Queen of Sheba

★★★★★
  • 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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  • 919-932-4986

About Queen of Sheba

Hours
Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Sat 5am-10am
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My husband & I love Ethiopian food, and used to like Queen of Sheba when it was in the old Graham St location (right off Franklin St), going about 3-4 times a year when it was in its old location. Since it re-opened at Timberlyne, we

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★★★★★

My husband & I love Ethiopian food, and used to like Queen of Sheba when it was in the old Graham St location (right off Franklin St), going about 3-4 times a year when it was in its old location. Since it re-opened at Timberlyne, we

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Horrible experience, lectured to and treated poorly by the owner, overpriced and food was good, but not great.

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★★★★★

Horrible experience, lectured to and treated poorly by the owner, overpriced and food was good, but not great.

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WAITED 15 MIN FOR RESERVED TABLE...WAITED 45 MIN. FOR WATER....OVER PRICED AND OVER RATED.

THREE TABLES NEXT US COMPLAINED AS WELL.

TOO BAD...WAS LOOKING FORWARD.

NEVER AGAIN.

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★★★★★

WAITED 15 MIN FOR RESERVED TABLE...WAITED 45 MIN. FOR WATER....OVER PRICED AND OVER RATED.

THREE TABLES NEXT US COMPLAINED AS WELL.

TOO BAD...WAS LOOKING FORWARD.

NEVER AGAIN.

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Please note that if 2 people sit at the table they BOTH must order an entree or pay $7 sharing charge. The cheapest entree is $10.99. Was a rip off as I only ordered an appetizer for $6.95 and and dinner partner ordered an

3
★★★★★

Please note that if 2 people sit at the table they BOTH must order an entree or pay $7 sharing charge. The cheapest entree is $10.99. Was a rip off as I only ordered an appetizer for $6.95 and and dinner partner ordered an

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My husband and I were in the area for a residency interview at Duke Med. We drove half an hour, past many good restaurants that came highly recommended. When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly server dressed in Ethiopian attire. We

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★★★★★

My husband and I were in the area for a residency interview at Duke Med. We drove half an hour, past many good restaurants that came highly recommended. When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly server dressed in Ethiopian attire. We

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Upon entering the restaurant, you experience the overwhelming olfactory sensation of the pungent spices that permeate the room.

The restaurant has tightly quartered tables which were mostly empty when I visited on an off day at an off

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★★★★★

Upon entering the restaurant, you experience the overwhelming olfactory sensation of the pungent spices that permeate the room.

The restaurant has tightly quartered tables which were mostly empty when I visited on an off day at an off

Pros: Excellent flavor, Nice variety, Warm Atmosphere

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My wife and I have enjoyed takeout from QOS on several occasions, so we decided to try a sit-down meal on a wednesday evening. When we walked in, the place was about 2/3 full - there were at least 4 open tables. We stood in the doorway for

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★★★★★

My wife and I have enjoyed takeout from QOS on several occasions, so we decided to try a sit-down meal on a wednesday evening. When we walked in, the place was about 2/3 full - there were at least 4 open tables. We stood in the doorway for

Pros: food is great

Cons: worst service I've ever experienced

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High carbs, very few low carb veggies, lots of bread, and tons of oil. The shrimp and veggies were tasty but the food is fairly expensive given the type of food they offer and the quantity.

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★★★★★

High carbs, very few low carb veggies, lots of bread, and tons of oil. The shrimp and veggies were tasty but the food is fairly expensive given the type of food they offer and the quantity.

Pros: intriguing flavors, nice spices

Cons: swimming in oil

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My spouse and I dined at Queen of Sheba on 3/5 and absolutely loved it! We ordered the meat combination and seafood combination, which is a great way to try a variety of dishes. The sauces, spices, and overall flavors are amazing! Over

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★★★★★

My spouse and I dined at Queen of Sheba on 3/5 and absolutely loved it! We ordered the meat combination and seafood combination, which is a great way to try a variety of dishes. The sauces, spices, and overall flavors are amazing! Over

Pros: Really flavorful, authentic Ethiopian food in a great setting

Cons: can't think of any cons...

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I have just eaten at this intimate Ethiopian restaurant in Chapel Hill, and found the place delightful, and the food wonderful.\r
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Having eaten at many Ethiopian and Somali restaurants in Minneapolis and St Paul over the last 15 years, I

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★★★★★

I have just eaten at this intimate Ethiopian restaurant in Chapel Hill, and found the place delightful, and the food wonderful.\r
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Having eaten at many Ethiopian and Somali restaurants in Minneapolis and St Paul over the last 15 years, I

Pros: Excellently prepared food and prompt service

Cons: Clearly serving ignorant 'food critics' -- I thought Chapel Hillians were more sophisticated...

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I am a frequent diner at Queen of Sheba, and I also know the owner/chef, Friesh. My husband and I have eaten Ethiopian food at many different places, and Queen of Sheba is our favorite! If you've never had Ethiopian food before, I would

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★★★★★

I am a frequent diner at Queen of Sheba, and I also know the owner/chef, Friesh. My husband and I have eaten Ethiopian food at many different places, and Queen of Sheba is our favorite! If you've never had Ethiopian food before, I would

Pros: Amazing food, ambience, convenient location and parking

Cons: n/a

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I am writing this review b/c I just returned from a dinner at queen of sheebah. I thought the food was not much for the price AT ALL. The service was lame and water glass was only filled after 10 mins. Very dissapointed with amount of

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★★★★★

I am writing this review b/c I just returned from a dinner at queen of sheebah. I thought the food was not much for the price AT ALL. The service was lame and water glass was only filled after 10 mins. Very dissapointed with amount of

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This place has very rude customer service. I made a call for reservations and did not get an answer. I left a message and did not hear back. I decided I would go to the restaurant early to avoid the rush. The place was completely

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★★★★★

This place has very rude customer service. I made a call for reservations and did not get an answer. I left a message and did not hear back. I decided I would go to the restaurant early to avoid the rush. The place was completely

Pros: empty- maybe they will go out of business

Cons: very rude, unapolegetic, POOR customer service!

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I was really excited to try this place since I love ethnic food! First off, It was cold inside with the fans going, no hot tea on the menu to warm us up. It took quite a long time before they told me they didn't have what I ordered. We

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★★★★★

I was really excited to try this place since I love ethnic food! First off, It was cold inside with the fans going, no hot tea on the menu to warm us up. It took quite a long time before they told me they didn't have what I ordered. We

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Yes, you will probably have to wait for your food. But hey, this isn't McDonald's, folks -- this is homemade, glorious, honest cooking. Rushed eating does a disservice to the labour of the chef and to your own experience of the food, so

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★★★★★

Yes, you will probably have to wait for your food. But hey, this isn't McDonald's, folks -- this is homemade, glorious, honest cooking. Rushed eating does a disservice to the labour of the chef and to your own experience of the food, so

Pros: Absolutely delicious food; wonderful atmosphere; good selection for vegetarians

Cons: Small space fills up quickly; QoS is not located in my own kitchen

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This place was terrible! The food is great, but not worth the wait and frustration of the place. We waited 45 minutes on our food and then ate and ran out of bread and had to wait 10 more minutes for more and by then our food was cold.

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★★★★★

This place was terrible! The food is great, but not worth the wait and frustration of the place. We waited 45 minutes on our food and then ate and ran out of bread and had to wait 10 more minutes for more and by then our food was cold.

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Please note that the restaurant is actually located at Timberlyne Plaza on Weaver Dairy Road now.\r
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I am a huge fan of Ethiopian food after visiting Blue Nile in Durham a few years ago. The ambience, the injera, the amazing appetizers,

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★★★★★

Please note that the restaurant is actually located at Timberlyne Plaza on Weaver Dairy Road now.\r
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I am a huge fan of Ethiopian food after visiting Blue Nile in Durham a few years ago. The ambience, the injera, the amazing appetizers,

Pros: Amazingly unique food

Cons: When the meal is over ;)

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I love Ethiopian food, and was thrilled to find Queen of Sheba re-opened! My first time in the new location was a little unsettling, but only from the service not the food. The waiter seemed lost in a sea of ineptness. We held on, and

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★★★★★

I love Ethiopian food, and was thrilled to find Queen of Sheba re-opened! My first time in the new location was a little unsettling, but only from the service not the food. The waiter seemed lost in a sea of ineptness. We held on, and

Pros: Home cooked food by gracious owner, new great location

Cons: improperly trained waitstaff

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Okay, when someone starts raving about an AMAZING LOCATION that happens to be in a strip mall, I wonder. When they also say they would have "expected to pay at least $65 for THIS meal for two people," then I really wonder--since it's

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★★★★★

Okay, when someone starts raving about an AMAZING LOCATION that happens to be in a strip mall, I wonder. When they also say they would have "expected to pay at least $65 for THIS meal for two people," then I really wonder--since it's

Pros: delicious food, lots of vegetarian options

Cons: typical slow Ethiopian restaurant service, inconvenient location

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My husband and I ate at Queen of Sheba last week, and it was FANTASTIC! The new location at Timberlyne Shopping Center is absolutely beautiful, and there is plenty of parking, which is a nice change from downtown Chapel Hill. I have had

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★★★★★

My husband and I ate at Queen of Sheba last week, and it was FANTASTIC! The new location at Timberlyne Shopping Center is absolutely beautiful, and there is plenty of parking, which is a nice change from downtown Chapel Hill. I have had

Pros: Great atmosphere, amazing food, easy parking

Cons: No cons - just be aware that Ethiopian dining is an experience to be enjoyed in a leisurely way

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This warm, friendly place is in the Timberlyne Shopping Center off Weaver Dairy Rd...near two movie theaters! Wow what a great date night location. Well ..upon my first visit as customer, there was a sincere welcoming. We waited a bit,

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★★★★★

This warm, friendly place is in the Timberlyne Shopping Center off Weaver Dairy Rd...near two movie theaters! Wow what a great date night location. Well ..upon my first visit as customer, there was a sincere welcoming. We waited a bit,

Pros: Ambience, variety of food, pro-vegetarian, from scratch cooking, cost, location

Cons: one location

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i think this is the only place in town that has grass fed beef. i love fickle creek farm.

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★★★★★

i think this is the only place in town that has grass fed beef. i love fickle creek farm.

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This restaurant closed its location on Graham Street, but is now open at the Timberlyne Shopping center at 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, just off of Martin Luther King Boulevard/Airport Road near I40. It's been doing insanely good business -

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★★★★★

This restaurant closed its location on Graham Street, but is now open at the Timberlyne Shopping center at 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, just off of Martin Luther King Boulevard/Airport Road near I40. It's been doing insanely good business -

Pros: Much better location; heavier traffic, more parking, family friendly

Cons: Much busier and a wait is typical - but totally worth it

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THIS IS AUTHENTIC, PUNGENT, WHOLESOME ETHIOPIAN FOOD. THE OWNER COOKS ALL THE FOOD HERSELF WITH LOVING CARE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS FRIENDLY, THE SERVICE ATTENTIVE. AND THE PRICE IS MORE THAN REASONABLE. TAKE A FRIEND AND CONVERT THEM TO

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★★★★★

THIS IS AUTHENTIC, PUNGENT, WHOLESOME ETHIOPIAN FOOD. THE OWNER COOKS ALL THE FOOD HERSELF WITH LOVING CARE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS FRIENDLY, THE SERVICE ATTENTIVE. AND THE PRICE IS MORE THAN REASONABLE. TAKE A FRIEND AND CONVERT THEM TO

Pros: AUTHENTICITY, AMBIENCE, SERVICE, PARKING

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It's now razed. Sorry.

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★★★★★

It's now razed. Sorry.

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Ok, admit it - you thought this place was a front, right? Well it's not. Do some research and you'll find that the owner/chef used to be at Blue Nile in Durham. So you'd think that the food was just a good, right? It's better. Park

3
★★★★★

Ok, admit it - you thought this place was a front, right? Well it's not. Do some research and you'll find that the owner/chef used to be at Blue Nile in Durham. So you'd think that the food was just a good, right? It's better. Park

Pros: Fresh food, extensive menu, out of the ordinary experience

Cons: Park carefully as not the best neighborhood

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I knew the owner when she helped run the Blue Nile in Durham. I loved that restaurant and was very sad when it closed. However, I soon after found the Queen of Sheba's and the food was as good, if not better than the food at the Blue

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★★★★★

I knew the owner when she helped run the Blue Nile in Durham. I loved that restaurant and was very sad when it closed. However, I soon after found the Queen of Sheba's and the food was as good, if not better than the food at the Blue

Pros: great ethiopean food

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i just moved here from chicago and wanted to find a ethiopian eatery like back in the city. my husband and 5 year old daughter went on a friday for dinner and i am SO SO glad we found this place. the flavors and spice were a perfect

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★★★★★

i just moved here from chicago and wanted to find a ethiopian eatery like back in the city. my husband and 5 year old daughter went on a friday for dinner and i am SO SO glad we found this place. the flavors and spice were a perfect

Pros: great authentic ethiopian

Cons: the parking lot is limited

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Really enjoyed the place. Service was courteous and fast, the waitress new about the food and was attentive to our needs, but not overbearing. The food was excellent. Just a really good all around experience for the price. We will

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★★★★★

Really enjoyed the place. Service was courteous and fast, the waitress new about the food and was attentive to our needs, but not overbearing. The food was excellent. Just a really good all around experience for the price. We will

Pros: Great food, Great service, Good prices

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One Saturday night looking for parking off of Franklin - we found that and a jem - Queen of Sheba's. Had always been interested in trying Ethopian Food and lucked out. This treasure included not only great food but an awesome atmosphere!

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One Saturday night looking for parking off of Franklin - we found that and a jem - Queen of Sheba's. Had always been interested in trying Ethopian Food and lucked out. This treasure included not only great food but an awesome atmosphere!

Pros: Incredible Food

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Finally! Some great ethnic food in Chapel Hill! The food is spectacular--I have taken friends there several times and the food is always fantastic. They have a great lunch deal--$7 gets you a drink and a buffet lunch--with 6-7 veggie

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Finally! Some great ethnic food in Chapel Hill! The food is spectacular--I have taken friends there several times and the food is always fantastic. They have a great lunch deal--$7 gets you a drink and a buffet lunch--with 6-7 veggie

Pros: Great Food, Inexpensive, Vegetarian Friendly

 

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