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Kosher Toronto Restaurants
Check out Toronto's kosher eateries
Toronto boasts many great kosher restaurants. What does it mean to be a great kosher restaurant? Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. If you're from Toronto and have eaten at these places, why not leave your thoughts on them? If you're visiting Toronto or looking for a place to take a kosher observant colleague, than I hope this lens is helpful!
Along Eglinton Ave, in Toronto's prized Forest Hill neighborhood, three restaurants stand out as Toronto's best kosher eateries - 398 West, Marron Bistro Moderne and Bistro Grande.
These are the places you go for...
- A romantic dinner
- A very special family occasion
- Closing important business
1000 Eglinton Ave W Toronto, Ontario - (416) 782-3302
Love pasta? Love handmade pasta? Even you didn't before, you will after you visit Bistro Grande. Located a few doors down from Marron, Bistro Grande is a fantastic venue for a celebration with family.
Service is friendly and professional and the staff make an effort to thrill. Try the vodka penne and soba noodles with tuna. The spaghettini is made to perfection.
Bistro Grande is a dairy kosher restaurant, meaning that it's also great for all ovo-lacto-pesco-vegetarians.
Visit bistrogrande.com for menus and directions.
Your favorite classy kosher restaurant
Of the fanciest kosher restaurants in Toronto, which is your favorite?
Good for a family outing
Many fine kosher restaurants fall within this category. Most are concentrated around Bathurst & Lawrence (Forest Hill) or Clark & Bathurst (Thornhill).
These are places you'd go for a casual family meal or a quiet evening.
441 Clark Ave West Thornhill, Ontario - (905) 709-2132
D-Lites offers fresh, light dairy fare as well as some of the best kosher sushi in Toronto. Their in-house sushi chef is amazing. Best value is a platter. Try the ikura maki!
View a menu here.
Hamizrach Kosher Restaurant - 6233 Bathurst St.Toronto, ON (416) 800-1345
A really good meat restaurant where you can get Bukharian Cuisine. This restaurant is under Badatz Toronto. Is also open 1 hour after shabbat - even in the summer.
441 Clark Ave W Thornhill, Ontario - (905) 709-0096
This kosher meat restaurant is one place where you can get a good beef ribs, steak, wings, chicken balls, and grill.
The the restaurant is clean and usually quiet earlier in the day or late in the week. Recommended... chicken balls with cherry sauce. Places are neatly presented on red kale.
Visit their website here.
7700 Bathurst St Thornhill Ontario - (905) 762-0640
Cafe Sheli doubles as a bakery. This is a dairy restaurant that's great for breakfast (closes a bit early for a long dinner).
Recommended - omelets (especially mushroom) and bourekas.
Sundays are busy, especially after lunch. Try late week in the morning.
Menu and directions can be found at their web site.
3522 Bathurst St Toronto Ontario - (416) 787-0309
The ambiance and decor of this restaurant is similar to Cafe Sheli (same owner). This restaurant, just south of the 401 on Bathurst, is a great breakfast venue.
Check them out here.
3038 Bathurst St Toronto Ontario - (416) 787-6378
Chicken Nest is a great for a quiet lunch or quick sit down dinner. The service is friendly and homely.
Recommendations - go for the grilled chicken breast. It's light and moist.
Joe Boo’s Cookoos - Joe Boussidan is the hands-on owner and creator of Cookos
Woodfire rotisserie chicken is rare. Kosher woodfire rotisserie chicken... extremely rare!
Joe Boussidan created a unique kosher treat for Thornhillers. Although there's some seating, order a few chickens for a home meal on a special occasion.
Learn more about Cookoos here.
Favorite family restaurant
Which is your favorite kosher family restaurant?
Quick meals and take-out
Quick meals and take-out aren't limited to non-kosher fast food. These pizza parlors, cafes, and take-out restaurants mean that you can get quality kosher food quickly
Here are a list of a few...
7000 Bathurst St Thornhill Ontario - (905) 760-2786
Kosher Chinese take out... Simple, sweet, and oily! Delicious! Take out menu here