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Ethiopian and Persian restaurants in Manhattan?

Hounds - looking for recs for Ethiopian and Persian restaurants in the city (preferably in Manhattan). thanks in advance for the help.

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  1. queen of sheba is well worth your time and money: 650 10th Ave. a beautiful family works there, if you're lucky you'll meet the 6-year old son, and he'll tell you all about how he loves to swim in nyc.

    ghenet at 284 Mulberry St is equally desirable... the staff is super friendly and responsive and beautiful. their lamb is always delicious. i would say a trendier/louder crowd tends to go here.

    mmm--- might have to go get some injera tonight :-) unfortunately i don't know of any persian restaurants.

    1. In addition to Queen of Sheba (mentioned above), we very much like Awash on the uws (Amstdm/107).

      I don't know any Persian restaurants either. Sorry.

      1. For Persian, you can try Persepolis - on the UES - quite good.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/39558...

          1. we used to get the veggie platter take out from meskerem (corner of 9th and 47th) but just recently defected to sheba (9th btw 45/46) - the bread isn't quite as good imho, but the veggies are better