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Rendez Vous Ethiopian

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1408 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
(416) 469-2513‎
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious, authentic and super-friendly

I love these guys. I have eaten in the restaurant and grabbed takeout more times than I care to share publicly. The food quality is consistently excellent and the staff are always smiling and ready to help. I believe this is the best quality Ethiopian in Toronto at the best price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
kellysmall_21
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Toronto
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Toronto
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love these guys. I have eaten in the restaurant and grabbed takeout more times than I care to share publicly. The food quality is consistently excellent and the staff are always smiling and ready to help. I believe this is the best quality Ethiopian in Toronto at the best price.

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Address: 1408 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON This is a little gem tucked away in the far reaches of the Danforth in Toronto. My daughter and I stopped here for lunch one afternoon that we were in the city. It was recommended by a classmate of mine who did an ethnic foods project on Ethiopia. Rendez-Vous is a small, intimate spot.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came here after reading the reviews that this was one of the best Ethiopian Restaurants in Toronto and were not disappointed. The place had a really nice atmosphere and the wait staff was very patient and helpful with us choosing our orders. The food was plentiful and excellent. Service was a bit slow but this in no way dampened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I love Rendez vous For the best Ethiopian Food and service .keep up the great job ! #Ethiopian#coffeeceremony #placetobe# great vegeterian and meat selection.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I came hungry and had to drag myself out happy and full. Every bit as good as last time and really fast service as always. I asked for a bit extra because I was starving! They gave me a lot extra and I devoured it as if it was my first meal of the week instead of my fourth for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I intended to have a small late night snack the other night, so I though why not Ethiopian food? This being my first time having Ethiopian on the Danforth, I went to Rendez Vous. We were greeted and seated quickly, and got offered some hot spiced tea, which I highly recommend on a freezing night. As I am familiar with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

So I was so excited to take my boyfriend out to an African restaurant since it was his first time having some ethnic African food, & my first time having Ethiopian food. I searchEd up best Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto & rendez-vous popped up first in line.. I looked at the reviews & of course it had mostily positive reviews.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Tasty Ethiopian food. Didn't love the tables because they were kind of hard to sit at. A few sketchy wires running around the place but didn't seem like a major problem. I didn't have any problem with the lighting and menu that is mentioned in a few other reviews. Waitress seemed a little shy or maybe lacking in English at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We made reservations to this place and did well, as the restaurant was pretty full. The personnel is very friendly. The service is a bit slow, but it did not bother us. We chose one plate of vegetables and one of meat. It came on one big platter with the delicious bread. We had leftover for lunch the next day.... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm come back time and time again for this food. it is probably the best Ethiopian place around Toronto :P... but maybe I shouldn't say that since I don't' want it to be packed all the time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1408 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighborhood: East York
  • Phone Number: (416) 469-2513‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East York

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East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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