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Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine

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621 W Mallon Ave, Ste 426, Spokane, WA 99201-2183
509-328-3958
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the Flour Mill Building. Opened 5/2/2010

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful experience every visit

Queen of Sheba is a true gem among the rough that is many of the ethnic restaurants in Spokane. The food is an absolute delight. Rich, complex flavors with varying degrees of heat. The vegetarian options are equally as good as the meat choices (try the chickpea entree or the sautéed greens). The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Laura H
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Queen of Sheba is a true gem among the rough that is many of the ethnic restaurants in Spokane. The food is an absolute delight. Rich, complex flavors with varying degrees of heat. The vegetarian options are equally as good as the meat choices (try the chickpea entree or the sautéed greens). The beef sambusa appetizer is one of our... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Queen of Sheba is the place we take people when we are looking for a delightful, unusual night out. A few things make this place outstanding. First of all,the prices are very reasonable. Secondly, the hostess/owner of the restaurant makes sure everyone feels welcome and makes it seem you are part of her extended family. Third, the food is first... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As an Ethiopian American, I've had home-cooked meals and eaten at least 50 restaurants. This restaurant always stands out. The owner gets her ingredients fresh from Ethiopia. Once you taste the food, you're like "I'm in Spokane? And this is world-class." Be patient - everything is made from scratch. Ethiopian food is like meat stews and lentils with a wheat... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Four of us ventured off our normal routine to try "Queen of Sheba". Not knowing what to expect with Ethiopian cuisine, we had a very open mind. The surprise was how good everything was. Eating with your hands only adds to the experience. The owner is a very nice, outgoing person that greets every patron and gladly answers questions and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Try this place, seriously. It's incredible. Been to a few Ethiopian places around the country now and this one beats them hands down! I recommend the veggie sampler so that you can try a little of everything, and it comes on a giant blanket of that wonderful spongy teff bread! Also it's crazy cheap for what you get!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a new type of food for us so can't really compare to other places. Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. Will return again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Spokane that offers atmosphere and a different eating experience then Queen of Sheba may fit the bill. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. The decor was great with the opportunity to play an Ethiopian game while waiting for your order. Order food to share as a group and eat with... More 

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Clayton, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The worst food I ever seen or eaten in my life. The bread was damp and cold and unlike anything I have ever seen before. The taste was not good. The appetizer was good. The entree was spicy beef in a small bit of pastry. The entrees were cold and very unappealing to the eye. The flavor was worse. All... More 

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Florence, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very welcoming even with three kids with us. Ages 5-11. The food was great. The kids thought it was fun "digging in" with their hands and still remember this food adventure. This was a few years back, but TripAdvisor doesn't let me go back more than a year.

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Spokane Valley, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was my 4th time at Queen of Sheba in the Flour Mill. All 4 times the food has been top quality, consistent and down right tasty. It's such a fun experience eating with your hands and the spices and flavors are amazing. This restaurant is wonderful and worth a visit. Also try the hot spiced Ethiopian tea. It's spicy... More 

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Additional Information about Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine

Address: 621 W Mallon Ave, Ste 426, Spokane, WA 99201-2183
Phone Number: 509-328-3958
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 621 W Mallon Ave, Ste 426, Spokane, WA 99201-2183
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: 509-328-3958

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian

Description

In the Flour Mill Building. Opened 5/2/2010

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