Ethiopian Restaurants to Try


For travelers who’ve already fallen in love with Ethiopian food, you’re in luck—Kansas City has some of the best restaurants around to get your injera fix. For those who haven’t discovered this incredible cuisine, make your trip to KCMO one you’ll never forget! There are four top picks, including The Blue Nile Café, where menu items like veggie or beef sambusas, duba shorba and bora shorba are sure to delight.

Try out Awaze, a fusion restaurant, and fill up on fried plantains and tiger shrimp. Curried goat is slow cooked in Jamaican curry, roasted rosemary, and a variety of Jamaican spices. However, it’s the doro watt that really has customers coming back for more. Tender roasted chicken leg or breast is sautéed with egg and butter, then stewed in a red pepper sauce with just a dash of cardamom.

Getting Hungry?

At Mesob Restaurant, you’ll fall in love with banane pesée, which is fried plantains served with a unique coleslaw. The tassot poulet is a grilled chicken breast complete with a spicy mango sauce. Caribbean fritters feature grated taro root that are pan fried with a cilantro sauce and secret house herbs. For dessert, the chocolate bread pudding and upside down cake will fight for your affections.

Finally, don’t miss out on Elsa’s located right in downtown. This family operated hideaway features authentic cuisine and specials that change so often you’ll be hungry to keep up.