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Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, ON

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

4.4
4.4
1941 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Middle Eastern
The stunning Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum offers a wide-ranging menu showcasing Chef McEwan’s innovative approaches to Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian cuisine. Here, mouth-watering cuisine meets hand-carved & painted works from the museum’s Damascus Room acquisition, delivering a unique epicurean adventure.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Indian, African
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30–14:30
  • Phone number
    (416) 646-4670
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Mark McEwan & Sumudu Fernando
  • Private party facilities
    With its exceptional Permanent Collection, striking architecture, dramatic public areas, and open spaces, Diwan & The Aga Khan Museum offers a spectacular venue for business cultivation, seminars, dinners, receptions of all kinds, and fundraising events. The wide range of spaces available for elegant entertaining includes a 350-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a stone-tiled, glass-enclosed courtyard, garden and patio areas, and a Patrons' Lounge that boasts panoramic views of Toronto.
  • Private party contact
    Ann Stolte Butler: (416) 444-6262 ext. 228
  • Area
    North York / Don Mills
  • Cross Street
    Wynford Drive and Don Mills Road
  • Parking Details
    https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/location-parking
  • Public Transit
    TTC: 100 Flemingdon Park bus, available at Broadview & Eglinton subway stations, stops on Wynford Drive at the Aga Khan Museum (stop: Garamond Court; travel time approx. 25–30 minutes). The 25 Don Mills, available at Pape subway station, stops at Don Mills Road and Wynford Drive (stop: Wynford Drive; travel time approx. 20 minutes).
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,941 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Middle Eastern

1,941 Reviews
  1. YasminM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, gorgeous room, exceptional service! Museum visit after lunch was perfect.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for lunch on a Thursday. We ordered the poached pear salad ($32). It was overdressed and very small for the price. We also had the trout ($36) - tasty but again too much liquid for the dish. The fondant potatoes were wonderful. The beef roganjosh ($36) was decent but certainly there is much better around the city. The best part of the meal was dessert - kudos to the pastry chef. Overall, it was a mediocre $200 lunch that paled in comparison to the excellent food we have in the city. I would only go back for a snack and for the ambience of the museum itself, which we loved. It’s surprising that Mark McEwan is listed as the executive chef because his restaurants have never failed us. The service was terrible - spilled items, no offer of cleanup (spilled tea for example and was going to just leave it) and the server did not know how to describe to dessert special that he offered to us.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant for a reason! The entire team makes me feel very special. Thank you!

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  4. NancyG

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasure to dine in such a beautiful light-filled space. The food is beautifully presented and I appreciated the vegetarian choices. Looking forward to dining on the outdoor patio!

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  5. Yxxxx

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You should review your prices - some are too high.

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  6. ImadK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not the tastiest Ambience is not that great

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  7. Person

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We received fast, friendly service. The food was excellent and the surroundings were beautiful. I will be back in the summer to see how the garden is growing.

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  8. Grandma

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and atmosphere. This was my first visit, and I would return.

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  9. Tatiana

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Winterlicious lunch. I had to email the manager asking, some of our attendees had to finish within an hour lunch and they did excellent job managed an hour lunch service. My only complain is they did not tell us the bill already had included with 20% service fee. However, it was worth experience. All food was so good and including a nice complimentary cocktail (cute pink sparkling non alcohol drink) that was very refreshing.

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  10. NeilH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its a little different in a nice way. well trained staff, great ambience, the food is excellent, small portions but beautifully presented, and prepared. If you have never been there before you are missing something. N.T.H.

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  11. YumTum

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Diwan has a lovely ambience, very good service, and tasty food. I would recommend it for a special day out accompanied by a visit to the museum.

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  12. Jeremy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Besting dining room. Staff seemed new needing some work on getting orders. Water glasses were dirty. Still a good value for winterlicous.. I am a repeat customer having enjoyed this beautiful dining room before. Keep up the excellent work .. just a few tweaks to get 5 starts.

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  13. Anney

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very poor. Recommend increasing staff.

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  14. AnikN

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food beautiful venue in Aga Khan museum.

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  15. John

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the winterliscious menu. The staff was very attentive. Beautiful attention to detail, everywhere you looked.

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  16. Mimi

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Winterlicious event. Dining at Diwan, while visiting the Museum, or attending an amazing event as was the case yesterday, is always an uplifting experience. Food was great and healthy, although menu could have been more diversified. Service excellent and atmosphere very pleasant, looking out the window on a sunny winter day.

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  17. IanT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant as always was nice and the service was good. Unfortunately the food quality has slipped noticeably from earlier. The chicken tandoori was almost too dry to eat. Must have been sitting around for awhile. And the beef course while tasty was very greasy. The food didn’t meet our expectations and we probably will not be returning anytime soon.

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  18. Amanda

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for winterlicious. Complimentary cocktail was ok but very watery. And food was good portion sizes but missing alot of flavour. Not really worth the cost but the ambience and quietness was really nice.

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  19. ShyroseJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my Birthday and the dinner at the Diwan was a perfect ending to a day. Nothing can beat the ambiance, the food and the service.

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  20. Delighted

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have enjoyed Diwan before and found it a lovely place to entertain guests. Our sole concern was the amount of light in our eyes (we were there for a 2:30 seating). The waiter misheard two of our orders but willingly replaced them, and the food was very good.

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  21. AlanT

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had the Winterlicious menu at Diwan and everyone was immensely impressed and enjoyed the meal and the service. We had a great window table looking towards the Ismaili Centre mosque lit up at night (reminding us of the pyramid at the Louvre). My friends were here from Estonia and enjoyed the variety of Middle East/Indian cuisine that was available. Thank you for a great evening!

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  22. Bennie

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting and tasty food. Excellent attention to detail on the service aspect. Expect to return in the future.

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  23. AlexM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor/installations taken from a Syrian mansion. Comfortable seating with banquets. My only wish was that the food was a little spicier; it just seemed that the Winterlicious menu could have been more generous with middle Eastern flavours and spicing. The service was impeccable.

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  24. MikeB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food was excellent. However, I was slightly disappointed that the menu items were skewed more towards Indian dishes (samosas, Tandoori masala, etc) rather than some of the Middle Eastern cuisine which I’ve eaten there on previous occasions. My other sadness was that the “floss dessert” wasn’t available on the lunch menu :(

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  25. PeterW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Winterlicous menu disappointing, expected much better

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  26. ShirleyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for Winterlicious. The dishes looked good and tasty too. I can tell the chef out in a lot of thoughts in the Ingredients of each dish too! Quite spacious. Some tables have windows nearby to oversee the court yard as well. Very good!

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  27. DrHypnos

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, as always. Terrifically creative menu with an amazing dessert too! Mark McEwan's brilliant influence pervades the incredibly delicious food. Diwan is one of my current favourite Toronto restaurants.

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  28. ChristineB

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Winterlicious lunch in this beautiful, calming dining room! Lovely way to spend an afternoon!

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  29. Juno

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. The food is consistently excellent, as is the service. A bonus - you can actually hear each other in conversation in the dining room - unlike so many other crowded restaurants! And the venue is magnificent.

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  30. FionaR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little lunch and quiet ambiance at this lovely location

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  31. NatalieS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here, but had read excellent reviews, so expectations were high. We were not disappointed! Portions were large, food was served hot, and service was attentive and knowledgeable. We will be returning!

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  32. JudithN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiting for the summer views! Thanks for a very pleasant lunch.

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  33. Suzie

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the setting and service was perfect.

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  34. DMat

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice place to have a New Year's eve lunch. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Selection was good, however some entrees and appetizers were a bit pricey, but could find something more moderate. Food was served hot and promptly and was very tasty. Plenty of naan on the plate and offer to replenish. Atmosphere very nice for conversation.

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  35. BrendaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, excellent service, great atmosphere. I took a star off just because it is a bit pricey! Overall, great restaurant.

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  36. SymanthaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time eating here. The calm, quiet feel of the room is very special. The food is delicious and offers a variety of options (also a Prix Fix). A place to eat at with or without a visit to see art. Definitely go

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  37. ArasiV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been there for lunch, and this was the first time I went for dinner. We went with kids, and felt self conscious of the chaos we created. However, the service was excellent, and we were treated with respect- the food was, as always, very good. I missed some items I saw on the lunch menu like the biriyani, but overall, I recommend this place for anything from romantic date nights to family dinners. They will give you sharing plates and extra flatbreads or rice, if you want to share, as some portions are big. The place is beautiful. I enjoyed the dessert they had as well.

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  38. HaykN

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is excellent. Food was very good, but a bit overpriced. I appreciate that it is always quiet. I always have good experiences at Diwan. Parking should be complimentary for diners.

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  39. DanielD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are interesting menu choices and each is well prepared.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful - a hidden gem in the city. Highly recommend !

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum is rated 4.4 stars by 1941 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wynford Drive and Don Mills Road
  • Area
    North York / Don Mills
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30–14:30
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Indian, African
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/visit/location-parking
  • Public Transit
    TTC: 100 Flemingdon Park bus, available at Broadview & Eglinton subway stations, stops on Wynford Drive at the Aga Khan Museum (stop: Garamond Court; travel time approx. 25–30 minutes). The 25 Don Mills, available at Pape subway station, stops at Don Mills Road and Wynford Drive (stop: Wynford Drive; travel time approx. 20 minutes).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Mark McEwan & Sumudu Fernando
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 646-4670
  • Private party facilities
    With its exceptional Permanent Collection, striking architecture, dramatic public areas, and open spaces, Diwan & The Aga Khan Museum offers a spectacular venue for business cultivation, seminars, dinners, receptions of all kinds, and fundraising events. The wide range of spaces available for elegant entertaining includes a 350-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a stone-tiled, glass-enclosed courtyard, garden and patio areas, and a Patrons' Lounge that boasts panoramic views of Toronto.
  • Private party contact
    Ann Stolte Butler: (416) 444-6262 ext. 228
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