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dinner at Sheba, an ethiopian restaurant on Fillmore Street, SF

Here are some photo memories of a wonderful dinner at Sheba, an Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore district of San Francisco.

the meal starts with a cappuccino martini

the meal starts with a cappuccino martini

dinner at Sheba, the Fillmore, SF

vegetarian sampler includes cabbage, lentils, collard greens and split peas. Sheba, the Fillmore, SF

The food was superb- much variety and copious amounts of each dish. We tried a large cross-section of the menu; the four of us shared a vegetarian appetizer sampler as the ‘first course’, and followed this with three of the meat dishes. Typical of the Ethiopian style of eating, the presentation was such that a (large) platter was placed in the center of the table,  lined with a thin layer of bread that is soft, thin and spongy. The taste of the bread is slightly acidic, much like sour dough. The server ladled each of the dishes onto this platter, and the presentation was complete. One then digs in; everyone eats with their hands from the center of the table using pieces of this soft bread as utensils, dipping and grabbing the food from the center. There was a lot of variety but on the whole I found the food spicy without being too hot, saucy, and heavy on the garlic, which I love. This style of eating allows for trying lots of different things in a communal way, which my little group of food lovers thought was fun!

ethiopian food of Sheba Piano Lounge, Fillmore, SF

Ethiopian food of Sheba Piano Lounge, Fillmore, SF

finishing our meal with a just 'ok' chocolate layer cake for dessert

finishing our meal with a just 'ok' chocolate layer cake for dessert

Lucky us, this restaurant is in the neighborhood known for Jazz, and live entertainment starts at about 8pm.

live entertainment nightly at Sheba Piano Lounge, the Fillmore, SF

live entertainment nightly at Sheba Piano Lounge, the Fillmore, SF

All in all a fun night out and the verdict: I’ll definitely be going back.

Sheba Piano Lounge

1419 Fillmore St
(between Byington St & Ellis St)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Western Addition/NOPA

(415) 440-7414

Hours: Mon-Thu 5 pm – 12 am, Fri-Sat 5 pm – 2 am, Sun 5 pm – 12:30 am
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2 responses

  1. Greetings. I see you did a post about Ethiopian food on your blog. Here on WordPress, I have an entire Ethiopian Food blog, and I’ve written a book about the cuisine. I thought you and your visitors might be interested in looking at it: ethiopianfood.wordpress.com

    Cheers,
    Harry

    June 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

    • thank you for the link; I’m going to check it out now. Ethiopian food is a relatively new discovery for me, and I think it’s wonderful. What a great choice for a group of friends to share a nice night out!

      June 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

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