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Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

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American, African, Ethiopian
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510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
651-646-4747
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don't let the exterior fool you - this is a quality place

We finished up a business meeting near here and one of our group suggested eating at Fasika. I would not have guessed it was a great restaurant, but he was a big fan. None of us left disappointed (or hungry). It was a great experience and I have been back since. Definitely worth the stop if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
OutofLuck
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Luck, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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Luck, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We finished up a business meeting near here and one of our group suggested eating at Fasika. I would not have guessed it was a great restaurant, but he was a big fan. None of us left disappointed (or hungry). It was a great experience and I have been back since. Definitely worth the stop if you are in the... More 

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had dinner with friends. For the four of use we had their ultimate combination platter and a separate order of tins. it was great, actually, more than we needed. The service is very friendly and efficient. The coffee was very good, served with hot milk.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Folks- we have tried the rest- Fasika's is the best! Plus- you get to see Malcom! She is gorgeous and very friendly. While a but pricey- I will pay for excellent food- which it is. It was be nice if there restaurant was a little bigger- but other than that- fantastic.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family and I eat out on occasion and my kids are generally willing to try and like nearly anything. We ended up at Fasika with the idea of trying something out of the ordinary. It was a busy night and the place was pretty full. Here is our experience: Parking: This can be a tough place to find parking.... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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530 reviews 530 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Returned to this place after more than a year to have lunch with business colleagues. Food is distinctive, well prepared and quite tasty. We had the combination beef and the combination vegetarian, along with some sambosas. Lots of good tastes. I'd recommend trying one of these combos, or the lamb or chicken combo, to give you a sense of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Came here with co-workers looking to try something different. I ordered the vegetarian sampler, 7 different tastes from the vegetarian menu. All were quite good rangeing from mild to spicy. Dishes prepared with lentils, cabbage, green beans, peppers etc. Try this before you order any one dish. My friends ordered the lamb tibs, also very tasty. They can be ordered... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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137 reviews 137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The exterior on Snelling is not very auspicious, but the food is delicious; the servers are friendly; and the vibes were great. It was quite crowded when we were there on a Friday, with a mixture of local Ethiopian families, Hamline College students, and neighborhood folk. There was lots of energy and everyone seemed to be having a good time.... More 

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Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance on a rainy Friday nite in St Paul. It was crowded when we walked in & we waited for a table. The menu was authentic & our waitress was helpful in "decoding" it. We both tried different entrees & were pleasantly surprised. It was unusual not to get silverware but we managed to enjoy... More 

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Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Despite our having a reservation, there was a medium-length wait for a table for four. However, the wait was well worth it. The food was well-prepared, ample, and reasonably priced.

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Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food is wonderful, hands down. Make a reservation--there's very little room to wait inside. Sampler platters are great, but the individual dishes are superb as well-our group rated the talapia as our favorite of the evening . Portions are generous, including the baklava pieces. I would guess that in winter, the tables closest to the door are quite cold--I'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-646-4747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?