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Best New Ethnic - Edmonton

SO and I am looking for something new on the ethnic scene for dinner tonight Location in the Capital Region is irrelevant. Fire away with your ideas

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  1. Habesha Ethiopian 9515 118 Avenue or Boualouang Lao and Thai (The latter isn't that new, but it's new to me) at 10669 - 97 Street.

    Habesha has a bit more atmosphere, and Boualouang only has 6 tables, if this has any bearing on your decision.

    1. I like Don Antonio's on 124 st & 107 ave. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best Mexican food in Edmonton and, as a plus, it's inexpensive.

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      1. re: S_B_Russell

        Not new, but have you been to Sofra or Marathon?

        there is a new Portugese place downtown called Sabre, have not been, looks interesting.

        1. re: cleopatra999

          Sofra yes a few times, excellent. Marathon ...no (assuming it is greek) and Sabre sounds interesting. Thanks!

          1. re: foodiesnorth

            marathon is Ethiopian actually, have not been myself, but it gets lots of kudos here.

            1. re: cleopatra999

              Marathon: Ethiopian...I dunno get it? lol

              1. re: foodiesnorth

                It is likely a reference to Ethiopia's dominance of international competitive marathon racing...like a Canadian restaurant being called ...Curling

              2. re: cleopatra999

                Where is Marathon? I know there is a new Ethiopian place on 118 ave near 124st, but I don't know its name.

                1. re: itwillmakeaturd

                  glad you asked, my city memories got crossed. I grew up in Calgary moved to Eton 5 yrs ago and sometimes I get mixed up.

                  Marathon is in Calgary!! the place up here is Langano Skies near whyte ave.

                  sorry for the confusion!

                  1. re: itwillmakeaturd

                    Just did a quick google search itwillmakeaturd as it sparked my interest and came up with; Nigest Ethiopian Restaurant (12424 118 Avenue NW). I've never heard of it. Curious to know if anyone has gone