With the apparent closing of Tam Tam's on Cedar Street (according to their website), are there any Ethiopian/African restaurants (I prefer Ethiopian-specific dishes, though Tam Tam's was a pan-African restaurant) that you all like here around this part of town of Cedar/Riverside (which I know to be dense in an African population), or, barring that, in the city of Minneapolis as a whole?
Went to the Blue Nile the other evening and was pretty disappointed. The place is looking worn and dirty; the tablecloths are plastic and were still sticky even after I had the waitperson re-clean it. We ordered the vegetarian combination and a beef wot; there was only one veggie item that hds any flavor at all - the rest was totally bland. The wot was fairly decent, but the meat was not very tender.
I wouldn't recommend for anyone to go there.
Various threads on local Ethiopian restaurants
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/559652 T's Place
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/579782 Blue Nile