Black-owned Ethiopian Restaurants

Ethiopian cuisine characteristically consists of vegetable and often very spicy meat dishes. This is usually in the form of wat, a thick stew, served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is about 50 centimeters in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour.

Those are the basics of what you need to know about Ethiopian food, so you can begin to feast on some the best dishes Ethiopia has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants to get you started!

32Queen of Sheba (Tampa, FL)

Mellow eatery featuring exotic Ethiopian fare at standard or traditional woven tables.

31East Africa Restaurant (Montreal Quebec)

Unassuming family-run eatery with made-to-order Ethiopian dishes served with injera flatbread.

30Massawa (NYC)

One of the oldest Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurants in North America, Massawa, is a staple of New York City since 1987.

29BETESEB (Silver Spring, MD)

At Beteseb Restaurant, we have an amazing menu that features freshly prepared Ethiopian dishes. We are a family-owned restaurant with warm and friendly staff who are ready to serve you.

Kibrom’s Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant has fresh and healthy foods. We serve gluten-free Injera (Ethiopian & Eritrean bread), Rice with turmeric spice, Vegetarian, Vegan food, Lamb, Beef, Chicken with fresh Spicy (Berbere spice) 

27Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant (Washington, DC)

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant is the most enduring Ethiopian music entertainment landmark in the district. Our newly expanded VIP BAR can serve you with full bar for your private use for a number of Celebrations including Birthday Parties…

Quaint Ethiopian eatery dishes up an array of traditional meat & veggie plates in a colorful space.

25Alem Ethiopian Village (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Welcoming spot for Ethiopian cuisine, including a lunch buffet with vegetarian & vegan dishes.

23Industry Cafe & Jazz (Culver City, CA)

Eritrean, Ethiopian & soul food eats in a simple setting, plus live jazz & spoken-word poetry.

Relaxed eatery serving typical Ethiopian fare & traditional injera bread, plus beer & honey wine.

21Teff (Stamford, Connecticut)

Fairfield County’s first and only Eritrean & Ethiopian Restaurant. A celebration of East African culture & cuisine. Ingredients handmade in Ethiopia by our family.

20MLK Café (Oakland, CA)

Mlk Cafe and Restaurant is a full sports bar & restaurant serves Eritrean and Ethiopian dishes. Check menu for American breakfast, Pasta & Pizza selections…

19Blue Nile Café (Kansas City, MO)

18Bole Ethiopian (College Park, GA)

This comfy destination lures locals for traditional Ethiopian plates served in a relaxed atmosphere.

17Assab Eritrean Restaurant (San Francisco, CA)

Warm, welcoming restaurant serving traditional Eritrean cuisine including sambusas & alicha.

16Ethiopian Diamond (Chicago, IL)

Casual restaurant & bar featuring Ethiopian stews (both meat & veggie) & weekly live music.

A deliciously authentic Ethiopian dining experience awaits at Queen of Sheba.

14Taste of Ethiopia (Greensboro, NC)

Specializing in Vegetarian Dishes With a plentiful array of both vegetarian and meat dishes, our menu is sure to hit the mark for any customer. Food is meant to be shared and enjoyed with good company! 

“TENAYISTILLIN” (Hello in Amharic) Ethiopian food and service as authentic as the country itself. Some even say, “Better than DC!”

12Ahadu Restaurant (Oakland, CA)

Ahadu Restaurant is one of Bay Area’s finest Ethiopian Restaurants. We welcome everyone who is ready to experience Chef Lula’s Magical Dishes.

11Café Lalibela (Tempe, AZ)

Easygoing restaurant featuring traditional Ethiopian fare, wine & beer, plus gluten-free injera.

As long time residents of Harlem, we wanted to bring something fresh, healthy, delicious to the taste buds and supportive the artistic talent that is near and far.

Lucy is the common name of a specimen of A. afarensis, a direct ancestor of modern day humans whose ancient bones were discovered in the town of Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

Casual Ethiopian eatery with shared plates, house-roasted coffee & traditional music on weekends.

A casual spot serving up Ethiopian food, including vegetarian options, plus beer & wine.

6Azla Ethiopian Vegan (Los Angeles, CA)

When all six of Azla’s children transitioned to a vegetarian lifestyle over a decade ago-she began modifying traditional recipes to accomodate their growing health consciousness-without sacrificing flavor and heartiness.

5Zoma (NYC)

Zoma is an ethiopian restaurant established in 2005. We honor and continue the old tradition of fresh ingridients, low and slow cooking (braising) and balanced flavoring whileserving our customers in an atmosphere thats modern and friendly.

4Cafe Colucci (Oakland, CA)

Cafe Colucci is a small family owned restaurant in Oakland, California founded in 1991. Since then, we have delighted the palates of Bay Area residents with our unique, organic and flavorful Ethiopian dishes.

3Alem Ethiopian Village (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Welcoming spot for Ethiopian cuisine, including a lunch buffet with vegetarian & vegan dishes.

“Rosalind’s . . .soaks up all the color and nuance of a very Ethiopian block like a great piece of spongy injera. [It] is sumptuous.” -LA Weekly

The restaurant encompasses a traditional Ethiopian “Gojo bait” (country style home) environment. The interior features a center piece commonly found in a gojo home, designed by Fouad himself. 

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