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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $20
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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APPETIZERS
Kategna
toasted injera generously coated with 'berbere' and 'kibe'
Fillo Pastry
light folio pastry filled with spicy ground sirloin or lentils.(2 pieces)
Timatin Fitfit
tomato salad with sweet onions, cilantro and green peppers, garnished with lemon juice and extra virgin oil. served dipped in morsels of injera
Azifa Salad
lentil spread with minced onions and green peppers, and seasoned with ginger, lemon juice and olive oil
Salad
lettuce, tomatoes and onions in a lemon dressing
BEEF
Tibs Wett
strips of sirloin simmered in a spiced stew with berbere, kibe, garlic, cardamom, coriander and other herbs and spices (spicy). an ethiopian favorite
Zoma Tibs
house special, cubed filet mignon pieces marinated in 'tej' green peppers, red onions and zoma's special sauce and sauteed to perfection
Kitfo
finely chopped tender sirloin seasoned with 'mitmita' and 'kibe', traditionally served raw, 'steak tartar' style but can be cooked to your liking (spicy). kitfo is an ethiopian delicacy
Gomen Be Siga
fresh collard greens simmered with sauteed beef, onions, green peppers and spices in a mild sauce
CHICKEN
Doro Wett
chicken gently simmered in onions, ginger, berbere and spices for hours to create a delightful stew (spicy). doro wett is traditionally served on special occasions
Doro Alitcha
chicken stew cooked as above but with a mild herb sauce
Doro Tibs
tender morsels of boneless chicken breast marinated in 'tej' then stir fried with ginger, garlic, sweet onions and tomatoes
LAMB
Yebeg Alitcha
tender lamb marinated in ginger, rosemary and spices; braised slowly in a mild sauce with a touch of turmeric
Awaze Tibs
cubes of lamb marinated in tej and awaze, then stir fried in kibe with onions and green pepper (spicy)
FISH
Assa Tibs
tilapia filet seasoned with herbs and spices, pan fried or grilled to perfection, served on a bed of tomato salad
VEGETARIAN DISHES
Gomen
collard greens slowly simmered in vegetable broth with finely chopped onions, garlic, ginger and other spices
Atakilt Wett
fresh carrots, potatoes, cabbage and onions, sauteed with garlic, ginger and tomatoes in a mild sauce
Fassolia
fresh string beans stir fried in garlic and a light tomato sauce
Misir Wett
red split lentils cooked with berbere, garlic, ginger, and other herbs and spices. (mildly spicy)
Kik Aletcha
split peas cooked and flavored with green peppers, onions and mild spices
Shiro Wett
chickpeas, lentils and peas roasted, powdered and cooked in a berbere sauce with a multitude of spices (spicy). shiro is ethiopian comfort food
Buticha
pureed chickpeas seasoned with red onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs. serves chilled
COMBINATIONS
Vegetarian Combination
sampler serving of four vegetarian dishes
Zoma's Combinations A (serves 2)
tibs wett, doro alitcha and gomen be siga
Zoma's Combinations B (serves 2 )
doro wett, yebeg alicha and bozena shiro
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

I have long loved Ethiopian and decided to find a spot to have my birthday dinner near friends who live in Harlem. My friend recommended Zoma as a great spot that is also close to their home, so Zoma it was--I was not disappointed. We...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We went for a friends' dinner last night. It was great! The food is absolutely excellent - wonderfully spiced. The service is very attentive. And the atmosphere is very neighbourhood relaxed. I recommend it both for Ethiopian food lovers and for people who are trying...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tgalis
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

This is my favorite place in the city. Excellent food and service. We get the vegetarian platter every time (split peas, lentils, potatoes/cabbage and collard greens) and are always blown away. The meat is also amazing but the veggie platter is more than enough!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine W
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I find that a night with friends eating Ethiopian food is so much fun and breaks down barriers as we all dig in together! Unfortunately, there are too few options in NYC, however, Zoma is delicious. We had the sampler and the each item was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ElizabethG3945
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I suspect there is other Ethiopian food that is as tasty, and other Ethiopian restaurants that are as comfortable and presentable, but I'm happy to limit my Ethiopian experience to Zoma and not venture elsewhere (and I would feel guilty if I did). Full disclosure...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eugene L
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I personally think this is the best Ethiopian restaurant in NYC. I take tourists there from time to time and everyone LOVES it! Their jnjera tastes better than other places and the quality of the food is more high end. Be prepared to spend about...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MaroonPrune
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Every time I visit New York I always make sure I eat at Zoma. My first experience of Ethiopian food and I've never looked back! The honey wine, the food and staff are all a reason to visit. The shiro wett, masir wett, dorro tibs...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank fijilife
Reviewed April 16, 2018

If you want authentic Ethiopian cuisine, in a warm, yet cozy atmosphere, Zoma is for you. Right in the heart of central Harlem, Zoma delivers! It's a bit pricey, but worth the experience.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank D J
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Zoma has a lovely atmosphere and delicious Ethiopian cuisine. The service is always friendly and the food is always savory and comforting. I love this place!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Madoogles
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We've eaten in several Ethiopian restaurants ranging from neighborhood faves to a very upscale locale in Georgetown. This one was ok. The vegetation plate featured standards made with collards, lentils, cabbage and carrots. Nothing was really a standout and two of the dishes tasted pretty...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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