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Pero Restaurant and Lounge
Pero Restaurant and Lounge

Pero Restaurant and Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dine.to/sites/pero/#home
  • Email: perolounge@gmail.com
  • Phone: (416) 915-7225
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Eritrean, Ethiopian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Menu is created by Chef Million
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: customize menu of your choice
  • Entertainment: Live Dj from friday to Sunday @ red room downstairs
  • Special Events & Promotions: we have a room for private event with full license, capacity 60ppl

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bloor and Chritie
  • Public Transit: if you take Subway get off on Ossington or Christie stations from christie its west one block,from Ossington East 2 Blocks on the north side
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: if you park on bloor you pay till 9pm, if you park on crawford or show its free till midnight
A word from Pero Restaurant and Lounge
Pero Restaurant is as rich and diverse as Eastern African culture. The spectrum Pero Restaurant cuisine can be said to lie between two dietary extremes: vegetarianism and carnivorism. The essence of good Eastern African cooking revolves around the appropriate use of aromatic spices. The skill lies in subtle blending of a variety of spices to enhance, rather than overwhelm the basic flavour of a particular dish. Pero food relies on the spices in which it is cooked, just as Japanese Sushi relies on the freshness of the meat, and Chinese food relies on the various sauces to impart the right flavour and taste. It is interesting to see an Eastern African chef at work with a palette of spices, gratuitously sprinkling these powders in exact pinches into the dish in front of him. It is these complexities of regional food in Eastern Africa that make it such a fascinating experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Really enjoyed this restaurant; not only is it in the neighbourhood, but it has great food and ambience, and the service was terrific. Would go again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been to a few Ethiopian restaurants and have enjoyed them all. Pero offers great food and great atmosphere. Good jazz music is the backdrop to good food and good service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Absolutely loved this spot, it was a great first time Ethiopian experience for me. The food was delicious and the owner was lovely! I would definitely recommend this place to anything, its a new fave"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly with a great sense of humor, food was very good too. To top if off Pero also stepped in from time to time to make sure we were enjoying ourselves, which we did. He's a nice guy and hilarious. I'd highly recommend Pero restaurant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Pero continues to provide an optimal combination of amazing food and exceptional hospitality. We've visited the restaurant several times already, each time with a new set of friends. There's no longer a decision to be made in our minds whenever we have an urge to consume Ethiopian / Eritrean food; Pero's is the clearly the best choice in Toronto. We're not sure whether the main attraction is Pero (the owner) who welcomes us like royalty each time we enter his establishment, or the excitement of discovering which of his scrumptious culinary inventions he is going to recommend. In fact, we find ourselves in the dilemma of wanting to help Pero's business by spreading the word versus a selfish urge to keep the restaurant as our own secret!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had the Pero's Platter, which if you haven't tried this style of food before does not involve using utensils. Don't worry, they'll teach you how to scoop the meat and vegetable items using the flat bread (I think it's technically called "Injera.")"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went there for Valentine's Day, since I read very good reviews and the ambient looked suitable for romantic occasion. The food was ok, except they brought something slightly different than the one we ordered. I guess the confusion occurred due to too many guests they were not ready for. But overall I find it as a good restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for Valentine's day and had an amazing experience. Pero, the owner, is very interactive with the guests, helped us decide on what we should order since we didn't have a lot of experience with Eritrean food. Great service from the staff as well, food was delicious, wine was well paired, and were not kept waiting. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has all 3 things going right. Perfect service, great food and comfortable ambiance. If you want to feel like a VIP in a restaurant, this is the place You should visit. The food was unique and delightful. Pero is great from casual to romantic dining, I wiil be back again but this time with more people so they can Share the experience!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Highly recommend. Food and servise was excellent. Prices are reasonable. Nice semi-private group lounge area in the back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "they have the option for gluten-free injera - pretty much the only reason I came here and it turned out to be super delicious. Pero was really helpful."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We like the food.But had bloated stomach later on."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Decor and ambiance made is cozy. Friendly, clean, good service. I would go back to dine and recommend this restaurant to a friend. Did I forget the food? An experience in the mouth with flavours and textures. Excellent."
    Dined on 10/12/2013