Samosa House

College Heights

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In a Nutshell

Somali daughters rise from war-torn roots to share family's buttery curries, creamy pastas, and calzone-style sandwiches with United States

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Promotional value expires Nov 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country without chewing on its national flag. Salute global cuisine with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $13 for a Somali meal with one appetizer and two entrees for two (up to a $27.47 value)
  • $25 for a Somali meal with two appetizers and four entrees for four (up to a $54.94 value)

The menu includes a vegetable-samosa starter with peas, potatoes, and carrots ($1.29) and entrees such as a marinated chicken pocket with onions, tomatoes, and cheese ($4.49); a creamy spinach pasta with chicken or beef ($9.49); and a marinated lamb sukhar with onions and peppers in butter sauce ($11.49).

Samosa House

After Somali militias destroyed the Hassan family's perfume store, they decided to push through their poor luck and open a restaurant. This was no easy task: Because the streets of Mogadishu weren't safe for women, sisters Amina and Hawa Hassan would do the cooking, then send food to the restaurant in the morning. Unable to make sandwiches fresh, they put a Somali slant on the calzone, which a customer named the “min.” The name translates to “bomb” in the Somali language, in honor of the item’s heft and powerful flavor.

Since moving to the United States in 1996, things have become easier for Amina and Hawa. Samosa House bustles with people who chat over the calzone-style minato with ground beef and fresh veggies. The menu centers on Somali dishes, which blend culinary influences from India, the Middle East, and Italy, but also includes less traditional vegetarian and chicken options. After polishing off a steaming curry, diners congratulate Amina on her reputation as a star samosa maker for local fundraisers.

Customer Reviews

Good service, excellent food. Interesting menu. Plan to go back and sample more of it!
Don W. · January 9, 2013
Great place to dine, we would eat there again. Service was good! Food was good too!
Janine A. · December 12, 2012
Highly recommended.
Tara B. · December 2, 2012
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    College Heights

    1785 Washtenaw Avenue

    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    +17343406121

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