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“Converted me to Lebanese and Turkish food.”
Review of Byblos

Byblos
Ranked #7 of 8,897 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This unique restaurant is a "fusion" of Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, and Israeli foods. Everything comes as a shared plate and is exciting and unique without being uncomfortable. It's simply delicious. Expect pricey but hella creative cocktails! The staff is very friendly, the menus are so down to earth, the food disappears way too quickly, and the homemade ice creams and cocktail infusions will blow your mind. Expensive, but very reasonable for the value.

You're not going to want to leave. As a well-traveled teenager, this impressed the hell out of me.

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Thank VivienneJK
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Another Charles Kabouth resto bringing change to the downtown resto scenary. Enjoyed the authenticity of the menu selections with a nice art deco decor highlighting middle eastern charm and culture. Selection had a nice variety, and quality of food was there however, given the prices, wouldn't feel a deep need to return so soon. We order the house labneh which was a plate of yogurt mixed in with some seasoning and oils, portions was small for $8 that came with 3 small bread sticks. The rice dish was a large pleasant surprise and definitely enjoyed this though the fish dish wrapped in grape leaves was a small four pieces for the price we paid ($26) Also ordered the fried squid which turned out to be deep fried calamari ($13), thought they would have been a bit creative with that one. It was a nice try for me but would do it again if they changed up their menu as they usually do.

Drinks were very good and loved the pistachio one I ordered. Turkish coffee dessert was incredible.

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Thank mskien
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the general manager, Ms. Christine Brown, from Orgin Restaurant, where we went lunch on that same day. Great derive and advise on their menu. Absolute great meals, we all (five of us) enjoyed every dish we chose. A very unique presentation. We all selected different dishes, tried them all and we all loved them very much. The dishes very served by at least three different waiters and all of them made some comments about each dish. You can tell that they are all very passionate about their job and made us very comfortable and relaxed at this restaurant. We will come back. Thank you agin to Ms. Brown from Origin to recommend this "Dining Experience."

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Thank Christian J
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Awesome food, perfect design and friendly service. Pretty much whatever I expect from a high rated restaurant. However, the prices seem so reasonable.

Thank Pouyan B
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

From the service to the atmosphere to the food... this place is a winner all around. The organic house labneh is a must as is the Shakshouka. The rice is a meal all on its own - and the Mejadra Basmati rice was out of this world. Cheese Acharuli was also excellent. I can't fault this restaurant on anything - they get everything right. Will recommend to friends, will definitely go back.

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Thank Willyliam
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