Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11:30
Authentic and satisfying Ethiopian food in a shabby-comfortable Edgewater storefront.
At this large, shabby-comfortable Edgewater storefront there are savory wats (stews) with beef, chicken, lamb, and fish, but vegetarians never need feel deprived. Vegan options include a spicy red lentil wat, yellow split pea wat; gomen (oniony collard greens), slightly sour tikil gomen (cabbage and carrots), and a mild wat made with potatoes and large chunks of carrot, all served on injera, the large, spongy pancake made with flour from teff, a tiny grain indigenous to Ethiopia. For appetizers there are sambusas, samosalike pastry triangles stuffed with meat or vegetables and served with wedge of lemon and a tamarind sauce. Meat dishes include the classic doro wat, chicken stewed in a spicy red sauce with a hard-boiled egg; kitfo, described on the menu as "Ethiopian steak tartare"; and tibs, cubes of various meats or seafood available in a range of preparations and spice levels. There are African beers, served in frosty mugs, and tej, Ethiopian honey wine; service too is honeyed—the staff here couldn’t be more genuinely welcoming.
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