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Kiza Toronto is an authentic African restaurant that will make you feel like a home away from home. Toronto is the third location Kiza has opened its doors to the world to get a taste of the real Africa, with the first location in Dubai and the second in Kenya, Africa. Kiza provides not just African food, but an African experience as a whole.

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Chinese:

多倫多的KIZA是一家提供非洲道地餐飲的非洲餐廳,KIZA不僅提供非洲美食,且能給顧客一整套的非洲體驗。

第一家KIZA開在杜拜高級的國際金融區,第二家在肯亞,多倫多榮幸地成為第三個據點,為當地的人開啟了通往真非洲的一道門。

多倫多KIZA餐廳是一家提供非洲道地餐飲的非洲餐廳KIZA不單單只是提共非洲的美食,且能給顧客一整套的非洲體驗。

KIZA的第一家開開在杜拜高級的国际金融區,第二家在肯亞,多倫多榮幸地成為第三個據點,為當地的人開啟了通往真非洲的一道門。先看影片:

Having traveled to over 45 countries, one region that has remained on my list is Southern Africa. I’m an adventurer; I like nature and getting close to animals. I’d rather get eaten by a hippopotamus than to have not seen a hippopotamus at all in my life. One of my biggest regrets (if any) is not to have traveled to Southern Africa. Kiza completes my dream.

Chinese:

走過四十五個國家,我的殘軀尚未有機會踏上的就是南非。這也是愛大自然的我最大的遺憾。

我喜歡接近大自然、接觸新事物。兩年前,我去貝里斯跟鯊魚游泳,還在弗羅里達尋找鱷魚。三年前,我去紐西蘭找科摩多巨蜥。我是寧可被吃掉,也不願一生沒見過各種動物及錯過任何生命中的美麗的奧妙的人。KIZA幫我完成了這個到達不了的非洲夢。

Kiza Toronto African Restaurant Tasting review
Kiza Toronto African Restaurant

Chinese food can be very different cuisines, depending on the region. Kiza Toronto combines all African Cuisine into one.

At Kiza, one can taste African food from four different regions in Africa (North, South, East, and West). The word “Kiza” itself means “different things” in Africa.

Chinese:

中餐分很多種:川菜、蘇菜、浙菜等等。KIZA單將將非洲的四大區域(東、西、南、北)道地的呈現出來。客人能品嚐到非洲各個區域的當地特色料理。

KIZA」在非洲話有「不同的東西」之意,老闆想將非洲不同地方的特色料理齊聚一堂,讓食用者享福。

We are given an iPad menu after being seated at the restaurant. The bar is a lot bigger and brighter than I would’ve imagined, the dining area is spacious, too. A few African art pieces hang on the walls, giving the space a whole new atmosphere.

Chinese:

這裡的菜單是用科技化的IPAD平板螢幕呈現,餐廳空間很寬場。牆上掛著幾幅洲畫與藝術品,餐廳增添幾許異國風味

 

First floor is for dining and lounging, they also have a second-floor space dedicated to hosting events and dancing. Kiza tells us that they host African celebrities regularly; we brushed shoulders with Ali Kiba, an East African artist when we arrived.

Chinese:

一樓是一個無壓力的空間,供客人用餐聊天、小酌, 二樓空間專門辦活動,也供興致來潮的客人放鬆跳舞,充分展現自我的空間 。這裡除了飢餓的覓食者,也是非洲大明星愛出入的場所。我們造訪時居然還跟非洲的大明星ALIKIBA擦身而過呢!

To keep the community close and lively, Kiza hosts events like Tuesday movie nights where they show different movies from around Africa, Wednesdays are “Queens Nights where diners can enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairing like a queen.

Thursday nights are 2-for-1 date nights where two can dine for the price of one.

Wednesdays and Thursdays they have live DJs coming to spin

Chinese:

KIZA多倫多提供遠在他鄉的非洲人一個家的感覺,

為了拉近彼此的距離,他們每週還舉辦主題活動,譬如:

週二的「電影夜」,KIZA會播放各種非洲電影。

台灣週三的「熟女夜」他們升級為「皇后夜」,這天餐廳有供應三道式的套餐搭配紅白酒,讓皇后們吃得滿足、喝得痛快!

週四最划算,兩人約會只算一人錢,是小氣男人的好選擇

週三和週四各有LIVE DJ現場播放音樂

  • The Food(食物):

 

Kiza Toronto African Restaurant tasting & review
from top to bottom, left to right:
Kiza salad, Kele Wele, Kiza peri peri shrimp, beef suya, tilapia

We started with the Kiza salad with mixed leaves, mango and shallots drizzled with Kiza’s lemon and mango dressing.

Kiza peri peri shrimp was one of our favourites, the sauce is just hot enough to give the grilled shrimp a little kick on the butt, Tilapia Fish fillet is another one of our favourites. Two fish fillets are served on a bed of yellow jallof rice, topped with red stew, which is eventually mixed into the rice and adds enough flavours to the fish. Give me a bowl of rice and I can demolish both plates in a second.

Kele Wele is their overly ripe Plantain seasoned with chilli and ginger with just the right amount of chewiness and not overly mushy.

Beef suya and chicken suya are thin strips of meat cooked well done the same way, served with a few slices of onions and tomatoes and a flavorful suya powder on the side. They both have that jerky texture and make a great snack to chew on while having a conversation.

Chinese:

「KIZA沙拉」裡面有綠葉、芒果、青蔥,淋上Kiza的檸檬和芒果醬。

Perri perri蝦」是我們最喜歡的兩道菜之一,微辣的醬汁跟BBQ烤出來得蝦子非常搭也非常提味。

Tilapia (羅非魚)是我們最喜歡的另一道菜。羅非魚是一種非洲鲫鱼,兩大片魚搭配JALLOF(俗稱:「非洲飯」),上面再擺上一大坨番茄莎莎,食用時莎莎醬與米飯混合,給這道菜十足的味道。

白飯來一碗我可以五分鐘內嗑光這兩盤。

Kele Wele」是成熟的煎煮,添加辣椒和生薑調味,食用時帶一點嚼勁,而不是呈糊稠狀。害怕「溝溝」食物的朋友不用擔心喔!

「BEEFsuya」和「CHICKENsuya」作法似乎一致,都是煮到全熟的肉條。

吃起來有一點像牛肉或雞肉乾,很適合當零食吃。這兩道要沾一旁的suya粉,吃起來才有味道。

Kiza Toronto restaurant provides not just African cuisine, but the whole African cultural experience. You will be able to feel the vibe once you set foot into that restaurant. Kiza Toronto experience is a community that makes one feel like “home away from home.”

多倫多KIZA餐廳不只讓我見識到了非洲菜是什麼,在踏進門的那一瞬間,我就深切感受到非洲的文化KIZA不只有好吃的非洲料理,也給多倫多的非洲人一個回家的感覺

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