Awesome review of @banutoronto in @ypdine by @stephanie.dickison. "Iranian restaurant Banu, one of the longest-standing businesses in the ‘hood – clocking in at 11 years and counting - has evolved over the years as well (buh-bye hookah pipes). But the important foundation has remained: phenomenal food, friendly service, and a bright, modern setting.
The restaurant that launched in 2006, began as an idea that Amir Mohyeddin had at age 11 or 12, when he declared, “We should open a restaurant,” to his mom. Mohyeddin’s parents came to Canada from Iran in 1979. “My Mom always had people over at our house, just for the hell of it,” Amir says. "She would always be cleaning and cooking dinner – sometimes for refugees... The Mohyeddins are here every day - Samira and Salome often venture into the kitchen to help Amir. They have been here for 11 years, while businesses came and went, and Queen West drastically changed to suit the times and crowd. And still, Banu is one of the best restaurants in the city. After all these years. Come and see for yourself." #banu #iranianfood #toronto #yyz #foodie #foodieto #local #community #wqw #westqueenwest #artdistrict #designdistrict