I concurr pretty much with the previous reviewers. Although it may not be the best side of town, it's actually not too bad. It's a quieter side of the neighbourhood, parking is easy and once you step inside, you're greeted with a very clean, well organized restaurant. Okay, so some aspects of the decor may be funny to some, but I think that's part of the ambience. I like the fake grass patch in the middle of the table.
The cook/chef works right there, the kitchen is open to all the diners, so you can see how they work and that the kitchen is well taken care of and clean. The waitress (hostess, owner?) was friendly and helpful and did assist in selection of our dishes (though it is not our first time at this cuisine). It's a decent menu, though maybe just a touch smaller than some other places. However, all the "expected" items are all there.
If you're on a budget, yeah, believe it or not, the $10 vegetarian combo is actually enough for 2 people. But in addition, we also ordered the "spicier" lamb dish (sorry, can't remember the name, it's the first one). Absolutely delicious! We found later, in addition to the herbs and seasonings they use a special fermented butter, that was probably the "secret sauce". The injera was good, I think as good as the other places in town, though slightly less sour. (I don't know if they make it in-house or if they all get it from the same place). Big, big thumbs up on the food. Though we rolled out of the restaurant stuffed to the gills, we were happily and comfortably stuffed. The food was not greasy and neither was it too salty or overly flavoured.
Value? Yeah, the prices seem to _include_ taxes, so all in, we snuck in at about $11 per person, but as mentioned before, we would've been full at _half_ that.
We will be back, if for nothing other than to try the big Ethiopian coffee ceremony (it's $25, so bring a group. The beans are roasted in front of you apparently). Is it my favourite place? Not sure, I'd have to try Fassil back-to-back to be certain, but this place is a lot more accessible and is in the same league. If you've never had Ethiopian, this is a nice place for first try. Definitely recommended.