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Lalibela Restaurant

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West End
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869 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1M4, Canada
+1 416-535-6615
10:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It was my dream to try Ethiopian food. The place I chose was well learned by me and I was ready to see it. The food is totally new and unusual , it's quite similar with Indian one, but still be very authentic. The restaurant is accurate inside, but don't expect luxury. Portions are not big enough. I liked the... More 

Thank MTolik
Toronto, Ontario
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Arrived just before 5 pm on a Saturday in order to avoid any crowds but there were a few empty tables. I thought from other reviews that it might take some time to get served but the food arrived within 10 minutes and I had to call partner on cell to tell him to hurry into the resto! The dish... More 

Thank TorontoCarol
Toronto, Ontario
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love the Lalibela ethiopian fare... It's delicious & nutritious! Enjoy the lentil soup with the gluten~free injera (teff flat bread)... or sample our favourite, the veggie platter for two gives you a chance to explore so many satisfying flavours. And yes, you eat with your hands, no problem. Just roll up the injera & dip away! If there's room... More 

Thank marlene_kennedy
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband, daughter and I recently ate at Lalibela for the first time and were happily impressed with the food, the atmosphere and the service. Between the three of us we shared two large tasting platters and found everything delicious. The lentil dishes were fantastic and the spicy doro wat was mouth-wateringly yummy. We were a bit worried that service... More 

Thank TheKatyMcD
Mississauga, Canada
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231 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have dined here solo, i have brought my best friend, my father also once and decided to bring the BF finally to try this fantastic place out. They had a renovation done since last time i been here and place looks even more amazing now. My personal favorite is of course the signature platter they serve as other Ethiopian... More 

1 Thank Lerochka S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited Lalibela last week-end (November 11, 2016). The food is very good and imparts traditional Ethiopian flavor. I wish I could say the same about the service! The service is exceptionally poor and the waits are too long even to take the first drink order. The food sort of overcame this negativitiy.

Thank Wilson V
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came here because our absolute favourite Ethiopian restaurant down the street, Nazareth, was closed. We decided to give this place a shot! Everything was great until a massive cockroach showed up. We were mortified at first when we saw it run past our table on the wall we were sitting against. Then we realized it's still summer so maybe... More 

1 Thank paulinski
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I loved going to this place during my time in Toronto. The staff are very friendly and the food is mouth-watering. Everything I have tried here was simply delicious. If you haven't tried Ethiopian food before, I suggest you order a large platter with a combination of meat, veggies and lentils. At the end of the meal, don't forget to... More 

Thank Maja P
Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I love this place. Been coming here for over 10 years and the only sad thing is that based on my last visit there seem to be more non-Ethiopians eating here (used to be the Ethiopians were the vast majority). The value remains outstanding.

Thank David R
Reading, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Really delicious Ethiopian food. The service was friendly, food and drinks delicious – great place to stop in for food. We ordered the mixed platter, which allowed us to sample a few dishes, and you get extra injera to eat it with as well as the one it is served on. Will be back if we’re ever back in Toronto!

Thank Helen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 869 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-535-6615

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

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