Amal Restaurant

4.8
194 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lebanese
Welcome to Amal, where the Lebanese spirit of joie de vivre comes to life. It’s a voyage through time and place that embraces the pursuit of pleasure. Amal aims to feed and provoke your soul, but above all, nourish it with hope. Amal is a story. Amal is a home.

One may come as a guest, but one always leaves as family.

A note to all guests. During this time, our restaurant follows all safety guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health, to ensure the safety of our guests. As a result, all groups will have a seating time limit of two hours for their experience. As of Saturday October 10th, we are only offering patio seating in compliance with provincial health and safety guidelines (subject to weather conditions). We thank all guests for their cooperation during these challenging times.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 194 people are saying
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vipRudainaB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time yesterday. The food , the service and atmosphere were great. Our server Nicole was amazing. We really had great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming to Amal is always a wonderful experience from the service to the food. Paula was serving us today with the help of Ali and Joshua. We were offered great service and the food was spectacular.

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vipNadiaH
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle, our server, was an absolute gem. We enjoyed eating at the patio and the food and service, as always, were excellent!! Thank you Michelle and Amal!!

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vipNickybursic
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambience and food as always !

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Talin
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always at perfection and staff is amazing they really know how to give best service

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Maral
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, yummy food and drinks! Great service from Piere and great hospitality from Charlie the manager. All in all 5 out of 5!

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FromYYZ
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening on the terrace. So nice after such a long time. Food and service were terrific. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Amal Restaurant was great! Amanda was so welcoming and amazing! I will definitely recommend Amal to my family and friends :)

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viprobins
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Toronto's best. Ambiance is fantastic, especially on the Patio.
All the dishes are perfectly seasoned and presented. Have dined for both lunch and dinner, and had wonderful meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best customer service and food! My fav spot

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jobl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond to have happy customers
have not seen this service in a long time.
they enjoyed their jobs, and went the extra 100 miles.
and the food is delicious.
thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t ask fir a better first after Covid dining experience! Wonderful service, amazing food and great cocktails.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They jammed the tables in, and they were not social distanced enough. There were uncontrolled children at an adjacent table.

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SaadA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Patio and food were great!

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MahgolS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such an amazing experience. The quality and taste of the food was outstanding however, aside from quality of the food, the friendliness and customer service was exceptional. We will definitely come back :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place ever in Toronto 💓

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food fantastic - staff are wonderful. Thanks Amanda! :)

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ShivaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend.

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carolinel
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve ever received.

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Nela
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lebanese food is delicious and Amal does make justice to it.

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Jackobe1
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service very good. Great atmosphere. A little surprised when the charges a fee for tap water. A little bit of a turn off. Thanks.

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Redan
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amal is wonderful not only because of the beautiful space it is housed in but because of its consistency in service and quality of food. Everyone here is always kind and welcoming, the food is always delicious, and the drinks are always good. Special thank you to Amanda, Paola, and Ali - the dream team :)

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Francis
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great vibes and decorations. Food was okay. Friendly people

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been looking forward to going to this restaurant the whole pandemic. It blew my expectations out of the water. First of all… it is BEAUTIFUL.. I wanted to mostly go just to see what it looked like and it’s prettier than the photos ! Second of all.. the food is amazing. The fattoush salad was the best I’ve ever had. Same with their red pepper dip (muhammara dip), was absolutely delicious! The rest of our meal was so tasty too.. I already can’t wait to go back! This restaurant has made it to my top 3 Yorkville spots. Mmmm!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent food, service, and ambiance. We have lived in Toronto for 3 years and my husband said this was in his top five meals he has ever had in this city. Everything was delicious, plates came out appropriately spaced apart. Our server and the manager (Amanda I think) checked in on us often. The staff even gave honest recommendations on dishes. The outdoor seating was romantic and had a great vibe for groups as well.

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Pdub
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amal never disappoints! Food is incredible, cocktails delicious and refreshing , and the service impeccable! Alway a great night out to host friends!

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vipLocalFoodie
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service and beautiful ambience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Looking to

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TylerS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience although it was very cold outside and felt bad for our server in a skirt.

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vipHJ1234
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent patio set-up and ambiance, and fantastic service despite the short timeframe to set up once restrictions opened up. The pistachio kebab was the highlight for sure, well cooked and incredibly flavourful. The other items were not great, flavourful enough but not what I would expect from a fine dining establishment and not up to par with real Lebanese food. Cod was dry, not fresh (definitely from frozen) and a bit overcooked, and did not vibe with the sauce and other items on the plate. The service was really excellent though, as were the cocktails. Overall it feels like the quality of the food and flavours needs some serious improvement (outside of the kebabs/fresh grilled items) but the rest of the experience was great.

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MaydaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Had a great time. Food was really delicious, ambiance was just right and the service was great. Very accommodating since we arrived late to our reservation. They still let us in and allowed us to get a cake since we were celebrating our friends engagement. Would definitely come again. P.S ask for Ali (server/waiter) he is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Ambiance, and Service phenomenal. Highly recommended
Thank you to Charlie for the great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!! The service was fast, I really enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience. The heated patio is great and works well for windy evenings too.
I was happy that they had various vegetarian options. The cocktails were nice too.

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MichelleT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was very good. Server was attentive but not overbearing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amal was absolutely amazing! Even with the outdoor seating due to covid. The food was truly AMAZING! I would highly recommend the tartare, the hummus, the lamb and the beef skewers 😍 hopefully when this is all done I can go back and have indoor dinning! I highly recommend and the staff was extremely friendly and personable

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Jacintha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! I recently held a small birthday Dinner at Amal and I feel compelled to leave a rave review. First of all, the outdoor patio is GORGEOUS (talk about ambiance!) and so so warm.

Our server, Ali, was amazing! He was super friendly and attentive. His immense knowledge of the food and drink menus made ordering very easy for first time diners like ourselves.

Amal offers Family-Style dining so a couple of appetizers along with a Kebab Platter was more than enough for 4 people. The food came out promptly and was incredibly delicious.

P.S. Do yourself a favour and make sure to order the Garlic Labneh dip as an app. I’m still dreaming about those hand-made pitas

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Dana and Joshua they were both amazing service was on point! Beautiful ambiance love the food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Dana, was outstanding!!!

FAQs

Amal Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 551-9929.

Amal Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 194 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.