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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

3900 Pickett Rd., Ste. A Send to Phone
Ethiopian food with the proper flavor and spice balance --- and plenty of injera bread.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant Restaurant Review

: In the metro area, Ethiopian restaurants cluster in distinct neighborhoods, but Sheba in Fairfax breaks that pattern. Opened by a zealous young Ethiopian woman who is as fussy about her food as any high-end chef, Sheba offers a panoply of flavors and textures, all presented against the backdrop of Ethiopia’s classic bread, the spongy injera. For those who know this exotic cuisine, several of Sheba’s dishes, such as the doro wat (chicken in a special sauce) and the kitfo (minced lean beef, often served raw but here rare or cooked as well), will reveal some familiar flavors. But Sheba presents assa kitfo (diced fish in a spicy sauce), derek tibs (diced beef sautéed in onion) and goden tibs (beef ribs sautéed until crisp), too. Portions are plentiful, and staff will replace the injera if you gobble it up before the entrées are gone. While its location in a neighborhood that is more commercial than residential is slightly off the beaten path, Sheba is worth using your GPS to find.


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