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Posted by zvelf on 02/20/2014
The food is great, but you have to know what to order. I highly recommend the salmon tebsi, the duba b’siga (ground beef with pumpkin), the hamli (spinach), and shrimp hiwas. They are so sumptuous and well spiced. Each main entrée comes with two smaller vegetable portions which you can designate if you want to. The only con is that the food preparation takes a long time. Expect to wait at least 20 minutes for the food to come out and 30 minutes is not unusual.
Posted by Jojo on 10/23/2012
The vegetables are delicious and the honey wine too. Went here with my friends. Not alot of food served.
Posted by berangere26 on 05/24/2012
We had dinner at Massawa 2 nights ago. It was not our first time there but we were so disappointed with the food. The portions were really small. We ordered beef and vegetable combo and ended up with 2 tablespoons of vegetable. Left the restaurant hungry. We won't go back, we'd rather have ethiopian food at Ethio.
Posted by Mambolicious on 02/24/2012
The service is like most Ethiopian restaurants; laid back, just like the people. However their Shiro & Greens rock! I've tasted other veggies that were ok but those are the ones that impress me. I'm an Ethiopian food fiend & I have been blessed to have eaten it in cities like DC, MD, VA, LA & NY. My current favorite is in Brooklyn. PS., You will score points with the waitstaff if you acknowledge that they are Eritrean.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2011
I've tried Ethiopian food at two other places in the city; the food here was ok. I tried four vegan dishes (I'm not vegetarian), but the Shiro was very delicious; the other three were ok. The honey wine was good, but I've had better. Place is crowded, many others seem to like it!
Posted by Lisa on 10/09/2011
The food is extremely delicious and I always find myself wanting to go back, but the prices are a bit much. There are better deals elsewhere, but if you are looking for specifically Ethiopian food, it is a good place.
Posted by Book Lover on 01/24/2011
I've never had Ethiopian food so I chose this place because of the good reviews and the "A" rating. I was looking forward to a wonderfully flavored, warm and spicy Ethiopian meal. Instead I got food that was a little cold, bland and boring. Waitstaff was equally bland - our server showed no emotion, offered no advice or info about the menu and choice of dishes. Granted our waitstaff seemed painfully shy but a little enthusiasm would have helped! To make matters worse, the food was a little pricey and I was hungry 2 hours later! Best things on the menu were the beef patties (appetizer), the Honey Wine and the NY Cheesecake. Too bad - I had hoped to become a regular diner at Massawa.