Located in Toronto, Xawaash serves traditional Somali dishes as well as fusion cuisine to showcase Somalia's diverse international influences.
Opened in March 2015, Xawaash is a Somali Mediterranean restaurant featuring healthy, freshly-crafted meals. We provide freshly grilled meat and vegetarian entrees served with sides such as hot, oven-baked pitas, fragrant Somali rice, and flavorful salads.
Many of our dishes have been crafted with the purpose of sharing traditional Somali cooking with those who are not yet familiar, while satisfying and inspiring nostalgia in those who are. Other dishes showcase the strong influence that various cultures and ethnicities have had on Somalia throughout its history.
Once upon a time...
Mogadishu was at the intersection of numerous different cultures, and the cuisine of its residents was reflective of those diverse influences.
We aim to bring you a slice of the city we grew up in by recreating the restaurants and bars we remember from Mogadishu.