“'the place' for Ethiopian food.. a great experience”
This is a reasonably regular haunt for us, as it's always great good, and the experience is pretty unique. If we have visitors, its on place we try to take them to.
The food is well priced, as are the drinks. They have Heineken beer on tap, and a few imported ones, which are fair trade ones (and not special Ethiopian beers).
The food is served on large pancakes (called injera I believe), along with a couple on the side, which you use to pick up the food.
Be aware, there is no cutlery/silverware here, you eat with your fingers from a shared platter, and it's a highly sociable experience.
You get the shared platter, and then whatever you have specifically ordered from the menu comes in a separate pot, the table server will put a spoonful or two on your side of the platter, and then you eat away.
We think that recently, the amount of the pancakes served has been reduced. It is always possible to ask for more, but be aware that they are filing, and I've taken people there where 1/2 way through the meal have suggested we order more, only to be unable to eat them by the end of the meal.
If you are veggie, make sure you tell them, don't assume that just because you've ordered a veggie meal from the menu.. This is especially important if one had ordered meat and one has not, as the side dishes vary accordingly. If you are a hardcore veggie, and want your meal separate, tell them so also.
Finally, if you are a coffee person, check out the Ethiopian coffee, complete with incense to smoke out the rest of your party, always great fun.
they have a couple of tables outside, on the front of the restaurant, so you're in the street, people walking by and the scooters from the pizza takeaway a few doors down making noise.
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