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Pauwstraat 11, 3512TG Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 223 2525
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This friendly Ethiopian restaurant is hidden down a small side street, off the main canal. It is well worth seeking out. While it looks unremarkable from the outside, it is cosy on the inside. The food, particularly the meats, are succulent and delicious. The owner is enthusiastic about his food and encourages you to try the special, which gives a... More 

Thank Don L
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A fun place to visit with a group. It is best to go for the 'combinatie' meals whereby you get to share lots of small dishes on top of a giant Ethiopian pancake. Food was delicious and plentiful (though not exactly sure what we ate: we allowed the waiter to present us with a 'surprise' selection). Interesting range of drinks... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good (quite spicy!). You get full by paying only €24 per person The cleaningness is not very good, though. In general, I didn't find the place very clean. However, the service is very friendly. Summary: I really wanted to experience eating with the hands. So if you want to try something new, come to this place.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you like something different than snails, pasta's or a burger, if you enjoy a good Indian curry (some similarities) , if you don't mind eating with your hands, this place is for you. In a not so busy alley in Utrecht you will find this nice place and it's a real treat. The restaurant doesn't look and isn't luxurious,... More 

Thank Sin J
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I went here with my husband.This is by far the best ethiopian food i ate outside ethiopia,the place is nice and the staff are great and friendly.The food is very delicious..espicially i loved the kitfo.I would definitly go back !!

Thank 14queenxena
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Stopped by after a day visiting Utrecht. Ordered a vegetarian dish but can't remember which one, I would definitely go back. Friendly, tasty and affordable

Thank Alexandre B
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This rather unique restaurant, at least in a Dutch city, delivers exactly what it promises: delicious, authentic Ethiopean food, served on a big plate to share for 2 or more people, sourdough pancakes to scoop up the food (of course, no cutlery here), and meat as well as veggie options. If you do not want to share, you can have... More 

Thank Vidosmum
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Run by an Ethiopian family, this place has a menu but prefers to offer you "the usual". The usual is an amazing platter filled with diverse kinds of meat, vegetables and sauces. And you're allowed to eat with your hands! Everybody wins.

Thank rabsi1
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Been here a few times and the food has always been delicious - we always get a mixed plate (meat option). Perhaps a bit pricey but you do get a tonne of food. Recommended !

Thank Laxmi H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful diner here. There were 5 vegetarian options or a combination of those at a slightly higher price. I don't recall the names of our dishes, but it was delicious and came at a good price! The only downside is that the restaurant isn't very classy. For example there was plastic on top of the tablecloth. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pauwstraat 11, 3512TG Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 223 2525

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