I had a hard time providing an overall rating. This was my first time with Ethiopian food and first time at an Ethiopian restaurant. My wife purchased a groupon for this restaurant, and she has eaten Ethiopian food before.
We went on a Tuesday night. We had reservations for 6:00 pm which was not necessary as the place was empty. Unfortunately, it remained empty until we left, with one customer waiting for a take-out order. Another couple came in to consider it, unfortunately the hostess/server was in the back and didn't address them.
The Sambusa was pretty good. A bit greasy and has similarities to a Samosa, but not the same. We decided to go with famous Ethiopian dishes as I have read about and ordered Lamb Tibs (choice of meat) Chicken Dorro W'at. The Lamb Tibs was great. My wife is picky with lamb especially when it tastes very 'gamey', and this dish hid it very well. The Dorro W'at was ok. The spice was very strong. I'm not a picky eater and appreciate spice, but not with this dish. It also lacked chicken meat and came with a drumstick and a lot of sauce. I definitely 'carbed out' with the injera bread and took a little bit of adjusting eating with hands and injera bread only.
I did not read about the coffee ceremony as some of the reviews on here. I did read about Tej wine, which they do not offer, at least not on the menus. The hostess/server was kind enough. Service was fair even though she was often in the back/kitchen area. I definitely would like to try more Ethiopian dishes and other restaurants for further comparison and would probably come back to this place once I have done so.
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