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Ethiopian Diamond

Restaurants, Ethiopian Edgewater
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
 (Marina Markroulos)
Marina MarkroulosEthiopian Diamond
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Photograph: Marina MakropoulosEthiopian Diamond
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Time Out says

This Ethiopian choice stands out for consistency and punchy flavors. The ground beef in the sambusa is livened with peppers, making the timid potato-and-carrot variety pale in comparison. Vegetables shine in the entrées, particularly in the two types of split peas: the rich yet tame alicha and the spicy wat, both stewed to melt-in-your-mouth perfection and served with injera bread. Fat and bones abound, but don’t let that stop you from gnawing on the kay wat, beef cubes simmered in the “diamond sauce,” a gingery, cumin-laced red sauce with a nice chili kick.



Address: 6120 N Broadway St
Cross street: between Glenlake and Hood Aves
Transport: El stop: Red to Granville. Bus: 36, 147, 151.
Price: Average main course: $13
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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I always tell my friends, don't knock Ethiopian food until you've tried it! As someone who will eat anything outside of, perhaps, human meat, this was worth expanding my palate for. 

Reminiscent of Indian food, Ethiopian features spicy, distinct globs of vegetarian dishes or meat placed on top of a dosa, a pancake used as the utensil to pick up the gobs of meat. Delightful. Crazy blasts of different spices I've never imagined before. Don't sleep on the mead or Ethiopian beer, either. 

Service is friendly and open to helping outsiders navigate the unfamiliar menu. The owners are proud of their nationality, like many Chicagoans. Will be back. 

The food is delicious! I have tried other Ethiopian restaurants, but none compare to Ethiopian Diamond. The injira alone will keep bringing me back forever. Plus, the staff is always welcoming and helpful.