5494 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando
Great band Thursday night! Jazz, funk, reggae.
Exceptional! So fragrant and savory yet balanced with the wonderful bread. I highly recommend the coffee ceremony at the end for the whole experience.
Abraham will patiently teach you everything needed to find the perfect dish to suit your appetite. The food was fantastic! Lynn and I have never eaten eaten Ethiopian/Eritrean food before. Definitely won't be the last time. Injera is a spongy soft bread that many of the dishes revolve around. Delightful, to say the least. I have not had such an epicurean finger food feast during my entire adult life.
It's a LOT of food, and you definitely get your money's worth! I had more than enough left for the next day. Its located inside a shopping plaza, and when I went on a Monday night, it was pretty empty. I'd only had Ethiopian food once before, but it was a good experience.
Awesome experience. I was here on a Tuesday night celebrating my birthday and everything was good, fresh, and the waiter/manager was awesome and attentive at serving us and dealing with our questions. Awesome food, awesome time, and the coffee was wonderful too.
My first time eating Ethiopian food, the server was friendly and showed us how to eat and enjoy our meal. Not a fan of eating with my hands,, but I really enjoyed the experience. The coffee was unique and flavorful. Actually the entire meal was unique.
My boyfriend and I visited Orlando for a week and loved Selam so much we went twice during our stay. The food was great and the hospitality was also amazing. This is a must try if you are in the Orlando area.
I stopped by here on my way back from Clearwater, and I wanted to try something new, and vegetarian. I'd only had Ethiopian food once before, but it was a good experience. Overall, the food was delicious and filling, and the owners and waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. I ordered the Timatim FitFit, lentil samosas, and the Ye-atkilt Wot and Mushroom Tibs. Came with plenty of Injera to roll everything up with. The owner was nice enough to give me some of their tea while I was sitting at the bar, waiting for the food. The mushroom tibs was a little spicy for my tastebuds, but I'm also wimpy when it comes to spicy food. It's a LOT of food, and you definitely get your money's worth! I had more than enough left for the next day. Its located inside a shopping plaza, and when I went on a Monday night, it was pretty empty. Would recommend, and would return again the next time I'm in the Orlando area.
Wonderful food and service. Amidst the endless stream of gaudy chain restaurants in Orlando, you'll find this gem. The food was among the most delicious I have had (including in Ethiopia). Highly recommended!
Kind, gracious, patient, delicious, hospitable. I can't think of all the positive words that describe our experience at Selam.
The staff made us feel more like it was friends having us over for dinner than it was eating at a restaurant.. Kind, gracious, patient, friendly, good people. . Loved the traditional seating and the perfectly seasoned and presented food. Don't miss the full and authentic Ethiopian coffee ceremony!
Excellent!. . We came for our anniversary dinner. The service was fantastic, everything was explained, down to how to eat, using the injera as a spoon :). . The food!! OhMyGod, the FOOD!! Flavors intensified, everything seasoned beautifully, the meat, the lentils, the veggies, everything was DELICIOUS!. . Abraham introduced us to his spice blend for the tea and there aren’t words for the enticing aromas. . . Definitely on our list. We WILL be back!!
We went with a fairly large group for lunch and had a wonderful experience. Service was super attentive and as it was most of our first time eating Ethiopian cuisine we were grateful he was super helpful with recommendations, sharing what was in each dish, and explaining ingredients when asked. The best part of course was that the food was absolutely delicious! My children (ages 6 &7) loved it too. This is not a place for quick bites, but if your looking for yummy and relaxed experience this place is perfect!
My first experience with Ethiopian food has set a high bar for deliciousness. At the request of my friend we dined here one evening. Where I was considering trying to uphold my low carb diet by saying ok I'll just try a bite of the bread to go with my meat. What followed was me creating a cheat day just so I could eat more. It was delicious and different all at the same time. It has opened my eyes to another type of cuisine and eating to which I would be super excited to take my friends too. The chefs here are super talented and their presentation and clear love for food is apparent on their plates!
I wish there were more stars that I could give this incredible place 10+ stars. This wonderful restaurant is family owned and run, and they treat and serve everyone like family. The food was phenomenal and you have to come to this place to experience the exemplary service and the amazing spices and love that is in the food. I can’t describe adequately how awesome the experience was including the coffee ceremony (highly recommend it!!). We are going back again this week. Wishing that we lived closer so we could come as often as possible.
First time eating Ethiopian cuisine. My grandson is from Uganda and had recently returned from a trip to Kenya. While there in Kenya they ate Ethiopian food and he loved it. . . We then made plans while on a trip to Orlando to one night eat out at an Ethiopian restaurant. I searched on Trip Advisor and found Selam and we were not disappointed!. . Atmosphere, server and food were all great! I'm sure we will be back when we are in Orlando again.
For my beau's birthday lunch, we chose Ethiopian food for an adventure. The resturaunt is quaint and the waitstaff, all family and owners, I believe are wonderful. We placed an order for the Meat platter and ordered the coffee ceremony, and settled into our afternoon. We watched video on how the bread dish was made, and then it was served to us, while they began to prepare the coffee. From the green bean, and roasted it before our eyes. It smelled like heaven. The food was amazing. The lentils, the cabbage, the meats, they were all palate pleasing and tempting. We ate nearly everything! The coffee, when it was finally served was rich and aromatic. So tasty! I'm so glad we stopped in, I would not hesitate to stop in again. The food is AMAZING.
I wish there were more stars that I could give this incredible place 10+ stars. This wonderful restaurant is family owned and run, and they treat and serve everyone like family. The food was phenomenal and you have to come to this place to experience the exemplary service and the amazing spices and love that is in the food. I can't describe adequately how awesome the experience was including the coffee ceremony (highly recommend it!!). We are going back again this week. Wishing that we lived closer so we could come as often as possible.
I have never had Ethiopian food before but I've heard great things. My server recommended I try a vegetable combo or meat combo. I decided to do the meat and vegetable combo that serves 2 - I figure the leftovers will be my next meal. There was 3 servings of meat, 1 serving of cheese, 1 serving of the spongey crepe tossed in lemon juice and garnish, 4 servings of the vegetables, and a salad in the middle. My favorite was the dark brown beef stew and the stewed cabbage. It was all brought out on this platter with no utensils. You rip off a piece of the crepe with your hand and use that to grab the meat or vegetables. It's different but fun! I had a cup of tea with my meal and it reminded me of an Indian chai tea with cinnamon and ginger. I highly recommend trying Selam! It's quite a cultural experience! Unless you're afraid of flavor :P
outstanding food and great service . Will be back again!
5494 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821