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Posted by Andy M on 02/17/2007
Very unique experience. Food was good. Definitely worth the trip. Service was a little spotty, but not bad enough to make a big difference. I've never had other ethiopian food to compare it to but I liked it and would go back.
Posted by LadyLeggs on 02/07/2007
Queen of Sheba is a very good Ethiopian restaurant, I have been to a few Ethiopian restaurants in the city but none were as good as Sheba's. The service is good, the atomsphere is cozy and friendly and you never leave hungry. My friends and I go quite often.
Posted by Lou on 01/28/2007
Never eaten Ethiopian before so can't compare it to anything but we really enjoyed it in here. We had the Vegetarian Platter and the Taste of Sheba Platter between the two of us and there was plenty of food (if not too much!) Service was a little slow but the place was packed out, I was glad we were sat near the window at the quieter end of the restaurant. The food tasted similar to indian food but without the hot spices, instead you just get a great flavour infusion - if you like to try something different I'd definatley recommend eating here - food and 2 diet cokes came to just over $40.
Posted by ben on 01/28/2007
Although Awash restaurant on 106 and Amsterdam used to be the best Ethiopian food in New York City. In the past 2 years Queen of Sheba has now become the best Ethiopian food hands down. Try any of their meat dishes or vegetarian dishes. You won't regret it. Especially recommended for experienced Ethiopian food eaters.
Posted by Shaeda on 01/10/2007
The atmosphere, the food.......absolutely fabulous. I used to frequent a restaurant in Toronto Canada called the Queen of Sheba that was unbelievable and missing it severely since I've moved here.....I was overjoyed to find this place. I was a little skeptical after reading the last review but I couldn't help myself and I was so glad I went. Ihad the Veg Plate, went there alone happily and the atmosphere was so welcoming for me to sit and read before my food came my waitress was nice and very attentive.I loved it immensely and can't wait to go again....The food was flavourful, the injera beautiful I have not one single solitary complaint. I am in love.
Posted by Zach on 09/03/2006
The other reviews made this place sound like the greatest Ethiopian outside Ethiopia, well I disagree. The food was bland and flavorless. Injera is a staple, but it had no flavor. I suspect, they didn't allow it to ferment properly and develop its proper sourdough-like flavor. The doro tibs were disappointing and bland. The collard greens were wll undercooked and the yellow split peas were also undercooked and very bland. If you have never had Ethiopian before, do not come here. If you are a conissouer or have a developing taste for Ethiopian start elsewhere.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/12/2006
We had a great meal here. Only one of the four of us had ever eaten Ethiopian food before, so I can't really compare to other Ethiopian restaurants, but the food at Queen of Sheba was fantastic. It's a communal eating experience, so you might want to coordinate with others at your table, but we had a great time sampling each other's meals. We had two vegetarian dishes, the misir wot (lentils) and the buticha (finely milled chickpeas) and two meat entrees, the lega tibs (cubes of lamb) and the Taste of Sheba, a combination of the five Mesob Center items. There wasn't an item on the table that we didn't like. And it is fun to eat with your hands for an evening. Highly recommend!