Since 1999 we been rated one of the best East African restaurants, with a desirable menu, offering a fine selection of Italian, Somali and North American cuisine. Enjoy our relaxing family friendly atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes.
Dine in or take out the choice is yours!
Our goal at Istar Restaurant is simple—to provide our guests with an excellent bistro experience with emphasis on a refined yet creative Somalian cuisine. As such, the menu at Istar, is a rich Somalian culmination of traditional family recipes, prepared both with a refreshing technique and innovative presentation.
Our food is prepared only with the finest, healthiest, and highest quality and the resulting flavors speak for themselves. Since 1999 this award-winning Somali restaurant located right in the heart of Etobicoke, continues to be the leader in this category of Somali cuisine, striving to be the instrumental force in placing the unique dishes of the Horn of Africa on the map and carries worldwide Somali Cuisine recognition.
With its newer location and renovations, cradled in corner of Dixon and Islington, Istar Restaurant is now the prime location for all events ranging from award shows, bridal showers, birthdays, and catering events. We’ve had the privilege of being involved in the community both locally and globally which is why we collaborate with many organizations through contributions, youth outreach programs, and special events.
Recognized by the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, Istar was awarded for a wonderful addition to the place where people can get a taste of Somalian Cuisine and come together to enjoy a pleasant meal in a relaxing atmosphere.
Furthermore, we will continue to evolve our trademark modern cuisine and push the boundaries on our level of commitment in creating a satisfying experience that will leave you planning to return for more!