Submitted Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 7:25pm [Dine in]
We had the entertainment coupons so decided to try this place out. My bf had the shortibs which looked like a large portion but were served with frozen vegetable medley so nothing special. I had the sizzling fajitas which came with very well done onions which I enjoyed . My mango lemonade was not tart enough. The decor has a lot to look at. We had two servers as one was a trainee. We were asked six times if our food was allright which was a little much.
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Submitted Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 1:44pm [Dine in]
I had heard from a friend about what fun Ethiopian food was so decided that we would give it a try.
The walls are brightly painted with some older type pictures but it was clean and the server was pleasant. She asked if we had had this kind of food before, made some suggestions and as I told her based on other reviews I should try the fish, we decided on a fish dish and the Fassil's platter as it contained veg and meat items.
The food looked interesting on it's big pancake platter with the mounds of the various items. She put the dish of fish into the middle of the platter. When she brought the food the server detailed how to break off a piece of the bread and use it as a scoop. There were numerous rolls of the pancake for the scooping (too many for us to finish). I would have preferred that it be warm, but it was OK and not as vinegary as I had expected. We did eat some of the fish which was delicious just by itsself with our fingers which was a treat as we had never eaten this way at a restaurant. It was spicy, but not too spicy. It was hilarious to see my bf try to fold up part of the pancake that was under the salad and try to make a wrap. It certainly did not work as the spongy pancake had soaked up some juices by then.
Near the end of the meal, the owner??? came out and asked us how we had found out about the place. We talked about the lijeera pancake and she told us that if you had gluten issues(we don't) and called ahead, she could make it without the flour.
She seemed a little disappointed that we didn't want to take home the two leftover pancake rolls so maybe we should have.
We were the only ones in the restaurant until one other couple arrived just as we were paying our bill which was about 7pm. Perhaps it gets busier later in the evening as when the other couple arrived, they were asked if they had a reservation. The bathroom door sticks and there was cardboard on the ground near the toilet which seemed a little strange, but we would go back and try this place again.
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