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Ethiopian House Restaurant

4 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1K9, Canada
+1 416-923-5438
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1K9, Canada
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant - lil bit of a hidden treasure tucked in. Food is delicious. Service is very good.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner in here last night. It was my first. My wife had Ethiopian cuisine before. I suggested something different to eat. Good choice. Cozy restaurant. Warm reception. Felt authentic. Service was good. The food was great. Light and healthier. I strongly suggest for...More

Thank Joe_Cruzer
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We went there for lunch and I think it was just the owner serving and doing everything himself. There was no big variety of drinks to order. Food was delicious and it was plenty for us.

Thank carlacisv
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I've been coming here for over 15 years and I have been consistently impressed by the quality and value of their offerings. Fresh, quality food for less than you'd pay at any chain restaurant and a nice change of pace from the usual lunch options....More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm. The decor a bit shabby. But the place has intimacy. There are several signs boasting of previous restaurant awards, but it feels like the owners have rested on their laurels for the past 10 years. The service is minimalist and slow....More

Thank Sylvain S
Reviewed February 1, 2018

When I returned from visiting Ethiopia, I knew I needed to find a restaurant that served the delicious and incredible food I'd experienced while exploring that part of the world. After trying a couple other restaurants, I eventually came across Ethiopian House Restaurant and knew...More

Thank Ryan Marc J
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This place used to be a favourite of mine when I lived in Toronto and I have taken many a good friends and family members from across the globe there for food in the past. The last time that I was there I was disappointed...More

1  Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Picked this place in order to accommodate a dinner with two meat eaters and two vegetarians. Service was very casual but helpful. Food was very good and portions were excellent: We've had Ethopian cuisine before in other cities and this restaurant was solid: id do...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The only waiter seemed a little laid back but throughout delivered excellent service and was very helpful with our selection. The food was typical of the Horn of Africa and the drinks choice, although limited, was perfectly acceptable. The cost of the meal was very...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Friendly service and a very charming spot. The food was tasty and good portions. Lots to choose from on the menu. I want to come back here when I have more time and enjoy the coffee they offer.

Thank 1simon1
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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January 2, 2017|
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Response from Kenkhan | Reviewed this property |
Their Injera has barley and teft, so it's not gluten-free. However, the rest of their food are gluten-free. You could ask Mohammed from Ethiopian House if you need any alterations or just to make sure what you're ordering is... More
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Kenkhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have local beers and they sometimes have a Kenyan beer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-923-5438
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