Best Ethiopian Restaurant - 2012
Fasika may look unremarkable from the outside, but the restaurant is anything but ordinary. The atmosphere captures the vibrancy and colorful palette that makes Ethiopian food so satisfying and unique. Fasika brings all the traditional tastes of Ethiopia to a space that is soulful, warm, and welcoming, painted in rich, jeweled greens and reds, with the mood set by slinky traditional music. The dishes are expertly prepared, bringing together the lively flavors of cumin and curry, the warmth of long-simmering stews, and the comfort of lentils, carrots, and potatoes, all complemented by luscious injera, the yeasty, traditional flatbread used to scoop up your meal. The sample platters are perfect for sharing with a large group, giving you a chance to taste a bit of everything. The abundant vegetarian options are satisfying enough for a carnivore. Fasika feels like a hidden gem, a vibe that can be enhanced by a late-night visit, since Fasika is open daily till midnight.