Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

South Tampa

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In a Nutshell

Served family style, Ethiopian meals include stewed meats or simmered vegetarian entrees with patron-controlled amounts of peppery spice

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for lunch. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Hands are nature’s silverware—evidenced by early man’s serrated pointer finger and forked thumb. Get back to your ancestral roots in sophisticated, hand-fed fashion with this Groupon.

$32 for Ethiopian Dinner for Two ($65.50 Value)

  • Two of Queen’s secret-recipe honey drinks (a $5 value each)
  • One appetizer sampler (an $8.50 value)
  • Two Ethiopian tomato salads (a $3.50 value each)
  • Queen’s Eight Platter for two (a $28 value)
  • Coffee ceremony for two (a $12 value)<p>

Queen of Sheba

As a server lifts the lid off a diner's straw-woven mesob basket, waves of ginger, garlic, cardamom, nutmeg, and fiery pepper aromas waft across the table. Instead of using utensils, guests scoop simmered vegetables and stewed meats off the family-style platter with spongy pieces of homemade injera bread. While this ritual remains the same for all Ethiopian meals, diners can customize the experience by ordering mildly spiced servings or tongue-scorching entrees, which teach disobedient taste buds a lesson they won't soon forget. In addition to orders of free-range chicken, lamb, and beef, the chefs can whip up vegan- and vegetarian-friendly dishes by simmering lentils or root vegetables in the region's signature spice blends.

Sunlight streams through the dining room's gauzy white curtains and illuminates the orange, plaster-textured walls. Occasionally, the restaurant hosts live reggae performances, and its gift shop helps visitors replace their pantries' stock of expired powdered astronaut meals with Ethiopian spices and coffees.

Customer Reviews

Keep up the good work, the restaurant is one of my favorite places in Tampa Bay. I always take friends and family when they are in town.
Dawn H. · December 26, 2012
I will definitely back - the vegetarian dishes are simply delightful!
Jenifer A. · October 28, 2012
We enjoyed our dining experience.
Hazel K. · October 24, 2012

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