Parallel

4.8
303 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Parallel brings together the experience and background of the three Ozery brothers, Alon, Guy, and Aharon, to create this unique space and product.
“We grew up in a home where sesame butter (tahini) was consumed regularly alongside flavourful Mediterranean cuisine. Parallel was born from our history and love for sesame butter. It’s part of our culture and upbringing, and we want to share that with you.
There are few ingredients that are as versatile, nutritious, and just as damn tasty as sesame butter. That’s why we decided to make it in all its forms: try it in our dressings, salads, dips, bowls, and our famous homemade halva, and seed what is possible.
The three of us share a passion for simple meals with fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and innovative techniques. That, along with our love for good coffee, art, music, and community, is what shapes the Parallel experience.”

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 303 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
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4.4
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So so good, food is outstanding, service friendly and helpful.
Highly recommend, also good value.

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Maba
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The tables are well spaced out. The menu is very limited. There are only three main courses. The picnic tables are good for a fast meal without any relaxation.

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Rizzo
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent!

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Wonderful flavours using healthy ingredients. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Geary is alive and Parallel is one of it’s stars. Amazing middle Eastern food. Fresh. Amazing tastes. Great temperatures. Excellent beer selection. Not cheap, but hey “you get what you pay for.”

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vipSpencerB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best falafel I've ever had. Top notch Middle Eastern. Tough to get a table but it's worth the effort!

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KishaS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

If you’re looking for a change from traditional brunch (eggs, pancakes, a twist on eggs benny), this semi hidden middle eastern spot is just the spot! Everything was fresh and portion sizes were great for the price. Some of the best hummus and tabouleh I’ve had in a long time. SO delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was super tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I met my aunt for dinner for the first time during the pandemic and we loved the experience! We order parallel take out often (always impressed with the food) but the ambiance on their patio was amazing. Great views of the sunset, lots of space between tables/other guests, well lit. Our server was incredible, though she was a new hire she was clearly experienced, new the menu and beer list, was attentive and very friendly. Overall we had an amazing time and look forward to returning again soon

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Bibe
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing healthy food! Loved the parallel salad! Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Start to finish great experience service and food!

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Karina
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner.
Pleasant staff.
Great service.

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OmerR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, third time there. All the dishes were excellent, only complaint is that the food all came out too quickly - it is mostly sharing plates but there could have been more effort to bring out three dishes at a time instead of all 8 within 5 minutes. Still delicious though.

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Sweettooth
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav places in the city, I recommend this place to all.

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TravisS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and the cost seemed reasonable for the quality. The decor was nice though the music was a bit loud.

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DianeS
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable evening before Covid hit us. Food was delicious. Very loud inside.

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ChanelleM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly my favourite restaurant in all of Toronto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Usually this is a go to for me - however this visit was challenged from the beginning.
1. Took 20 minutes to get a drink
2. Sold out of wine bottle and had a replacement bottle offered but didn’t tell us it was DOUBLE THE PROCE
3. Burnt bread that was sent back twice

Really a shame since this place is usually so great

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HarrietD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service but out of staples for alcoholic drinks and even those on their Speciality drink list.

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gillianj
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super brunch menu - unique selection. Food was fresh, healthy and very tasty. Friendly staff. Coffee was delicious. The servings were massive. Although it was crowded, we could hear each other because the ceilings were really high - made for a nice atmosphere. I can't wait to go back to try the dinner menu. Parking is horrific - leave the car at home, if you can.

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RobW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the open and relaxed atmosphere, plus an excellent meal.

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vipdoktorlisa
Toronto
77 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious salads and hummus!! Nice atmosphere. Will be back...I hope!

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Kiki
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal!

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Dhanushan
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great but a bit pricey. We were also a bit rushed as there was another reservation after us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food. Good atmosphere. Slow service.

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AmandaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had to wait 20 minutes for our reserved table because a table of 23 was holding an empty table. The host was amazing she sat us at the bar gave us free falafal until our table was ready. Maybe don’t allow people to hold a table that could have been turned over at least twice while we were there.

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ShaynaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

horrible server - really took away from the experience
food was yummy

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SamM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back and introduce this place to others. The food was fantastic. Our waitress was great - letting us know how much to order for just the two of us, checking up on us, and recommending a wine (it was great!). The space is beautiful too.

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although the noise level was a bit high, the quality and yumminess of the food, more than made up for it. Would definitely go back

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vipsnighty
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic. Our server was not great. Unable to know how much food to order for a large group (8). Ordered more pita and forgot about it!

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PaulieT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic health fare and a hopping destination. Will be going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, kids loved the falafel balls. They were so crisp and green!!! Loved the tabouli salad too!

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cpninja75
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I found the service to be very slow but the food was delicious. We ordered the merguez shakshuka but I think next time I’ll order the regular shakshuka. I didn’t find the merguez sausage added anything to the dish.

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rebeccar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Parallel Salad is my favourite salad of all time! And the falafel balls are to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but very noisy. Hard to have a conversation without having to raise your voice

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vipSusanH
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Parallel is really wonderful. Had superb plant based options for sharing at lunch —falafels, house kale salad and cauliflower. Also took home another order for family. Prices are not outrageous but also not cheap. Happy to pay for quality food and excellent service.
Not easy to park on or around Geary so leave extra time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit - great food and attentive service!

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. Get the Parallel salad, for sure. I'd eat here every week if I lived closer. (Maybe I will anyway.)

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LaraC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a funky setting. Not at all a cozy intimate place, think “party warehouse”. Rich-tasting, generous portions, loads of choice and a great place to hang out.

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benjiatl
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food
Great atmosphere

FAQs

Parallel does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Parallel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 516-7765.

Parallel is rated 4.8 stars by 303 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.