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Lalibela Restaurant

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869 Bloor St W # A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 535-6615
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic food - great service!

I've only been to the Danforth location but this place has the BEST authentic Ethipoean food around! Service is outstanding Atmosphere lovely!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Recently ordered two items for delivery: lamb tibs and the vegetarian platter. The driver showed up quickly, but when we opened the order we realized that the tibs had been missed. They were listed on the receipt and we were charged for them, so we phoned the restaurant and they promised to send the missing part of the order as... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've only been to the Danforth location but this place has the BEST authentic Ethipoean food around! Service is outstanding Atmosphere lovely!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good neighbourhood restaurant, quaintly decorated, with good ethiopian food and very friendly staff. People can also mingle at their bar, which makes for a fun atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was our first experience with Ethiopian cuisine. We didn't know what to expect, but everything turned out great. Since we were first timers they served us the Lalibela platter, which included many different kinds of food on it and being hungry, we devoured the whole thing. So come here on an empty stomach since there is a lot of... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excellent Ethiopian food and very friendly staff. I enjoyed the vegetarian choices in particular and highly recommend the large platter with the mix of vegetarian options.

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

We went there last night my daughter said she wanted to try the food. The meal was exactly as I remembered it. The injera was spongy and the various accompaniments were excellent. The four of us shared a Lalibela platter. The servers were very kind and took good care of us. The place was full soon after we arrived. The... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went to Lalibela a few days ago. I had never tried Ethiopian food before and there was a groupon for this restaurant and saw it had relatively good reviews online so a friend and I decided to give it a go. We had made a reservation for 9 and when we walked in they were pretty busy and only... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Been several times with friends and family. Love the food and service. The dining experience is welcoming. Service has always been excellent. Dishes such as Goden Tibs, the lamb in berbere sauce, lalibella platters veg and non veg, their kitfo (ethiopian style steak tartare) are really delicious. Will try other combinations from the menu the next time. There is nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to try something new! Our waitress was pleasant and helpful when we let her know we were unfamiliar with Etheopian cuisine. We chose the sampler which had both vegetable and meat choices all served over and with injera, a pancake/crepe like item. Our group of 4 was mixed on the injera as it was cold and had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is my first experience eating Ethiopian food. It was enjoyable though there were a few things I was a little nervous to try. Overall it was a positive experience. The restaurant is quite small and was crowded. Very hard to move around. Service was slow at first but then got better. Would try again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 869 Bloor St W # A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: (416) 535-6615

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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

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