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Ethiopian House Restaurant

4 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1K9, Canada
+1 416-923-5438
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“injera” (16 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Irwin Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1K9, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 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 18 February 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 2 February 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 31 January 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

Thank Siphiwe D
Reviewed 23 January 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 23 December 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 28 November 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
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We happened into this restaurant after a matinee (theatre). Its a charming restaurant which is much bigger than it appears! The owner is a gentle, lovely man who was most helpful with the menu. We had the vegetarian platter (Bayaaynatu) which was delicious! Nicely spiced...More

Thank TheStarr
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I had read some of the reviews and was really stoked to check this place out. We were headed off to the Panasonic theatre so this place was definitely "in the hood"; like a 5 minute walk. So let me start off by saying I...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you’re in Toronto and interested in many culinary experiences Toronto offers, you’re practically required to seek out some Ethiopian food. There are several Ethiopian restaurants around since Toronto is home to a sizable Ethiopian community. Serving tasty and reasonably priced Ethiopian food, Ethiopian House...More

1  Thank Don E
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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3 January 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
23 September 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 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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