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Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant

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8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204-3624
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something unique for a special family lunch. This was it! Plenty of parking, good location. Owners are very friendly and helpful! The samosas were excellent!

Thank RandKS
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

You will enjoy visiting this place if: 1. You like authentic home made style food 2. You are in the mood to dine in a small friendly casual place 3. You have time if you need to wait a bit longer 4. You are visiting downtown of Overland Park and want something different than BBQ :) We loved the wonderfully... More 

Thank Elenasun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It's a small and quaint little restaurant tucked along a long line of store fronts in Overland Park. The menu is straight forward and doesn't go into detail of what everything is exactly, but don't worry, it all tastes delicious! We ordered a sampling of a great many different words we couldn't pronounce and proceeded to eat it all with... More 

Thank Lauren W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I never tired Ethopian food before and we nervous about it. However, it was the best decision we made in our trip in Kansas City. The food was unique but wonderful and would recommend to anyone who enjoys eating different types of cuisines.

Thank Patrick M
Lenexa, Kansas
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My wife and I had been planning on trying this restaurant for sometime now. We wish we had done so a while ago! Excellent food. Succulent lamb, delicious injera, at prices that are a fraction of other KC area Ethiopian restaurants charge. The owners are charming and the location is great.

Thank Rider0
Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I will definitely be returning to Elsa's. Even if the food hadn't been fantastic (which it was!) I would still be back for another cup of coffee. It is one of the BEST cups of coffee I have ever had in my life, and I'm a total coffee snob. The iced tea was delicious - filled with spices and chilled... More 

1 Thank snstapleton
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I felt adventurous the other day, and wanted to try something new in the Overland Park area, so I stopped in Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant. I've never had food from Ethiopia, so I was curious and had no idea what to expect. I ordered the Sambosa as an appetizer and they were delicious. For the main meal, I ordered the Lamb... More 

1 Thank BZimm08
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious, and the owners were extremely hospitable. I would especially recommend the Doro Wat. Overall, it felt like a truly authentic experience. Warm, friendly, and cosy. I'm sure Elsa is doing Ethiopia proud!

1 Thank sza92
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

One visit can only provide one perspective. There was some quirkiness from our perspective which now doubt stems from the mixing of cultures. The absolute deliciousness of the food makes some of the strange experiences charming. For example there was only one server on a Friday night. We took the last empty table. A couple came in a little after... More 

Thank travelingtravis79
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Never had Ethiopian food prior to this visit. Pretty good! I believe I had the dorowat. My husband was in love though! You get lots of food but don't use a fork! The lady of the house will be quick to correct you. Lol

Thank Angela W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8016 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204-3624
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Overland Park
  • Phone Number: 9136485000

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