650 10th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.762065 -73.993703
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Simply delicious, good service and well worth the price. Also fun for a first date since they explained the act of Goorsha to us. Overall a wonderfull experience!
If your wondering what goorsha is: A goorsha is an act of friendship. A person uses his or her right hand to strip off a piece of injera, roll it in the wat or kitfo, and then put the rolled injera into his or her mouth. During a meal with friends, a person may strip off a piece of injera, roll it in the sauce, and then put the rolled injera into a friend's mouth. This is called a goorsha, and the larger the goorsha, the stronger the friendship.
I went there 2 days ago and it was really delicious. I took the "Gomen wot".
It is a vegetarian dish made with collards green. Just perfect, well cooked and really exquisite. Plus, the serving is well-done and when you are there, you feel like you have traveled to Ethiopia. Just two worlds: "Try it!"
Excellent Ethiopian food even for vegetarians – This is an excellent restaurant for Ethiopian food. I ordered the tim tim salad which is tomatoes onions, etc with injera bread, and sambosa (lentil) and the vegetarian sampler. Loved all three dishes. I also go to Maskerem down the street sometimes and enjoy both places. Queen of Sheba can get crowded at times and the tables in the corner are a little tight on space but the food is very flavorful.
Somewhat decent – The first red flag should have been that we were the only ones in the place for almost the entire duration of our meal.
The appetizers were kind of a joke, we got the lentil sambousas. They were two TINY little pockets for $5!
We asked the waitress if a sampler platter was big enough for 2 people to split, and she said something like yes or we'll make it work (we could have asked her to clarify now that I look back on it), but she brings a platter out and we were charged for TWO platters. They charge you $5 to share a dish (which is kind of ridiculous) & we haven't eaten at enough Ethiopian place to know when we're getting two servings as opposed to a shared serving size.
Our bill was nearly $50 dollars for a shared platter or platters (couldn't tell), an appetizer & 2 sodas.
Another bothersome aspect of the place was that the servers kept turning the music off and on so that they could watch a show on the tv hanging above the bar. They would turn the restaurant music on during the commercials & turn it off during the show.
To make a long story short, the food was okay. But I think they are a bit overpriced & the ambiance needs some help.
Dark but tasty – Their platter is the best value.
The food was sour and my friends ordered a platter and we shared it with 2 meat dishes which seemed to be like curry dished and we had this with this sour thin crepe like bread
Not that great. Disappointed – I've been to several ethiopian restaurants in NYC and this is one that i was not happy about. The food itself is a little below average. Service is also Disappointing. Non Ethiopians may think this is great tasting food, but i speak for several ethiopians when i say that the food is mediocre. The place is soo small, the tables are placed soo close. Music is good .
This place is not to be missed.. – This is one of the best finds in New York. It's so fun to eat here with a group of friends so you can sample the most from the delicious menu. They really know how to bring out the flavor of the food in season. I had the dabo my appetizer, which was really good. My main course was the beef , which was good, but wasn't one of the best dishes I've ever had. This place is not to be missed!
Best Ethiopian Restaurant in New York – I love eating at exotic places. Queen of Sheba is the best Ethiopian Restaurant in New York. The spices they use are savory and tasty. I'm a vegitarian and sometimes I like to shake it up. Queen of Sheba really exited my taste buds. The scene is colorful and the music in the background makes you feel like you're somewhere other than New York. They sat me right away and the service was alright. Nice ambiance and 2 seconds away from Time Square. I came right after a play and I will come again. Cheers to Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant. I'd try the plate with an assortmant of different vegetarian meals like the garbanzo beans and the collard greens! Yummy. The spongy crepe is a little weird at first but goes great with the meal.
Cheap, Excellent Food, Kind of Far – Far from the subway but worth the wait. I suggest getting the two combo platters to split with a group of four.
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