Dashen Ethiopia Cuisine
It had been a long time since I had any Ethiopian food, so I decided to take a visiting graduate student here for dinner. I would not go again. Although I did not taste her order of collard greens, she evidently did not care for the dish because she just picked at it. My dish, made from finely ground chickpeas and lots and lots of garlic, tasted fine but gave me indigestion later.
On the positive side, the servers were friendly and the wine I chose from the small list (a Barbera from Hopewell Valley Vineyards) was good and reasonably priced ($26).
Would not return. Very basic.
Amazing food and staff.
Great as usual.
Awesome as always
We ordered the best of samplers for two. There was a lot of food and it was delicious. The order came with two desserts, we picked a carrot cake and a baklava. The carrot cake was fine but the baklava was disappointing, will not recommend it. I also ordered a cup of decaf coffee which tastes like from the bottom of the pot.
The restaurant now has a bar which we were not aware of. But they only sell wine by bottles. You can bring your own wine and pay for the corking fee. They were nice enough to allow us to drink the wine we brought with us without charge as we didn’t need them to open the wine.
I met friends here for lunch recently and both the food and service were excellent. We ate from the vegetarian menu and everyone really enjoyed their entrees. I will definitely return!
Great food and environment: Truly looking forward to my next visit
This is by far the best Ethiopian restaurant around, I would highly recommend it to everyone!
This was my first Ethiopian meal and i enjoyed it. I would only recommend it to a friend who enjoys this type of food.
The old Makeda in New Brunswick had food that was more authentically seasoned and much better ambience, but alas Dashen is what we have now, and it nevertheless satisfies one's craving for Ethiopian cuisine.
Wonderful little place for a quick meal. Fish was fantastic.
They gave us a reservation for 9:30 and when we arrived at 9:32 , they said the kitchen is closed. Thats horrible
We like Ethiopian food and so it's nice to have an Ethiopian Restaurant nearby. The service is very friendly and accommodating. I just thought that the price for the Sampler for Two for $48 was a bit steep. And, to be really picky, I felt that the sampler should only contain warm/hot food since most of the food is served hot - and they should do without the cold lentil dish in the Sampler. And, given the price of the Sampler, it should include at least a salad (separately). Overall, though, it's a nice restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone who likes Ethiopian food.
We used to go to, and love, Makeda (which sadly closed). Dashen was good but didn't have the ambience and quality of Makeda. Still, it was a good value and it's nice to have Ethiopian cuisine in the area. I didn't especially like the celery in the Tikil Gomen (cabbage) or that the tough ribs of the collards hadn't been removed for the Gomen, but I was delighted that gluten free injera was available.
Authentic Ethiopian food!! Great food and service, can improve the ambiance
It was restaurant week and it was nice to eat a a place I might have not normally tried
Great experience and amazing authentic Ethiopian food! Especially for someone who is vegetarian, there are so many options to choose from. I can't wait to visit again!
Food was great and so flavorful. We would gladly come back here again any time.