Anaheim is home to two authentic Ethiopian restaurants, each unique and worth a visit to explore the intricate flavors and innovative dishes. At Tana Ethiopian Restaurant and Market, the eatery is open for lunch and dinner, with sambusas and the famed injera bread making perfect starters.
Yemiser Wot is a favorite dish here, with red lentils stewed in a special red pepper sauce and seasoned with garlic and onion. Cooked cabbage with spices, cubes of fresh lamb for the Yebeg Tibs in a spicy sauce and side salad, along with the imported Ethiopian wines make this a favorite, laidback option.
A Taste of Africa
Abysinnia Restaurant is the quintessential locals-only establishment with no online presence, but well worth the visit. Try the doro wat and lamb cubes for a flavor punch, or the vegetarian sampler platter that features plenty of treats for two.
Tender beef prepared in spicy sauces, cooked cabbage and “greens” done in a unique Ethiopian style are part of what make this casual eatery so memorable. Infused, flavored butters give a number of entrees an extra kick, and the ingredients are sourced locally. When you’re looking for foodie options off the grid, trying one (or both!) of these restaurants is a guaranteed hit.