The Best 10 Ethiopian Restaurants in Toronto

“ No Ethiopian lunch is complete without three glasses of Ethiopian coffee”
Not only do we like traditional Ethiopian coffee, but we also enjoy the spicy and flavorful Ethiopian dishes that are abundant in Toronto. Since many of the dishes are shareable, Ethiopian cuisine is about much more than delicious food. It’s also about being social and caring for one another. Many eateries across the city provide authentic Ethiopian cuisine that will satisfy and delight you. If you enjoy eating Doro Wot for lunch while sipping Ethiopian coffee, we’ve compiled a list of the best 10 Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto that you can visit right now.

10) Shalom Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant

The Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant of Shalom is a cozy eatery near Parliament St and Wellesley St. This restaurant has a warm ambiance, with comfortable dining spaces decorated with Habesha culture touch-ups and tables; draped with Ethiopian “Netela.” Here you may enjoy one of the best Habesha food, such as “kitfo” for $14.99 and a large plate “Cha Cha” for $12.99. They also provide vegetarian dishes, including “Fosolia,” which is string beans sautéed with onions and Ethiopian spices.

Address: 587 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1P9 
Phone: +14169647271
Instagram: Shalom Restaurant

9) African Delight Cafe and Restaurant

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African Delight, an Ethiopian restaurant providing an authentic meal, is only steps away from Dufferin station. If you’re looking for a spicy lunch to enjoy with your friends, go to African Delight, where they provide filling and delicious Ethiopian meals that taste homemade. This eatery serves large platters like “Doro Wot” and vegetarian platters like “Shero Wot” and “Mesir” and many more Ethiopian meals that feed more than three people, where you can also choose gluten-free Injera.

Address: 1180 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N1 
Phone: +14165374063 

8) Enat Buna Ethiopian Fusion Café

This Ethiopian restaurant in downtown Toronto provides various Ethiopian food and traditional Ethiopian coffee at a reasonable price. The restaurant is nice and quiet, with Ethiopian paintings on the walls. You can try the delicious “Kita Firfir” for breakfast, which is only available during the day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., as well as lunch specials like “Beg Tibs,” which is lamb cooked with onions, tomato, and Ethiopian spices. Don’t miss out on their coffee, made from Ethiopian coffee beans and served in a traditional “Jebena.”

7) King Solomon and Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

This is the place to go if you want to enjoy the complete Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The Ethiopian restaurant takes their coffee time extremely seriously. Coffee is served in traditional Ethiopian “Jebena” and Ethiopian coffee cups, “Cini,” with a snack, “Fendisha,” and some Ethiopian incense. You can also order traditional Ethiopian dishes that are perfect for vegans and non-vegans, such as “Zil Zil tibs,” “ Dulet” and “Veggie platter”. Don’t forget to try their “Cornis,” which is a combination of many Ethiopian meals served in a small portion that could feed more than three people.

Address: 360 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1T1 
Phone: +14163689002 
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6) African Palace

African Palace, located near Ossington station, serves Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine suitable for vegan and non-vegan diners, gluten-free alternatives, and a coffee ceremony. This restaurant serves a variety of meals that are delicious and flavourful with generous servings. Try their veggie option, “Gomen Wot,” for $10, or “Cha Cha Tibs,” for $14. Even though most Ethiopian foods are meant to be shared in groups, it might be too much if you’re dining alone. African Palace allows you to portion down your meals by selecting meat and veggie combos suited for just a single person.

Address: 977 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1L8 
Phone: +14165390259 
Instagram: African Palace Toronto

The Blue Nile restaurant, named after Ethiopia’s most famous river, is just a few feet from Greenwood station. This restaurants serve authentic Ethiopian cuisine in a comfortable, warmly lit setting where you can also get alcoholic beverages at the bar. They also have a large dining table that allows individuals to dine in groups (8-10 people), so if you’re arranging a gathering with your friend group or families, this is the place to go. Don’t miss out on their “Goden Tibs,” which are BBQ short ribs grilled with Ethiopian spices and served with a salad and spicy Ethiopian dipping sauce, “Awaze,” for $25.

Address: 1260 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M6
Phone: +14164656565 
Instagram: Blue Nile Restauran

4) Nunu Ethiopian Fusion

Nunu Ethiopian Fusion takes traditional Ethiopian dining and cuisines to new levels. The restaurant combined a traditional Ethiopian dining experience with a modern twist without detracting from the overall traditional experience. They offer a contemporary and cozy ambiance that is ideal for gatherings to enjoy the fantastic and delectable Ethiopian cuisine. They also provide a coffee ceremony where you pour the coffee yourself from the traditional “Jebena” to Ethiopian coffee cups, which is an experience you don’t want to miss. You can order veggie platters like “Mesir Wot” and “Gomen,” or you can taste their delectable meat options like “Kitfo be Ayib,” which is prepared with Ethiopian butter and spices.

Address:1178 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J2 
Phone: +16473516868 
Instagram: Nunu’s Ethiopian Fusion

3) Lalibela Cuisine

Lalibela cuisine, named after the UNESCO-listed Ethiopian ancient church, is another Ethiopian restaurant serving authentic Ethiopian dishes, located steps away from Greenwood station. This family-owned restaurant has a warm and inviting ambiance with Ethiopian artwork and traditional Ethiopian tables, “Mesob.” You can order wines and other alcoholic beverages from the bar, enjoy wonderful meals served on traditional plates and drinks from Ethiopian goblets. Don’t forget to check out their outdoor patios, where you can enjoy the summer weather while sipping some delicious Ethiopian coffee.

Address: 1214 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M6 
Phone: +14166450486 
Instagram: Lalibela Cuisine

2) Wazema Ethiopian Restaurant

Another Ethiopian restaurant on Danforth Avenue is Wazema Restaurant, just a few feet from Greenwood station. This restaurant features a summer terrace and interiors with dim lighting where you can enjoy delectable meals and alcoholic beverages from the restaurant’s bar. Don’t miss out on the famous Quanta Cornis that the locals can’t stop raving about. Also, keep an eye on their Instagram page for the most up-to-date information and live entertainment updates, as the restaurant hosts several well-known Ethiopian musicians.

Address: 1360 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M9 
Phone: +14164665713 
Instagram: Wazema Ethiopian Restaurant

1) Rendez-Vous Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant

Rendez-Vous Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant is another Ethiopian gem on Danforth Avenue. They serve delectable Ethiopian meals that are vibrant and flavourful. You can also experience the whole Ethiopian coffee ceremony accompanied by Ethiopian incense. If you don’t like spicy food, the restaurant offers “Timatim Fit Fit.” If you are a vegetarian, you can try their “Ye’Meser Wot,” which are lentils cooked with Ethiopian spices from their veggie options. If you want your meat not entirely cooked yet seasoned with the proper amount of Ethiopian spice, don’t miss out on their “Ye Dulet Kitfo.”

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That concludes our list of Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto, which we hope will assist you in locating the best places for the most flavourful and authentic Ethiopian food on your next excursion. For more restaurant recommendations and fun things to do in Toronto, keep an eye on our daily updates.

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