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1279 Hastings St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1S4, Canada
+1 604-253-2986
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Healdsburg, CA
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346 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had dinner after a long day. Just delicious. Tender meat. Perfectly spiced veggies. Smiling service. Reasonable price. And there was live music. My son played African drum in accompaniment.

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Thank CaliforniaFellow
Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Six of us came for lunch, we ordered the vegetarian platter, lamb and fish. We all shared and ate with our hands. We all enjoyed everything. Cool experience.

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1 Thank coco-nut59
Bright's Grove
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We ordered 4 vegetarian dishes, chicken and beef - and they were so plentiful we had enough for 6 more people to eat the next day! This place is tiny, and it would appear only the locals know about it. It's in a strip mall, beside a car oil and lube place, so easy to dismiss - BIG MISTAKE! Staff... More 

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1 Thank Colleen L
Bern, Switzerland
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and good service, Ethiopian music, nice atmosphere. Felt like being back in Ethiopia, which was amazing! Really love the place.

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1 Thank Sabine L
Niteroi, RJ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Great food and a cozy environment. We had a great experience there eating with our own hands. I really recommend.

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1 Thank viniciuspecanha
Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

If only I've been to other Ethiopian ones to compare to but so far, pretty impressed with overall atmosphere, decor, value and of course, the food. Have driven by here hundreds of times by Hastings, trying to beat that red light at Clark, but I digress, located right at the intersection. Asked the owner for their signature dish, it's their... More 

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1 Thank MonkySpot
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

You won't regret the amazing veggie/vegan choices here. Delicious injera, and if you call a day ahead they can make you a full teff traditional one. They use millet and both breads are perfect. Miser Wot and Atikilt Wot, excellent, But make sure you get the Inguday Tibs (mushrooms!)

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Thank David R
Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been patronizing this place for about 7 years now. Although the popularity of the restaurant grew, the quality of food remained constant. The dining hall had expanded, now can host 30 guests in the adjacent party room. I think they make the best Injira, the chicken and boneless lamb preparation. They have domestic and international selection of beer... More 

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Thank Kaustuv R
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We love going to this restaurant. It never looks like it's busy but it fills up. We tend to be early eaters so it works just fine. The gentleman that's always there serving us is quiet but very pleasant. The food is incredible. We always have too much and it's priced just right. The flavours are well balanced and we... More 

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Thank Keeping_Moving
Vancouver
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I love the food in this restaurant. I am a vegetarian and they have lots of options, although I usually go for the veggie combo. It is too much for me to eat, and very reasonably priced at $10. Several other dishes are also $10 - 12. They often have live entertainment on Friday nights, Yoro Noukoussi, and he is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1279 Hastings St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1S4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-253-2986

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?