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pero restaurant and lounge

812 bloor st west, Toronto, Ontario m6g 1l9, Canada
+1 416-915-7225
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Ranked #45 of 6,777 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bloor and Chritie
Description: Pero Restaurant is as rich and diverse as Eastern African culture. The spectrum Pero Restaurant cuisine can be said to lie between two dietary extremes: vegetarianism and carnivorism. The essence of good Eastern African cooking revolves around the appropriate use of aromatic spices. The skill lies in subtle blending of a variety of spices to enhance, rather than overwhelm the basic flavour of a particular dish. Pero food relies on the spices in which it is cooked, just as Japanese Sushi relies on the freshness of the meat, and Chinese food relies on the various sauces to impart the right flavour and taste. It is interesting to see an Eastern African chef at work with a palette of spices, gratuitously sprinkling these powders in exact pinches into the dish in front of him. It is these complexities of regional food in Eastern Africa that make it such a fascinating experience.
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English first
St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Pero is a cozy small restaurant that provides very intimate atmosphere and is a great place to go as a couple or as a group. The owner and all employees were very welcoming and they helped us pick our meals. The food was very good, but before you decide to go to this place, keep in ind that this is... More 

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Perolounge, Manager at pero restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Pero's. We appreciate your honesty about our place being interesting. We make 100% effort to provide an authentic Eritrean/Ethiopian dining experience. Our menu serves spicy and flavorful dishes of Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine and we've made efforts of decorating with photographs and artifacts that reflect the diversity of the East African culture. We... More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Booked our table by leaving a message on their VM as the restaurant was still closed when I called. I received a confirmation almost immediately after they opened later that day. Kudos for the ease of booking! As soon as we were seated, the owner promptly came by to ask if it was our first time. When we said yes,... More 

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singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We tried this place because we were looking for something different. When we entered it is like a different world. Soothing music, welcoming servers and congenial owner. We ordered Chef Kufti ( not very sure of the name) which is chick peas and some sort of pate with gluten. Best starter ever. With our starters I order Fish Dulot and... More 

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mississauga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The food is unique, flavourful and of quality. The atmosphere is pleasant and vibrant at the same time. Its one of the very few places in Toronto where you truly feel welcomed while enjoying a fantastic meal. Definitely will be returning.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The people there were so nice and made us feel at home. We'd never had Ethiopian or Eritrean food before but they walked us through everything and gave us some excellent suggestions. The food was out of this world. A great night overall!

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Perolounge, Manager at pero restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for writing a review about Pero Restaurant and Lounge. We are pleased you felt at home during your recent visit. Our goal is for every diner to feel relaxed while enjoying our great good and service. We'll make sure to pass your kind words to our wait staff and kitchen staff. Visit us again try other... More 

bc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I were visiting Toronto recently and looking for some good Ethiopian food. We found it and more at Peros. We went on a Tuesday evening and ended up going downstairs where they had opened a jazz room. The atmosphere, the service and the food were great. We had the platter for four - great tasting!! Highly recommend.

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Perolounge, Manager at pero restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Pero Restaurant and Lounge. We greatly appreciate your kind words. We are also glad your experience was beyond your expectation. Visit us again on your next trip to Toronto and let us know if we can accommodate you in any way. Sincerely, Management More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I tried this restaurant because it's close to my house and I bought a Groupon for a vegetarian platter for 2. I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the restaurant as I thought the atmosphere was awesome. Dimmed lighting and pleasant background music made it cozy and a great spot for a romantic date if that's what you're looking for.... More 

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Perolounge, Manager at pero restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Dear Toronto Travel Bug, Thank you for all your kind words and appreciation of our restaurant. We put much effort in the dining experience, we make it into an experience in culture. We are happy when you're happy. We are also glad you had the opportunity to meet the owner himself. He's at the restaurant most nights to ensure the... More 

ontario, canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We love Ethiopian food, and have tried most such restaurants on Toronto's west side, as well as a few downtown and on the east side. Somehow, Pero had previously slipped our attention. We went on a quiet Tuesday night, and were seated right away. The restaurant has very nice decor, probably the nicest of any ethiopian place I have visited.... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This intimate but exceptionally welcoming storefront opens up your senses (visual, taste, aroma, texture) to the wonderful possibilities of vegetarian cooking --- note, meat dishes are also on the menu, but we chose other dishes. Two dishes stand out --- the Chef Wondy appetizer and the Vegetarian platter to serve the number of people at your table. Chef Wondy, while... More 

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Perolounge, Manager at pero restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for taking the time to review Pero's Restaurant. We appreciate your detailed description of the dishes you chose. This illustrates that our customers are enjoying the diverrse ingredients and flavorful spices that our Chef uses to make dining with us an enjoyable experience. We are also glad you are pleased with our service and will make... More 

Toronto, ON, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Last night was my third time at Pero. Very consistently good food each time. I'm vegetarian, so I can't comment on the meat dishes, but the veggie platter is amazing. It's served with 6 or 7 different cooked dishes and a salad. This is THE place to bring friends who are trying Ethiopian/Eritrean food for the first time. There are... More 

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Perolounge, Manager at pero restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for taking the time to review Pero's Restaurant. Also, thank you for dining with us on numerous occasions. Our goal is to make each of our customer's dining experience to be great and have them return. Thru your experience we feel assured we are achieving that goal. We hope to see you on your next visit... More 

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Additional Information about pero restaurant and lounge

Address: 812 bloor st west, Toronto, Ontario m6g 1l9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-915-7225
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: African

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