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Rendez Vous Ethiopian

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East York
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1408 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
+1 416-469-2513
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11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Ontario
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

As a group of 3, we sat down and ordered the vegetarian combo as the lunch meat special. The food was fantastic! With 2 large and beautiful platters on the table, we helped ourselves to the flavourful dishes and the extra injera. Although we came in starving and ate like gluttons, there were lots of leftovers which we joyously took... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

FABULOUS meal and superb service. Our attendant explained everything very well. We had leftovers! Recommended to me by an Ethiopian friend & I can't say thank you too often. The food was very well prepared & served. They will adjust the spice/heat to your preference, if possible. Be prepared to eat with your hand to enjoy it the best &... More 

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Thank cygnet1206
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Brought parents here, for them to try something new. Ordered vegetarian combos, and it was a big hit. More than enough food. Favourite is the traditional coffee ceremony. Between the explanations of the origins and the cook bringing out the hot frying pan with the coffee beans, it was a truly enjoyable experience! Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, and food, and... More 

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Westminster, Co
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is now the second time I have visited this restaurant. My son, who lives in Toronto, was told by an Ethiopian co-worker that this is the most authentic place with the best food. The first time my son took me there was last year and I loved it. I've had Ethiopian before, but this place really brought it up... More 

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Thank rssoren
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this place very often. The food is hands down amazing and service is outstanding. What to order: Kitfo dulat and cha-cha are my favorite. Please tell them to go easy with oil and butter. Ensure you get cheese and salad on the side.

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Thank Tasti S
Sudbury, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and never been disappointed with the quality of the food. My favorites are Tibs & Shero.

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Thank dkassaca
Guelph, Canada
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237 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

My daughter took us to this place after we had seen the Cirque Du Soleil show, Nuzia. The food was excellent as was the service with reasonable prices. After the excitement of the show, the Ethiopian food was great to finish a day of excitement. Will visit again.

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Thank savuka1958
Toronto, Canada
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509 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

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.

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Thank FirstCircle
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 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 

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Thank Danielle B
Toronto, Canada
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285 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighbourhood: East York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-469-2513

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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?

Staying in East York

Neighbourhood 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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