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“My lunch at Cape Town ”

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 1,323 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Description: Lucy Ethiopia Restaurant opened its doors July 2017 , located in the bustling food hub of cape town inner city 281 long street .Our vision is to introduce Ethiopian and African cuisine to Cape Town. Lucy Restaurant imports original Ethiopian spices to help ensure a truly authentic experience. We serve variety Ethiopian dishes non-vegetarian and vegan . Dishes are served with injera made of Teff or Rice flower that is Gluten-free. Our Mission is to provide a unique and relaxing dining experience and rich culture of Ethiopia.
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Description: Lucy Ethiopia Restaurant opened its doors July 2017 , located in the bustling food hub of cape town inner city 281 long street .Our vision is to introduce Ethiopian and African cuisine to Cape Town. Lucy Restaurant imports original Ethiopian spices to help ensure a truly authentic experience. We serve variety Ethiopian dishes non-vegetarian and vegan . Dishes are served with injera made of Teff or Rice flower that is Gluten-free. Our Mission is to provide a unique and relaxing dining experience and rich culture of Ethiopia.
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Very good restaurant with food from Ethiopia
I can eat many types of typical Ethiopian meals which are served with food made from rice. We eat with our fingers like in Ethiopia.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

I‘ve never enjoyed Ethiopian food before so this was kind of an adventure. Who would have thought that eating with your fingers could be such a nice experience? Cutlery is overrated, Lucy is not. Ask Richman (your waiter) for suggestions, he will enlighten you with delicious food you‘ve never had before. I‘ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

We had a fulfilling and fabulous meal at Lucy's. Nice decor from the other Ethiopian restaurants we have been to - food was also very flavourful with lots of options on the menu.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Lucyonlong, Manager at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

AmbiSK
Thanking you for the excellent review , we aim to please and we hope to see you soon again.

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Reviewed May 9, 2019

There were six of us and we shared the set menu which they made up two of them for three each. It included the starter, the main course with seven different dishes, the dessert course and tea or coffee. I am a wimp and they were able to accommodate my not wanting spicy hot dishes. I think my favorite was the lamb.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Lucyonlong, Manager at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

DnDon2014
Thanking you for your review ,diversity in our menu's is what keeps our customers happy .

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Reviewed March 19, 2019

We went to Lucy's for lunch one day while walking along Long Street - more out of curiosity to taste what Ethiopian food would taste like.
Once we had ordered, under the expert and humorous guidance of the waiter/barman, he helped us wash our hands at table in traditional style.
Already placed on the table was what looked like a wicker 'Tajine' shaped basket....which on closer inspection had a circular glass pane within. That intrigued us even more. But our curiosity was short lived when the food arrived. The lid was taken off the wicker tray - and an enamel serving platter placed on it, covered with what looked like a paper sheet! The two dishes we'd ordered were placed on this 'paper', and expertly overturned. Next came a smaller basket of what looked like rolled up napkins. Seeing our puzzlement the waiter explained with a broad grin that what we thought was the paper on the serving tray was an Ethiopian flat bread - Injera - made of rice, and the rolled up 'napkins' were also Injera made of rice (white) and Sorghum (dark). They looked exactly like Indian dosas/Aapams - and so, like the good Indians we are, we knew how to tuck in!
We had ordered a pumpkin dish, and a lamb dish...both very tasty, and totally of new flavours to our palates. Eating with our hands was no novelty to us and we had soon polished off as much as we could! which wasn't even half the amount of flatbread served to us.
I then ordered Ethiopian coffee - which was served as ceremoniously any cha-nu ceremony anywhere. A salver with the coffee pot, the Kawah cup etc. were accompanied with a charcoal ember on which some Loban - Gum Benzoin I think - whose heady fragrance was familiar as well.
A lovely meal, beautifully presented and tasty to boot! where could you possibly go wrong!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Lucyonlong, Manager at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

LailaFreddy
Thanking you for your detailed review ,much appreciated .

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