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5071 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852-3101
+1 301-881-8882
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (11 reviews)
“tibs” (5 reviews)
“sampler” (10 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5071 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852-3101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Continuing in the quest for ethnic cuisine, we took our guests to an Ethiopian restaurant the following evening. The Sheba is a delightful restaurant, clean and tastily decorated, and the waiter and owners were very friendly, courteous and helpful. Since we were not familiar with...More

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I love Ethiopian food and Sheba did not disappoint. The vegetarian and vegan platters are both excellent. The food is spicy but not too spicy and the wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The prices are excellent too. Very affordable! I have eaten there twice...More

Thank rachel b
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We love Ethiopian food. I'm new to the taste but I have had some great experiences. This one was very mixed and I am hopeful that we can find a better set of choices next time. We had two sampler platters, one beef/chicken and one...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good Ethiopian restaurant. BUT certaily NOT the best Ethiopian restaurant in the area you can find. And it lacks the ethnic atmosphere totally. Food is good, you should not regret it if you like Ethiopian food but for us whenever we decide...More

Thank old575
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

On our drive back from Dulles to Baltimore we decided to look for an Ethiopian place, we don't have one around where we currently live. This place is in a small unassuming stop in Rockville. The inside atmosphere was warm and inviting with 12-15 tables....More

Thank myquietstorm
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Sheba offers an array of Ethiopian dishes, some spicy, some not, but all tasty and satisfying. The owners provide the service, always friendly and accommodating. You can have an exotic and interesting meal at a very reasonable price in a pleasant and homey atmosphere.

Thank StanleyPalombo
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A large selection of doro wot (spicy, tart chicken leg), yebeg tibs (spicy cubes of lamb), assa goulash (tilapia in berbere sauce), vegetarian sampler, and shiro bozena (beef with chickpea sauce) served over a large dish covered with injera. We used a seemingly endless supply...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The food is spectacular, you actually eat your plate! The food is served traditionally on a special flat bread that you use to eat with. The flavors are intense, in a very good way. Try the...More

Thank YourBizDr
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Ethiopia and eaten at many of the Ethiopian restaurants in the DC area. Sheba is exceptional. They have an unusually large and creative vegan/vegetarian menu, with many more options than you find at a typical Ethiopian restaurant. They are also super...More

1  Thank littlebird75
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I am a pescatarian and Ethiopian food is very veggie friendly. This was my first Ethiopian restaurant visit. It was quite good. My favorite were the lentils. I will definitely be back to try more plates.

Thank Maryann M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5071 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852-3101
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-881-8882
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