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Lalibela Restaurant

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, Ontario
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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226 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 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 

1 Thank paulinski
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank Maja P
Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
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!

Thank Helen M
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279 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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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