For Tonight: Who has the best Kitfo (Ethiopian-Spiced Raw Beef) in the LA/OC area?
Craving really good spicy, flavorful kitfo. My current favorite places to get it are Rosalind's and Ibex but I would like to try another restaurant. As a point of comparison, I do not like Meals by Genet as I think they dumb down their spice profile for Americans. (Note I do not mean heat - you can get hot food there, it just lacks the subtle flavors vs other restaurants in Little Ethiopia on Fairfax.) I have never been to any of the Ethiopian restaurants in Anaheim: have car will travel if the hounds recommend it.
I love kitfo, and I've always enjoyed the version at Merkato, which is spicy and authentic. I know it's very near the others you've tried, but it's delicious.
Although I have yet to try it, I have seen the kitfo at Awash, and it also looks excellent:
Hope that helps.
Too late now, but I love the kitfo at Tana in Anaheim. You may have to convince them to give it to you the 'real' way but it doesn't take much convincing, and they bring it with a smile when it's ready... I love it, and the homemade cheese that comes with it too.