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Jun 19, 2014 07:09 PM

Ethopian Food

I know there's an Ethopian place in New Brunswick called Makeda. I've always wanted to go there.

So, last year I went on vacation and while driving through Boston a friend and I stopped for Ethopian food. I loved it!!

My only problem is that it was a LOT cheaper than Makeda and that stops me from ever trying Makeda.

Are there any Ethopian places within say an hour of Toms River, NJ besides Makeda?

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  1. Ada's Latin Flavor in Long Branch serves both Dominican & Ethiopian food. If you do a search on the NJ board you'll find it's a pretty popular place.
    The Ethiopian menu

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    1. re: doggiedoc

      Yes, have been meaning to try there.. I forgot to mention I was hoping to find a place with Kitfo (steak tartare).

        1. re: Tapas52

          Keep in mind that Ada's only serves Ethiopian food on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Ada and her family are from Ethiopia so for her it's home cooking.

      1. I was disappointed by Makeda. The food there is just not worth the money.

        It doesn't get any better than Ada's for the money.

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        1. re: joonjoon

          Another +1 for Ada's, and may I say another +1 for Ada herself. She is very friendly and personable. I wouldn't be surprised if she made you the dish if you asked her.

          A group of us were supposed to go over her house and watch her cook an entire goat or lamb or something.. whatever happened to that?

          I got the combo platter there and I had leftovers for 3 days! Portions are very generous, and if you want it spicy, she will deliver!

          1. re: MarlboroMan

            What happened was that I was supposed to do it and instead got swamped with work. Sorry about that.

            1. re: MarlboroMan

              Wow that would be pretty cool. I would be down for that. Any details on how she cooks the goat?

              On a side note, has anyone had the beef stew there? That is one dish I have not tried.

              Ps, thanks joon and mark for turning me on to adas

          2. Further north is Mesob in Montclair is EXCELLENT, imo, It's a nice atmosphere and break the bank the way Makeda does, too. :-) Reservations def needed, though--this place is always packed!