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“Convenient and Good Ethiopian”
Review of Zara 2001

Zara 2001
Ranked #611 of 1,870 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Pâquis-Temple
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Pâquis-Temple
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We needed a quick meal after a long day and love Ethiopian food. We were happy to find this within walking distance of our hotel. The staff was friendly and the food was good.

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Thank jimandlisa
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

The place is only about 150 metres north of the main train station on the major road Rue Lausanne and is easy to find. It's a small place and seems quite busy. Not knowing much about Eritrean food, we had the sampler plate.

It came in a huge dish for all 6 of us. No individual plates nor cutlery were provided, so 6 pairs of hands essentially dipped into it. It was a mix of meats, vegetables and dhal-like pastes laid upon a bread bottom. The bread was soft and clearly made from a sour dough. The meats (lamb and chicken) were below-par, either not well-cooked or were poor-quality cuts. Slightly spicy. The vegetables were fine.

Because the front of the shop advertised "Eritrean, Ethiopean and Indian", it's not entirely clear how authentically Eritrean -- it's leading claim -- the sample dish was. Were the dhal components Indian? They certainly looked so.

Overall, an interesting experience, for so-so food, at a moderate price (by Geneva standards).

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Thank Alex W
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

Very good restaurant in the centre of Geneva. Decoration is simple and the place is quite small, but the food is delicious and at a good price!

Thank Marco L
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Reviewed May 5, 2016

We enjoyed three vegetarian Ethiopian dishes here that were quite well prepared (even though we’ve had nicer lentil stew elsewhere). My husband really liked the spinach dish and enjoyed very much the cabbage with potatoes one. The service was a bit weaker (possibly due to language barrier) – they brought me white wine instead of red and forgot the mineral water (one of the two ordered). Also the ambiance is kind of missing, even though we did like the many Africans that were hanging out in the restaurant, mainly drinking tea and talking peacefully. Despite the pretty good food, I would probably not be back.

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Thank ChecaVida
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

services at a high level, employees sofas, relaxing and good music, medium-high price, great food...

Thank jaz003003
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