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Shomal

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100 Steeles Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-881-7704
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our second visit here in a couple of years, it is a typical Persian restaurant serving a variety of Kebabs and stews. The food quality is good (although like other North American Persian restaurants most of their Kebabs are made with Beef, rather than Lamb or a mix of Lamb/Beef as in Iran) Service is attentive and overall... More 

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Canada
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is my 2nd review of this restaurant and I wish that I could write a more positive review than last time.... We were seated at a window area seat and it was just too hot and asked to be moved. Unfortunately, the next spot was beside the entrance & where people wait to be seated....so there was always some... More 

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Thank kedhaf
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Love the food! Delicious but a bit pricey food. The place needs a good update but I like that they make you feel in an Iranian village.

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Thank Annelyn
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We ordered a few dishes off their menu and no complaints in that department. We all loved the food and service was good. The decor was nice you felt like you were in another world. The only problem we had was with how loud this place was on saturday night. They have a live music (a solo singer with background... More 

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Thank hasasoon
Cincinnati, Ohio
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

I have dined here at least a dozen times over the past 2 years and I have to say that the last 2 visits were not disappointing, but they weren't nearly as good as all the previous visits. They were not very busy on these last 2 visits, so maybe they were off nights, but hoping that they return to... More 

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Thank Mark R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

From the moment I walked in I knew this restaurant was going to be good at it was packed.Our meal started off with Bread and butter,beverages and salads.we ordered Greek salad and Caesar salad(no bacon bits as this is a halal restaurant).Soon after came our sides of fries (2 large sides) and our 4 plates of food. 1.North special chicken... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Nice and cozy. Welcoming staff. Very good taste of foods, but rice is not Persian rice. My favourite food there was bademjan kabab and kabab torsh👍🏻.

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1 Thank nasim b
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice and amazing resturant. I was there 3 weeks ago we have mirzaghasemi bademjoon kabab and shandiz kabab. I love there. U have to go and enjoy

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2 Thank kamranjan
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

I went there last night with a work colleague and his wife, both Iranian. They ordered and we shared a number of appetizers -a Shirazzi (sp?) salad, the best marinated olives I've ever tasted, delicious flat bread - and mains - bbq chicken, lamb and beef. The tea was familiar and the desserts very sweet (as intended). Overall, the restaurant... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I had eaten at Shomal 8 years ago when I lived in Canada. Now visiting Canada again and driving from Quebec back to the states, I made sure to pass through Toronto again! The specialty and the name of this restaurant comes from Shomal (North) of Iran, specially the Gilan province where I am from. We tried their soup (one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Steeles Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 905-881-7704

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North York

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of inhabitants include students and long-time residents, giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both local and international. Extremely family-friendly, its rivers, arboretums, and parks cater to outdoor activities, while its historical villages paint Toronto's history in exciting shades. Bumper cars, mini golf, and inexpensive shopping also help cater to the inclusive family feel.
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