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Papyrus, Toronto, ON

Papyrus

4.5
4.5
5 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Papyrus offers popular Egyptian food based on deliciously-authentic and traditional recipes. All food including desserts are handcrafted on site using the finest ingredients. Many vegan options. Voted second best restaurant in Toronto in 2020. We make an outstanding Koshari!

We can accommodate larger parties. Please call!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 352-3878

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Leave it to Us Prix Fixe

    CA$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We assembled a selection of iconic Egyptian dishes for you. Sit back and we will keep bringing you some of our favourites served family style. Dokka, Hummus, Cucumber Pickles & Bissara Salata Baladi & Egyptian Bread Ful, Tameya & Roast Vegetables Koshari Optional dessert not included

What people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing when we come here! The portions are very generous and I always have leftovers to take home. Service is also incredible and we always feel looked after. The servers explain each dish, how to eat it, and it’s significance which allows me to be fully immersed in and appreciate the culture. You can tell he is very passionate about it! Great experience overall - a must try!

    PapyrusResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you very much for letting us know that you enjoy your experience at Papyrus. We very much value your feedback and look forward to your next visit.

  2. JL

    JuliaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Food was mediocre and honestly a bit pricey considering almost everything is vegetarian/vegan. But I’m not here to complain about the food. While some other reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the server (I’m assuming he is the owner) explaining how to eat every single dish, I personally found this overbearing and excessive. Setting this aside, my complaint is that this man had the audacity to lecture us regarding our tip after we paid (10%, which is the minimum next to no tip at all), which has never happened to me in any restaurant I’ve been to in my entire life. What this man needs to understand is that the tip is based on the service, and the service at this restaurant was barely there. Yes, he mentioned that he was short staffed at the beginning of the meal. But that is not the guest’s problem. If you are unable to provide the level of service that you would expect a 15-18% tip for, then you cannot expect your guests to tip you as such. Our water glasses were not refilled even once, which is the bare minimum in service. His behaviour was completely unprofessional and left us feeling very uncomfortable after we had paid. I want to stress that we did tip, even though tipping is optional and we did it out of plain courtesy to this man who cannot take an ounce of criticism in any way, shape, or form. He tried to say that restaurants don’t make any money apart from the tip, which is completely untrue. It’s especially untrue in cases like this restaurant, where the food is already overpriced. I also noticed that other bad reviews have either been deleted or have received a snarky response from the owner. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes down this review as well.

    PapyrusResponded on August 29, 2022Many non-facts. You visited for 3 hours & left a tip of 8%. You said “everything was very good”. Your bill b.tax was less than $40 for a 3 course meal and a beverage. Overpriced? You took leftovers home. Mediocre food? We checked on you a good number of times and you didn't ask for anything. You falsely accuse us of manipulating reviews yet, you had several people leave us a low rating. We were v. polite & hoped that you would reflect on how you treat people who work very hard looking after you.

  3. p

    paula

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Papyrus is basically a take out place with a few tables at the back. Egyptian dishes were delicious and we were helped in selecting unfamiliar food by the Summerlicious menu. The small dining area has nice decor everything seems very clean. Kudos to such a place for participating in Summerlicious. The music was modern jazz -- not everyone's taste -- and too loud to be background music. The staff were nice but I suspect the music was selected to keep them energized rather than help the diners relax.
  4. D

    Dean

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, including explaining each dish as well as the wall decor to us. We would definitely return to eat here and also for take-away
  5. SG

    SallyG

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible meal. One of the next meals I’ve had in Toronto.

FAQs

Papyrus is rated 4.5 stars by 5 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Papyrus

337 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N7

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Danforth / Greek Town

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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