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“Superb authentic Ethiopian food”

Saba's Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 328 Restaurants in Fitzroy
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
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Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
Reviewed 24 December 2017

This restaurant was a great find! My wife and I spent a week in Melbourne, and this was one of our very favourite eateries.

Earlier in 2017 I spent two weeks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ate a lot of Ethiopian cuisine. The food at Saba was the real deal, and even better than what I ate in Ethiopia!

We had the three-meat and three-veg (chef's choice) dishes to share. It came served on a large piece of injera bread, with extra rolls on the side to mop up the food. For those who don't know, injera is a traditional sourdough Ethiopian flatbread that is used to eat curry-style dishes by hand. Ethiopian dishes are very distinctive as it is the only African country never to be colonised, and so it has a very well preserved identity and culture.

For the meat and veg dishes, extra injera bread, Ethiopian ginger tea and then honey wines for afters, we paid 66 Australian dollars. Worth every penny!

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Totally authentic family Ethiopian food. A most beautiful experience. A real experience. Just loved it. And truly lovely people. We will be back. Thank you! Plus there's more. Ethiopian beers. A small carefully curated wine and cider list. And.... Ethiopian Ouzo tea, made with amazing spices. An incredible experience all up.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent Ethiopian on dark injera bread with lovely service. We went with a large friends group for lunch and it was all top notch and excellent value. As usual at Ethiopian the vegetarian options were delish.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Wanting to try something different, we discovered this delightful restaurant on a recent holiday in Melbourne. The food was delicious and varied with multiple meat and /or vegetarian and vegan options. The style involves trying several small servings of different dishes and the "no cutlery" way of eating was a lot of fun and well explained prior to the meal. The wines were good and we particularly enjoyed the home made honey wine. Sweet, fruity and refreshing and very reasonably priced. The back of the menu provides a lot of interesting information about the nation of Ethiopia. All together a really great dining experience and highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent meal at Saba. It was our first time eating this style of food and hopefully not our last.

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