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Goorsha

4.5

910 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 588-4660
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Traditional Ethiopian fair with a modern twist. At Goorsha you can find tibs, shiro, and plenty of injera.

Twitter: @goorshadurham
Instagram: @goorshadurham


Google Reviews

Photo of Raymond Vagell Raymond Vagell
Jan 11, 2024 5

The food is good and satisfying. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Ample parking (on the side of the restaurant).

Photo of Dire Wolf Dire Wolf
Nov 22, 2023 4

I love injera with its slightly tangy/sour flavor and stretchy texture, and its place as the base of most Ethiopian dishes makes it feel vaguely like an exotic deconstructed pizza. The dishes here have been solid the several times I’ve been. Good flavor, solid heat, and filling portions. Descent beer and cocktail selection too. Atmosphere is whatever, roughly on par with a diner, but for real you’re gonna eat with your hands and enjoy it so dig in.

Photo of Takudzwa Chikepe Takudzwa Chikepe
Nov 20, 2023 5

This is the place you will be filled with an African dish in Durham! You will love this place. The Ethiopian dishes are extremely outstanding. You don't feel yourself eating, because you will be enjoying the dish, you can even forget that you are now full 🤣🤣🤣 The fried cheese cake here is amazing and the lamb meat 🍖 😋🤝🏽

Photo of Bell “Omalicha” Egbe Bell “Omalicha” Egbe
Oct 20, 2023 5

We loved everything about this place! The two young ladies that served us we're so kind and hospitable. They made great suggestions as this was our first time experiencing Ethiopian food. The food was delicious the music was great. We definitely will be back. I can't remember the dish with the cornbread cake and collard greens, but it was delicious!

Photo of Liz Templeton Liz Templeton
Oct 16, 2023 3

Unfortunately, I think our experience would have been much improved by visiting on a weeknight when the restaurant was much slower. The servers were trying their best it seemed, but the restaurant was almost packed and I just don't think they had the staff to accomodate. Everyone was friendly, but we were waterless, appetizer never came, and we had to ask several times to ask for the check and to pay (we ending up having to go to the bar). My food was amazing though! I had the Doro Wot with beet salad and it was spicy, flavorful and delicious. My partner got the lamb tibs and they were a little overcooked. We really Ethiopian but won't be going back.

Photo of luther kincade luther kincade
Sep 3, 2023 5

I ordered the kashka for a starter. It was delicious the collards tasted like it came from grandmas house lol For entree I tried the Doro tibs and the vegan combination. It was amazing!!!. I highly suggest checking this place out. Really nice atmosphere, great food and great service

Photo of Shelby Bowles Shelby Bowles
Aug 27, 2023 5

Great food served fairly quickly. The portion sizes are amazingly spot on. You leave feeling full but not stuffed. They had many options that were gluten-free and could be made dairy-free, which made eating here that much better.

Photo of Imogen Straub Imogen Straub
Aug 19, 2023 4

$15 veggie combo platter! Lovely people working there! Amazing food!! Parking isn’t too shabby. Swanky but not pretentious ambience - would be an awesome place to take a date or a buddy. Really nice atmosphere & drinks, too. This is actually a 4.5 star review, and the half star off is just because the take out containers for hot food are plastic, which is neither healthy nor recyclable nor biodegradable. Eating hot food out of plastic is just never a great idea for basic health & I think waxed paper take-out containers would probably be pretty equivalently priced for their side of things, so no reason not to fix that & offer a healthier take out option. But that is a minor note & overall this place is fabulous; I can’t recommend any other Ethiopian places in the area more highly. This is hands down the place!