7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle

Sep 28 2020, 10:00 pm

When you think about grabbing dinner with friends, does Ethiopian food come to mind? If it doesn’t, let’s change that. Gather your most trend-worthy friends, and take them out to one of these seven spots for a feast of Ethiopian food in Seattle.

Known for being served on a communal platter, Ethiopian food is all about family, togetherness, and sharing.

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant is the perfect lunch spot. During dinner hours, expect a little bit of a wait as it typically fills up to accommodate the rush.

Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 2722 E Cherry Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-322-1019


Wonder Coffee and Sports Bar


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You know how sometimes unexpected combinations just work? That’s what you get with Wonder Coffee and Sports Bar. Catch the next Seahawks game at this unique sports bar that offers traditional American dishes such as burgers and fries, as well as Ethiopian entrees such as kitfo mix, zilzil tibs, and tibs alicha.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 1 am; Sunday, 11 am to 11 pm; Closed Tuesday
1800 South Jackson, Seattle
Phone: 206-538-0044

Amy’s Merkato


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Amy’s Merkato is a perfect fusion of Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Mediterranean cuisine inspired by generations of home cooking. Skip the egg scrambles and stick to their wots, tibs, and combos.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 7 am to 9 pm; Sunday 7 am to 6 pm; Closed Monday
Location: 5710 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-324-2527

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Jebena Cafe


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Before you pick a favorite main at Jebena Cafe, stick with their combination options for a great mix of fan-favorites all on one platter.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 8:30 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm; Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Location: 1510 NE 117th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-365-0757

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Cafe Selam


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For over a decade, Cafe Selam has been serving Seattlites traditional Ethiopian cuisine. Stop by for breakfast and try their fir fir on injera bread or perhaps make it a lunch date with their yasa tibs.

Hours: 10 am to 9 pm
Location: 2715 East Cherry, Seattle
Phone: 206-328-0404

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Adey Abeba


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Although it doesn’t look like much on the outside, Adey Abeba is a great spot for spicy and traditional Ethiopian food in Seattle. The flavors are perfectly balanced and the staff is incredibly friendly.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 2123 East Union Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-322-1617

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Ras Dashen


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Huge portions are what you should expect when heading to Ras Dashen. Perfectly round injera topped with generous heaps of vegetables and food is what you’ll be greeted with at this spot.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 12 to 11 pm
Location: 2801 East Cherry Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-709-7626

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