Istar is a fusion and authentic Somali restaurant that has been proudly serving the Toronto area and beyond since 1999. Since then, our mission has been to provide high-quality food for all those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skillful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience. Our food is influenced by
Indian, Italian, North American and Somalian cuisine. Recently featured on CBC radio,Toronto Star, and BlogTO.
Our goal at Istar is simple, “To provide our guests with an excellent bistro experience with emphasis on a refined yet creative Somali cuisine.”Moreover, we’ve been making dreams come true with our incredibly beautiful venue and amazing catering services. We believe that every Istar guest deserves the royal treatment.
Contact us to learn how we can make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of… and more.
Collaboration is a thoughtful way to create excitement around your restaurant. Our connections have created a huge impact within the community. We’ve collaborated with not only other restaurant owners but with musicians, politicians, social influencers and religious leaders. For years, Istar Restaurant has become a hub where many people come together to share ideas, celebrate and enjoy fine dining.
I have been working in Toronto for the past 26 as a chef and food advocate. When i am craving food that is culturally appropriate for me Istar is that place that reminds me of home.
Chef Bashir Munye