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The 10 Best Ethiopian Restaurants in Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Looking for the finest Ethiopian food in Seattle? We created the definitive list of the top Ethiopian restaurants in Seattle by reviewing the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

Find the perfect Ethiopian restaurant

Jebena Cafe

African · Ethiopian · $17 avg. main dish
Seattle, Victory Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Meskel Ethiopian Restaurant

African · Ethiopian · $11 avg. main dish
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Selam

African · Ethiopian · $12 avg. main dish
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chef Cafe

African · Ethiopian
Seattle, Judkins Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Wonder Coffee & Sports Bar

African · Ethiopian · $13 avg. main dish
Seattle, Minor
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant

African
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Amy's Merkato

African · Ethiopian · $11 avg. main dish
Seattle, Hillman City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Kezira Cafe

African · Ethiopian · $14 avg. main dish
Seattle, Columbia City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Ras Dashen

African · $11 avg. main dish
Seattle, Leschi
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Adey Abeba Ethiopian Restaurant

African · Ethiopian · $14 avg. main dish
Seattle, Minor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 4854 restaurants, and 1116 lists and articles from top sources like dished, Seattle Refined and Eater. The restaurants you see have been featured in dished - 7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle, Seattle Refined - 5 of Seattle's tastiest Ethiopian restaurants and Eater - 8 Fantastic Ethiopian Restaurants Around Seattle. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Chenin Blanc and kifto


    When considering what goes best with kifto, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it cuts the wine's tartness while the wine makes the stew taste spicier.


  • The ideal drink pairing for waze tibs

    Knowing what to pair with waze tibs can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some red wine, particularly a glass of Cune Rioja. This, smooth body, red wine balances the spicy waze tibs.

  • Go for Syrah with yebeg llicha

    To elevate your yebeg llicha experience, we recommend some Syrah to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine marries the richness of the dish.

Parking in the area

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