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Cafe Selam

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2715 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122-4928
+1 206-328-0404
10:00 - 21:00
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Sugar Land
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310 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Four of us walked over to Cafe Selam on Cherry St. to sample one fo the many Ethiopian restaurants in the Seattle area. The two of us, being the newbies, followed the lead on the other two in our group. Now this place is not much to look at, but there was outside dining which we wanted. Our server was... More 

Thank CaptainSPI
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant twice and have had a great experience both times. They were able to accommodate a mixed group of vegetarians, meat-eaters and gluten-free eaters with no problems. The food is delicious. The price is right, too. This is not a fancy place, but I found the atmosphere very nice. We ate outside on a sunny... More 

Thank Margie C
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Ate Ethiopian for the first time last night with my daughter. Very friendly staff and unique atmosphere. Waiter helped us order and we really enjoyed the food. Will visit this place again sometime.

Thank mort45
Everett, Washington
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I have had a lot of Ethiopian food, and this place does not disappoint for its authenticity and outstanding flavors. What's more, you actually have a bit of a feeling of being in the homeland as you sit listening to Ethiopian music an ambiance that is just a tad Third World in a good way -- Next to an auto... More 

Thank Zachary N
Durango, CO
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. Got a hot tip from the Uber driver in Seattle, and boy was he right. This restaurant wasn't much to look at, but that only added to the "authentic" feel. We orders 2 vegetarian platters and a couple of meat dishes. You will be eating with your hands - no forks and... More 

1 Thank Lorie N
Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

When you're craving Ethiopian than this is the place to go to. Food is very tasty and reasonably priced. Went here with co-worker for lunch - we ate that much that neither of us ate dinner that night! Expect to eat with fingers - no knives and forks here.

Thank crabsign
Tacoma, Washington
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2012

We hardly talked. The food was so good all we did was make noises each time we tried something different. The injera was just right and all of the items in the vegetarian combo complemented each other beautifully. It was a cheap, incredibly delicious dinner. We'll be back.

Thank Jack D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2715 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122-4928
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-328-0404

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