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Jebena Cafe

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1510 NE 117th St, Seattle, WA 98125-5139
+1 206-365-0757
10:00 - 08:30
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Sun 10:00 - 08:30
Mon 10:00 - 20:30
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 20:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My daughter and granddaughter had never experienced Ethiopian food. So we agreed to try the Jebena Cafe. Although I had eaten at the other Ethiopian restaurant nearby this would be our first visit to the Jebena Cafe in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle. I was glad to have an excuse to visit this restaurant as I had heard many good... More 

Thank yamhill
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a very nice Ethiopian restaurant. The service is the excellent and the owner is very friendly. The injera is not too sour and the veggies are very fresh. The fried fish is delicious. The vegetarian combo was excellent. The food tastes homemade not oily, and there's a lot of variety of lentils and greens. There's a salad, spinach,... More 

Thank Skelzie B
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The interior of this restaurant is green, warm and inviting, as are the owners. The food is expertly prepared, delicious, and has good presentation. The amount of Injera is amazingly generous. I had the Qey Wot, the beef tibs, red and yellow lentils, and spinach. Everything was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. Pay attention when you are getting there,... More 

Thank Oliver S
Olympia, Washington
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177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

As a family of 3 we split the meat combo and had the fried injera appetizer. All were amazing and the owner came to talk to us.

Thank Foodie T
Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

We loved the warm, casual and unpretentious atmosphere here. The food was fresh and very flavorful -- lots of spice and no watered-down heat. The owners were very kind and welcoming. No pushiness - we felt like we could have lingered forever talking. They make gluten-free injera with only teff flour (some places use buckwheat or other flours in addition... More 

Thank gatos-del-mundo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Very bad and Terrible terrible food , I went with two of my friends and none of them like it , This is my last time going there ever .

1 Thank coolestt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Indian visitor to this developed nation and to the north western corner surely knew i was in for western food style.After a fortnight decided to try some far eastern style cuisine.Lots of discussions and search with simplicity in mind not the cost really gave us this option of Ethiopian eatery. Pleasant drive from the eastern part of the Seattle to... More 

1 Thank ddevasthali
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We have been to Jebena quite a few times. We kind of stumbled on it, as it is a short way back from the main road. We have never had anything but an exceptional experience. The food is great (especially the doro wat and the Kitfa) and the staff is sooo friendly. I never thought I would like Ethiopian food,... More 

Thank Toppertom
Redmond, Washington
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

This cafe is situated in a good location and outside the cafe they have a video surveillance.This was my first time experience in eating Ethiopian food.My experience was fine.Food was tasty but since I eat only chicken or fish,they have only one item of chicken and fish in the menu.They donot have chicken in the Non-Veg combo too.They have a... More 

Thank Pal371
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

I was sick all night bad bad food . Service was terrible . I been to many ethiopian resturants but this one is the worriest out of all never going back again

2 Thank ash2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
10:00 - 08:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 NE 117th St, Seattle, WA 98125-5139
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-365-0757

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