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Ethio Cafe and Restaurant

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Lunch, Dinner
African, Ethiopian

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For 2 Persons $30.0
Tour Of Ethiopia
combination of doro wot, yebeg wot, and beef tibs and served with a salad and mizir wot sides.
Doro Wot
an ethiopian delicacy prepared with utmost care and usually served on holidays and special occasions or offered to well respected guests. chicken stew simmered in barbere (red pepper) sauce or simmered in ginger sauce with garlic, onion and herbal butter. served with boiled egg and drumstick or strip chicken breast.
Yebeg Wot
gently spiced freshly made lamb stew served with injera
Yebeg Alicha
lamb stew for the soft palated, served with injera.
Lunch, Dinner
African, Ethiopian
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Read this was better than Abyssinian down the street. Not in our opinion! Better value since the food portions are huge. Not as flavorful and the injera tasted old. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Quite decent, tasty food, but I prefer similar dishes as prepared at Abyssinia. My dinner companions ordered the "veggie combo" and though they enjoyed it thought it could be spicier. I had the "Tour of Ethiopia" and although all the dishes were quite good, was...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank larrybard
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The food her is fantastic! We love Ethiopian food and when the craving hits- this is where we go! The place could use an update for the visual eye. They also could definitely chart more- it is quite a barain!! I've noticed some people complain...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank EBA1979
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We went to Ethio Café and Restaurant the other night. We chose this restaurant over its neighboring Ethiopian restaurant because it is a BYOB, which we consider a plus. We were waited on right away and ordered: Beef Tibs and Kitfo (rare) Sides Gomen Wot...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Chillaxin71
Reviewed 2 December 2014

My girlfriends brother was a regular at this place. From the street the place does not look like much with very little seating. We actually ate outside on the patio. The menu is different from what I am used too (I have never eaten Ethiopian...More

Date of visit: August 2014
1  Thank Yudes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This rarely visited restaurant is the best Ethiopian food and possibly food overall in Philadelphia. The food is very reasonably priced and meals are nicely sized. The flavors are very nice too. Even those with no experience with Ethiopian food would like this food. The...More

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank Travelergirl998
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Great food and really nice owners. We were the only ones in the restaurant and he kept offering us more food to try. Great experience.

1  Thank Coloradofamily2014
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love great Ethiopian food. And fortunately, that's what Ethio Cafe serves up every visit. This humble little spot in West Philly is almost always open. I go for the veggie platter -mounds of lentils, collard greens, chickpeas, cabbage, and green salad all waiting to...More

Date of visit: February 2014
1  Thank Mary F
Reviewed 14 May 2013

If you don't like spicy food but want to try Ethiopian, this is a good place for you, but I found the food to be bland. I love Ethiopian food and have been to great restaurants in other cities. We went at an odd time,...More

Date of visit: November 2012
Thank paradingpangea
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We lived in Ethiopia for 3+ years, so we know good Ethiopian food and were thrilled to find it here. We liked the injera and found all the wots to be quite good. We had several in our group who had never had Ethiopian before...More

Date of visit: November 2012
2  Thank Jeanette E
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