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Nazareth Restaurant

#361 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
West End
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969 Bloor West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-535-0797
15:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 15:30 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was the second customer today, welcoming hosts. sat for 40 mins before the food came in and the place got crowded. Each dish is 12 bucks. Ethnic bread is called Injira, similar to Indian "dosa" - a damp bread made of fermented grains. The portion size is huge, enough for two. Along with that you have portions of lentils in... More 

Thank D S
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The food is great-delicious, fresh, super filling. I'm a big fan of Ethiopian food already but I wouldn't recommend this as a first-time place to try Ethiopian food. You have to be comfortable eating with your hands and sharing. You also have to be willing to wait a VERY long time for your food to get to the table. My... More 

Thank maryofthetower
Saint George Parish, Grenada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

As you walk into the restaurant which is cozy and intimate you can almost feel like you're stepping into a mini forest. There are vine like "plants" everywhere . We though it was every fun and different and there was Ethiopian art on the walls. The food platers are definitely designed to be shared and super super filling and tasty.... More 

Thank Tokra_Neocell
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You will likely wait at least 20 minutes - but it is so much worth it. If you are not familiar with the food, the waitress will help you pick. Just don't be in a rush.

Thank Valeriepoupounette
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I read from other reviews that it took awhile to get food as it is always made fresh. I ordered takout an hour in advance. When I arrived to get it they had not even started. It took another 45 minutes to get my food. If the food was amazing I would not have been as upset. The veggie platter... More 

Thank Lauramgd
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Its a small family run restaurant with a few tables. Feels smaller inside because of a ton of fake ivy hanging from the ceiling which makes it quite claustrophobic. The food however is the best Ethiopian I have eaten. However, they do not take reservations or answer the phone, its first come first serve basis. Line ups are long, and... More 

Thank arctush
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Don't come here for the service or the ambience because those are both really bad. Don't come here to hungry because it can take forever to get your food and bill. Expect to spend over an hour here. If you're alright with that you're in for a real treat. The food is amazing and very affordable. It's one of my... More 

Thank psychicrox
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a nice place, really worth the line up. Don't come hungry since you may have to wait a bit to get a table. The prices are more than reasonable and there is plenty to eat (and take home). The atmosphere is nice and intimate. The service is fast paced because of its success.

Thank Aubrey K
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Our first trip through Toronto put us at odds with their closed on Tuesdays. We tried a different Ethiopian restaurant and thought it was just okay. Our return trip was perfect and made even more perfect by finding Nazareth open. We ordered the chicken plate and it was more food than 2 people could comfortably eat in one sitting. The... More 

Thank DAVargas
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had to wait about 30 mins to get in as it was Friday evening but the food was fantastic. We had the lamb and beef. The lamb was exceptional. It's a small restaurant with a good vibe. Servers were very friendly. Will certainly be returning.

Thank Ronny T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 969 Bloor West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-535-0797

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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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