Boujadi - still in business?
I was driving along Eglinton West last week when I noticed a "For Sale" sign on the window of Boujadi restaurant - or at least I think it was Boujadi - was I imagining this or are the owners really looking to sell the resto? Does anyone know or has anyone been there recently?
This was posted in Now magazine
After a successful 13 year run — first at Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant, than later over on Eglinton west of Bathurst — Boujadi, Toronto’s only Morrocan restaurant, has called it a day. To say goodbye, owner/chef Charles Obadia has just posted the following message in the front window of his popular eatery.
“Boujadi is now officially closed due to retirement. I want to thank everyone who came to share our cuisine and atmosphere. Your compliments and good word of mouth I will miss enormously. The humming, the buzzing and the laughs of a satisfied crowd.
From Charles, Dahlia and the family…
It seems unlikely that they would be reopening. I don't have any inside info, but the sequence of events suggests that it might be an illness or exhaustion issue.
Does anyone know of any other good Moroccan food in central Toronto? All I can think of are Cafe Maroc on front (a horrible tourist trap) and Djerba Ladouce on Danforth (great food, but very quirky and not really Moroccan).
Hey embee--do you know King Falafel at Bathurst and Eglinton? I know that the family who runs it is Moroccan. In addition to falafel, shawarma etc., they have a lentil (?) soup and apparently make couscous once a week. I haven't tried these dishes, but you may want to check it out.