This restaurant is in Toronto’s midtown area and is a nice restaurant to enjoy and catch up with friends or family. It’s a spacious restaurant with a nice, quiet and warm atmosphere. This was my first time here and the restaurant is warm and inviting as well as their friendly staff. It was surprisingly quiet during the afternoon on the weekend.
If you want to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or a mojito with your meal then you’ll enjoy that they have a drinks menu. They also have a variety of teas and coffees to choose from which is a nice option at the end of your meal. I have to say that the way they serve their water is quite impressive. They pour it from a glass water vessel and it’s something to see when they pour it from a few feet above the table.
The appetiser, Fried Eggplant, was a very good start and was delicious. The lemon and garlic dressing was flavourful and the eggplant was fried to perfection. The eggplant was also served with warm pita bread (whole wheat and white) if you are craving some carbs.
I tried the Kefta, which came with two skewers of ground mixed lamb and beef made with onions, parsley, garlic and spices. The rice and grilled red pepper, yellow pepper, zucchini and onions were also a nice complement to the skewers and it was a decent serving. However, compared to some other Middle Eastern restaurants I’ve been to the skewer serving was much smaller than normal but, you can tell their quality of meat is quite good. The Kefta was tasty and filling. Also, if you like dipping sauces with your Kefta, remember to ask your waiter or waitress for either their Tahini, hot sauce, yoghurt or garlic sauce for your skewers.
My friend tried the Falafel. The Falafel came with the same grilled vegetables as the Kefta but, it came with rice with lentils in it along with a Tahini dipping sauce. Their falafels are vegetarian patties consisting of crushed chick peas, split fava, parsley, garlic, onions and spices. It looked as good as it tasted.
To end the meal we tried their tea. The cinnamon ginger tea was very good and I loved the little metal teapot it came in and the small glass cups.
Tabülè has a traditional Middle Eastern flair to it that I enjoyed and I would go there again to try some other dishes and maybe try and leave some room so that I could have dessert. I would love to try their Baklava, Mühalabiya or Künafa Ashta on my next visit.
Restaurant: Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine
Location: 2009 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8