Kenin took me to this amazing restaurant in Seattle, WA called Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant. It is not exactly in the heart of downtown so we did have to walk a little to get there, but it is still within comfortable walking distance of both Pike’s Place Market and The Space Needle.
The atmosphere was perfect for a date night after a long day of playing in the city. The softly lit restaurant was quiet and intimate even though there were several larger parties dining around us.
Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant
I have a fondness for Ethiopian food. It greatly reminds me of the foods of my country even though they are very different. Ethiopian food is a complex blend of flavors and spices but not overly spicy. Stews and cheeses are served on an injera which is an Ethiopian flatbread and are intended to be eaten family style.
During an Ethiopian meal, a person may strip off a piece of injera, roll it in the sauce, and then put the rolled injera into a friend’s mouth. This is called a goorsha. I think this is one of the things that reminds me of home. In Trinidad, most people eat with their hands and a piece of flat bread called roti.
The food at Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant was exquisite. The stews were all flavorful and spicy. The injera was warm and just the perfect texture. The portions were very generous and the wait staff were attentive and friendly. This is definitely a restaurant i would recommend to anyone with adventurous tatsebuds!
UPDATE: We are sad to report that Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant appears to be closed.