Queen Sheba Helsinki

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Queen Sheba – Ethiopian delicasses

After we were treated to a fantastic Ethiopian dinner during the Spotter’s weekend in November 2012, I was intrigued by that type of food. I already had this place on my to-check-out-list before that so I was even more eager to try Queen Sheba restaurant.

Luckily I was not disappointed! Hearty food, and lots of spices define the Ethiopian food, which consists mainly of stew-like dishes with meat or vegetables which are eaten with a sourdough crepe, the “Injera”. The slightly spongy consistence might be a little weird at the beginning, but nonetheless it all tastes delicious. I recommend getting the platters for 2-3 people, so you can all share the different dishes they have. My favourite is the “Tibs Wot”, a delicious beef stew with onions and garlic – just an explosion of taste! So good! I’ve tried most of their other menu items but this is unbeatable!

During weekdays they offer a lunch buffet and also an Ethiopian coffee ceremony!

It’s easy to get to though not super central – but in any case it’s worth a visit. It’s pretty much always packed so I recommend reserving a table in advance (reservations taken by phone between 13:00 – 15:30).

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Details about this spot



Mechelininkatu 8, Helsinki

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Opening Times

Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00, Fri 11:00 - 23:00, Sat 13:00 - 23:00


Main dish: € 15


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