Early civilizations delivered catalog purchases in breadboxes and wrote messages on crêpes before tossing them out to see in sealed bottles. Discover bread's more modern practical uses with today's Groupon to Queen of Sheba, an Ethiopian restaurant on Woodcliff Drive. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Ethiopian fare during dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Ethiopian fare during lunch.
Queen of Sheba offers an inviting menu of handheld beef, poultry, lamb, and vegetables simmering in spicy concoctions. For the uninitiated, Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally eaten utensil-free perched atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread that acts as a tender, edible glove for picking up savory heaps of eats. This spongy, pancake-like bread is delicious on its own and provides the perfect sidekick to complement the famous spicy kick of Ethiopian dishes. Build your auto-lifting muscles with a generous serving of protein in the pot of goden tibs, riblets cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, and rosemary ($13.95). Herbivores can nosh on a flora-rich mixture of split chickpeas, mild sauce, garlic, ginger, and onion in the yekik alitcha ($7.50). Lamb makes a flavorful appearance in entrees such as yebeg wot, with a supporting cast of red pepper sauce and assorted spices ($11.50), and chicken steals center stage on a plate of duro wot with a spicy sauce and hard-boiled egg ($11.95).
Queen of Sheba promotes a lively dinnertime atmosphere with appearances from famed trumpeter Philip Harper every Thursday night from 8 p.m. to midnight, serenading diners with traditional Ethiopian jazz standards such as “Blue Nile Blues” and “Stars Fell on Addis Ababa.”
Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
In 2012, CBS Atlanta named Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant one of the top three Ethiopian eateries in the city, especially praising its "authentic dining atmosphere." In a space that combines traditional tables and carvings with funky lounge decor that would fit right into modern cosmopolitan African, Queen of Sheba serves a menu that goes beyond the basics. There are spicy lamb and chicken-leg wots, but also rarer authentic dishes such as tripe, liver, and the Sheba's Kifto, an Ethiopian analogue to steak tartare. Then there are the thoroughly modern options, such as a pair of vegetarian tibs entrees with mushrooms or tofu standing in for meat.
1594 Woodcliff Dr. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329Get Directions