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Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

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510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Get vegetarian sampler, the lentils (brown, red, yellow) are the best anywhere. Our kids were not fans, but my husband and I love this food.

Thank marriedtenplusyrs
Hastings, Nebraska
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This small, busy restaurant was packing in the customers on a Sunday evening. We ordered a huge platter of food with a variety of foods--meat (including lamb, chicken and beef), vegetables, and beans. All of this is eaten without silverware, instead using pieces of thin bread as a scoop. I found some of the sauces too spicy for me, but... More 

Thank CarlaHedstrom
Eagan, Minnesota
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the number 16 and it was fantastic! Just the right amount of spice, lamb was tender. Water was never refilled though so that would be something to be desired in the future.

Thank Zachhart12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me first start by defining what I mean by terrible service. I don't mind waiting a long time for food. I don't mind if my water isn't refilled quickly. And I don't mind if my server isn't perky and happy. But when we sat down our server was irritated to be serving us and I felt very unwelcome. Here... More 

Thank Nicole S
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242 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You eat with your hands, mainly using soggy pancake - hopefully nobody is recording you. I kind of disgusted myself, using 5 fingers instead of the polite 3. We got the combo between three of us, and did a good job. Seven or eight vegetarian piles, five meat piles - spicy and not- and it was nicely done, very tasty... More 

Thank smdds
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and authentic Ethiopian food. A great bargain too. Vegetarian and lamb samplers were massive. Eating with only injera (Ethiopian griddle bread) is a challenge!

Thank Cathy C
Reykjavik, Iceland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High quality and flavorful food. Very popular place so is often crowded but have gotten in most of the times I've wanted to eat there. Enjoy the art on the walls!

Thank 505Jen
Nicollet, Minnesota
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Walking down the street I noticed this understated but well maintained restaurant. I decided to try something new for me, Ethiopian food. When I went inside, the staff greeted me promptly. I had Chicken Tibs and could not believe the amount that came on the plate. It was easily two meals. The ingredients seemed fresh with lots of colorful vegetables.... More 

Thank theguysm0m
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

The smell of spices and expertly prepared meat hit you as you walk in the door. Waitstaff was super friendly and helpful with any questions. We tried several lamb and vegetarian dishes thanks to a couple 'sampler' options on the menu. All were incredible. You will not be disappointed, and I am already looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Joseph J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Ethiopian is my favorite food and Fasika never disappoints! I've been to quite a few Ethiopian restaurants in Twin Cities and Fasika is hands down the best. A bit slow at times but worth the wait. Call ahead if you can.

Thank MarO2314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
African, Ethiopian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-646-4747

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