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Ethiopian Food in Dallas?

Wolfpack01 Jun 17, 2010 09:23 AM

A few friends and I want to try Ethiopian food in Dallas. Does anyone have any recommendations? We looked at Queen of Sheeba, but it doesn't look very authentic. I mean, they also serve Italian food!

If you know of a good place we should try, please let us know. We're coming from Carrollton, but won't mind driving.


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    YingZheng RE: Wolfpack01 Jun 18, 2010 05:53 AM

    Queen of Sheeba serves authentic Ethiopian and boasts a regular Ethiopian clientele. The reason why they have an Italian menu, as many other Ethiopian restaurants do, is because Ethiopia is a former Italian colony. I've never been but if you are looking for something more laid back than Queen of Sheeba, try "Dallul."

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      gavlist RE: Wolfpack01 Jun 18, 2010 09:07 AM

      I've been to three Ethiopian restaurants, once each. In my opinion, Addis Abeba (at Beltline and 75) was by far the best. This food was exactly like the food I used to eat fairly regularly in the Baltimore/DC area, where Ethiopian restaurants were much more common. I found Queen of Sheeba good, but the food was less aggressively spiced than at Addis Abeba. In fact, of the ~10+ dishes we tried, I only recall one being hot, and generally they were less flavorful than I wanted... but still good. The one meal I had at Dallul was terrible - low quality, gristly meats and all four of the dishes we got were almost inedibly greasy.

      Dallul Restaurant
      2515 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235

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        kuidaore RE: gavlist Jun 20, 2010 07:55 PM

        Really? I thought the dishes at Queen of Sheeba were spicier, but not flavorful.
        We love Addis Abeba. It's behind 7-11--hard to see from the street.

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          gavlist RE: kuidaore Jun 21, 2010 10:27 AM

          I thought we discussed it after our dinner at QofS and you agreed... there was only one thing (an appetizer) that we ate that was even a little spicy. You've definitely been to both more often than I, so I'll defer to your observations - but I found Addis Abeba to be exactly like what I'm used to... spicy (but not overly) and flavorful.

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            luniz RE: gavlist Jun 21, 2010 12:29 PM

            I'd say they're pretty similar. Neither is all that much spicier than the other. I've had some moderately spicy stuff from QoS at the Addison fesivals. But nothing painfully hot.

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        Wolfpack01 RE: Wolfpack01 Jun 20, 2010 08:56 PM

        Thanks all for the info! Good to know about the Italian influence, I was making an incorrect assumption. I think we'll try both Queen of Sheeba and Addis Abeba in the near future.

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          AlyshaB2005 RE: Wolfpack01 Jun 24, 2010 11:53 AM

          I live near Love Field and there's a decent place there: Dallul at 2515 Inwood Rd, #117, Dallas, TX. The location is shabby with little to no atmosphere, but the food is quite good. And they also serve Italian ;)

          Dallul Restaurant
          2515 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235

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