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Pauwstraat 11, 3512 TG Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 223 2525
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pauwstraat 11, 3512 TG Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We made a reservation for 11 persons last Saturday, and were glad we did, because the Sunshine restaurant was packed! We immediately felt at home, having lived in Ethiopia ourselves for five years. We ordered the 'surprise menu' for 11 persons and it was so...More

Thank vkn485
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We had a combo dish to share amongst us, which was very tasty and a lot of food. The waiter was most friendly and had so many enthusiastic stories about Ethiopia. He even showed us a book with photo's. A very friendly place with good...More

Thank Mariska123
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The food is incredible and authentic, the service is friendly and relaxed and the atmosphere is always lovely. If you dont like eating with your hands you may not enjoy it so much. For me its part of the experience. And it makes the food...More

1  Thank Kay P
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This friendly Ethiopian restaurant is hidden down a small side street, off the main canal. It is well worth seeking out. While it looks unremarkable from the outside, it is cosy on the inside. The food, particularly the meats, are succulent and delicious. The owner...More

1  Thank Don L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A fun place to visit with a group. It is best to go for the 'combinatie' meals whereby you get to share lots of small dishes on top of a giant Ethiopian pancake. Food was delicious and plentiful (though not exactly sure what we ate:...More

1  Thank JGMKEK
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good (quite spicy!). You get full by paying only €24 per person The cleaningness is not very good, though. In general, I didn't find the place very clean. However, the service is very friendly. Summary: I really wanted to experience eating...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you like something different than snails, pasta's or a burger, if you enjoy a good Indian curry (some similarities) , if you don't mind eating with your hands, this place is for you. In a not so busy alley in Utrecht you will find...More

Thank Sin J
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I went here with my husband.This is by far the best ethiopian food i ate outside ethiopia,the place is nice and the staff are great and friendly.The food is very delicious..espicially i loved the kitfo.I would definitly go back !!

Thank 14queenxena
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Stopped by after a day visiting Utrecht. Ordered a vegetarian dish but can't remember which one, I would definitely go back. Friendly, tasty and affordable

Thank Alexandre B
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This rather unique restaurant, at least in a Dutch city, delivers exactly what it promises: delicious, authentic Ethiopean food, served on a big plate to share for 2 or more people, sourdough pancakes to scoop up the food (of course, no cutlery here), and meat...More

Thank Vidosmum
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pauwstraat 11, 3512 TG Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 223 2525
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