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Ali Baba's

West End
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2202 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X3, Canada
+1 416-538-7001
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Kingston, Canada
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Best chicken shawarma I've had in a long time. I could really taste the pickled beets and hot sauce. Chicken was crispy the way I prefer. Only wish there was more garlic sauce so I'll request that next time

Thank E A
Prince George, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walked by this place and the smells and atmosphere drew us in. It's not big or fancy but good selection of middle eastern cuisine and my first experience with this type of food. Great place to people watch and good value if you are wanting simple and fast with option to linger and people watch.

Thank Cathie B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

very fresh. put together right in front of you. falafel fried as i waited. tried some new weird toppings and they were great.

Thank Sam D
Karachi, Pakistan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Restaurant is right next to our hotel, discovered it by luck, good value for money will definitely recommend others to visit.

Thank PakAviator
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here after a long day of traveling and shopping, thought since we were in Toronto we would have to give shawarma a try. I love ethnic food, Indian, gyros donair etc.. And this .. OMG. Stopped im because my mom was so impressed with the employees cutting up massive amount of fresh veggies and saw the meat looked... More 

Thank Kaitlyn L
Winnipeg, Canada
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Food is awesome. Its mainly Lebanese etc., with shwarma etc. Extensive menu and extremely friendly and energetic staff who are having fun. It is only a takeout place. They are open till 2 am Thu onwards.

Thank Ra K
Alliston, Canada
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

When I walk to work in the morning, I walk by at about 7:15am, and they are there prepping and cooking HUGE amounts of food. Every single day. This place is FRESH, hands down. I come here for lunch fairly often, maybe every other Friday. It is close to work, and I always know I can grab lunch (which is... More 

Thank Lindsay L
Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Late on Tuesday night during the holidays at shawarma - chicken and beef. It seems beef had been sitting there for days. Got diarrhea as a result. Avoid this restaurant.

Thank Kurbanali M
Moncton, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

great experience, great food after a few drinks! fast, easy! Shawarma is always great any given time!

Thank APCaissie
Cranbrook, British Columbia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Whenever we visit Toronto we never give up the chance to have a shawarma from here. It's consistently delicious and even tho my son moved away 4 years ago, on this trip the owner remembered him. That's personal interest. The line up never seems to end which indicates that this little place is very popular. We knew it would be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-538-7001

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

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