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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 C. Shephard C. Shephard
Jan 29, 2023 5

Authentic Ethiopian Food, great atmosphere, and location. The food is great and has good vegan options. Only one hostesses/bartendar so be prepared to wait. They were not super busy and this was my first time so hopefully they have the young lady some help on busy days. She was pleasant and attended well to our needs.

Photo of Ashenafi Assefa Ashenafi Assefa
Jul 24, 2022 5

This is amazing! Quality food, authentic test and excellent service. Goorsha can accommodate those who want to test something different or those who missed habesha test. I liked it.

Photo of John Louie John Louie
Jul 23, 2022 5

Carefully made, rich and boldly spiced but with delicate flavors I have missed at other Ethiopian restaurants. The injera is really nicely sour, too. They have a whole menu of local hard ciders! With the dishes individually served like this, you can share or not depending on how close you feel to the other diners at your table.

Photo of Luz Schvindt Luz Schvindt
Jul 22, 2022 5

The food was delicious and my friends and I met the owner and chatted for a bit, learning more about the food and the benefits it has on our body. The staff was nice and the location was an intimate size, which was perfect! I really enjoyed the Ethiopian music that was lightly playing in the background too. I would definitely recommend this place to others.

Photo of Erin Barnes Erin Barnes
Jul 16, 2022 5

Authentic Ethiopian food. My first ever experience was in college. The food is truly delicious. The flavors are phenomenal. I definitely recommend. Don’t be hesitant. The owner is so sweet and lets you know what to order. You will not be disappointed!

Photo of Tierra Kim Tierra Kim
Jul 15, 2022 3

Giving 3 stars because I’m Ethiopian but the food is doesn’t take like Ethiopian food. It’s missing the authentic taste… no berbere no salt, just bland. You can tell it wasn’t made by Ethiopian chief. Please fix this!

Photo of John Griffith John Griffith
Jul 7, 2022 4

Spent this past July 4th dinner hour here. Many restaurants were closed and Goorsha had great reviews. We were not disappointed. Great family run business, very friendly and the food was outstanding. Perfect seasoning, prepared awesome. Not much ambiance, but that was beautiful in its own right. Would definitely eat there again.

Photo of Sara Wagger Sara Wagger
Jun 20, 2022 5

I've eaten at Goorsha several times, both dine-in and to-go. It's been delicious every time!! The food is always fresh, healthy, and comforting. The staff is super friendly and accommodating, despite being shorthanded at times when I've gone (like many places nowadays). Make sure to get extra Ingera to soak up any leftover sauce! If you've ever thought about trying Ethiopian food or just want to try something different and tasty, Goorsha is a great place to go!

Photo of Katrina Garrison Katrina Garrison
Jun 6, 2022 5

Delicious! Everything we tried was amazing - from the appetizer to the main dishes (lamb, chicken & beef) to the Ethiopian cocktail to the desserts (the fried cheesecake was the big hit!). The server was attentive and kind and sang happy birthday to our twins. The owner was wonderful - he came and talked to us after the meal. We will recommend to everyone!

Photo of Angie M Angie M
Jun 5, 2022 5

This is our favorite Ethiopian restaurant. We drive 40 minutes to get here because it is worth it!!! My son is allergic to wheat and it's relatives the injeera here is made of 100% teff unlike other places where some other grains are added causing allergic reactions. The portions are just right, taste is authentic. Clean restaurant with excellent service.The food doesn't take too long to get ready which is nice when you are really hungry. I would recommend this restaurant.

Photo of Mike Sudol Mike Sudol
Apr 24, 2022 5

Great Ethiopian food! The menu explained the dishes well and the server was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone who would like to try (and enjoy) authentic Ethiopian cooking.

Photo of Andrew Strachan Andrew Strachan
Apr 22, 2022 4

Great Ethiopian food but have had better. We ordered the sampler for 2 for 46$ which was well portioned. My only critique is that it could be spicier and the lamb was quite dry. Otherwise this is a great place as an introduction into east African food.

Photo of Kate Campbell Kate Campbell
Apr 15, 2022 5

Absolutely fantastic place for authentic Ethiopian restaurant. The service was delightful and quick even though it was so busy! Sit outside if you can for a great view. The food is flavorful and portions are generous – perfect for sharing!!

Photo of Kenya Ellison (hbcublackgirl) Kenya Ellison (hbcublackgirl)
Apr 4, 2022 3

Food was delicious for the most part, the injera was a little too sour for my taste; and our waitress was lovely. However, when we requested for our checks to be split into 3 separate parties (there were only 6 meals total on the ticket), we were explicitly told “that’s too much work.” And when we explained that when we sat down, we weren’t given the option of splitting our ticket prior, we were explicitly questioned “well, did you ask?” Then the same woman went on to lecture us about how it’s our sole responsibility to mention if we want the checks split as soon as we’re seated, then she went on to explain this is how a majority of restaurants handle checks, regardless, of if that’s been our own personal experience. Her tone was very condescending and ruined my experience and perception of the restaurant. I am unsure of her role at Goorsha; however, I hope moving forward, the woman who degraded us is able to learn interpersonal skills.

Photo of Deena H Deena H
Apr 3, 2022 3

While the food here never fails to disappoint, the service is pretty abysmal. It takes a good while for the waiter to see you’re seated even if you’re sitting outside at 3pm on a Sunday when it’s hardly busy. They don’t come by much to refill waters either. It takes around 45 minutes to get your food, but the food is all really delicious and it’s the only Ethiopian restaurant that’s central to downtown so I’d still recommend checking it out - although my advice would be skip dine-in completely and just order takeout.