Check out Dallas' Ethiopian Restaurant Scene

Celebrate Ethiopian New Year with a new dining experience.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Sep 11, 2020

Sept. 11 is Ethiopian New Year! Fun fact: unlike the rest of the world, Ethiopia has a unique calendar that considers September the first of the year. The date also marks the approximate end of the rainy season and the start of sunny days ahead – which further explains (among other reasons) why Ethiopians believe the New Year should be celebrated in September.

We're celebrating Ethiopian New Year by highlighting Dallas' Ethiopian restaurant scene! Check out our list of suggestions for your next dining adventure in the city.

Ibex Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar
12255 Greenville Ave #130, Dallas, TX 75243
If you've never tried Ethiopian food before, Ibex might be the perfect place to start! Injera (a pancake-like sourdough bread) is traditionally served with different type of wots – a mixture of veggies, meats, and sauces – and is meant to eat with your hands and shared with friends during your dining experience. The menu is filled with traditional dishes and specialty entrees – you won't be disappointed!

Desta Ethiopian Restaurant
12101 Greenville Ave #105, Dallas, TX 75243
Desta is ideal for both first-timers and long-time lovers of the cuisine. Enjoy authentic flavors and healthy plates like the vegetarian platter, a local favorite. We're certain this restaurant will quickly become a new favorite. 

Abeba Grocery – Ethiopian Kitchen & Café
9560 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75243
Abeba Grocery is part market, part café. The cozy spot is perfect for your morning breakfast or grabbing a bite to eat for lunch. They also offer weekly dining specials – check their website for updates!

Marrosso Café
7989 Belt Line Rd # 110, Dallas, TX 75248
Enjoy a full East African experience at Marrosso, from the food and décor to the music! The menu offers a variety of delicious dishes from breakfast, lunch and dinner – and all items are super budget friendly.

City Café & Bakery
12101 Greenville Ave # 103, Dallas, TX 75243
This family-owned bakery and café has been serving locals since 2000 and is a favorite by many. They're known for their freshly made cakes, pastries and Ethiopian coffee. They also serve a variety of traditional Ethiopian dishes.