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Jun 16, 2007 08:16 PM

Best Ethopian in MSP

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
612-659-7666 (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. 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.


    1. 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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      1. Another vote for Fasika!

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

          1. 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.