What You'll Get
Welcome to Groupon, Sacramento! For our inaugural deal, $10 gets you $25 worth of Ethiopian cuisine and drinks at Queen Sheba at 1704 Broadway. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Sacramento: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our iPhone app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in a year. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Steely, indigestible utensil materials dampen the pleasure of eating fine fare and playing the spoons. Amplify edibility with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 of Ethiopian cuisine and drinks at Queen Sheba.
Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally eaten utensil-free perched atop homemade enjeera, a large sourdough flatbread that acts as a tender, edible glove for your right hand to pick up and feed savory heaps of eats to your anticipatory taste buds. This spongy, pancake-like bread is delicious on its own and provides the perfect sidekick to complement the famously spicy kick of Ethiopian dishes.
Queen Sheba's menu is rife with traditional favorites such as doro wot—chicken and egg simmered in a mix of Ethiopian spices ($8.50 at lunch, $10.99 at dinner)—and gored gored (cubes of beef prepared with hot pepper, garlic, ginger, and spiced butter, $8.99 lunch/$10.99 dinner). Tibbs, chunks of meat sautéed with an authentic mix of spices and vegetables, are available in a variety of meats (dinner prices range from tofu tibbs for $8.99 to lamb tibbs for $11.99, with chicken, beef, and fish prices in between). Traditional beverages to complement any dish include Ethiopian coffee ($1.99), honey wine ($5.50 a glass, $18 a bottle), and imported Ethiopian beer ($4). This Groupon is not good toward Queen Sheba's all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
To take full advantage of the platter-based communal nature of Ethiopian dining, parties of five or more can use two Groupons. Queen Sheba's homey, friendly atmosphere makes diners buoy blissfully as if they were on a plasticizer sea. Take your friends for a spicy experience in cultural dining and feel the immense pride that comes from eating not only a delicious meal, but also the plate on which it came.
Queen Sheba completely changed Sacramento News & Review reporter Kate Washington's mind about Ethiopian food. More than a hundred Yelpers join four vigilant veggie-minded folk at Happy Cow in giving the restaurant four stars, and 76% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- I can’t believe it’s taken me this long—more than 20 years—to step up and admit I was very, very wrong about Ethiopian food. It took a visit to Queen Sheba in its new Broadway location to change my mind, but, honestly, I don’t know why I didn’t like the cuisine in the first place. It’s subtly spiced (with some hotter dishes), interesting and kid-friendly: After all, you eat with your hands. – Kate Washington, Sacramento News & Review
- Simply put, Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant on Broadway in Sacramento is among the best Ethiopian restaurants in the U.S. or Canada. I have dined at 24 Ethiopian restaurants in N. America in the last 8 years, and I am thoroughly impressed by the entire dining experience at Queen Sheba. – Emil, Happy Cow
- Complete deliciosity. The only reason it gets 4 stars from me is because of the slow service, but it's worth it for the food. – Erin A., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 5 or more. Limit 1 per carryout order. Not valid toward lunch buffet. Tax & gratuity not included. Must use in one visit—no cash back. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.