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Zehabesha Traditional Ethiopian Food

5030 50th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3R8, Canada
+1 867-873-6400
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (17 reviews)
“goat curry” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5030 50th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3R8, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Definitely a 5 star meal in YK. The food was really flavorful (curry chicken & the sample platter with beef). The injera was great and everything seemed to be uniquely spiced. Make sure you go if you’re in YK!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K9334ASscotth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Great Ethiopian food for a great price. The service is excellent and so is the food. The curried goat is amazing.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philwilhelm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always have the vegan platter when I visit and it has been consistently delicious! I usually go just with my partner who eats meat (he loves the meat dishes as much as I love the veggie ones) but I have brought my daughters when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kimackenzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried curried goat, very very tasty! I love it so much. Big plate enough for 1 person! Reasonable price.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ivsyw0415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ethiopian food in Yellowknife?? It's true. And it was amazing. Dinner here was one of the highlights of our trip. Our group of four ordered 3 dishes and it was almost too much food. I'm usually not partial to goat, but here it was tender,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mikan
Reviewed 8 December 2018

I got their Mahiberawi combination and goat curry. Both portions were huge! I recommend sharing a plate of food. Both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian items were very flavorful and the combination I got was like a sampler of many dishes together.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank luvhappysmile
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Delicious food, and was very surprised about how quickly they were able to serve us. I went with another vegan and he also really enjoyed his meal. The place filled up quickly for lunch. Nice atmosphere. Great pricing/value for money.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laura S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It's top one choice in TripAdvisor so we decided to have a trial. THe food that we ordered is prime beef with soft flatbread, green salad and a Ethiopian coffee. The beef, bread, salad and coffee all taste good. My wife like the coffee a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Addicted_to_scenery
Samvel S, Director of Sales at Zehabesha Traditional Ethiopian Food, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We have never had Ethiopian food before so we decided to give it a try. The first impression was the portion was huge; the food was really flavorful, perfectly combined many kinds of spices, it was like a symphony in my mouth. I wish there...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aliciachu
Reviewed 19 September 2018

this is my goto restaurant in yellowknife, when i want a tasty meal i go here. when going with a few friends get the sampler platter and don't be in a rush.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris C
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9 February 2016|
Response from CTGnNWT | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, all dishes are gluten-free. The dishes come with either rice or injera. Injera is made from teff, a gluten-free grain. The vegetarian menu is also vegan.
Syed Usman A
26 January 2016|
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Response from CTGnNWT | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the goat dishes are always halal and the chicken usually is (unless product isn't available). Just double-check before ordering.
10 May 2015|
Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 11AM - 9PM.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5030 50th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: +1 867-873-6400
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Providing the city of Yellowknife the best in authentic Ethiopian cuisine. We serve slow-cooked and succulent meat dishes seasoned with exotic spices. We offer a variety of fresh, protein-packed, and nourishing vegetarian dishes. You can enjoy your meal at a table or even dine around a Mesob, a traditional woven wicker table, for a complete Ethiopian dining experience. You can Gursha, the act of feeding someone you love, till your heart's content! And then finish your dining experience with a cup of Ethiopian coffee or Oregano tea.
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