Sheba Ethiopian - Design District
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? :)
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.
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.