Flamingo Restaurant

African
490 North Syndicate Street, Saint Paul, MN 55104 490 North Syndicate Street, Saint Paul Directions
Today 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
+16519179332
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88% of 371 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    African, Ethiopian, Halal, Cafe, Grill
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    African, Ethiopian, Halal, Cafe, Grill
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
130 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Even when it is slow, you need to have better service--- check back with tables, and for pete's sake have your servers know the menu. I wish there was wine and beer, but that is probably a religious obstacle.
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Report | 3 years ago
Thanks for a delicious meal. It would be nice to have a glass of wine with dinner if you are able to get a wine licence.
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Report | 3 years ago
Chicken was a little on the dry side, but service was excellent & portions were generous!
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Report | 3 years ago
I was glad to discover this restaurant. And I'm glad there were driving directions on the web stie, considering all the construction in the area!
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Report | 3 years ago
Keep up the great food and friendly environment.
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Report | 3 years ago
Relaxed atmosphere, friendly service. Highly recommended.
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Report | 3 years ago
This was a wonderful restaurant and we'll be back.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great, original ethnic food.
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Report | 3 years ago
Our service was very good, very kind and gentle as though in someone's home. The candles were not lit the evening we were there, but would enhance the atmosphere if little flames were flickering throughout the room after sundown. Thanks! We had an outstanding meal ... and look forward to our next visit!
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Report | 3 years ago
service was attentive; all food was tasty, however lamb pieces were tough. enjoyed artwork and photos on wall.
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From Our Editors

The aroma of simmering lamb and curried vegetables wafts from Flamingo Restaurant’s kitchen, where owners Shegitu Kebede and Frewoini Haile ladle hearty meat stews onto spongy disks of injera. The duo’s traditional East African cuisine has been lauded by the Star Tribune as “flavorful and lovingly prepared.”

But Ms. Kebede’s and Ms. Haile’s passion for African cuisine is not the only bond they share: both women embarked on a dangerous escape from their respective war-ravaged countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea. As reported by MPR News, the refugees fled Africa on foot, alone, dodging rebels and government armies en route to freedom.

Once in the United States, Ms. Kebede and Ms. Haile joined forces to rebuild their lives and preserve their cultural identities. The result is Flamingo Restaurant. There, traditional African art adorns the walls, and imported African spices flavor the owners’ family recipes. Both women are always on hand to greet guests with a smile or conduct a tableside primer on their favorite dishes. Says Kebede, "We want people to see that, even though your countries fight [for] over 35 years, you can still be friends."

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