Catering, Full Bar, Take-out, Wheelchair Accessible
$21 - $30
Interac, MasterCard, Visa
Getting There |
Broadway/Commercial Drive Station
Cross Street |
East 6th Avenue
Daily: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Ethiopia is one of the world’s most ancient cultures and the cradle of humanity, with a rich and varied cuisine. Thick, spicy stews and meats and vegetables simmered in sauce, scooped up with pieces of injera (flatbread), are staples. Sharing these foods is central to dining at Harambe Restaurant, located on vibrant Commercial Drive.
Eat with your hands
Vibrant is the word to describe the restaurant, too. Stepping in the door from Vancouver’s typically grey weather, you are transported to a world of colour, art and music. The 70-seat Ethiopian restaurant is perfect for couples, groups and families wishing to experience gursha – the art of feeding your companions. In fact, the restaurant does not offer knives and forks – entrees are designed to be eaten with injera or with your hands.
Spices of life
A perennial favourite in the Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates Awards for Best African restaurant, Harambe brings all its spices from Ethiopia. Organically grown, they are blended by the owner’s family and impart rich flavour to the fish, lamb, beef, chicken and vegetarian wats and tibs on the menu. Try the chef’s combo with a carafe of traditional honey wine (tej), followed by Ethiopian coffee and tea. You’re in good hands.