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African Palace

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977 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1L7, Canada
+1 416-539-0259
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the great pleasure of having my first Ethiopian food experience at this wonderful restaurant. The food was tremendous, the atmosphere was intimate, and the espresso was absolutely delicious. If your in the mood for something different yet a little bit familiar, looks delicious but tastes even better, then I definitely recommend the African Palace.

Thank Nathan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This was such an awesome experience. The flavours are amazing. Definitely will be back. Good dishes for sharing. You have to pay cash :)

Thank Hester B
New Delhi, India
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126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. We shared the platter for 4 people. Dive in , eat with your hands. Tasty and great food. Clean place. Great staff. Must try it.

Thank SiddharthBhandari
Toronto, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

If you are in the mood for Ethiopian food made fast, this is the place! The food is not bad but I have had much better next door.. It is nice to know that you don't have to wait half an hour to be served!

Thank wiwma
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I are like Anthony Bourdain. We love food so we'll try anything once...but only if it's vegetarian. Ok Anthony loves meat but you know what I mean. So birthday dinner this year was ethiopian. We had the vegetarian platter and my husband had the beef tibs. The novelty of eating with your hands was fun and I... More 

Thank EleneEtobicoke
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

African Palace has great food at an even greater price. It's a definite must go place to have a taste of real Ethiopian flavours.

Thank AnuradhaKhanna
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Every time I come here with friends we get a giant veggie platter to share. It's incredible and not a single person has been disappointed. Even the Canadian meat and potato types can really enjoy this Ethiopian vegan meal. Great prices. Awesome service. Their samosas are to die for! :)

Thank Lisa G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Came here for dinner and don't regret it at all. It's cash only but other than that it was amazing! I had the assorted meat platter with simosas for an app. I would totally come back here and the prices are very reasonable :)

Thank AmB.Euro
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We eaten at many Ethiopian restaurants and as usual we were not disappointed at AP. Our server was very friendly and helped us order so as not to waste. We had veg and non veg food, but our favourite was the beef tips--yummy. I'd go again next time I am in toronto

Thank rick11nyc
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

I only had takeout food from African Palace, a few times. Had the meat combo and vegetarian combo. Great food, meat tastes actually good (some ethiopian places' meat tastes like rubber but not this one), great spices. Lots of food for the price (around 11$ each combo), served with many ethiopian crepes. The place looks nice and the waitress are... More 

Thank Thomas Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 977 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-539-0259

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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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