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Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

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510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
651-646-4747
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Austin, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually came here on a date. We wanted to try something new and adventurous. The outside looks a little sketchy, but I was surprised to see how busy they were inside. The ambiance is alright. It's a little crowded inside at times, and there was a large cement pillar obstructing my view of the rest of the restaurant. The... More 

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Thank PrettyPicky11
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've never tried authentic Ethiopian food. We were pleasantly surprised. Delicious food and the staff was wonderfully accommodating and staff.

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Thank Keslie J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vegetarian sampler plate is delicious and enough to feed two people. When dining this way, the meal is very affordable, too. The atmosphere is like many other Ethiopian places in town - go for the food, not the decor. It's often busy but the service doesn't suffer for it.

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Thank Dallas R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank CarlaHedstrom
Eagan, Minnesota
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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.

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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 July 13, 2016

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 

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Thank Nicole S
Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

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Thank smdds
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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!

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Thank Cathy C
Reykjavik, Iceland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?