Boulder >Food & Dining > Ras Kassa's Ethiopia Rstrnt
2111 30the St Ste E, Boulder, CO | Directions 8030140.022020 -105.254813
Mon. - Sun. 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Central Boulder, Transit Village
best in colorado – this is creative, fresh, and generously dished out ethiopian food. i've worked my way down all the ethiopian places on colfax and they don't compare. here, the butternut squash comes with fresh fruit cooked in, the wot is the most complex i've tasted, and everything comes with mixed field greens, onions, and tomato, so you can get varied textures in every bite. the trout was WAY overcooked, but it'll be a cold day in august before a restaurant in colorado doesn't overcook fish without specific instructions to leave it flapping.
Totally Boulder – The limited menu here offers both vegetarian dishes as well as two chicken, one beef, and one fish selection. We began with both appetizers; a very garlicy hummus and a very garlicy goat cheese dip. I'm writing this the next day and can still taste them. For entrees we chose both the meat combination and the vegetarian combination to get a good sample. My favorites were the yellow split peas and the stewed chicken. The other items were not particularly great. The wine list is very limited and features exclusively inexpensive African wines. We orded the Syrah. It was drinkable, but very young and not complex. As in most Ethiopian restaurants, you will be seated on short stools and eat communally with your hands. Our server was pleasant but not very speedy. In summary, this place is not bad, but not great.
average african – Ras Kassa is the only ethopian in Boulder, which is better then no ethopian at all. The ambience is terrific, your alway comfortable (if you like sitting on stools, which I do) and everyone is friendly. If your not into real authentic, or are just experimenting, this is good place to start, the injera doesn't seem to be aged long enough and some of the flavors are a bit toned down. The portions aren't huge, but enough to satisfy. Overall, a good experience, but I'd suggest a trip to Denver.
friendly fun ethnic food – I have enjoyed the great food here for over 7 years. A friend introduced me to this place, and I've been coming back every since. Even if it's been months since my last visit the owner always recognizes me and welcomes me back. The presentation and food are both excellent. I would sample the honey wine if possible too. When you're done with your repast you will sit back and bask in the glow of a great meal. It's best to take at least one companion to enjoy this with!
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