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Queen of Sheba

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650 10th Ave, Between W 45th St & W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-2918
+1 212-397-0610
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 10:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time trying Ethiopian cuisine,I loved it.the spongy bread was so soft and delicious .its a perfect pre Broadway show dinner place !!!

Thank Guzel16
Coventry, England
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

this is heaven for a vegetarian (try the sampler which has lots of different dishes), and also for a meat eater. food is unusual but superbly excecuted. The anjera that some of the dishes are served on is to die for....huge portions as well which is just what we needed - the Mahr spritzer (honey wine with a vodka and... More 

Thank matty-os
Bucharest, Romania
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151 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We tried this restaurant as we felt like trying something new. The Location is nice and service is good. The staff gave us good indications of what to order. Overall the food was ok, but not as good as we expected. It will remain an interesting experience, but that's it.

Thank dana_christian
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319 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A vegetarian's dream! The food is healthy and delicious. The ambiance is nice. It's a very cozy, romantic place.

Thank Linsey H
Acworth, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

While wandering and looking for something new, we found this tasty suprise. Very authentic food and plating. Attentive servers and good atmosphere (yes it is crowded, but we had no issues ) Looking forward to next trip to NYC so we can come here earlier.

Thank Eric S
Newark, New Jersey
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Based on other Trip Advisor reviews giving this place less than perfect reviews under "Service", we made our reservation for a Tuesday night hoping to avoid the weekend crowd. But even tho we made a reservation a month in advance, they were nowhere near ready for us when we arrived. Our server was friendly, but none of the basics in... More 

Thank Reservationless
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were just wandering around and stumbled upon the restaurant. I really like Ethiopian food and the restaurant delivered a really good meal. We ordered a meat and a veggie and it was delicious. The "spongy bread" just soaked up the flavors and we wobbled out, feeling like our day had been made. This is not a fancy restaurant. The... More 

Thank Deborah C
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were curious to try Ethiopian food and when we discovered the Queen of Sheba a few steps from our hotel decided to give it a try. We ordered a selection of vegetable wats (a stew or curry) and one beef variety. All were delicious. The meat was beautifully tender and the sauces full of flavour and spice. The wats... More 

Thank MugoH
Bronxville, New York
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a date night! Dinner and a show! - We had both never tried Ethiopian food before and wasn't sure what to expect but this place was GORGEOUS. I'm literally salivating remembering the food! We both can't wait to go back. As long as you don't mind eating without cutlery you will be fine! One word...... More 

Thank HGBPink
Chaguanas, Trinidad
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We never had Ethiopian Food before and decided to try this place. It was perfect. We had the Taste of Sheba getting a nice mix of everything. It was a great start for new comers to Ethiopian Food. We are definitely going back..especially for their Menchet Abesh Alecha and Bozena Shiro!!

Thank dillyjanjan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 10th Ave, Between W 45th St & W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-2918
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-397-0610

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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