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“Not for families”

Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #80 of 482 Restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: African, Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed September 8, 2016

It seems to be an authentic Ethiopian restaurant, and we saw some couples dining there and enjoying, but I would not recommend it to families with kids.

The location is somewhat rough around the edges. The food is okay but not tasty or exotic, that Ethiopian bread is sour, and the portions are not generous. The kids hardly ate anything.

The managers do not seem to follow conventions on hospitality, providing plates and utensils, or even serving water. They only have glasses, no plastic or disposable cups for kids. You're supposed to eat with your hands, which is nice, but can get messy with kids.

Nice people and interesting food, but the service was not great, the prices are quite high, and we left still hungry and unsatisfied. Again, it may be fine for some people, but I would not recommend it to families with kids.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank goodguy70
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a Premier of Ethiopian food in Hartford and I have watched the decline over the years.
If you have no experience with Ethiopian food you will probably be awed, but if you have experience, the experience will fall short.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank florenceh316
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

My wife & I love Eithopian food and always order the same thing; the 5-course Vegy Injera. Stopped here on the way home after visiting the near-by Mark Twain House. The owner was convivial & his sister was in the back-house. We were extremely pleased with everything; food, service quality of the meal. Only minor hick-up was that the beer was a tad-warm...no biggy!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Overcooked + burnt meat under a soggy mush is NOT what I expect at any African restaurant. I've eaten that dish in many other cities and never had anything quite nearly as awful as this one.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Thank mmeehan3
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wonderful Eritrean food. Its like being in the chef's home. A surprising find close to
Mark Twain's and Harriet Beecher Stowe's homes.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank SwampyShanty
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