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Gourgas, 4 | 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 328 50 66
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18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Excellent Ethiopian dishes. So good we ate here twice during our stay in Geneva. Had the Royal Nyala sampler for two and the lamb dish. Both were flavorful and had a good portion size. Tried the homemade honey wine as well. Prices are reasonable considering that you're in Switzerland. Well decorated and even had a running video about Ethiopia. Was... More 

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Thank Wei-Keat K
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The place is very cozy and the food is good with good portions! The price is ok, main dishes around 20 francs. the owner is quite attentive, always worried with our satisfaction. There were several options for vegetarian too. For dessert, we ordered a baklava that was delicious! I really recommend it, it was a nice experience.

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Thank Thanise F
France
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food is good and enough although there is too much bread (gallette) so it becomes quickly filling. Try the tartare. The service is relatively slow. We were maybe not so lucky, but it is better to go there on a weekday to avoid the rush. As far at the style: the food is shared and you eat by hands.... More 

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Thank Zatash
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went there with a large group of friends for a dinner. The food is great and delicious. No need to think too much you go for their typical dish or the veg one. The place is well located. Efficient service.

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Thank Aleksandar_GVA
Geneva, Switzerland
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273 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I liked the portions here and the staff was ok as well. HOwever it felt a bit like quantity over quality at times and ambiance is not so special either.

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Thank paulandre1984
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

we,5ladies shared a big plate of Ethiopian dinner. it was fantastic! you should try when you want to eat something diffetent food in Geneva.loved Ethiopian beer and music as well.

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Thank Naoko K
Geneva
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I haven't eaten there, but they deserve 0 stars. Bought a voucher with a local discounter from an offer they put on to get new clients and called them to make a reservation for a Wednesday night (the voucher stipulated no reservations offered Friday or Saturday - fair enough) and they said they had space for a party of 4... More 

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Thank mattwilli53
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My girlfriend and I went on a whim as we walked past this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was good, home-cooked Ethiopian food and the host / owner was attentive. We had a chicken dish for two (Doro Key) which was served on flatbread with beans, lentils etc. - Even though it was "not spicy" it still... More 

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Thank Kyras S
Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Overall the food was ok, though we were disappointed at the lack of effort: the Samosa type entré was still cold/frozen inside... The question from then on unfortunately was: how old is everything we are being served? Isn't this supposed to be warm? Etc. It is hard to not compare with similarly priced restaurants like Awash. At Nyala if you... More 

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Thank Drew B
Geneva, Switzerland
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371 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Tasty food but we were still hungry afterwards. Service a bit slow but overall a nice experience. However, I prefer another Geneva Eritrean restaurant (Gazelle d'Or).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$33
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gourgas, 4 | 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 328 50 66

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?