Tesfa Ethiopian Chicago

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Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine opened up its second location in Edgewater in January of 2024. The family-owned and run restaurant serves the flavors of Ethiopia — Ethiopian style.

By Ethiopian style, I am referring to the shared way of dining with hands instead of utensils. Cooked vegetables, and sometimes meat, are served on a large platter with injera, a fermented spongy flatbread made from teff flour.

The food is lovingly prepared by Moses Sake, chef and co-owner of Tesfa, who learned how to cook from his mother. He runs Tesfa with his brother, Samuel Sake. Tesfa means hope in Amharic, the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia. Their message is echoed in the restaurant’s mission — which is to help their mother become financially independent and not have to work for anyone else — and their mission has been more than successful.

Tesfa is a great restaurant to visit with a group of friends/family and split a combo platter of different dishes — everyone is guaranteed to leave with satisfied stomachs.

I also recommend the sambusas for an appetizer and a pot of “Momma Tea” for the table!

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Address

5352 N Broadway, Chicago

Telephone number

+13126984481

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:00, Sat 11:00 - 21:00, Sun 11:00-19:00

Price

Average price: USD 20

Website

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)