306 S Ironton St c, Aurora
(720) 532-0266

Recent Reviews

Rob Dan

We had the direk tibst and kitfo. The food was really good. Even though it was a heavy meat dish after eating it was very lite. Also ask them for fresh mango juice freshly squeezed . Great place for a date or just family and friends. Thanks for the great service.

jason norman

Five of us for lunch on a Friday. Four who'd never eaten Ethiopian before. Bottom line up front: brilliant food, excellent service, and their coffee is very good.

Christy Allen

I have been here a few times. It is very tasty and fresh. You eat a ton, but don't feel weighed down and exhausted afterwards. I prefer the veggie combo dish. The ambiance is fun with some tables in little huts. Always a delicious meal.

Dezerae Daniels

Amazing food and fast but friendly service.

Matthew Harris

Small place, traditional Ethiopian food. It's very tasty. But the surrounding area isn't a first date spot.. once inside you can lose yourself to the culture.

Maryann Boelter

Super amazing food! The owner Ben is such a sweetheart! And the pastries are so crispy amazing! They really do help you and guide you if you have never tried Ethiopian food before!

Aidan Murray

The food was amazing, but the menu was slightly confusing to look at, as some of the indigenous names were explained with other indigenous names. It has a great mood, and good and fast service.

Nikhil Bhagat

I would have given them 0 stars if there was an option for their customer service. Waited for 30 mins got upset and left. Apparently, according to their waitresses they are busy to even guide customers about their food on the menu. However they do have time to giggle around with fellow waitresses.

Adriana Charbonnet

The food was spectacular, and the atmosphere was cozy. The music was a volume where conversation was comfortable, and the incense was pleasant. I didn't see doro wat (spiced chicken) on the menu: something I've come to expect at Ethiopian restaurants. In fact I didn't see anything I recognized. That's not a bad thing, I'm an adventurous eater, and enjoyed everything I had (I had the vegetable sampler and the waitress's recommendation of meat, all excellent) but if you go in expecting something specific you may be disappointed. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is the initial service. We walked in and for about 5 minutes there was no waitstaff to be seen. Another guest had to tell us we could seat ourselves, and another went and found somebody at the back. Once someone came out and gave us menus everything was fine, and we got satisfactory service. I don't mind seating myself, and I understand that they have a grocery store attached that they also have to run, but there really needs to be a way for the waitstaff to know somebody came in.

Derrick C

This is a small restaurant attached to a small grocery store. It is about as authentic as you can get in the States. The service was just a bit slow but was very friendly and helpful (clearly family run). The food was fantastic. The dining room, grocery, and bathrooms were very clean and neat.

Guba Amba

When l am in Megenaga, reminds me back home. I love it. Good people and great customer service.

Hienok Nayzghi

It's cool and authentic Ethiopian food the stuff was amazing

Dawn Shea

Delicious, affordable, prompt service, lovely and unique interior and friendly, caring staff


My first time eating at an Ethiopian restaurant, and it was a good one! I absolutely love Megenagna's decor - Ethiopian feel all the way! The servers and cooks are from Africa. The food was great with nice portion sizes. Order a meal that includes steak - you can't go wrong with that! The mango juice beverage is one of the purest you can consume.\nThe restaurant is attached to an Ethiopian grocery. Take a few moments to browse around the store after you eat.

Chad Dillard

Good Rthiopian food (wished they served beer or wine) BEWARE they will install their own gratuity %, so look at you bill carefully! really good market next door for sweet treats and incense!

Martha Van Den Oever

The food wasn't to my taste (first time eating Ethiopian). The waitress was nice but not at all helpful. Overall would not recommend to people trying the cuisine for the first time.

Design- NakfArt

It is beautiful inside in full of art works! Contemporary art and seats are wooden decorated in related to Ethiopian heroes or legends, but no waiter to assist well. The food also low in quality, I ordered Derek Tibs and comes with no veggies at all.

milki G

I went to get some kitfo meat and tira sega. Kitfo meat was good but the kurte sega was as horrible. I felt like he gave me leftover meat. I don't know if it's because he doesn't know me or what


Great food and atmosphere. Great place to go when not in a rush and want to spend time with company.

Steven Sampson

So delicious! Very cute spot! Will be back often.

Tilahun Mendedo

One of the best Ethiopian restaurants that I have visited so far in the US. It is small but very creative and beast hospitality. The food is catered fresh, the staff are very professional with lightening smile and welcome.

Kaarisa Caridine

The food was excellent, but they brought me a 32 oz. cup, with only 20 oz. Of smoothie n it PLUS, they brought me someone else's bill, which was more than HALF of my own. Since it looked like they pulled it out of the trash, I'm suspicious they may have been trying to pull a fast one on me.

Jeanine Aguilar

One of the best Ethiopian food restaurants I have been to ever. Staff are very friendly. Just remember it's an experience so don't go if you are already on the brink of hangry as good food takes some time to prep.

Olivia Fisher

The food is great and with excellent service. I recommend as the best place to visit.

Rahel Zemichael

Very authentic! Delicious food and great service. They have vegan and vegetarian options. Thumbs up

Yabiraki Yoni Heni

the best kitfo and tibs I love megenagna they have professional customers services! keep it up!

Abinet Yeshitella

friendly and excellent customer service as well as great food and price.

Kathy Dyer

Great food. Don't be put off by the exterior. Service was a bit slow but they were full.

RFE Resources

Family owned and operated. Phenomenal fresh flavors and a grocery store too! Ben took time to come and sit with my mom though she had not been in for some time. Lovely atmosphere and better service ALWAYS!

Patricia Vail

This is my favorite Ethiopian , and I have had several throughout Denver. The balance of spices is incredible, so tasty, order extra and have the next day, it's even better! The megenagna for 2 dish is delicious..very spicy, but balanced with homemade cottage cheese.. not the curd you think.. smooth and tangy and cool. Pair this with one of their vegetarian dishes and you have a feast! You won't stop cooing over the food! I have been several times and will be back as long as they are open.

Dinesh Ranasinghe

This place is awesome! I really like the decor and the food is simply delicious. It's one of the best Ethiopian restaurants I've been visited. We got the veggie combo dish and it was spectacular. I would recommend this for anyone, especially if you're trying Ethiopian for the first time.

Collin McDougall

The food is delicious, the people who work there are attentive and very welcoming. I've been back several times and never been disappointed. Best Ethiopian food in Denver. (We always get the veg plate and it's a LOT of food and every bit on the platter is delicious.) The only downside is that your jacket ends up smelling very much like the food you consumed, which will make you unexpectedly hungry when you next wear it.

Bob Walker

Glad we chose Megenagna for lunch! Excellent authentic food and friendly pleasant service in a lovely setting! betam ameseginalehu!

Abiti Mersha

A very friendly and welcoming place to dine. Everyone were very well trained,accommodating and helpful (all done with a smile). Food was delicious and the painting on the wall was wonderful. Thanks for doing such an outstanding job to make our dining experience so pleasurable.

Parker B.

I thought I had hit gold when I initially found TANA grocery, but this market is very awesome. I would say that TANA is more grassroots, while this market seems a little more organized, and commercial, but the awesome difference would have to be that they actually have a deli in this market and therefore you can find lamb and beef. I had some specially ground for kitfo and purchased some lamb for tibs. I've been there twice now, and one of the most awesome things about this place is the assortment of spices and herbs that you will find here. Most anything you might need for an Ethiopian meal you will find in this market. I wish that they sold some cold items maybe awaze sauce, or nitter kibeh would like awesome, and I would definitely buy it.

Mark T.

Slightly east of Alameda and Havana lies a stripmall containing Megenagna Grocery, named for an area in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa. Observant visitors will notice that this exact spot formerly housed another nice Ethiopian grocery, Ibex International Market, and thus it will probably come as no surprise to learn that many of Megenagna's products derive from this historically-rich country in the Horn of Africa. Do you need Teff Flour to make Injera? Megenagna has bags of it - and how! Are you in search of Koseret (verbena), Senafitch (mustard seed) or Netch Azmud (ajowan/bishop's weed) to pump up your Ethiopian culinary masterpieces? You'll more than likely find everything you need here. Sometimes, they have Sambusas (savory pastries) and the wonderful proprietress also serves some food on Saturdays! Oh, and they have the usual convenience-store staples too. So head on out to Megenagna, and see what you've been missing. Afterward, you can even go a couple doors down and visit the equally fantastic Ghanaian-owned grocery called Accra Kumasi!