Nazareth Bar

4.5/5
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Cuisine type

  • Ethiopian,
  • African,
  • American,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian,
  • Hamburger,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
969 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1L7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Saturday
Sunday

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  • < $10,

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Restaurantica12
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Very good food, yet very cheap

The food was magnificent, that's the only reason we will be coming back again for sure. The atmosphere is bad: it's very dark, loud and very, very, very tight. The service isn't the greatest either. Although the waitresses are very nice, but they're in their own world sometimes walking around dreaming or changing music when customers are waiting. We've waited just for our check for about 30 minutes. I don't understand why they don't allow carry-out - they would be making tons of cash with their diamond in the kitchen. Still, with all those negative things, we will be coming back for the food.

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Restaurantica12
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No better food in Toronto. Period. The only downfall is that due to its size, you're sometimes waiting for a table. But it's worth it.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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So cheap. So good. Very friendly service. The...

So cheap. So good. Very friendly service. The place is tiny but it's worth the wait for a table. You'll leave full and happy. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Mmmmmm...

This place is the best. The Food is great, the people are great, and you leave with a yummy feeling.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Addictive Ethiopian

The perfect Ethiopian food for beginners: I had a bad experience with Ethiopian food in the past, and was nervous about accidentally ordering another dish tasting entirely of mustard. At Nazareth, the decision-making was done for me. Ordering the vegetarian dish got me four or five little selections that tasted fabulous - some quite spicy, others mild. We ordered two of the vegetarian dish for three people and were full (with a little leftover). It was totally affordable and I'm tempted to go again a day later. Don't be surprised by the small space and shabby sign - this is a hidden treasure.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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You'll start craving Ethiopian food!

I thought I hated Ethiopian after a bad experience at a place just down the street from Nazareth. Then I was dragged here. The food is fantastic. Four of us split two dishes (at only $7.99 a dish!) and couldn't quite finish---and then we came back a week later for more. Now I go for pick-up pretty often, as it's cheap and local and delicious. The place is tiny, which is the main drawback; there can be a long wait. But go on an odd night and you'll be fine---plus, it's worth the 30-45 minutes on the sidewalk, no question. I'm pretty wussy about spice, but I find the dishes to be just on my edge, which makes them challenging but fun to eat. And everything comes with salad and a ton of injera, so it's easy to soothe your stressed tastebuds. Overall? Best eating experience in the Bloorcourt neighborhood. Not to be missed.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great Dining Experience

I have never tried Ethiopian ciusine before, and on a colleagues recommendation, I thought i would give Nazarath a try. I have to admit that i did do some research and read some of the reviews prior to going, as I was taking with me three other diners who needed a tiny bit of convincing to try a new type of cuisine. We found the food to be exceptionally flavourful, not overly spicy-hot but just right. Nazareth will even prepare to your tastes. One person at our table requested no heat at all, and she put her at ease by preparing a flavourful platter that she was able to eat without problem. I would definately go back. The coffee ceremony was a great way to end the experience, but remember to order at the time of your food order as the coffee is roasted while you eat. There was even some impromptu entertainment on the night we went, as it was someone's birthday and nazareth recognized that individual with some Happy Birthday music and dancing on the spot. It was quite fun! The only thing that was unfortunate for my party of four was having to wait out on the sidewalk for 40 minutes because the restaurant was full. There are only 4 tables! But I guess when the food is this good, you just suck it up and wait. I'll be back!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Nazareth is the best Ethiopian restaurant in...

Nazareth is the best Ethiopian restaurant in Toronto by far (and I've been to many)! Nazareth is an amazing lady who both cooks and serves - you won't find more friendly service anywhere. The food is authentic Ethiopian, delicious and very inexpensive. The atmosphere is intimate with only 4 or 5 tables and the walls are covered with Ethiopian art. I have been going here for almost 2 years and continue to be a regular. I highly recommend this place - definitely a jem!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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If your date eats vegetarian, they’re going to love this place (don’t worry, there’s still plenty choices for meat lovers – like the infamous beef tibs). This Bloorcourt spot might be cash only, but its mom-and-pop vibes and low-lit romantic interior make it an adorable destination for great Ethiopian food. Three people can eat off one plate for $11 – what more can you ask for?

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Almost no one minds the oft 45-minute line-up at this beloved Ethiopian restaurant in Bloorcourt – because the food is really just that good. Although it’s a top option for takeout on Bloor, with its red-hued lighting and covered-in-faux-vines ceiling, it’s also a prime spot to shed the windchill and warm up. You’ll see most patrons opting for the veggie or meat platter, and if you order it you’ll learn why: it makes for a mean supply of leftovers for the whole weekend.

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