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Open Monday to Saturday- 10am to 9pm

Closed on Sundays and Eid Holidays


Our Story

Chef Ahmed Keysel is an Somali/ Ethiopian chef with over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry.

Gifted with a lifelong passion for food and Hospitality, Ahmed graduated with his Chef license  in Egypt, in 1997, & emigrated to Canada in 2008, where he has worked in Butcher shops all over Toronto. 


Seeing the disparity of quality foods between different neighborhoods he decided to set up his butcher shop in the heart of Downtown Toronto most vibrant neighborhoods. 

The Chef personally selects the meats and the quality of his ingredient in his shop. Awaze Halal prides itself on serving a quality of meat that are first choice regardless of who walks through the door. 

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Our delicious Take-Out


Awaze is committed to delivering the finest food experience, our street side BBQ available all year round. We use our own blend of Ethiopian spices and serve daily lunch special available for pick-up. The smell alone is guaranteed to rope you in, ask BlogTO!


Our clientele can also pickup an assortment of red & white meat ensemble carefully put together, by Chef Ahmed at a fair prices.


Options are available in the menu section 

about our community 


"I wouldn't sell something that I couldn't serve to my family"

This Community and my Ethiopian heritage are the cornerstone of who we are. We have set strong ties with the neighborhood over the years and they trust us to deliver quality foods but also to work with their constrains. 

From Ethiopian spices, drinks, Injera, to daily fresh baguettes, we understand that the collection of cultures in our neighborhood  is unique and being able to understand and provide for their needs only helps make us stronger. 

Do not hesitate to reach out

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