Our Story

Welcome to Ishtar Catering, where the essence of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine meets the warmth of Canadian hospitality right in the heart of Mississauga, Ontario. As a cherished family-owned establishment, we take pride in serving the Greater Toronto Area with a sumptuous array of homemade, Halal Mediterranean delicacies. From appetizers to main entrées and desserts, each dish at Ishtar is a testament to our rich culinary heritage, meticulously prepared to bring you a dining experience unlike any other.


Our Journey
Ishtar’s story begins over 30 years ago in the vibrant streets of Baghdad, Iraq. Founded on dreams and culinary passion, our family ventured to Canada, bringing with us the treasured recipes that have been perfected and passed down through generations. Our goal was simple yet ambitious: to share the authentic, traditional flavors of our homeland with our new community. Today, Ishtar stands as a symbol of that enduring dream, offering a taste of Middle Eastern tradition with every bite.

Our Food
At Ishtar, we believe in the power of quality ingredients and the magic of homemade cooking. Our menu is a celebration of diversity, offering everything from Halal shawarma to kubba, kabab, burak, manakesh, fresh bread, and hot sandwiches. Whether you’re indulging in a meal at our restaurant or enjoying our catering services at your doorstep, you’re guaranteed to experience the freshest, most nutritious, and delectably authentic Iraqi food.

Our Services
Beyond catering, Ishtar is dedicated to making your special events unforgettable. Our experienced and creative staff are at your service for birthday parties, engagements, weddings, and any social gathering you can imagine. With professionalism and a keen eye for detail, we ensure the highest level of customer service, making your celebration as seamless as it is memorable.


Our Promise
Ishtar Catering is a place where culture, passion, and flavors intertwine to create an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you’re a first-time visitor eager to explore our menu or a returning patron with a taste for your favorite dishes, we thank you. Your support inspires us to continue delivering the highest quality food and service.

At Ishtar, your satisfaction is our priority, and we invite you to embark on a culinary journey with us. Discover the taste of tradition, the joy of homemade cooking, and the warmth of our hospitality.

Welcome to Ishtar – where every meal is a celebration of our shared love for food.