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1279 Hastings St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1S4, Canada
+1 604-253-2986
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Healdsburg, CA
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358 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had dinner after a long day. Just delicious. Tender meat. Perfectly spiced veggies. Smiling service. Reasonable price. And there was live music. My son played African drum in accompaniment.

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Six of us came for lunch, we ordered the vegetarian platter, lamb and fish. We all shared and ate with our hands. We all enjoyed everything. Cool experience.

1 Thank coco-nut59
Bright's Grove
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We ordered 4 vegetarian dishes, chicken and beef - and they were so plentiful we had enough for 6 more people to eat the next day! This place is tiny, and it would appear only the locals know about it. It's in a strip mall, beside a car oil and lube place, so easy to dismiss - BIG MISTAKE! Staff... More 

1 Thank Colleen L
Bern, Switzerland
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and good service, Ethiopian music, nice atmosphere. Felt like being back in Ethiopia, which was amazing! Really love the place.

1 Thank Sabine L
Niteroi, RJ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food and a cozy environment. We had a great experience there eating with our own hands. I really recommend.

1 Thank viniciuspecanha
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

If only I've been to other Ethiopian ones to compare to but so far, pretty impressed with overall atmosphere, decor, value and of course, the food. Have driven by here hundreds of times by Hastings, trying to beat that red light at Clark, but I digress, located right at the intersection. Asked the owner for their signature dish, it's their... More 

1 Thank MonkySpot
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

You won't regret the amazing veggie/vegan choices here. Delicious injera, and if you call a day ahead they can make you a full teff traditional one. They use millet and both breads are perfect. Miser Wot and Atikilt Wot, excellent, But make sure you get the Inguday Tibs (mushrooms!)

Thank David R
Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been patronizing this place for about 7 years now. Although the popularity of the restaurant grew, the quality of food remained constant. The dining hall had expanded, now can host 30 guests in the adjacent party room. I think they make the best Injira, the chicken and boneless lamb preparation. They have domestic and international selection of beer... More 

Thank Kaustuv R
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

We love going to this restaurant. It never looks like it's busy but it fills up. We tend to be early eaters so it works just fine. The gentleman that's always there serving us is quiet but very pleasant. The food is incredible. We always have too much and it's priced just right. The flavours are well balanced and we... More 

Thank Keeping_Moving
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I love the food in this restaurant. I am a vegetarian and they have lots of options, although I usually go for the veggie combo. It is too much for me to eat, and very reasonably priced at $10. Several other dishes are also $10 - 12. They often have live entertainment on Friday nights, Yoro Noukoussi, and he is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1279 Hastings St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1S4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-253-2986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?