There is just something about Ethiopian food that is utterly in the "comfort food" realm for me. So, I guess I'm biased in that way. I have not had the experience of comparing ten different Ethiopian restaurants, but I've been to a half-dozen or so in different cities and elsewhere in NYC, and this compares very well. Every now and again the dishes are inconsistent, but mostly it is delicious. My daughter, who goes to Columbia U, enjoys her gift certificates to Awash with her friends.