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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
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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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Authentic Ethiopian food

This small restaurant on Snelling Av a few doors up from University Av serves the best Ethiopian food in the Twin Cities. Don't be turned away by the somewhat plain-Jane atmosphere and tables. If you know Ethiopian food you will not be disappointed! I would recommend the vegetarian sample... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
John T
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This small restaurant on Snelling Av a few doors up from University Av serves the best Ethiopian food in the Twin Cities. Don't be turned away by the somewhat plain-Jane atmosphere and tables. If you know Ethiopian food you will not be disappointed! I would recommend the vegetarian sample platter complimented with DoroWat and a lamb dish. However, only if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As others noted, the decor lacks. I almost missed the patron door and had to look again. Regional music at reasonable volume was a nice touch. Ordered lamb combo and decided it was the best Ethiopian food I've had thus far. Good balance of spice, large portions. I could only finish half. Tibs - think fajita preparation. Curry - packs... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Hands down, the most flavorful, interesting food we've ever eaten. Reasonably priced. Huge servings-lunch for the next 3 days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First time eating Ethiopian so ordered the combo platter. Wonderful mix of exotic yet understandable tastes. Restaurant was packed however food arrived quickly. Great value for the money. Will definitely be back.

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Luck, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to 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?