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Shawarma Empire

1823 Lawrence Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-285-1337
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“shawarma” (32 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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Fast food, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
1823 Lawrence Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 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 13 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
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The best shawarma you can try in Toronto. The only problem is that almost half the sandwich is empty although the price is not very cheap. However, the quality is amazing. Also, the place needs some touches and updates.

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Heard from a colleague that this place serves the best shawarma East of Istanbul.... he was not joking! Food: The chicken shawarma & falafel sandwich are delicious. It's not the 'wrap' type, it's a pita pocket that filled with tasty chicken/beef or falafel (your choice),...More

Thank znzIslandgal
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Family run, mother and her 3 sons (?). Expect a line up at lunch time. 2 shawarma for 8 bucks, beef or chicken, spicy or non. Shawarma plate with rice and salad for the same price. Fast and furious, and incredibly fresh and delicious. None...More

1  Thank lannykay
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

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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