Enat Ethiopian Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 11546 15th Ave NE

    Seattle, WA 98125

    Map & Directions
  • 206-362-4901

About Enat Ethiopian Restaurant

Hours
Mon - Sun 9 am - 11 pm

Food

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I am super impressed by this place. I can afford to eat here, AND it's delicious. Their combo platters are great - both the vegetarian one and the regular meat n veggie comb (my roommate is vegetarian, so it was nice to be able to go somewhere where her food is just as good as mine). Been here quite a bit over the last few months, and plan on continuing to do so. Yummy stuff! Oh dear, I'm getting hungry... !

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★★★★★

I am super impressed by this place. I can afford to eat here, AND it's delicious. Their combo platters are great - both the vegetarian one and the regular meat n veggie comb (my roommate is vegetarian, so it was nice to be able to go somewhere where her food is just as good as mine). Been here quite a bit over the last few months, and plan on continuing to do so. Yummy stuff! Oh dear, I'm getting hungry... !

Pros: Great food, Awesome beers, Cheap prices

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A friend recommended this to me since I was craving Ethiopian food and didn't feel like driving to the South Side of Seattle. The location is pretty ideal, and has it's own parking lot which is always a plus! Since this was my brother's first time having Ethiopian food, I decided to order the Vegetarian Combo, and the Enat Combo (meat platter with veggies and their version of cottage cheese). We were ordering out. The wait wasn't too long, and the bill came out very cheap. We walked out under 30 dollars with tip and all. Wow the bag was sure heavy with food. I swear we were carrying atleast 6 lbs of food. The food once we dug in was delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection. The spices used were such a great compliment to the Injera. The tartness of the Injera played with the meats and veggies. I tend to prefer my Ethiopian food a bit spicer but this was fine. I don't know if they were being complimentary to the general public, but it was good! I highly recommend this restaurant! The prices are great, the staff were very nice and sweet. The location is great so that you don't have to drive too far. The food is WELL worth the price!!

2
★★★★★

A friend recommended this to me since I was craving Ethiopian food and didn't feel like driving to the South Side of Seattle. The location is pretty ideal, and has it's own parking lot which is always a plus! Since this was my brother's first time having Ethiopian food, I decided to order the Vegetarian Combo, and the Enat Combo (meat platter with veggies and their version of cottage cheese). We were ordering out. The wait wasn't too long, and the bill came out very cheap. We walked out under 30 dollars with tip and all. Wow the bag was sure heavy with food. I swear we were carrying atleast 6 lbs of food. The food once we dug in was delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection. The spices used were such a great compliment to the Injera. The tartness of the Injera played with the meats and veggies. I tend to prefer my Ethiopian food a bit spicer but this was fine. I don't know if they were being complimentary to the general public, but it was good! I highly recommend this restaurant! The prices are great, the staff were very nice and sweet. The location is great so that you don't have to drive too far. The food is WELL worth the price!!

Pros: Wonderful food, wonderful staff, great value, and great location.

Cons: none

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We have been to Enat many times, and the food is consistently great. We aren't vegetarian, but we always order the vegetarian combo anyway. It is huge, filling, and delicious. The people are nice, the atmosphere is unpretensious. And it is more than reasonably priced.

2
★★★★★

We have been to Enat many times, and the food is consistently great. We aren't vegetarian, but we always order the vegetarian combo anyway. It is huge, filling, and delicious. The people are nice, the atmosphere is unpretensious. And it is more than reasonably priced.

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I have been visiting Enat for lunch and dinner for about two years. They're easy to find near Northgate mall. The atmosphere is pretty casual. There is a sectioned off bar that is always playing soccer, the server (I've never seen more then one server working at a time) is never antsy or rushing you. You water cup may be nearly empty before she does her rounds, but she never lets you go dry.
The food is a delight! It is brightly colored and flavored, served on injera bread. There are no utensils to eat with, there is a side of extra injera to scoop up the lentils, potatoes, and salad.

5
★★★★★

I have been visiting Enat for lunch and dinner for about two years. They're easy to find near Northgate mall. The atmosphere is pretty casual. There is a sectioned off bar that is always playing soccer, the server (I've never seen more then one server working at a time) is never antsy or rushing you. You water cup may be nearly empty before she does her rounds, but she never lets you go dry.
The food is a delight! It is brightly colored and flavored, served on injera bread. There are no utensils to eat with, there is a side of extra injera to scoop up the lentils, potatoes, and salad.

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I'm a vegetarian and as such have combed the city in search of decent places to eat (you know what I mean: more choices than just caesar salad and pasta primavera). Usually the places with the most selections are Indian, Thai, and for the most part Italian and Chinese as well. Ethiopian food lies mostly undiscovered at the fringe, but Seattle is blessed with a plethora of above-average Ethiopian (and Eritrean) restaurants, which reflects our growing east African demographic.

Here's the bottom line: My wife and I had the vegetarian sampler for two (which consisted of 8 different items) and 2 glasses of mead apiece for a grand total of $25. The dishes ranged from lentils to collards to split peas to carrots and potatoes and more, all spiced to perfection with a range of African spices (especially berbere, which is red and rich but not especially hot). I'm from Louisiana and I have to say, this is the closest thing to down-home southern food that you can get outside the south.

I don't necessarily recommend the dessert, though the Sambussa appetizer is good if greasy. I've never had Ethiopian meat, can't bring myself to even sample roasted goat, but if it's as good as the veggie fare then your carnivore friends will be pleased. (I'm sure they have more than just goat). The mead, a honey wine, is not sickly sweet like the ones the microbreweries make. This is the finest stuff around, next to Chaucer's. You could drink it for dessert, although it's a nice complement to the food.

It was dessert enough for me to be able to bring my baby, who isn't particularly loud but then again isn't too quiet, either. We didn't have to sit there all tense worrying about how the staff or customers would react, because everyone was mellow and seemed to actually enjoy the presence of children. This place is heaven on earth for me, and the only reason I hesitate to send this is because I don't want it "discovered".....oh well.

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★★★★★

I'm a vegetarian and as such have combed the city in search of decent places to eat (you know what I mean: more choices than just caesar salad and pasta primavera). Usually the places with the most selections are Indian, Thai, and for the most part Italian and Chinese as well. Ethiopian food lies mostly undiscovered at the fringe, but Seattle is blessed with a plethora of above-average Ethiopian (and Eritrean) restaurants, which reflects our growing east African demographic.

Here's the bottom line: My wife and I had the vegetarian sampler for two (which consisted of 8 different items) and 2 glasses of mead apiece for a grand total of $25. The dishes ranged from lentils to collards to split peas to carrots and potatoes and more, all spiced to perfection with a range of African spices (especially berbere, which is red and rich but not especially hot). I'm from Louisiana and I have to say, this is the closest thing to down-home southern food that you can get outside the south.

I don't necessarily recommend the dessert, though the Sambussa appetizer is good if greasy. I've never had Ethiopian meat, can't bring myself to even sample roasted goat, but if it's as good as the veggie fare then your carnivore friends will be pleased. (I'm sure they have more than just goat). The mead, a honey wine, is not sickly sweet like the ones the microbreweries make. This is the finest stuff around, next to Chaucer's. You could drink it for dessert, although it's a nice complement to the food.

It was dessert enough for me to be able to bring my baby, who isn't particularly loud but then again isn't too quiet, either. We didn't have to sit there all tense worrying about how the staff or customers would react, because everyone was mellow and seemed to actually enjoy the presence of children. This place is heaven on earth for me, and the only reason I hesitate to send this is because I don't want it "discovered".....oh well.

Pros: inexpensive, relaxed, great service, great for kids

Cons: soccer game is usually on, only one large table

 

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