L
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our second visit here in a couple of years, it is a typical Persian restaurant serving a variety of Kebabs and stews. The food quality is good (although like other North American Persian restaurants most of their Kebabs are made with Beef, rather than Lamb or a mix of Lamb/Beef as in Iran) Service is attentive and overall... More 

Thank AGreg55
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is my 2nd review of this restaurant and I wish that I could write a more positive review than last time.... We were seated at a window area seat and it was just too hot and asked to be moved. Unfortunately, the next spot was beside the entrance & where people wait to be seated....so there was always some... More 

Thank kedhaf
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Love the food! Delicious but a bit pricey food. The place needs a good update but I like that they make you feel in an Iranian village.

Thank Annelyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Steeles Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 905-881-7704

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

Staying in North York

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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