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Rendez Vous Ethiopian

East York
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1408 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
(416) 469-2513‎
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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348 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff, very great food. It is worth noting for those that are picky about such things, that this is technically Eritrean, not Ethiopian, though the cuisines are similar. A pretty amazing little restaurant though for people who are veering a bit off the beaten path in Toronto.

Thank FirstCircle
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had Ethiopian food many times. Let me start by saying that the food at Rendezvous is nothing special at all and would be a terrible way to introduce someone to this cuisine. What really irritated me is that we were told the dish we were served was lamb keywot, which is what we ordered, and it was most... More 

Thank Danielle B
Toronto, Canada
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

With the good weather finally here the front of the restaurant is open and the patio tables have sprouted. The veggie platter was superb with an abundant variety and generous portions-believe me, no one leaves hungry. The owner was there to oversee the operation in the front and in the kitchen. The servers are attentive and efficient, taking care not... More 

Thank Veganguy
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a must visit if you haven't been here before. We ordered for combinations for the table 1 Veg & 2 Non-Veg and we were a group of 10. That was more than enough for us all. Good tasty food. Don't miss to try the Coffee Ceremony

Thank Prax_B-lore
Toronto, Canada
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Okay, I'm a regular and have been there twice in the last week. I can't help myself. I think it's getting even better than it was even though I've always thought it was great. The Friendly servers are helpful about the menu and are very attentive. The food is beautiful, served in generous portions and amazingly flavourful. The injera is... More 

1 Thank Veganguy
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice, mellow atmosphere, solid and friendly staff, music from Ethiopia's finest and excellent food make this a must experience in Toronto. A great place for a family, couple or solo visit.

1 Thank Jemal C
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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.

1 Thank kellysmall_21
Oshawa, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Patty M
Toronto, Canada
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221 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Northern_Hiker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Yohannes D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighborhood: East York
  • Phone Number: (416) 469-2513‎

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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

Neighborhood Profile
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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