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QUEEN SHEBA ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT

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Queen Sheba, a charming Ethiopian restaurant on Broadway @17th.

ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH BUFFET
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN

Queen Sheba, a charming Ethiopian restaurant on Broadway @17th. Ethiopian food is more communal than almost any other type of ethnic food. The hallmark of Ethiopian cuisine consists of sharing food on one giant plate and using enjera a spongy, sour, pliable flat bread to scoop up the various shared dishes. enjera is the common thread of almost every meal for Ethiopia’s middle and upper classes. Prepared much as it was 1,000 years ago, enjera is both an eating utensil and a palette for other foods to lie on. It lines the giant plate, soaking up the sauces and spices of the various dishes piled on top. The eating of this lining or “tablecloth” signifies that the meal is officially over, completing the communal Ethiopian dining experience. "Subscribers Choice Awards" Zion Taddese and her brother Eskinder opened Queen Sheba Restaurant on Howe Avenue in August of 2003 and have recently move their location to 1704 Broadway downtown Sacramento which is a larger restaurant that allows them to serve more customers. Together, the siblings offer friendly and attentive service along with spicy, flavorful dishes that follow the traditions of Ethiopian dining. You can enjoy, the famed honey wine, tej, which Ethiopians often make themselves, with a unique taste that complements the spices in the food. Combination plates on the menu, allow you to sample different dishes arranged symmetrically on a giant plate. Dishes such as Gomen, a dish of cooked spinach, collard greens, onions and garlic. Gomen may remind you of collards in soul-food cooking. Then experience, miser kik wot (wot meaning “stew”), a satisfying, mild-flavored dish made with lentils and spices. In the combination you will find two similar-tasting dishes, doro wot and gored gored. Doro wot is a popular dish with chicken leg and hard-boiled egg, served on a dark bed of simmered vegetables and spices. It has the color, consistency and heat of a fiery chili. Doro wot is of the chicken family, the gored gored has cubes of beef in a similar mixture, spiced in Ethiopian fashion, with berbere. Berbere, a mix of at least a dozen spices, including paprika, ginger, cardamom, hot chilies and turmeric, giving Ethiopian foods their distinct flavors.

In addition to these we have many Vegetarian and Vegan dishes for you to enjoy. You'll end your dining experience eating the large “tablecloth” Enjera, which is soaked with the sauces and spices of the various dishes. Finish with coffee, coffee drinking has a great significance in Ethiopia. Ceremonial in nature, beans are freshly roasted, ground and brewed and then served in tiny cups with sugar but no milk. Drink three cupfuls for a blessing. The flavors and customs of Ethiopian dining will provide you with the experience of food from the "cradle of civilization".

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Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
1704 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-446-1223

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Website

http://queenshebas.com

Neighborhood

Down Town
Land Park

Cuisine

African
Buffets
Eritrean
Ethiopian
Finger Food
Senegalese
Vegetarian Friendly

Serving

Dinner
Lunch

Take Out

Yes

Catering

Yes

Online Ordering

No

Ambience

Casual

Dress

Casual

Reservations

Accepted

Parking

Street

Payment Methods

Mastercard
Visa

Features

All You Can Eat

Beer
Kid Friendly
Non-Smoking
Vegetarian Friendly
Wheel Chair Access
Wine

Hours


Monday - Friday
11:30am - 9pm

Saturday
12 pm - 10pm

Sunday
12pm - 9pm

Awards

Best Buffet Deal: Lunch Buffet August 2006

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