3086 Briarcliff Rd. Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032933.837528 -84.314591
Mon-Thus: 9AM - 12AM
Fri-Sun: 9AM - 1AM
If you can overlook the sporadic service, the food is amazing. I think Desta has the best Ethiopian in ATL
The best Ethiopian Atlanta has to offer. Definitely try the fish tibs and shiro and don't be afraid to dive in with your hands.
A place worth your time – Even though the restaurant is small, the food, service and atmosphere is worth ever minute of you being there. You know how you go to a restaurant to see if their service or food changes in time, well this place, they have been around for about two years or so, and still maintain good service and quality food. The only thing is, you have to remember, place is small, but in a way it is good, because if it was a big place, maintaining such good service would be tough.
Can't Beat this Ethiopian food! – I must preface this by saying that this is the only Ethiopian restaurant that I have visited several times and never been dissapointed. I have been remised to write a review on the first few occasions I visited, but I just had to this "upteenth" time I went last night! The food is delicious. The service is friendly and all the meals are presented in contemporary dishware that's not snubbish but perfectly chique. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the background music is just right.
Most of all the items I've ordered have all been fresh every single time I've been. One time I visited for breakfast and ordered Shiro but couldn't get it because it was still on the stove. Now that's refreshing! (keep in mind it is the kind of dish that could be reheated days after without really affecting the taste). The only cons so far are: the space is really small so for large groups it's best to book ahead and go early. However if you and you date both like Ethiopian food or are ready to explore a new cuisine please do not hesitate...Their food is wonderful!
Charming spot raises the Ethiopian stock on Briarcliff. – Lodged among a cluster of Ethiopian restaurants off Briarcliff, this quaint eatery wipes out any preconceived notions that true ethnic food has to be intimidating. Dishes are served on individual plates rather than a sharing board of injera (the spongy bread that acts as both the utensil and platter) and servers will sweetly offer forks to those of non-descent. But what fun is that? Eating with your hands is part of the deal. Like the presentation, the menu is likeable-but-adventurous. Kitfo, Ethiopian-style steak tartar tests the boundaries while zilzil tibs, (think fajitas) allow diners to make mini-steak wraps. Vegetarians will do well with red lentil spreads, sambusa and soup made from sunflower seeds. For Ethiopian novices this is a great place to start, but the elegance and complexities also warrant a visit from those in the know.
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