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The Best Ethiopian Restaurants in Toronto

The best Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto are known for the sheer largesse of African meals of stews, curries, and meaty tibs all scooped up by hand with spongy, tart injera bread. Not only that, but these Ethiopian restaurants often offer cheap price points for feasts that are entirely vegetarian and mind-blowingly flavourful.

Here are the best Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto.


Rendez-Vous
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Rendez-Vous

This Danforth East destination is a go-to for Ethiopian classics like doro wat, tibs marinated in berbere sauce, and loads of pillowy injera to soak up the spicy, soupy cuisine. They also do traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies.

Nazareth
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Nazareth

You’ll want to arrive at this spot at Dovercourt and Bloor right when they open to avoid the lines that snake out of this intimate restaurant ensconced in fake vines. Order cheap platters that top out at just over ten dollars and even cheaper beer until late.


Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
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Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

Just down the street from Nazareth lies slightly more airy Lalibela, with another location on the Danforth and much longer hours. They also serve Ethiopian breakfasts and American fare like burgers along with their platter special ($17 - $25).

Blue Nile
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Blue Nile

Once a fixture on Danforth East, this familiar name resurrected in a new location serving up feasts of veggies and meat piled directly onto smooth sheets of injera. The atmosphere inside also wins points for its low-lit setting with plenty of dangling Edison light fixtures.


African Palace
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African Palace

At the corner of Dovercourt and Bloor next to a behemoth Pizza Pizza, this restaurant serves their traditional feasts of lentils cooked in berbere sauce and lamb and beef tibs on beautiful platters. Pricing goes by number of people eating, and coffee ceremonies for 2 - 4 are just $10.


Nunu Ethiopian Fusion
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Nunu Ethiopian Fusion

This West Queen West favourite takes its name from the venerable and cheerful woman who runs it, serving gourmet Ethiopian meals from a menu divided into herbivore and carnivore categories that also includes upscale wine, cocktails, Ethiopian beer and North American craft beers.

Ethiopiques
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Ethiopiques

This centrally located option near Dundas and Church serves a variety of meat dishes like kitfo and cha cha as well as plenty of veggie entrees like fosalia. Share platters with up to 6 of your friends or go for the Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and spiced tea.


Pero Restaurant
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Pero Restaurant

Also in the Bloorcourt area closer to Christie Pits lies Pero, another busy Ethiopian restaurant serving veggie combos of six dishes ($18 - $68) or signature platters of beef and chicken tibs with three veggie dishes ($19 - $69).

Shalom
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Shalom

This Cabbagetown newcomer is the place to go for Ethiopian takeout, vegetarian samplers and their signature sampler, Taste of Shalom, nestled in a secure pouch of elastic injera.

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