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Shawarma Empire

1823 Lawrence Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-285-1337
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“shawarma” (35 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
“beef” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Fast food, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal
1823 Lawrence Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the outside, a tiny little "Empire" in a tiny little stripmall. Inside, all the Shawarma goodness you could ask for. I had two chicken shawarma sandwiches, one may have been enough. The pitas are on the small side, maybe just over 5" in diameter,...More

Thank Katalin R
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The shawarma is delicious! We had the beef, chicken and falafel one and they were all very fresh. The size is enough but my husband had two. Two for CAD 8.99! 😋😋😋 Worth to try

Thank MariaFernanda1312
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The food here is excellent and beyond inexpensive -- it's cheap. Lunch for two with change out of a $20.00 bill. Best falafels in town. Crunch on the outside, soft on the inside. Freshly made. Best baklava I've eaten. And the shawarma is delicious, filling,...More

Thank StephenM465
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Among the best shawarma in the city, it is a bit of a drive to get to them in Scarborough on Lawrence East, but the trip is worth it (consider combining with a trip to the Ontario Science Center if in the area.) Well prepared...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

You have to look no further to find the Best Shawarma in Toronto than this place but be prepared to wait in line!

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Tried their famous shawarma after recommendation from a friend. Simply excellent! all ingredients are fresh and the sandwich was so flavorful. Literally a hole in the wall place that has amazing shawarma!

Thank asiana747
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was referred to try this place by one of my foodie friends. I knew the area and was kind of apprehensive in trying it, but I am sooooo glad I did. The parking in the plaza is bad but you will eventually find a...More

1  Thank crwmaclennan
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding. This is the kind of hidden gem that you might typically drive by a thousand times and never go in. Don't be discouraged by the strip mall appearance or potentially busy tight parking lot. The food quality and quantity absolutely justify the effort. Order...More

1  Thank A P
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by family. Ordered both chicken and beef shawarma. Just excellent! Would go back. Not a place to sit and eat. Good for takeout. Good prices and better if ordered in pairs.

1  Thank shenais
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've eaten Shawarma everywhere and this is the best I've found. You know you've reached a real Shawarma place when they have newspapers in Arabic, and no dairy products for sale. The Shawarma sandwiches at Shawarma Empire are out of this world good. I always...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Situated astride Lake Ontario, Scarborough is a
district heavily influenced by immigration. With a
number of low-rent shopping and dining options making
it a highly affordable part of town, and boasting one
of Toronto's largest shopping malls, the otherwise
green suburban neighborhood is a good place to go for
bargains and discounts. It also draws in
photographers. The spires, archways, and cavernous
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1823 Lawrence Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Scarborough
  • Neighbourhood: Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 416-285-1337
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