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910 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 588-4660
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Photo of Ted T Ted T
May 28, 2019 5

I have never tried Ethiopian food before and was a little bit apprehensive. I'm so glad I did, this place is exceptional in every sense of the world! They were closing when I arrived but still took the time to make me some food to go. Super friendly staff and a beautiful bar and restaurant. They have a outdoor patio with live music for entertainment.

Photo of Ann Vogler Ann Vogler
Jun 7, 2019 5

Really enjoyed this Ethiopian restaurant! We ate with our hands and everything was delicious. I got a vegetarian entree and my husband got beef tibs. We got the top left starter (ha! Lentils in a pastry...) and it was so good. Loud space but a fun change of pace from other local joints.

Photo of Cee Will Cee Will
Apr 23, 2019 4

Service was a little slow. I arrived in between shifts. However the food was delicious. The server provided very detailed information and even offered a fork😄. The sanitation grade was a 98.5. Would definitely revisit.

Photo of Jason Lazarus Jason Lazarus
Apr 5, 2019 4

First time with Ethiopian food, but very nice. I was a little weirded out by eating with ones hands but you can ask for a fork. Make sure to ask for napkins. Very helpful staff if you need recommendations. It is spicy if that is an issue for you. All Fullsteam beers on tap, which is nice and a full bar.

Photo of Beverly El-Amin Beverly El-Amin
Apr 10, 2019 5

Definitely my new go-to weekly treat alone or with a friend. And there's live music sometimes too! Everything was great. The wait staff was accommodating and patiently answered our questions about unfamiliar dishes on the menu. The dining guests were friendly. One guest appropriately came to our table to inquire about my bald head and was civil enough to leave once our food arrived. It was an inviting conversation. My vegan food selections were perfectly seasoned and even my spicy dishes didn't bother my diva stomach at all. Good atmosphere, good food, good music across from Brightleaf Square downtown, Durham.

Photo of Karen Crawford Karen Crawford
Jun 22, 2019 5

Incredible food and service. Recommend the beef/chicken combo. An excellent way to sample the food. We know what yo get next time.

Photo of Lenore Hill Lenore Hill
Aug 20, 2019 5

We always celebrate the anniversary of our first date with Ethiopian food and last night, Goorsha was perfect! The vegetarian options were fantastic and better than ever before. Ginger iced tea and apple sambosas were also delicious treats. The service was excellent, too!

Photo of Joyce Cahoon Joyce Cahoon
Aug 5, 2019 5

So damn good. The spices are on point. Wish I lived closer so I could eat this every week. Great traditional Ethiopian food. Service is incredible as well

Photo of Sarah Catherine Sarah Catherine
Aug 13, 2019 5

Fantastic vegan selections! Great price point as well. Enjoy coming here perhaps more than I should....

Photo of Matt Lavin Matt Lavin
Jul 27, 2019 5

Loved it. The flavor of the lentils was very unique to me. I have no idea if it's authentic or not, but I'm looking forward to going back

Photo of Lauren N Lauren N
Sep 10, 2019 5

It was my first time trying Ethiopian food and what a great experience. I've been back several times since and it has never been a disappointment. You can order anything from the menu and you'll leave with a smile on your face. I have been a couple times when the owner was there and you can tell he loves this place and wants you to enjoy your experience.

Photo of Duane Gumbs Duane Gumbs
Sep 28, 2019 5

It was friendly . Service was good. My wife and I weren't really hungry we were meeting some friends but we did share a appetizer and it was very tasty. The non alcoholic drink my wife had she enjoyed something with strawberries. I would go back.

Photo of Dynasia Ballon Dynasia Ballon
Sep 15, 2019 5

It was my 1st time experiencing Ethiopian food. It was really good and the waiter was very helpful. I left my debt card by accident and my waiter ran out the restaurant and tracked me down to give it back. That's what I call GREAT customer service ❤

Photo of Candace Clemons Candace Clemons
Sep 8, 2019 5

First time visiting and it was great! The staff was friendly and the food was wonderful. They stuck to the culture and traditional ways which makes it a treat for first timers

Photo of Prasen Gope Prasen Gope
Oct 14, 2019 3

Some foods were served cold, maybe that's the way you should eat them but I'm not fan of cold foods. Foods were not as tasty as Mark Weins told on his YouTube channel. There was a fly flying around which is not a pretty thing to be careful of. The original Ethiopian beer was very good though.

Photo of cherie mcgee cherie mcgee
Nov 14, 2019 5

My first time there. I had the vegetarian platter. Love the fact that there are a variety of choices to choose from that are Vegan. Everything I had was delicious

Photo of Adam Z Adam Z
Nov 17, 2019 4

Seems very authentic. My first time having Ethiopian so take that for what it is. Menu very enticing. Everything looks good. The "bread" is awkward. Would recommend offering an alternative because it is unappealing and I heard other tables comment the same. Overall definitely recommend.

Photo of Ben Friberg Ben Friberg
Dec 8, 2019 5

Amazing food. The flavors were amazing. Service was great. Good came out fast and hot. Can't wait to go back.

Photo of Khoa Le Nguyen Khoa Le Nguyen
Dec 30, 2019 4

The food was good but I hope it could have been warmer. The sour bread was not was good as other Ethiopian places I've been to as they got soggy and didn't hold their structure every well. I really like their collard green and stuff jalapeno, which is why I gave them 4 stars for now.

Photo of Brandy Lemen Brandy Lemen
Dec 28, 2019 5

Delicious food, great service. We also love that there are great vegan options and almost everything is naturally gluten free.

Photo of Wilmer Gregg Wilmer Gregg
Jan 17, 2020 5

It was out first time visiting this establishment. We picked up our order and let me tell you it was amazing. The crust, the fresh basil and homemade sauce was perfect. Anytime I go to Greensboro NC I will be visiting Sticks & Stones!! But they are on the back of the menu, we had to ask the waiter about them. We saw waitress walking out with them and they looked wonderful and tasted just as good.

Photo of Emmily Mobley Emmily Mobley
Jan 13, 2020 5

This is my favorite restaurant that I have tried in Durham. Eating here is not only about devouring phenomenal food it's also about the smells wafting from the kitchen and the fabulous coffee ceremony. Highly recommend for a date night or with the family.

Photo of Adam Z Adam Z
Jan 6, 2020 4

Seems very authentic. My first time having Ethiopian so take that for what it is. Menu very enticing. Everything looks good. The "bread" is awkward. Would recommend offering an alternative because it is unappealing and I heard other tables comment the same. Overall definitely recommend. Edit: appending this review to state that maintaining the authenticity of the food is important so definitely don't replace the bread I just didn't enjoy myself and heard many similar comments so an alternative would be great.

Photo of Doc Snake Doc Snake
Jan 21, 2020 3

Fairly decent, but injera was falling apart into tiny soggy bits that made it hard to eat the meal traditionally. I love Ethiopian food, but I also like it authentic, and I was suspicious of the preparation. I peeked into the kitchen and there were no Ethiopians in there (?!) only an all Latin kitchen. Very disappointing. Server was friendly and attentive.

Photo of Lena Fawson Lena Fawson
Feb 15, 2020 5

Awesome food, reasonable prices, fantastic service. This was my first experience with Ethiopian food and it definitely won't be my last. This is the perfect venue for trying out a variety of tastes and flavors.