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Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
651-646-4747
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Ranked #15 of 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, African, Ethiopian
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Solon, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat in St. Paul. I always think that I'm moderately hungry but end up shoveling in the food as fast as possible. Service is prompt and friendly; great spices on dishes;international clientele. Great experience.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our first time here and only our second Ethiopian Restaurant ever (first time in Seattle)... It lived up to my cravings and then some. We shared the lamb platter/sampler. It had three dishes plus the sponge bread and salad. Very filling. Each dish was spiced well, but not too hot.The waitress was really friendly and did an amazing... More

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Bangalore, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great food, average decor, Super large serving and friendly staff. We ordered key wot and lamb tibs with some injera bread. The food was delicious, however i havent been to many Ethiopian restaurants and my previous visits to other ethiopian restaurant ain't that pleasant. Overall a good experience and for sure will visit again with a few friends.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been eating in Ethiopian restaurants for nearly 40 years, since I had my first Ethiopian meal in DC in the 1970s. This is among my all-time favorites. The food is excellent, the atmosphere simple but homey and inviting, service generally prompt (well, they get the food to your table quickly, but sometimes they can be a little slow in... More

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I've tried Ethiopian food twice before coming to Fasika. Both times were a big let down and left a negative impression on Ethiopian cuisine. However, some friends suggested we go to Fasika and I decided to be a good sport. I'm sure glad I did. Texture and taste wise, everything was so much better than the other restaurants I've been... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate here over our spring break and both believe it's the best meal we've had in a restaurant. Service was friendly, and the food was fantastic. I got the vegetarian sample platter and was able to try many different ethiopian samples. Each was entirely full of flavor. We will definitely back next time we're in the... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

this is my 3rd time eating at Fasika and it never disappoints. The first two times we shared the gigantic sampler, but this time ordered 3 entrees for 3 people. Plenty of food for lunch with enough left over for supper. Every dish was delicious and ranged from a little spicy to quite spicy. The individual flavors are excellent and... More

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Spokane, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

2 of our grandchildren were adopted from Ethiopia so we've been here several times when we visit from Spokane. Each time the food has been interesting and very tasty, if you like it a bit spicy. Eating with your hands and the injera is a blast. The only draw back was that this time they were out of Ethiopian beer.

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New York City, New York
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227 reviews 227 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My group thoroughly enjoyed everything we had at Fasika, a small but comfortable restaurant with Ethiopian owners and staff. We tried both vegetarian samplers and carnivore options, all served with injera, the traditional bread that is like very thin, sourdough pancakes. No utensils, just use the injera as a scoop.

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Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is great because they provide True food taste in a simple way. Everything is here, from the quantity to the spices. Even the atmosphere is typical: simple and friendly. You really feel out of US while eating with you finger ;-) A place to try !

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