Outright delicious and very healthy! For many years there were only a few Ethiopian restaurants in Toronto, luckily that trend changed, mostly along Bloor Street West and Nazareth is one at the forefront.
A surprisingly small restaurant, with a capacity of about 30, you will sometimes find a line up for people waiting to get in for dinner. So my advice is to come early(!), although you might still have to wait for about 10-15 minutes for a table.
Have you had Ethiopian before? The food is eaten communally as all the dishes are generally presented on one plate where everyone on the table will share the food, which is eaten using only your right hand. No utensils need apply. Guess the same goes for germaphobes. But if you’re open to it, then you will be pleasantly surprised.
The spicy meat and veggies will be served on Injera, which is a traditional, yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, which you use to pick up the main dishes off the plate. If you want to be culturally aware, use your right hand, as it is considered disrespectful to use your left.
Personally, I would suggest purchasing two dishes – which is generally enough for two people. The Kitfo, minced lean spiced beef along with the Vegetarian dish is always a great combination to try out, although there are also lamb and chicken dishes, none of which are expensive.
I really enjoy the dark, cavernous feel of this low-dimmed restaurant, check it out!