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The Sultan's Tent

I'm not usually in the neighbourhood of The Sultan's Tent, but I went past last weekend and the people I was with [visitors to Toronto] were curious about it. I have never been, but I do enjoy this type of cuisine, but I've never had it in Toronto. So now I'm curious - is The Sultan's Tent any good? Are there better locations in Toronto for this type of food? It seems suspiciously touristy.

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    1. re: Dimbulb

      Thanks! It's nice to be right sometimes...

      So any suggestions as to where I could get some good Moroccan food in Toronto? I had it for the first time in France and I loved it.

      1. re: Tabinet

        Bajoudi Cafe. A lot of the food come on small appetizer plates so you can order quite a few and sample lots of morrocan dishes

        1. re: Finnegan

          Sadly, Boujadi closed last year. There are no good Moroccan restaurants in the city left.

            1. re: foodyDudey

              Sorry, perhaps I was a bit too sweeping in my post. :)

              What I should have said is that Boujadi was the only purely Moroccan restaurant in the city that I had personally experienced and enjoyed. On the list you link to, Sultan's Tent is a bad tourist trap. Foundation Room is best for cocktails only. Avant Gout is really French with a Moroccan influence. I'm not familiar with the others, but other than Lakasbah, they seem to be more generally Middle Eastern than Moroccan.

              Hope that helps!

        2. re: Tabinet

          Places with a Moroccan spin on their menu where you might get your fix -

          93 Harbord
          http://www.93harbord.com

          Avant Gout

          Madeline's (sort of French Moroccan fusion
          )http://susur.com/madelines

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          93 Harbord
          93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

          Avant Gout
          1108 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L6, CA

          Madeline's
          601 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

          1. re: JamieK

            Thanks - I keep meaning to try 93 Harbord!

            1. re: Tabinet

              I ofund 93 Harbord to be a nice experience. Top notch friendly service, nice decor and the food was quite tasty...I had a duck breast with a cherry reduction...very nice.

              1. re: Finnegan

                Agree with 93 Harbord excellent service and great food. I had the lamb tagine and it was amazing. It's a very nice room and lovely kind service.

        3. I tried it once a while back, Food was dry, overcooked and in some cases extremely salty. Never again!

          1. I went once. The maftoul and the tea were spectacular. Everything else was horribly disappointing: dry and utterly boring.

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            1. re: vorpal

              Exactly my experience. A boring, awful meal, and having to watch my father bellydance on top of it... that place scarred me.