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Sheba Ethiopian - Design District

Melody. Jun 24, 2008 04:19 PM

Has anyone been to Sheba? I've never had Ethiopian food and am curious to try it. Is it worth visiting? Will they wrinkle their noses if I ask for silverware? :)

  1. Frodnesor Jun 24, 2008 04:57 PM

    It is not the best Ethiopian food I've ever had, but it's good if you're up for unusually spiced (though not necessarily spicy) food. If you've never had Ethiopian before I'd suggest you try one of the combination plates they offer - they can be a lot of food but you'll get to try a number of different things. I particularly like the vegetable dishes.

    No they will not remotely wrinkle their noses if you ask for silverware. They do not do the full-on Ethiopian style service where the injira bread is draped over the whole table and used as tablecloth, plate and serving utensil all in one. They will bring out several smaller pieces in a basket. But it's only appropriate to get into the spirit and tear off some bread to scoop with.

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      ldkelley Jun 24, 2008 05:27 PM

      I've only been to Ethiopian a few times so I can't vouch for authenticity, but I liked Sheba a lot. I'll second the comment on the combination platters - it is a great way to try a bunch of things.

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      1. re: ldkelley
        jessierandall Jun 24, 2008 05:51 PM

        I agree with Frod. It's not the best...but it is the only one here. The space is interesting and it's a great place for a group to share platters and honey wine.

        1. re: jessierandall
          tpigeon Jun 24, 2008 05:53 PM

          I'll add to the echo. It is good, a bit overpriced, but fun and different.

      2. Icantread Jun 25, 2008 08:52 AM

        I went a few years ago and thought the food was pretty good (with no frame of reference). Locale sort of sucked back then so never made it back. Interesting food, interestingly spiced, but half the dishes left me thinking I was eating Indian food and the other half Mexican.

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          Melody. Jun 25, 2008 03:09 PM

          Thanks for the comments. I'm probably going to check it out this weekend.

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