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La Grille - Armenian/Lebanese Restaurant

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chowdeedoody Sep 6, 2009 06:08 AM

Just ate solid Lebanese fair in Toronto... Been looking for 5 years for something legit.

Delicious Soujouk, Kebe, Fattouche, Shishtaouk. Perfectly seasoned grilled beef kabobs. Solid service. More than reasonable prices. Just a bit of a treck from midtown - 7880 Keele Street - North of Steeles - lagrille.ca

  1. duckdown Sep 6, 2009 10:56 AM

    any authentic lebansese shawarma? made with white meat, not dark

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      Santeria Sep 6, 2009 03:03 PM

      I haven't been but the menu describes the chicken shawarma as "Shredded pieces of tender chicken breast seasoned to perfection"

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        duckdown Sep 6, 2009 05:22 PM

        oh HELL yes, thats what i like to hear...thanks

        I'll be stopping in this week... maybe finally a quality shawarma outside of ottawa/montreal

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        chowdeedoody Sep 6, 2009 05:11 PM

        We had absolutely delicious chicken shish taouk which is chunks of chicken breast marinated with yogurt/garlic/lemon juice, skewered, and then grilled over hot coals. They also serve chicken shawarma which is nicely described by Santeria.

        There seems to be a lot of controversy and confusion around appropriate meaning of the terms shawarma and shishtaouk. Good review at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/321299

        1. re: chowdeedoody
          duckdown Sep 6, 2009 05:25 PM

          well i do know the supposed difference between shawarma and shish taouk is that shawarma is the "gyro type" chicken on the vertical broiler and shish taouk is a grilled kebab (to my knowledge)

          but my bigger gripe is with shawarma places in toronto buying the cheapest damn fatty gristly dark meat they can find when a real lebanese shawarma is made with the more expensive chicken breast (marinated and spiced of course... no it doesnt have to be DRY)

          sounds excellent

          i'll be in this week

          thanks for the heads up!

          1. re: duckdown
            shekamoo Sep 6, 2009 09:47 PM

            call before you go. the place holds wildly unstable hours.

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