Diner from Vancouver

 Ashley Tran

Diner Review • Jan 05, 2013

My boyfriend and I were having a tough time deciding where to have dinner last night, and finally decided to give Addis a try. After being seated we were struggling on understanding the menu items, however, the owner/waiter was most helpful and patient in helping us decide. We started with the vegetable soup which was truly a perpetual sensation to our pallet (VERY GOOD). The injera bread served with every dish is unbelievably simple yet delicious, and not to mention wholesome.

As we finished with the soup our entrees arrived:

The Addis cafe combo: This vegan dish will satisfy you on multiple levels; the food is well spiced without being spicy, and the different flavors tingle your taste buds! Altogether very good. Although the selection limits you to only chick peas or red lentil sauce, at a modest price getting the former or latter is highly recommended

The Kifto: My boyfriend attempted the more adventurous dish which was composed of raw, medium rare or well done beef..My boyfriend and I were having a tough time deciding where to have dinner last night, and finally decided to give Addis a try. After being seated we were struggling on understanding the menu items, however, the owner/waiter was most helpful and patient in helping us decide. We started with the vegetable soup which was truly a perpetual sensation to our pallet (VERY GOOD). The injera bread served with every dish is unbelievably simple yet delicious, and not to mention wholesome.

As we finished with the soup our entrees arrived:

The Addis cafe combo: This vegan dish will satisfy you on multiple levels; the food is well spiced without being spicy, and the different flavors tingle your taste buds! Altogether very good. Although the selection limits you to only chick peas or red lentil sauce, at a modest price getting the former or latter is highly recommended

The Kifto: My boyfriend attempted the more adventurous dish which was composed of raw, medium rare or well done beef cooked with a hot pepper oil and served with Ethiopian cottage cheese and a side of spinach. WARNING: the medium rare may seem raw, but it is simply gastronomic bliss! If it isn't to your liking, they will cook it longer to satisfy weak stomachs.

My only regret is not going inside sooner! The owner/waiter was extremely friendly and even joking at some points. He made the whole experience memorable. This place requires more then one visit.

My favourite Ethiopian in Vancouver Likes it

Diner Review Sep 17, 2012

I've tried Harambe, Fassil, and a few others. I'm vegan, so I've obviously only had the veggie dishes, but my favourite is Addis Cafe. They have consistently great food and service, and being on The Drive is just a bonus.

Great food and fun to eat Likes it

Diner Review• Apr 06, 2009

My husband and I wanted to try Ethiopian food and had chosen Harambe based on good reviews. On the way down to the lobby in the elevator, an Ethiopian staff member from the hotel (Westin Grand) joined us on the elevator (what a great coincidence for us). We asked him his opinion and he said Harambe was great but his favorite was Addis Cafe. Who can argue with that, we figured he knew what he was talking about. The restaurant wasn't fancy but smelled absolutely delicious. We asked the owner to bring us whatever she recommended as we didn't know what to order. We had a large platter with pieces of lamb in the middle and piles of vegetables around the perimeter of the platter. There were red lentils, green lentils, lettuce with tomatoes, squash, potatoes, spinach and of course tons of injara bread. It didn't look like much when she brought it but it was so flavorful and actually really fun to eat with our hands. The owner was very helpful and gracious in her service and instructions. I would definitely go to this restaurant again. You won't be disappointed!

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1 Tim Diner from Vancouver

Diner Review • Feb 13, 2012
 
Been here several times now. Owner/operators are about the most friendly welcoming people you could hope to meet. The whole feel of the place is warm and wonderful. The Fu-ul appy is a perfect size for two. I usually go with friends and order some variation of the veggie options and it's always amazing. The injera is a delightful balance of firm, chewy, soft, pliable and the perfect backdrop for the myriad of flavours in the main dishes. Best fish tibs I've had. On top of all that it's BYOB with no corking fee. Last time I went the group all ordered coffee's after dinner. The equipment had all been turned off before we ordered but he gladly fired everything back up us. The espresso and cappuccinos were lovingly presented and delicious, and put the perfect finishing touch to the evening. Oh, there were 4 of us, we all left so full we could barely walk and the bill was $65 after tax. Not really sure what else you could ask for. TL:DR Best Ethiopian on the drive.

Nice place Favourite

8 Juan Castillo Diner from Vancouver

Diner Review • Sep 27, 2009

I think it is one of the best Ethiopian places in Vancouver, I believe it is family owned. The staff is very friendly the athmosphere is very nice. We love this place and take our friends there when we have a chance.