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Lalibela Restaurant

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869 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1M4, Canada
+1 416-535-6615
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Wilson V
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Maja P
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank David R
Reading, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Helen M
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277 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Came here with a groupon so that was a very good deal. Ordered #45 - mixed meat and veg platter enough for 2. We were very full, and got to try a bit of everything. We also ordered the coffee which was good to try once. They burned frankincense while serving the coffee which was quite strong and tasty and... More 

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Thank lemonloaf
Galway, Ireland
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch. We ordered the mixed platter for 2. There was loads of food, which was great and is a true ethiopian food experience. The service was good and resturant is nice and comfortable.

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Thank Sarah C
toronto, canada
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Often filled with Ethiopian diaspora this restaurant provides real Ethiopian food at reasonable prices. The lalibela platter is a combination of stewed meats and veggies that you mop up with injera - a type of pancake-like bread. Yummy !

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Thank NicholasNicholas
Toronto, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

can never go wrong here - be prepared to walk out full and want to take a serious nap - So thankful it's close to a subway..Great location!

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Thank kanenite1985
Canada
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The vegetarian platter was enough for two people and included a combination of splint peas, lentils, chick peas, cabbage, collard greens, vegetables, and hilbet (mixer of beans, garlic, ginger, and fenugreek). The kitfo was also served in the vegetarian platter. We were also given a plate of injera (it was folded up and warm). To eat it, you tear off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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