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Gourgas, 4 | 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 328 50 66
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is good and enough although there is too much bread (gallette) so it becomes quickly filling. Try the tartare. The service is relatively slow. We were maybe not so lucky, but it is better to go there on a weekday to avoid the rush. As far at the style: the food is shared and you eat by hands.... More 

Thank Zatash
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with a large group of friends for a dinner. The food is great and delicious. No need to think too much you go for their typical dish or the veg one. The place is well located. Efficient service.

Thank Aleksandar_GVA
Geneva, Switzerland
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237 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I liked the portions here and the staff was ok as well. HOwever it felt a bit like quantity over quality at times and ambiance is not so special either.

Thank paulandre1984
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

we,5ladies shared a big plate of Ethiopian dinner. it was fantastic! you should try when you want to eat something diffetent food in Geneva.loved Ethiopian beer and music as well.

Thank Naoko K
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I haven't eaten there, but they deserve 0 stars. Bought a voucher with a local discounter from an offer they put on to get new clients and called them to make a reservation for a Wednesday night (the voucher stipulated no reservations offered Friday or Saturday - fair enough) and they said they had space for a party of 4... More 

Thank mattwilli53
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My girlfriend and I went on a whim as we walked past this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was good, home-cooked Ethiopian food and the host / owner was attentive. We had a chicken dish for two (Doro Key) which was served on flatbread with beans, lentils etc. - Even though it was "not spicy" it still... More 

Thank Kyras S
Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Overall the food was ok, though we were disappointed at the lack of effort: the Samosa type entré was still cold/frozen inside... The question from then on unfortunately was: how old is everything we are being served? Isn't this supposed to be warm? Etc. It is hard to not compare with similarly priced restaurants like Awash. At Nyala if you... More 

Thank Drew B
Geneva, Switzerland
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316 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Tasty food but we were still hungry afterwards. Service a bit slow but overall a nice experience. However, I prefer another Geneva Eritrean restaurant (Gazelle d'Or).

1 Thank Paulina_Bali
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Authentic Ethiopian fare in a family style restaurant. Choice for vegetarians was a little limited - lentil heavy (though tasty!) but have a loved a few more veggie options like gomen / collard greens.

Thank Rameet K
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

I had some lovely lamb(don't remember name of how prepared...but had a nice spicyness to it. However, it took the server forever to bring drink, food, and to present the bill. Fortunately I was with a business colleague so I had some company. I would have hated to be there on my own. I recommend eating there' just be patient

1 Thank craig30350

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gourgas, 4 | 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 328 50 66

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?