Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine

1704 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) 446-1223
Cuisine: Ethiopian/African, Vegetarian/Vegan
Price: $$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Attire Casual
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Family / Children
  • Amenities TV
  • Special Needs Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access
  • Bar Beer, Wines
  • Banquet Facilities 50 - 100 People
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Mastercard Visa


Ethiopian food is more communal than almost any other type of ethnic food. The hallmark of Ethiopian cuisine consists of sharing food on one giant plate and using enjera a spongy, sour, pliable flat bread to scoop up the various shared dishes. enjera is the common thread of almost every meal for Ethiopia's middle and upper classes. Prepared much as it was 1,000 years ago, enjera is both an eating utensil and a palette for other foods to lie on. It lines the giant plate, soaking up the sauces and spices of the various dishes piled on top. The eating of this lining or "tablecloth" signifies that the meal is officially over, completing the communal Ethiopian dining experience. Zion Taddese and her brother Eskinder opened Queen Sheba Restaurant on Howe Avenue in August of 2003. Together, the siblings offer friendly and attentive service along with spicy, flavorful dishes that follow the traditions of Ethiopian dining. You can enjoy, the famed honey wine, tej, which Ethiopians often make themselves, with a unique taste that complements the spices in the food. Combination plates on the menu, allow you to sample different dishes arranged symmetrically on a giant plate. Dishes such as Gomen, a dish of cooked spinach, collard greens, onions and garlic. Gomen may remind you of collards in soul-food cooking. Then experience, miser kik wot (wot meaning "stew"), a satisfying, mild-flavored dish made with lentils and spices. In the combination you will find two similar-tasting dishes, doro wot and gored gored. Doro wot is a popular dish with chicken leg and hard-boiled egg, served on a dark bed of simmered vegetables and spices. It has the color, consistency and heat of a fiery chili. Doro wot is of the chicken family, the gored gored has cubes of beef in a similar mixture, spiced in Ethiopian fashion, with berbere.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 157reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I loved the ambiance, the service, and the food. Close parking is a lottery. Aug 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by I didn't dine in the restaurant. Jul 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The staff was super attentive. The atmosphere was great with wonderful music. And most importantly, the food was so good! I would definitely suggest the combo plates so you can try it all. Very vegetarian friendly Jul 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cultural music or traditional dress would be nice to see as to familiarize yourself with Ethiopian culture. Jun 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cultural music or traditional dress would be nice to see as to familiarize yourself with Ethiopian culture. Jun 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of our favorites. Wonderful staff. Jun 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by it was my second experience with ethiopian food, it was very good Jan 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Our waitress was very helpful and attentive! Jan 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tasty food Dec 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Because this was our first visit and we loved the decor, the service and most of all the food. While we do not live in CA, we definitely would recommend this restaurant to others traveling to Sacamento. Sep 23, 2014
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