Rendez-Vous Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant

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Restaurant type

  • Ethnic,
  • East African,

Cuisine type

  • African,
  • Ethiopian,
  • Eritrean,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,

Features

  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Halal Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Award Win,
  • Big Screen Tv,
  • Satellite Tv,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Danforth And Coxwell,
Location
1408 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M9
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

With the smell of roasted coffee beans, hut-like decorations and orange, red and brown colour schemes, it's no wonder people feel like they’re truly experiencing a little bit of Africa when they walk into Rendez-Vous. The restaurant is filled with Ethiopian art: paintings and photographs depicting the vast and vibrant culture the country and its people have to offer are on display as visitors relish the unique cuisine.

Staying true to its translation, Rendez-Vous is named after a famous spot in Ethiopia known as a meeting place where people come to socialize and have a good time. The Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant has been serving the East Toronto neighbourhood since its opening in 2001. Banchi Kinde, the owner at Rendez-Vous, took advantage of Toronto’s multicultural environment after moving to the city, deciding to offer a bit of her ethnic roots through its cuisine. “Ethiopia is very rich in culture. We are unique in the way we eat and in the way we take care of our guests,” she says.

Banchi’s passion for cooking and hosting comes from her mother, whom she always helped around the kitchen. Growing up in a big family, she was surrounded by relatives and a culture of cooking and hospitality, skills that became ingrained in her very early on. “Whenever I cooked, everyone loved it! That was a great motivation for me,” she says. “We really make sure our guests are satisfied. We take a lot of pride in that,” she adds.

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Ratings & Reviews - Rendez-Vous Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant

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    The Best Ethiopian Food in Town

    This is the best Ethiopian food in town. I have been there several times and the service and the food was amazing. The owner is always there and she will help you select the food you want. The price for the food size is great,

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    September 14, 2019

    Fantastic as always. That's why I keep coming back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 26, 2019

    So impressed. My family and I had the greatest time. Will continue to recommend Rendez-Vous to all my friends!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 20, 2019

    Fantastic!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 14, 2019

    Wonderful experience. Dining at Rendez-Vous made our evening special. Thank you !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 4, 2019

    We had never tried Ethiopian food and did not know what to order. We asked our waitress to pick a selection of vegetarian and meat dishes to create a sampling of everything. We told her there were no allergies we liked spice and it had to be enough to feed 6 people. She gave us a GREAT selection everything we tried was delicious. A couple lentil stews, chickpea stew, spicy lamb, spicy chicken and lots of injera to op up all the flavours. I will 100% go back again. It was also a good price point for two beers two bottles of wine and a mountain of food that filled us all up the bill came to $220. Excellent service and ven better food.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 2, 2019

    Had heard great things and really wanted to like it but the food wasn’t to my taste... the textures were all quite mushy including the wrap which I didn’t enjoy. Service was a bit slow. Environment was fun though - would go back just to get some Ethiopian coffee.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 15, 2019

    The best Ethiopian food I highly recommend this place to the people who like to experience Ethiopian food!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 10, 2019

    A wonderful experience. Amazing staff, food and atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 15, 2019

    Everything was great except the fact that they didn't have a table reserved for us even though we had a confirmation through YP Dine

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 20, 2019

    First time trying Ethiopian food. I loved the whole experience! Service was good, great vibe, and most importantly food was amazing!! We got the Vegetarian platter and Doro Wat (chicken), and was perfect for two people. I wouldn't get the Doro Wat again and try a different protein next time. (very little chicken pieces) All in all, I would definitely come back!! Soon!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 15, 2019

    The food arrived promptly. We enjoyed our time eating Ethiopian cuisine. We will come back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 8, 2019

    A little less incense, brighter decor and hotter (heat) food would have made the experience more enjoyable for the time of day.

    Ambiance: 2/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 31, 2019

    I was recommended to go to this restaurant by a client of mine 12 years ago. He lived n Mississauga at the time and I thought "Wow it must be good for him to travel all that way to the East End of Toronto to go to this restaurant". My partner and I have been enjoying it ever since! I wouldn't go anywhere else for Ethiopian food....it's the best!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 19, 2019

    The food is always excellent!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 3, 2019

    Fantastic evening and fantastic food. Excellent value for the money.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 27, 2019

    Our first time at the restaurant and the server was very helpful in suggesting plates to order. The food was very good, would go back. Atmosphere - it was quite dark lighting but the décor was attractive.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 16, 2019

    Absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 2, 2019

    Music was really loud but food was great!

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 31, 2018

    The go to place for best Ethiopian Food in TO!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 22, 2018

    Delicious, interesting food and very good service. Excellent coffee served as part of traditional ceremony

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 21, 2018

    This is my 2nd time & as always the food was fantastic. However we were neglected a little & for the coffee ceremony it wasn't as expected. We weren't told the history of the ceremony or what the incense means etc. I was disappointed on that.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 2/5

    December 18, 2018

    Best Ethiopian food in Toronto (particularly since Nazareth closed).

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 1, 2018

    Excellent as usual.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 18, 2018

    Delicious food, friendly atmosphere, amazing coffee ceremony. Will definitely go back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 3, 2018

    Excellent service and food. Friendly environment.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 22, 2018

    My first time having Ethiopian food and this place was such a gem. The Waitresses were nice they kind of explain to us and how to order. Everything that we had was fantastic we had the veggie platter with some meat dishes. We ordered the coffee ceremony which is so good for just a nice way to end the meal.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 13, 2018

    Best Ethiopian food in the city, service is slow but worth the wait!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 10, 2018

    Food was excellent, and the service was also really good to help us understand the preferred dishes. Will definitely be coming back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 3, 2018

    Great place

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 2, 2018

    Food was amazing and very affordable. I went with a couple of friends on a Saturday night. Great atmosphere and service. The food come out in less than 10 min. Washroom facilities were spacious and clean. Will come back again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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