1582 York Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002840.774156 -73.948264
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Yorkville
Love It! – Food is delicious. Consistent quality and taste.
Staff is very courteous and friendly.
My Ethiopian friend likes this place as well.
We have roup gatherings there and I buy take out often.
The only thing I would like to see is a better selection of wines.
delicious food & great service – i was there for lunch by my self the other day i ordered yebeg special tibs & vegetarian combo but being that i'm by myself i had to ask the server to pack half of each order to go before she brings the food to the table. the food was delicious not as spicy as i expected but very good, and the service is excellent server is very friendly and very helpful =) will be back there again soon! *****
Good food, poor entertainment – I thought the food here was good. Extra spicey, even by Ethiopian standards. I was also a fan of the service, our waittress was great and helpful with suggestions. We ordered a bottle of the Syrah, which was a good wine and very reasonably priced.
My only complaint would be the entertainment. His guitar playing was ok, however at the end of his set, he shushed our table so that we could hear his excessively long speech about his tip jar. We were one of only two tables in the restaurant and we were there to eat the food and chat with each other, not to listen to him drone on about how we should give him money. Needless to say, the tip jar remained empty.
Good, cheap food and a great garden – We ate here recently with with friends and really enjoyed the food. It isn't an upscale restaurant, nor does it pretend to be, but it is flavorful, filling and generally a lot of fun. They do a great job arranging the food so that everybody at the table can sample each dish--order a few and share them so that you can try everything. The outdoor garden is a really nice feature in the summer, especially compared to a fairly dark interior. They were very accommodating of small children as well, which is always nice for those with kids.
Don't come here if you are in a hurry, since the service can be a bit slow, and don't order drinks beyond the Ethiopian beer. The waitress really struggled with anything more complicated than that--not sure if it was a language problem or what, but 3 of the 4 drinks we ordered came both late and wrong, including beer brought in place of a cocktail, the wrong wine, and a mystery drink that nobody had ordered. The beer goes better with the food anyway, and it is nice and cold. Plus, the staff was so friendly that we were inclined to roll with the punches a bit more than we would have at a more upscale place. All in all, a very good evening, and a place to which we will certainly return.
Editorial Review – Cozy, family-owned restaurant serves authentic East African dishes the traditional way--communally served and without utensils. Vegetarian options are available.
Different and cheap – A must "eat at" restaurant, small yet cozy inexpensive yet filling. Try their wines from South Africa and their interesting appetizers. It might be awkward at first to eat without utensils, but by the time the Shiro (ground chic peas) comes out, you will not even realize. The staff are friendly and always willing to accomodate whatever your needs are. Enjoy!
wonderful addition to the neighborhood – This restaurant is a great addition to the surrounding area. The food is terrific and the staff is great. The restaurant is tiny but not uncomfortable. Everyone should check this place out. It's a real find!
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