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Best Ethopian in MSP

tvdxer Jun 16, 2007 08:16 PM

According to my research (from Twin Cities Dining Guide and other sources), there are a total of five Ethiopian restaurants in the Twin Cities area.

Blue Nile Restaurant & Lounge
2027 Franklin Ave
http://www.bluenilempls.com/ (currently down


2713 E Lake St

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
510 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul

Red Sea
320 Cedar Ave S

Queen of Sheeba
2447 W 7th St
St. Paul

Tam-Tam Restaurant
605 Cedar Ave S
(pan-African, incl. Ethiopian


Now MSP diners, tell me what you think the best of these is.

EDIT: Whoops! I should have used search. I didn't know this has been covered so many times! Well, let's go at it again :)

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  1. AnneInMpls RE: tvdxer Jun 16, 2007 08:21 PM

    I'm not going to tell you - you'll steal the place and take it to Duluth! :-)

    Actually, I hear that Fasika is really great. It's on my list of places to try.

    Blue Nile is eh (as of my last visit several years ago). Queen of Sheba (one visit for lunch, two years ago) was good. Haven't tried the others. I need to get out more.


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      churchka RE: tvdxer Jun 17, 2007 11:53 AM

      Fasika is fantastic.

      Also, there is a place right next door to the Red Sea called Casablanca. I really like it and the people there are great. Here and Fasika are the favorites of my Ethiopian and Somali friends.

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        zataar RE: churchka Jun 17, 2007 12:18 PM

        Fasika is my favorite.

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        Quince RE: tvdxer Jun 17, 2007 01:28 PM

        Another vote for Fasika!

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          ike. RE: tvdxer Jun 18, 2007 02:36 PM

          I've only been to Dashen, but I thought it was very good. Friendly service too.

          1. bob s RE: tvdxer Jun 18, 2007 07:03 PM

            I've been to Blue Nile, Dashen, and Fasika. I like Fasika the best, although I'd like to try Blue Nile again for the sake of comparison. I haven't been there in several years. I'd also like to try Queen of Sheeba - I've heard good things about it.

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              gromit RE: tvdxer Jun 20, 2007 03:14 AM

              I can't tell you anything from my own experience, but my Ethiopian coworkers tell me Fasika is the must-try place.


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