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Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

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510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
+1 651-646-4747
11:00 - 22:30
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here because I love Ethiopian food and I was heading to a show at Turf Club... I ordered chicken samosas (which were entirely forgettable) and the lamb sampler plate. I am by no means an expert on injera; however, mine seemed too moist - but it did the trick, and all three lamb choices were so good that... More 

Thank Achilleus24
Rosemount, Minnesota
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Fasika's last weekend. While I am admittedly not the biggest fan of Ethiopian cuisine my wife absolutely love it. Well, to my surprise Fasika's lived up to the fine reviews that people have provided. We did a vegetarian dish and had the beef Tibs. The food was really good. I am even going to... More 

Thank Mike N
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Doro wat and the chicken combination plate was delicious. Very crowded for a Monday night... proving that the food is probably the best Ethiopian food in the Twin Cities

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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I live in the neighborhood and have eaten here several times. I brought some colleagues here, one of whom had never eaten Ethiopian food. BTW, I take issue with some reviews here, as they are negative because they didn't like the very basics of the cuisine (like injera). Just because you don't like it (not the same as it tasting... More 

Thank Jordan S
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

First time for ethiopian food and I would much rather have Indian. Don't at all like their Injera. It is a bread that is very spongy with a lemon tangy taste. Much prefer Nam. Had their Lamb tips and they were very tough and grisly. My wife had catfish dish which was tasty but too spicy for her.

Thank Jim M
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered the beef sampler platter and vegetarian sampler platter. Both were good and gave us many items to try. Some favorites were the Alcha Wot (#2) on the beef platter and the Gomen, Shiro Wot, and Atkilt. No silverware so I would ask for a fork next time. I didn't like the Injera. It just wasn't my thing. Spongy,... More 

Thank Michelle D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The food here is fabulous, but do not go if you want to be in and out in less than two hours. If you want a place where you can relax and are not rushed, you will be fine, but don't go when you're starving either since the food takes a long time to come to your table. It's worth... More 

Thank Momprof
Sioux City, Iowa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A very relaxing atmosphere even when it was busy. The service was prompt and the servers were very friendly. The food ranged from mild to very spicy. Everything was delicious and tasted very authentic.

Thank Mr H
Fargo, North Dakota
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356 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We have the vegetarian sampler platter and it is great! There are lots of toppings and each has its own delight. The service is very friendly and we love the atmosphere.

Thank Larry P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My boyfriend and I eat here every Sunday when we don't have our kids. It's a special night when we get to choose the food. We always share the vegetarian combo and are always very satisfied. It's healthy, spicy, and reliably good. It is always busy, but we usually have great service and rarely wait long. I'm pretty picky about... More 

Thank Alyssa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-646-4747

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?