went with a group of 7 to Dukem for a birthday dinner last night. It's an Ethiopian restaurant at Danforth and Donlands. I'd been there a few times before with small groups. What most impressed me was the service - the host was attentive and asked the right questions to see what we knew about the cuisine and how much help we needed. We ended up getting four platters; two people ate solo dishes - I had the Awaze Tibs (beef with garlic, berber sauce, peppers); a group had the vegetarian and lamb tibs combination platter, and another trio had a bigger vegetarian combination. Unless you ask for it, the waiter will bring your group a platter with a variety of dishes and injera.
All in all I felt the restaurant had fantastic variance of dishes, nice seasoning and balance of spices, and everything was fresh. We had a house white wine and a few tiramisu - which was home made and tasty - and spent about $20-30 per person. The place has a very relaxed feeling and we spent quite a long time.
It's the only restaurant on my side of the Danforth I've so far experienced that serves consistently good food and service.
950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA
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