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What You'll Get
Dining out means not having to look up dinner recipes at work, allowing you to get back to what you're there to do: defend your edits of the Event Horizon Wikipedia page. Explore the outer reaches of dining with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Ethiopian food for two
- $15 for $30 worth of Ethiopian food for four or more
A menu of Ethiopian cuisine includes Merkamo kitfo containing chopped sirloin smothered in a special butter ($14.95), doro wett with simmered chicken ($13.99), and a vegetarian sampler packed with red lentils, yellow split peas, and collard greens ($13.95 for one person; $23.95 for two).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for alcohol. Not valid with any other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro
Though they’re one of the main ethnic groups in Ethiopia, the Gurage people are primarily known across the country for their cuisine. So, it’s no wonder that Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro borrowed a Gurage word, “merkamo,” for its name. The term, which describes a beauty that “radiat[es] purity of heart and ‘Joie de Vivre’ for all,” has also been used to describe the owner’s mother—a woman who kept a warm, inviting house where friends and family gathered for decadent meals.
Inviting diners with decadent Ethiopian feasts and a welcoming ambiance, Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro also impresses with a lunch and dinner menu that flourishes with hearty vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Patrons can sample lamb tripe with spicy beans, and doro wett—a simmering chicken dish typically served on special occasions such as successfully hot-wiring your car after losing the keys in a play-area ball pit. Merkamo also accommodates children with tasty dishes that range from mild beef stew to chicken nuggets.