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Rendez Vous Ethiopian

1408 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
(416) 469-2513‎
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Ranked #247 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $8 - $12
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I waited patiently for the end of the Toronto Film Festival to enjoy a meal at Torontos most highly rated Habesha (Ethiopian) restaurant. It was truly well worth the wait... I was greeted by a mellow moody space with a redish brown color scheme which set the mood for a great meal after such a busy week. I had Kitfo... More

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Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There were a good number of people there on Sunday but we enjoyed great atmosphere and service. So glad for the owner and staff, and the food that never disappoints. Congrats to the lovely cook, you do a great job! We were lucky to have the whole family with you, great memories!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The staff, the food and the atmosphere make it easy to spend hours at Rendezvous Restaurant, I hope to go back again soon!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wine list that doesn't accommodate . Tough beef . Cockroach on the wall . The worst part of the cockroach was the server's casual attitude . She pointed to the open front door with a patio and simply stated " it must have come from outside " . No apology and a very indifferent attitude . Yes ! We paid... More

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Lunenburg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

If you like Ethiopian food, you cannot go wrong here. This is a great spot. We went on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was almost full. Nice and simple atmosphere. Good service. Food was amazing. We ordered 4 dishes between 3 of us and left absolutely stuffed. The Doro Wat was the best I have ever had. Drinks and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My sister and I took our parents here for our birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. I have tried several Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto and I had the best experience here. Waitresses are very friendly, there is a lady who I think is the owner who I noticed walking around and seemed to know a lot of the patrons there.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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167 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I think the name Rendez Vous goes back to when this was an Italian restaurant, a history embedded in the floor, which has a mosaic map of Italy. But the name is perfect; this is a rendez vous where Ethiopians in the heart if Little Ethiopia gather to enjoy jazz and soccer in the background and beautifully-prepared Ethiopian food in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is a find; it's not too big or too small and the servers are attentive and helpful without being intrusive. I have had Ethiopian food in many places before and I was happily surprised by the quality and quantity- no one leaves hungry. The tables are not on top of each other and the orange lighting is kind... More

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Toronto, Canada
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114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

In a neighbourhood full of Ethopian places, this one stands out for its friendly people and delicious food. No wonder the place is packed with Ethopian and Eritrean expats. We shared an enormous platter veg dishes, chicken, lamb and beef. Everything was fragrant, tasty and cooked with care. The staff were friendly, helpful and made great recommendations. The room itself... More

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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We live in little Ethiopia and we keep going to two restaurants of the many choices we have in our neighbourhood. Rendez Vous vegetarian platter is flavourful and great value. They have a patio out front which is good for people watching while having dinner. Their wine list is limited but that tends to be the norm for most of... More

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