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Re: “Ashee Ethiopian Cuisine

This is now called Awaz and it's a charming little spot. I have spent about a month in Ethiopia and Eritrea and lived off their food 24/7 while in those countries. My second date with my now long term girlfriend was at an Ethiopian restaurant. I think for a white guy, I can speak pretty well to quality and this place is by far the best option we have in the Triangle, and really, one of the better ones in North America (DC is the Mecca for this cuisine, but Seattle holds its' own, too!).

I'm from Montreal and grew up eating steak tartars, so naturally I'm a big lover of kitfo, which is like Ethiopian steak tartare. You need to really trust a restaurant to eat food like that, which was NO problem for me. All the injera you need (teff grain based bread), some good sides like shiro, a lentil dish which is as comforting to me as homemade food from mom. Yes, I know my mother is not Ethiopian, it's just DAMN good.

There's a good menu, decent enough selection of wines/beers/typical cocktails. Don't go here thinking you'll have a renaissance with booze, but you will have a great meal.

Posted by ZGF on 05/13/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “The Palace International

An amazing Family Owned restaurant that has been around since 1989 in Durham
Great Vegan food and South African wine

Posted by snochola on 04/21/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

One of my all time favorite places to eat! So good!!!

Posted by Marie Parker on 06/12/2012 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

We really enjoyed our first foray into Ethiopian dining, and of course had to do it right and go with the basket instead of a table! We did the family-style meat platter (3 meat dishes, 2 veggie sides, plus bread) and the food was very good. Service was excellent, and our server was very knowledgeable! Will definitely do it again!

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Posted by Karen Marsh on 05/16/2012 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

Queen of Sheba is fantastic! I love the fact that there's something for everyone there - vegetarian dishes, vegan dishes, spicy food, and mild food (i.e. very flavorful but not at all spicy). I've been able to take groups of people to the restaurant and everyone has loved it. And the quality of the beef, lamb, and chicken is excellent - it's great the restaurant supports local farms!

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Posted by espiesmom on 06/11/2010 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

Loved the food - Chicken Tibbs so flavorful but not too spicy. Also liked the fact that the owner buys all her beef/chicken from local farms and that the meat is anti-biotic-free, beef is grass fed.
We ate very early: 5:30 pm 2 Friday nights ago.
Injera is totally delicious and nutritious. My friend's kids loved the food here, too. Couldn' t believe her otherwise picky 13 year old gobbled up the veggies on the platter and some of the shrimp dish! Her other daughter asked for a fork to eat (graciously provided by server) but the rest of us ate the traditional way - with our hands. By the time we left, the place was packed with patrons. Check this place out!

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Posted by Felicity H on 06/11/2010 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

I discovered Abyssinia one lucky day after eyeing a gas station clerk's lunch of njera and other delights. He obligingly directed me to Abyssinia where I found it empty in the late afternoon-- but clearly set up to have live music and events from time to time. Kids played around in the empty restaurant while I waited for my take out order. It was a little pricier than I recalled similar vegitarian Ethiopian meals being-- but completely satisfying. I only wish there were still more Ethiopian restaurants in the area!

Posted by Bevin on 04/19/2008 at 5:29 PM

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