Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

4.6
1129 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Enjoy a spectacular view of the Aga Khan Park while sampling food inspired by the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. Diwan’s elegant interior — complete with floor-to-ceiling windows — features 19th-century wooden panels hand-carved and painted in Damascus.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1129 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I paid for parking and walked in and found it was closed
Very misleading
Waste of my time
Please be better organized

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vipMekha
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed.

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Cecilia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everyone enjoyed the food which was a unique spin on known dishes. Table said the chicken tikka was best they ever had (including Indians at the table).

While the quality and variety of food and ambience was superb, the quantity of food was rather miserly.

The experience was fabulous otherwise and everyone indicated they would return. Be advised that parking (surface and underground) is $10.

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SheilahR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sizzler dish with shrimp was absolutely outstanding. Please ensure it stays on the menu!

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ValWal70
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The museum was awesome and the food was delicious and the service was spectacular. The museum aroused my interest in history once more. All in all it was a day well spent making my 70th birthday very memorable.

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Donna
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service. Worth every penny and moment.

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KevinSmith
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, interesting food, great service and atmosphere. We eat at Diwan every chance we get.

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KarimL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here a few times with family and friends. The servers here are just wonderful and have great memories it seems. We enjoyed the view and lunch. Must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with interesting fusion of flavours. Great service and ambiance. Tables are well separated for social distancing. All staff wear masks and are respectful and mindful of the current pandemic.

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NazirP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I enjoyed the dishes that we ordered - great taste, variety
The architecture was extraordinary
There was live jazz music on the Saturday that we were there
Yet there were quiet places for people to sit if they wanted to have quiet talk with their friends.
All in all a great experience

NP
NancyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent and well-prepared food in an unusual setting. Surrounded by huge interior panels painted in 1799, from a house in Syria. Well worth while.

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vipNicoleF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience

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AlanJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a minor celebration of our great life together we regularly treat ourselves to lunch at the Diwan Restaurant.
We love the decor the unintrusive service and ambience.
The food is great too

JJ
JJ64
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio and relaxing atmosphere. Loved the little jazz group!

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KarimL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good food but low value for the prices, excellent ambience, great service from Kelly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service by Angelo, very safe during Covid, beautiful ambiance.

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ZahraPunja
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful lunch. Except for the wasp friend who kept flying around the food, it was perfect. Thank you so much.

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect. Food amazing, atmosphere lovely, service great and environment impeccable. 5 🌟 all round.

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Nazir
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place & décor. My wife and I went on a Friday evening. There was live music. We had a view of the stunning Agakhan Garden and the Ismaili Centre, It was magical. The food was great. Amazing value!

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LynnJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent but we were disappointed by the service. Slow and not very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor environment. Food was very good. Server was very friendly.

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Raoul
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Someplace unique. Great date spot

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vipHB123
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Might not be for everyone but an experience better actualized than imagined. Food was excellent and the value equally so. Definitely worth checking out if just for the museum setting itself.

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Mala
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Great food and service and the sunset was stunning. A wonderful place to celebrate or just have a relaxing dinner. Can’t wait to go again.

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ShirinK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite taste, service and ambience! Amazing job adhering to health guidelines.

MD
MahreenD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, so was the environment and the customer service. Was very calm.

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AzimN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rather pleasent !!!...
A nice selection ...
Wish it was open more evenings ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The server was not polite at all ... the minute we arrived at 8:30 she told us that we must order appetizers and our main she rushed us all.... we placed an order and while eating she came and asked us if we are going to have dessert as the coffee machine is going to be cleaned and washed we ordered ate and left before 10pm.

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vipAmericangalinCanada
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the treat of a jazz band

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SteveL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Tour the gardens while you are there.

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Nandi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was amazing, we did a tour of the museum and then had dinner.
It made a wonderful casual date night.

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Michele
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we had hoped for: a new cultural experience in fine dining!

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vipKingswayFoodie
Toronto
68 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really appreciated that you matched the cuisine in the restaurant to Islamic culture around north Africa and the Middle East and India. I have not found many restaurants in Toronto that can cook this type of food and do a great job of it. It brought back memories of Morocco and Turkey for me.

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vipnovy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

1. Online menu shows a fixed price menu. When I asked the server they advise that since Covid the fixed price is not available. That’s at least 3 months that the online menu is outdated.
2. Recommend you offer a discount on parking when dining.
3. Harissa chicken shawarma was delicious.

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Vicky
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience. The view was good, food were great, and service was good.

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LynnG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and every bite of food is a mouthwatering experience. Delicious.

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vipGeorgeM
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A few weird things here. I’m sure they’re trying to cater to a wide audience but they would benefit from being more bold with their spices in their dishes.after all, people should know what they are getting into when they book at a restaurant that bills itself as African/Arabic food. Service was good, ambiance was good, not too pricey and not noisy. Worth a visit.

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GPGPG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Excellent service. When you book your reservation, you can ask for a table on the patio. The noise of the highway is pretty loud.

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ArjunA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Limited choices. Great ambience. Great service

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Aero20
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice ambience on the patio with live music. Some mild noise coming from the DVP but not noticeable after 8pm. Food is delicious. Service was a little bit on the slow side, but we were not in a rush and they were busy. Highly recommend!

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Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum is rated 4.6 stars by 1129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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