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The 10 Best Ethiopian Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hearty stews and veg platters with tangy injera are a few of the Ethiopian staples found at these Seattle spots. We analyzed the top review sites and leading local food articles for the great Ethiopian spots on this list. So for the tastiest goat tibs and Doro watt in Seattle pay the spots below a visit.

Find the perfect Ethiopian restaurant

Jebena Cafe

African, $, Victory HeightsAfrican, $Seattle, Victory Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • The Stranger, 2017

    The Stranger's Guide to the Best Ethiopian, Central African and Mediterranean Restaurants in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017
  • Seattle Refined, 2015

    5 of Seattle's tastiest Ethiopian restaurants

    Seattle Refined, 2015

Meskel Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, GarfieldAfrican, $$Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Stranger, 2017

    The Stranger's Guide to the Best Ethiopian, Central African and Mediterranean Restaurants in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017
  • Eater, 2015

    8 Fantastic Ethiopian Restaurants Around Seattle

    Eater, 2015

Cafe Selam

African, $, GarfieldAfrican, $Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Seattle Refined, 2015

    5 of Seattle's tastiest Ethiopian restaurants

    Seattle Refined, 2015
  • Eater, 2015

    8 Fantastic Ethiopian Restaurants Around Seattle

    Eater, 2015

Chef Cafe

African, $, Judkins ParkAfrican, $Seattle, Judkins Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Refined, 2015

    5 of Seattle's tastiest Ethiopian restaurants

    Seattle Refined, 2015
  • dished, 2020

    7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle

    dished, 2020

Amy's Merkato

African, $, Hillman CityAfrican, $Seattle, Hillman City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • dished, 2020

    7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle

    dished, 2020

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $, GarfieldAfrican, $Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • dished, 2020

    7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle

    dished, 2020
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited African Restaurants in Seattle

    Lyft

Ras Dashen

African, $, LeschiAfrican, $Seattle, Leschi
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • dished, 2020

    7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle

    dished, 2020

Café Soleil

African, $, MadronaAfrican, $Seattle, Madrona
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited African Restaurants in Seattle

    Lyft
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Madrona, Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2017

Adey Abeba Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $, MinorAfrican, $Seattle, Minor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited African Restaurants in Seattle

    Lyft

Cafe Ibex

African, $, Columbia CityAfrican, $Seattle, Columbia City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Lyft

    Most Visited African Restaurants in Columbia City, Seattle

    Lyft

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10951 restaurants, and 1286 lists and articles from top sources like CultureTrip and Lyft. The restaurants you see have been featured in CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Madrona, Seattle, Lyft - Most Visited African Restaurants in Columbia City, Seattle and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited African Restaurants in 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

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Seattle. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Ethiopian spot.

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