Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum
We had a lovely lunch. The menu had a wonderful selection of middle eastern dishes- the vegetarian options excellent. Dessert was delicious - my only comment would be that the baklava cake was bery similar to the other cake and almost identical presentation. The food was delicious.
A beautifully and tastefully decorated restaurant with excellent level of service. Great menu that displayed creativity and good selection. Starters like pane puri deliciously whets ones appetite. Mediterranean Sea bass is flavourfully enhanced by it’s organic tomato-based sauce. Absolutely good and pillowy naan. Even the French fries dusted with sumac is truly good. Will definitely be back. Hats off to the chef and thank you to the wait staff who were knowledgeable and forthcoming.
i included the fact that we were celebrating a birthday in my opentable reservation and repeated the request when the restaurant called to confirm my reservation but they did none of the things they had promised. the food is overpriced and the restaurant was very loud though only half full. next time i will try the snack bar in the museum.
Place had great style and ambiance. Food was delicious. Service by Kelly was amazing. My first time there with the wife. And I will be going back
The night was perfect! Great drinks, delicious food, great service. Especially the attention we got from the manager Diego. He made us feel very comfortable. Thank you kindly.
The 5 course meal was fabulous!
Lovely evening, excellent flavours, attentive service. The food was absolutely fabulous. I highly recommend the interesting cocktails they have on offer.
The meal was a bit rushed for Valentine’s enjoyment - they had us out in under 45 min to turn the table over ( 5 course prix fixe) and the room was freezing (most women were wearing coats and many couples asked to move away from the windows).
Valentines- food was flavourful, a delight. Loved that it was not loud & crowded. Very enjoyable evening. It’s always a treat to eat food that I don’t prepare. Compliments to the Chef.
We had a reservation but they still hep us waiting for 25 minutes. I don’t this the waiting was the issue because I understand you can’t really control when the patrons linger longer, it was more of the non-apologetic attitude of the hostesses. They told me the wait was 5 minutes but it actually took 25.
The servers were excellent.
The food was excellent. I’d recommend the shrimp tika but not the chicken tika... very different tastes. Of the 4 starters and 4 mains, we liked all except the chicken tika.
Wonderful food. Excellent service. Every dish was interesting ,flavourful and very enjoyable. Loved the desserts too
winterlicious menu was wonderful and great value. A beautiful setting, fine food and excellent service. Couldn't improve.
We went for winterlicious and every course was delicious!
it was a great place with a feeling of space we had a part of six and it was eadu to hear coversation food was fantastic
We have had lunch here at least 5 times over the past year. The staff is very knowledgeable in the dishes and the significant ingredients. Meals are well presented. The quantity of food was just right. We did not drink, but our friends were very impressed with the wine selection. A great place as a destination restaurant, or as a way to relax before/after partaking in a tour if the Museum We have done both.
Everything was really nice. Except for Chicken biriyani did not taste according to our expectations. We had a wonderful time and overall experience was memorable. Definitely will come back again.
Great Winterlicious experience.
Interesting cocktails & mocktails.
It was a v relaxing and enjoyable experience love going there
I visited Diwan for the first time during the Winterlicious in 2017. I really loved food and the atmosphere at that time, so I decided to try again with my family during Winterlicious 2019. I must say I was little disappointed this time. The food portions were lot smaller than the last time, and the desserts were somewhat mediocre, something you would easily find at the franchise Italian restaurants. Last time, all 3 prix courses were amazing and unique, yet delicious Middle Eastern style desserts. I would recommend Diwan to my friends, but probably will tell them to visit during other than the summerlicious and winterlicious times. Thanks.
Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum was fenominal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.
Delicious food! I loved the menu for winterlicious. I would visit Diwan again for sure. Thanks for a great lunch!
The servers are very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, but the dessert was a disappointment. The cake was half burned, very dry and hard. The decoration of the place and the view to the outside is very nice, but it was cold inside the restaurant. It would be good to offer more traditional desserts.
Outstanding Winterlicious menu! Every dish was spiced to perfection, every bite an indulgence. Particularily loved the braised beef and hummus app and the mango sorbet. You could not go wrong with any of the mains! We had the persian princess cocktails to toast my friend's birthday. Lovely. Even the tea and coffee were top notch. Service perfect. It was our first trip here and we will be back for sure! The museum is very interesting, with a serene feel. Building very unique.
I can't stop going to this restaurant! The food is outstanding and the decor just takes you away to far away lands.
Great lunch place for a special occasion or just want to be good to yourself.
Always heard really good things about Diwan but was blown away when I actually experienced it myself. Amazing food, great service! Loved it and would definitely recommend and go back.
The Winterlicious menu is nice but With any winterlicious dining experience, the food is never great.
We really enjoyed our lunch. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. It was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely return.
Coffee service was unfortunately a bit lacking. It was unclear whether this was a reluctance to provide refills, or a new policy. Even when refills did arrive (only after a request), they either required an unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly new cup, or were served from an open pot which meant the coffee arrived already cooled.
The food was okay. Nothing blew my mind, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t exceptional. It was mediocre at best. My appertizer was okay - crusted paneer dish. This is something that should be in on the summerlicuous menu. It’s a cool, citrusy spring/summer dish, not so much appropriate for winterlicious. For my main I had some chicken leg dish with rice & the chicken thigh was dry (overcooked) but the leg part was decent. The portions were small. Husband had the beef and humans as an appettizer, that was good portion and well made. Best thing we ate. His main was Chicken byini (forgive the spelling error), it was okay. We’ve had better. I’ve made better!
The dessert was extremely underwhelming! I had some watermelon with halva, and my husband had a chocolate fruit cake with butterscotch ice cream. It was okay...overly sweet and very forgettable.
My Chai tea was delicious as was my husband’s Turkish coffee - HOWEVER- we ordered these to have WITH dessert. Dessert was served about 10-12 minutes prior to the drinks arrival. One dessert was ice cream based...so time limiting on how long we can wait for the coffee and tea to arrive.
If you go to in little India on Gerard Street in Toronto you will get better, more authentic Indian, Persian, Pakistani food for a fraction of the cost.
We will not be returning and felt we did not get value for money.
This place came ‘highly’ recommend by a colleague, and I learned this colleague does not know “real” Persian food! Very very underwhelming.
Food was excellent! We were there for Winterlicious. We plan to go back again.
Excellent lunch as part of Winterlicious
Best Winterlicious experience I’ve ever had. Excellent menu, food was delicious. Would definitely go back again, Winterlicious or not.
This is my 4th time going to Diwan for Sumerlicious/Winterlicious. The food was consistently amazing. The service was always friendly and courteous. I love the fact that the dishes came pretty fast so that I had time to enjoy the food and chit chat with my friends. I wish they could serve dinner also.
Food was delicious. Portions were just right. Cocktail menu is uniquel arabic-inspired. Value was very high (it happened to be winterlicious). The old art from Syria was stunning. Very comfortable and spacy. Great service. We could only get a 5 pm sitting, so the restaurant was pretty empty, which made the vibe a bit low key. I will be back here again.
Beautiful dining room in the Museum. Excellent and flavourful dishes. Attentive service. Great for even those who have never tried the Middle Eastern cuisine. Staff happy to explain dishes and ingredients. Cocktails and mocktails are delicious too!
We discovered Diwan because of Winterlicious but had planned to go to the museum so it made for a perfect day. The staff was unbelievably warm, informative and professional. Will definitely be going back.
We order hot snacks first they were brought with the salad course . We would have preferred it to be brought separately. We ordered the tomatoe feta salad which was not fresh and the tomatoes had been refrigerated must likely overnight . They were freezing cold and the subtle flavour ruined . The roasted lamb shank was outstanding . The harissa chicken was a fairly sweet bold hot sauce but was poorly matched with a rice with carrots infused with a simple sugar syrup much too sweet . Also matched with sour cream and dill sauce which was too a leap for the dish . I understand the pairing of yogurt and dill with carrot but the sweetness level was off the charts on this dish due to the simple syrup infusion.
Great food and excellent service! We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch with the family.
Can't wait to go again. Everything was truly enjoyable, from the food to the service to the ambiance. Worth every penny.
Attentive, knowledgeable staff, always interesting items on the menu each month. Am looking forward to the summer season for warm days on the outside patio as this property is in a well organized setting that takes advantage of plantings and reflecting ponds that provides an out of this world experience. The early sittings are just right for taking friends on a post lunch tour.
I found this place to have good food but the service was rather poor. Perhaps it would be good for a work lunch, but it was my birthday and we were there to celebrate- didn't find it very welcoming.