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, Suggested
  • 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.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 117reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food and the service were amazing! Mar 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent, unique food, very friendly service Mar 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by We tried the lamb tibbs, beef tibs and doro wot. The beef was very tough and pretty much not edible. The service was friendly, but very slow (we were the only ones there) Mar 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wonderful change of pace from other dining experiences. Very flavorful food! Dec 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food is delicious. Staff is friendly. Ambience is very authentic. One of our faves! Nov 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by magnifique Oct 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was great! Place has nice Ethiopian pictures. I say it is good for a big group since 2-3 people can share a large plate. Sep 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Food is outstanding! Service was fair; the waitress was sullen at first. Sep 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The great food was matched by the great service. We had never been to this restaurant, but the staff made recommendations that will certainly bring us back again. Absolutely delicious!! Sep 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by I eat here on a regular basis. The beef tibs where grissly and tough. I wonder if its because we used a coupon? Normally they are very good. Sep 11, 2013
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