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$15 - $40
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African, Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

A great find for us as we were searching for a place to get a snack with some veggie options. I really enjoyed what we had which was quite different - fried chick peas were amazingly good ! Great service too.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

We love this restaurant. The food is unusual (for us) and delicious. There are many vegetarian options. The owner is extremely personable and kind.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

This is an excellent introduction to Ethiopian food. The portions are large, the menu is varied and the service and staff are excellent!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 10, 2021

Been wanting to try this Ethiopian restaurant. I prefer the vegetarian menu which was a delightful lunch!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2020

We called ahead, had our table ready, and everyone was helpful and accommodating as we cleaned up prior to eating.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed April 27, 2020 via mobile

I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years. This is the real deal. Have had many dishes and have loved them all. Anytime I go through Spokane I bring at least a week of food back to Montana as no place like it here. Owner has...true Ethiopian hospitality.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

This was only my 2nd experience with an ethiopian restaurant, but it greatly paled in comparison to my first. We ordered 3 entrees to share on a single injera bread (typical style). The food was tasty, but the portion sizes were very small and the...prices were quite high.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

You’ve got to eat here!!! The service the food and the spices will always have us coming back for more. Gluten free options are available and delicious.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Owner/chef is lovely. We really enjoyed every bite of food. There were four of us, so we ordered 3 dishes (which comes with the tej bread), plus a beef sambusek appetizer, and it was the perfect amount.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

This visit my family ordered the #18, Combination Plate, which they say serves 2, but in our case, easily fed 3 people. The Combination Plate combes with 3 meat entrees and one small veggie. It comes with Doro We't; Yesiga We't; Minchetebesh; and Tatakilt Alicha....The Doro We't is a traditional dish which consists of small chicken drumsticks, simmered in a thick spicy berbere stew with garlic, ginger, cardamom, onions, clarified butter, then topped with the traditional hard boiled egg. I absolutely LOVE this dish. The Yesiga We't is diced lean beef, slow cooked in a hot berbere stew with onions, garlic, tomato sauce, ginger, clarified butter and exotic Ethiopian spices. It also is delicious, and the sauce is very similar to the Doro We't. The Minchetabesh is lean ground beef, cooked in ginger, garlic, tumeric, onions and cardamom. The Yatakilt Alicha is potatoes, carrots, cabbage delicately sauteed with ginger, garlic, onions and tumeric. It's very good. All were enjoyed thoroughly with the traditional Ethiopian bread to pick up the entrees and eat them. The bread is very light, seems like it's a big pan cake, but it holds together well enough to sop up the entrees. My daughter had the lemonade. My wife had the Ethiopian Spiced Tea which she enjoyed. The owner gave us an order of Baklava to go. I love this little restaurant, and am sure to return. Ethiopian cuisine is so unique. The flavors are just so different than other food we eat in the West. The blending of spices is just amazing. If you haven't tried Ethiopian, then you are missing out. I'll admit, eating with my hands is not the norm for me, and my family, but it's part of their culture, and it's part of the experience. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Another reviewer below summed up our experience almost exactly. If you are not a group of 4 or more, you will not be given a table inside the restaurant. Even though most of the tables were empty and not reserved, we were only allowed to...eat at a small table in the busy mall hallway. It was like paying for a pricey meal and sitting in a fast food courtyard while the cute African themed restaurant we had hoped to experience stood empty. Our bill for 2 was over $60, and even though the food is very good, we walked away feeling very disappointed with the experience. I hope this policy changes in the future because it comes off as really poor customer service.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Enjoyed this place and it’s perky owner . The food was good and the portions for the main courses were good size. We had so much food ! You might want to share a meal. Loved the way things are served on a large common...plate and there is plenty of bread to dip with. ( You eat with the spongy brown bread instead of silverware ) If you haven’t tried Ethiopian food you need to try this fun dinning experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We have eaten here regularly for several years and the food is outstanding. The flavors and spices are unlike any other cuisine and they are delicious. The atmosphere is not perfect--its small and inside a mall, and the noise and people passing by can be...distracting, but the food more than makes up for it. Be aware: If you have never had Ethiopian food, the food is served on a communal tray and you eat with your fingers. You really do need that wet wipe they give you when you're done :)More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Food and atmosphere were great, staff attentive and cheerful. Spice mixtures used in the food are for sale for great prices; iced spiced tea is divine.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I try to make a point to come here whenever I'm in Spokane. Partly because we don't have Ethiopian in my home town, but I've had other Ethiopian, and this place is quite good. I love that there's a choice of regular or gluten-free injera,...and we always get the vegetarian sampler which is just a ton of fun: 4-5 different dishes, all of varying bases and spices. This was the first time we were there with young kids, and the waitress was great about making sure they had booster seats if needed, water they couldn't spill, etc. My only complaint is that I am completely incapable of stopping when I'm full, I just hate to have any of it go to waste!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4