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Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

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510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
+1 651-646-4747
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11:00 - 22:30
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got the combination platter here. The vegetarian dishes were good but had a similar flavor. The meat was low quality and each dish was either too tough or too fatty. There is better Ethiopian food on the West Bank of Minneapolis.

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Thank mplsgirl7
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are Ethiopian in this area, this is is where I will find you eating out. Ambience a bit lacking. However you would come here for the food. Great vegetarian options. Consider some Zantac 😋

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Thank John T
Ham Lake, Minnesota
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I stop solo for lunches and on occasion have taken curious friends that have never tried Ethiopian cuisine. The food is great. I've yet to have a bad meal and if you order a sample platter be prepared for a bunch of food it's quite big. Service at times has been slow if it's a full house but not too... More 

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Thank Ed P
Edina, Minnesota
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335 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fasika is a gem in so many ways. The food is tasty, tasty, tasty -- full of flavor and spiced just right for the moderately-adventurous Minnesotan diner. Platters are indeed the best way to go, and the veggie sampler is a must. Great selection of flavors, textures and spices, and it's a beautiful dish to boot. We also chose the... More 

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Thank jakester88
Duluth, Minnesota
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've come here a number of times while visiting the Cities. We usually get the combination platters. One vegetarian sampler and one meat sampler is *plenty* for two hungry people -- and you'll have leftovers! Service is friendly, it sometimes gets crowded. Tip: come right after they open and you'll likely have an easy time finding a table. Also, during... More 

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Thank Aaron B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I came here because I love Ethiopian food and I was heading to a show at Turf Club... I ordered chicken samosas (which were entirely forgettable) and the lamb sampler plate. I am by no means an expert on injera; however, mine seemed too moist - but it did the trick, and all three lamb choices were so good that... More 

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Thank Achilleus24
Rosemount, Minnesota
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Fasika's last weekend. While I am admittedly not the biggest fan of Ethiopian cuisine my wife absolutely love it. Well, to my surprise Fasika's lived up to the fine reviews that people have provided. We did a vegetarian dish and had the beef Tibs. The food was really good. I am even going to... More 

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Thank Mike N
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. Doro wat and the chicken combination plate was delicious. Very crowded for a Monday night... proving that the food is probably the best Ethiopian food in the Twin Cities

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Thank RJOEHRIG
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I live in the neighborhood and have eaten here several times. I brought some colleagues here, one of whom had never eaten Ethiopian food. BTW, I take issue with some reviews here, as they are negative because they didn't like the very basics of the cuisine (like injera). Just because you don't like it (not the same as it tasting... More 

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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

First time for ethiopian food and I would much rather have Indian. Don't at all like their Injera. It is a bread that is very spongy with a lemon tangy taste. Much prefer Nam. Had their Lamb tips and they were very tough and grisly. My wife had catfish dish which was tasty but too spicy for her.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-646-4747

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?