Delish Ethiopian Cuisine

South, 5701 Rainier Ave, Seattle
(206) 723-3821

Recent Reviews

OLD AIRPORT Y

Wow wow wow we had the veggie combo and delish combo. It was amazing The spice was right and the food tested so like back home This is the best Ethiopian food I ever had in my long living here in Seattle I highly recommend for everyone to eat there

Cass Blair

Oh my goodness, tonight my family had the most amazing dining experience. None of us had been to an Ethiopian restaurant, and it was wonderful!

Zazoo Flores

After a Bernie Sanders rally next door every one decided to come here. I was here with my boyfriend Nate and our friend Spencer. I had already eaten and wasn't planning to try Ethiopian food but I'm glad I changed my mind! It was delicious! The owner was so nice and had a fun conversation with us. You can tell hes excited to start this new restaurant. His wife is the cook and she does a great job. Ticket times are a little long but they are a new restaurant and things will get faster over time. It's a very small intimate place but I love the different types of seating. We will definitely try this place again!

Jennifer R.

Hands down one of the best meals I have had in a long time! Not only was the food delicious but the owners were incredibly warm and inviting and the ambience was perfect. I ordered the veggie combo platter and was pleasantly surprised it was vegan! I will absolutely be back - I've been dreaming of the azefa! Definitely make the effort to go, you won't be disappointed.

Bria K.

Finally made it to this place and loved it - totally lived up to the hype. Cozy, friendly, family run, and the food was outstanding. I had the veggie combo and loved it all, but will dream about both the shiro and the house salad - spot-on flavor wise. I will definitely be back.

Jessica N.

Love the owners - Delish and his wife. They are so welcoming and friendly, feels like you are enjoying a delicious Ethiopian feast in their home. Wife cooks all the food and it's delicious. The veg combo comes with a couple extra dishes than most places so you not only get healthy portions but also a unique twist. One side of the room is decorated traditional Ethiopian creating a warm and cultural ambiance. We had a dinner party with 10 people on the opposite side and it was the perfect gathering. To top it off, owner offered up a traditional coffee ceremony on my next visit. Can't wait to go back!

David Malone

Absolutely phenomenal. It was my first time eating Ethiopian food, and it did not disappoint. It’s owned and run by the sweetest couple, and they go out of their way to really connect with their guests and make sure things are going well. We went for my birthday with my mother and some local friends, and the husband overheard us talking about birthday plans and brought out a plate of traditional Ethiopian bread with a candle in it and helped us celebrate. It was such an incredibly kind gesture and special experience! I’m excited to bring friends in soon.

Rand B.

I was introduced to Delish last week by some friends as part of a surprise birthday celebration for my husband. I like Ethiopian cuisine, but always thought it was somewhat all the same. I was wrong! The flavors at Delish are far more complex and aromatic than other Ethiopian food I've had. You can tell that it is made with both skill and love. We ordered an appetizer, two regular combos and one veggie combo for six of us, and left with two good-size to-go containers full of food. There were so many different dishes include with each of the combos, including a new "cold" dish that they were trying out. The cold dish ended up being a favorite. We found ourselves continuing to eat well after we were all full, simply because it tasted so good! And the friendly, warm, "everyone is family" atmosphere made the entire experience even better. The owners (chef and front of house) are charming, gracious, and grateful. The food alone would have brought me back, but the combination of food and great hospitality puts Delish at the top of my list.

Gary G.

This was my first time at Delish and certainly won't be my last. Great food, good people, healthy, what's not to love? Delish, the husband (you read that right), runs the front of the house. His wife, whose name I didn't get, performs magic in the kitchen. A true family affair.

Sien D.

This was my first visit to Delish and from the amazing decor to the impeccable food, this is the best Ethiopian food I have had in the US.

Lori Obeyesekere

Best Ethiopian food you can get! Fantastic customer service. Good people here. Highly recommend!

Victoria D.

We checked this place out on a Friday evening with a group of 4. Its most street and neighborhood parking. It's l a really small yet cozy restaurant so I would not recommend for larger groups. We got seated right away and the super friendly owner actually moved us to a better spot that opened up after we ordered our food. The manager and server were super friendly answering questions about the menu that had. Four of us shared two veggie combos which was a good amount. Super flavorful, not greasy at all! I love all the variety on the plate. Everything tasted very fresh and was a fun experiencing to share together!

erin o.

The owners here are so warm, and welcoming; the veggie combo is delicious (and fully vegan!); And it's a beautiful, cozy little spot that's great for a date night! We'll be regulars here!

Vas O.

This is the best Ethiopian food in Seattle. The veggie platter us amazing, and the owners are the nicest people!

Anthony K.

First time visit on of the best Ethiopian spots in town. Atmosphere flavor in every bite. Service was great and the food is worth the waite. Loved it.

Ron

Great food, and terrific experience. Cerimonial coffee was very good, with hint of cloves. Delish (owner's name) is very nice and took a personal interest in us and all customers.

Alex Doherty

Food is amazing! Service was great and the owner is very nice! They support their local community and surrounding buisnesses and you should support them as well

Johnny P.

This restaurant is very good, I highly recommend the platter. Coffee is also good and strong. Overall excellent service and food!

Ryan Hopker

My new favorite Ethiopian restaurant in Seattle. We took some friends who had never had Ethiopian before, and we all had a great time. The food is excellent and the owners are wonderful hosts; they even took care of our 4 year old daughter with a coloring book and crayons as our lunch went on. Fun suggestion: if you're in a group, and have some time, do the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. It's fun and the coffee is great.

R to the Y.

My new favorite Ethiopian restaurant in Seattle. We took some friends who had never had Ethiopian before, and we all had a great time. The food is excellent and the owners are wonderful hosts; they even took care of our 4 year old daughter with a coloring book and crayons as our lunch went on. Fun suggestion: if you're in a group, and have some time, do the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. It's fun and the coffee is great.

Selam Z.

I decided to come to Delish Ethiopian restaurant for late dinner. For my coworkers eating Ethiopian food was their first time and we think it was amazing. The owner came and checked on us two or three times. I think the owners wife name is Amy and she was very polite and greeted us with beautiful smile and respect. I owners wife even go out of her way to show us how to roast Ethiopian coffee. This place is great for date, or for good authentic food. Visit them you won't regret it. Thank you Delish Restaurant for the food and respect. We will definitely Come back.

Jacquelyn S.

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. I ordered Tibs, and it was delicious! The service was quick and friendly.

JoyAnn Pardo

The space is lovely, cozy and inviting. The food is delicious. Delish, himself, was incredibly welcoming, accommodating, educated us graciously, invited us to take our time and even engaged with our kids.

Lance R.

Solid offering of Ethiopian food. Menu is focused and provides some nice choices. The combo specials are what are special, with the owners choosing to make the portions smaller, but provide more items. They have a veggie combo, a meat combo or a combined meat/veggie combo. The injera has a nice flavor, with a slight sourdough style sourness, which is enough to make interesting and doesnt detract from the food, which remember, injera is the utensil for the food. One of the surprising offerings was a cold lentil dish with some horseradish in it. It was subtle and you could get a touch of heat, like a little bit of jalapeno, and some sweetness. I've been to several places where you have to find the flavor of the food past the spicy heat, which is tough to do. The food here chooses to focus on the flavor first. Space is nice and the owners are friendly and can answer any questions you have or make great recommendations.

Mayumi Muller

My 1st time eating Ethiopian food. My girlfriend is Ethiopian and friends with the owner so we basically ordered everything! There was nothing I did not like, I luved everything. So authentic & good! I like that if you like spice they can kick it up a few notches for you. The traditional Ethiopian coffee was amazing with beautiful display. This place is a must if you want the BEST tasting Ethiopian food❤

Mayumi M.

My 1st time eating Ethiopian food. My girlfriend is Ethiopian and friends with the owner so we basically ordered everything! There was nothing I did not like, I luved everything. So authentic & good! I like that if you like spice they can kick it up a few notches for you. The traditional Ethiopian coffee was amazing with beautiful display. This place is a must if you want the BEST tasting Ethiopian food

Chiemi Ymk

I ordered vegetable combo take out. They told me it will take 20min but it was definitely faster than 20min. Food was good. One dish is enough for 2 people. Interior of the restaurant was clean and pleasant. Good for family. Street parking only.

Kay N.

I came here on a Friday night with my boyfriend. We ordered the veggie and meat combo. This plate was huge! It was definitely more for 3 - 4 people to eat, but we almost killed it! The combo comes with different veggie and meat options they have on their regular menu. I wasn't sure the names of all the things that were on the plate, but I love the spicy mince beef. It had such a big spicy kick! The injera was soft and tasted great with the meat and veggies. The service was attentive. The server checked up on us a couple of times to make sure everything was okay.

JoLynne D.

First time eating Ethiopian food and it was fantastic! The presentation was beautiful, portions generous and flavors excellent!! We odered the Delish combo, veggie rolls appetizer and Doro Tips (didn't get a photo of the doro tips because we all dug right in). All amazing!! Service was excellent and the owners took the time to speak with our group of 9. A very pleasant experience, despite a crazy event which happened about half a block from the resaturant.

Baionne Coleman

The owners, are a husband and wife team that exude inner beauty. They are beyond hospitable and treat you as if you are in their living room. The food is superb, my favorite is the Key Wot, you honestly can never go wrong at Delish. I usually refrain coffee but the Ethiopian coffee is always delicious and they roast it traditionally which makes it amazing. I believe in supporting small businesses that give back to their community, Delish is all of that and more.

Martha Henley

The best Ethiopian restaurant in Seattle. The food is fresh, the place is clean and the service is amazing. The owners really did a great Job with this place. I loved everything about this place. Will definitely come back!

Kate Johansen

Me and my daughter wanted to try somewhere new and this place did not disappoint us. It’s actually more than I expected. I asked the server what her favorite food was she was very helpful. We ordered our food for Togo and the food was delicious!!! The staff is super friendly and helpful, and I love the vibe!

Mplay Diarra

This is my first time to Delish Ethiopian food and it is my new favorite restaurant. I am from Africa and this is by far the best African food I have had in Seattle. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone who is interested in authentic and amazing cuisine!!!

Katherine Jake

Best Ethiopian food I’ve had in years! Make sure to get the delish combo if it’s your first time trying Ethiopian food. Little portion of most of the food they have and it’s a shareable size for 2 or 3. Fresh food and good service.

clinton mainland

Amazing food, full bar, great space! Went with another family and had a great time...look forward to the next time! Delish and Amy do a great job...

Abas K.

This is a great place to have real Ethiopian food. They serve good food with amazing smile. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Brian C.

Decent Ethiopian food but when you order the doro wat they charge you a ton of money and give you one single chicken leg... I know how much chicken cost and I know how much it cost to make that dish. It is absolute highway robbery that they would think they can give you one single chicken leg for that much money... That's a complete insult and I'm not loving it. I will never order food from this place again... Unfortunately, this is a common issue with a lot of Ethiopian places. Not sure why they feel like they can scam people over a $15 dish and give you one single, small leg of chicken...

Gale P.

Excellent food! Generous portions! This family owned and operated (hello Delish and Amie!) restaurant is amazing. Being vegan, we asked for recommendations and the super nice server suggested the veggie combo. Wow! 11 generous helpings of a sampling of the veggie dishes on the menu with a bonus of a cold split pea featuring horseradish... YUM!!! Amie is the chef and the flavors were perfect! Delish (the man) is very friendly and engaging and his restaurant is exactly what we were looking for in delicious Ethiopian cuisine. Thanks for the great lunch and friendly chat!! Open one in Ballard! See you again very soon!

Joshua Aron

I’ll start with the service because Naomi has blown my mind with such a good service. She is very helpful, patient and pretty. I’ve been to most Ethiopian restaurant, this has been by far the best Ethiopian restaurant ever. I’ve tried this place for the 3rd time now and nothing has changed they are still the same (Outstanding!). The food is amazing and the service even made it more better! I would highly recommend this place!

Naomi A.

Omgggggggg like I love this restaurant it's the best Ethiopian food ever. The cheif is amazing, food was outstanding and the servers and owners are very friendly. Most Ethiopian restaurant are not clean but this doesn't even look like an Ethiopian restaurant it's soooo clean and well organized. I will give it a 10 star if there was one! Loved it !