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Karen K Nov 4, 2009 07:44 AM

Considering going out for Ethiopian apres theater later this month. How would you rate Queen of Sheba vs. Meskerem on food quality and overall value? Ambience not an important consideration. Perhaps there is another Ethiopian place in the same vicinity that we should consider?

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Queen of Sheba
650 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Meskerem Restaurant
468 W 47th St Frnt 2, New York, NY 10036

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    mr_seabass Nov 4, 2009 12:32 PM

    I can't speak for Sheba or Red Sea but I have had many great meals at Meskerem. That said, it's a good two years since I have been there as both my office and apt moved downtown so I am seldom in the area

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    Meskerem Restaurant
    468 W 47th St Frnt 2, New York, NY 10036

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      orthorunner Nov 4, 2009 08:21 AM

      There is a new place called Red Sea that has recently opened where Le Kabbr used to be on 9th; have not had the chance to try it yet. Has anyone been? Would love to hear how it is.

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        Pan Nov 7, 2009 05:44 PM

        I haven't been yet, but for whatever it's worth, a friend of my girlfriend's, who's spent time traveling around Ethiopia, rates it higher than Queen of Sheba and Meskerem (and rates those three in that order). I have only been to Meskerem, so far, and loved it.

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        Queen of Sheba
        650 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

        Meskerem
        468 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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          anil Nov 8, 2009 08:52 AM

          I recently tried Red Sea. The combi platter was OK, the injera really cold, I will give it another try in a few months. Of the three ethiopian in the neighborhood - Queen of Sheba is much better than the other two. Meskerem used to be good, and then in the pst couple of years went down in service and quality. The meats tough; the ingera inconsistent.

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          Queen of Sheba
          650 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

          Meskerem
          468 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

          Red Sea
          683 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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