I'm a huge fan of Ethiopian/Eritrean food and this is one of the best restaurants I've been to out of NYC/SF/PDX. I went with a group of 6 last night without a reservation. We were seated immediately and the order was taken shortly after we were all seated and ready. I thought the food came quickly given how fresh everything is.
The menu boasts a wide combination of Ethiopian and Mediterranean food with lots of options for meat eaters, veggies, and vegans. As vegans, we were happy to read on the menu that all of the vegetarian choices are vegan, and everything was clearly marked.
We ordered three vegetarian combinations which came with a great variety of dishes. Then we also ordered three dishes a la carte - the mushroom nibs (in a thick spiced sauce with onions, like the typical beef dish), a sort of roasted potato dish, and a spicy pureed chickpea dish.
The veggie combos each came on a tray, and there was a fourth tray to go with the three platters of a la carte dishes. That tray had three piles of a cool lentil salad with red onions, tomatoes, etc. which was nice if you need a refreshing break. The injera was thick and tasty and there was plenty of it.
We could not decide which dish we liked best - everything was so tasty. You could tell right away when it arrived. Bad Ethiopian food often looks like baby food, whereas even the soft or pureed dishes here were freshly made.
They have 5 types of Ethiopian beer as well as a spiced tea (which I got and it was really good) and Ethiopian coffee, which you can order by the cup or with the pouring ritual, like Turkish coffee.
The cost came to $12.50 each including an 18% gratuity, and we were all stuffed. Although the service was a tad slow before we ordered, the owner came over to check on us a few times, left a pitcher of ice water so that we wouldn't run out, and a big basket of injera - there was even some left over! I am so happy to have tried this place - I will be back soon and often!