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Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant

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8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ethiopian food

I have had Ethiopian food in numerous countries but I can honestly say this is authentic Ethiopian food. The service was good, family ran small restaurant, very clean with plenty of parking in the area. The price is fair as well for the large portions you will receive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
rocoa01
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Salina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We made a point to go to Elsa's when we came to KC for the baseball game however when we arrived, there was a handwritten note on the door stating they were closed that day. Disappointed that we made a point to visit the restaurant only to find it closed.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have had Ethiopian food in numerous countries but I can honestly say this is authentic Ethiopian food. The service was good, family ran small restaurant, very clean with plenty of parking in the area. The price is fair as well for the large portions you will receive.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food here is excellent! You can't go wrong with any selection off of the menu, even the vegetarian items! If all vegetarian foods tasted this good I would consider converting! The portions are enough for two meals. Also, Elsa makes you feel like a member of the family!! That's great customer service!!! You have to try this restaurant!!!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Eating ethiopian food. I don't really know what to make of it. I do like the flavors and textures. We shared the combo platter as Elsa recommended. The injera is their potatoes or rice. It's similar to a pancake. It has a neutral taste but nice texture. As Elsa said- you have to dunk it over the beef or chicken... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We love going to the farmers market on Saturday and then stopping by Elsa's for lunch. They have wonderful dishes. Our favorites are the combos so we can get different tastes on one plate.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had never tried Ethiopian food, so I jumped at the chance when I was in KC for business. The place is not huge, but the food is delicious, and the staff is very attentive. The food is not really spicy compared to Indian, for example. I like sharing. The portions are huge. I'd go again if I was in... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have had the pleasure of excellent Ethionpian in several states across this nation. Elsa's was good, but fell short of the mark set by others in the genre. The food has less flavor and "oomph" than I am used to and seemed a bit bland. Perhaps they were trying to tone it down for Americans. Who knows?

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Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have really enjoyed every main dish here except one. The chicken and lamb dishes are all quite tasty and exotic (with that one exception). The vegetable sides are also quite good although all the various lentils taste about the same to me. Prices are average. This is a very small place located in the far west of old downtown... More 

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Merriam, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of my boyfriend's old college friends is from Ethiopia and took us here stating it was the most authentic he has had in town. It did not disappoint! We loved it and have been back multiple times! Really want to recommend trying this place out if you have ever been interested in trying out Ethiopian food or want a... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My daughter and I really like foods with great use of spices, of course that includes Ethiopian. Family run and ALWAYS so good. We go to Elsa's to get that fix. A small, quaint! Friendly environment. Good selection of both vegetarian and meat dishes. They also have a variety of drinks. There are a couple of deserts and if it... More 

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Additional Information about Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant

Address: 8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Overland Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Overland Park

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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