Along a mostly barren stretch of North York, there’s an architectural gem: architect Fumihiko Maki’s stunning Aga Khan Museum. The cubist structure, clad in sandblasted white Brazilian granite, was designed to capture as much light as possible. Inside, the restaurant Diwan (Persian for “meeting place”) is no exception to the architect’s sun-driven design. The sunny room—decorated with hand-carved 18th-century Damascene panels—is a bright delight. The menu invites guests to eat their way through Islam’s culinary history. The peripatetic menu wanders across the Islamic world from Iran to Turkey, North Africa, and Malaysia. The prix-fixe menus are inspired by the Aga Khan Museum’s special exhibits.