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Restaurants Caledonian Road
4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)

Time Out says

An Ethiopian restaurant in King's Cross. 



Address: 40-42 Caledonian Road
N1 9DT
Transport: Tube: King's Cross tube/rail/17, 91, 259 bus
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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My husband and friends and I ate here for dinner last night. Personally, I loved the chana dal and my cottage cheese/spinach blend meals atop the wonderfully sour injera. The latter had a bit of spice but not too overpowering. My friends got one of the veg mains and similarly raved. My husband though said his lamb was OK- he wasn’t as big a fan as of the cottage cheese mix I had. Service was OK- took a while for the check to arrive but we were in conversation so was fine. The one dinked star for me were the toilets: they’re dreary and it’s incredibly stuffy. Anyway overall great experience so will return!


I've never had Ethiopian food before and thought as a vegetarian I may struggle but I'm happy to say I was so pleasantly surprised! The food was absolutely delicious and such unique flavours! I especially loved the fact that you all eat with your hands and share the injera bread, which alone was the highlight for me! The decor and ambience in the restaurant definitely added to the experience and made it feel that much more authentic. My favourite part of the whole evening was ordering the coffee! I know you must be thinking, coffee?! But honestly try it, you need to order at least 30mins before you are ready for it as its quite a ceremony, you'll see what I mean when you order it. The waitress will come over make everyone at the table smell the roasted coffee beans then once ready you get complimentary popcorn with the coffee which is served in traditional small cups! Honestly already can't wait to go back and try more dishes from the menu, highly recommend this place if you are quite adventurous with your taste buds as you definitely won't be disappointed!


A buzzy, atmospheric restaurant whose mixed plates are best for sharing. Service isn't Addis' strong suit, as it can take a long time to lasso a server, and the tables are set quite closely together. So it's a good place to spend time with people you actually like, as you'll be there for a while and in each other's faces.

I have been a regular eater in this restaurant for the past 5 years and i find this restaurant serves very good Ethiopian food. Having spent several months in Ethiopia I can say it tastes very similar to what I had in Addis. My favourites in the menu: shiro, and the spinach with cottage cheese and the chicken firfir. I found the tibs to be not so good, I guess this is due to the meat quality. Haven't had to complain about the service.

I won't repeat, terrible experience. We went on a Thursday evening, the service was incredibly slow, even to pay... we had to go to the counter in order to get some attention just to discover that the credit card terminal wasn't working that day. The food was very poor, some dishes were salty and some tasteless, you may find it OK if this is your first Ethiopian experience but when you know how Ehiopian food should taste this is not even close. If you are looking for a good Ethiopina go to Adulis instead.

Had a wonderful lunch here - amazing flavours were a total delight. I had a vegetarian option which was colourful as well as super tasty and full of different textures. It was also incredibly filling. The service was friendly and the price was good. Definitely recommended.

Visited on a Sunday afternoon, was welcomed by a shabby interior. Ordered food and waited an absolute age, despite not being very busy. My food arrived and it was an egg and a chicken leg in sauce, not worth what I paid. Other diners tried the chicken and lamb kebab, the chicken was very dry, served with a tiny portion of rice and an unimaginative iceberg lettuce salad. Service was non existent throughout.

I had never eaten Ethiopian food before but from the moment you step into the place the warm colours and traditional decor makes it an instant experience you'll want to share. The service is friendly and accommodating and the hands on hearty food leaves no time for cutlery.

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