Assimba Ethiopian Restaurant (Central District)
2722 E Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98122
Some say Assimba's the best place in town for Ethiopian food. Try the meat combo; along with stewed lamb and beef, it also includes curried cabbage and potatoes and tender collard greens. Roasted yellow peas with garlic, a thick purée to dunk your injera into, is soft but not simple. The oppressively well-lit dining room might be decorated with old travel posters and paintings of a cross-eyed Haile Selassie, but the dishes are spiced aggressively, with a richness, smokiness, and complexity to them. Don't forget to try the house-made tea.
The Stranger's Reviews of Assimba Ethiopian Restaurant