Eating to Live on the Outside: Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

Happy Saturday! Hopefully everyone slept in a little. Now, time for Eating to Live on the Outside. And today, via the powers of the internet, we’re head to Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant in Hollywood, Florida. And like many Ethiopian restaurants, it looks good!

Sheba’s menu gives you plenty to choose from and a lot of it is very veggie centered. So, here’s a bunch of things I might order, take a look:


  • Whole string beans sautéed with parsley, ginger, garlic and cumin; sautéing isn’t great, the oil ruins it.

Fit Fit Salad

  • Chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, Ethiopian spices and morsels of injara; injara is a kind of bread, so it’s a little iffy.

Cape Town

  • Curried vegetable stewed in a wrap; can’t beat veggies!

Mesir Azefah

  • Green lentils, onions, jalapeno peppers, ginger, white pepper and mustard seeds; looks cool.

Atakilt Wat

  • String beans, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, sautéed onions, garlic, ginger and tomatoes; same deal with the sautéing.

Shiro Wat

  • Pureed split peas with Ethiopian spices; pretty simple, sounds good.

Gomen Wat

  • Sautéed collard greens with onions, garlic, tomatoes and Ethiopian spices; hooray for collard greens!

Kik Alicha

  • Yellow split peas, green peppers, onions and Ethiopian herbs; I dig it!

Mesir Wat

  • Lentils cooked with onions, garlic, ginger, olive oil and berbere sauce; looks tasty.


  • Ethiopian fava beans cooked with tomatoes, onions, hot green peppers, special spices and served with olive oil; just go easy on the oil.


  • Lemon, mango, passion fruit or pineapple; might be a nice treat, as long as they are dairy-free.

Ethiopian food always seems to be very veggie friendly and Sheba is a good choice! Here are my picks. I’d probably order the Ful or the Gomen Wat. Again, I always look for something with greens.

Now, there are some fish dishes you can try, but with all those veggies, why worry about mercury! Okay, your turn. What do you like? Flip through Sheba’s menu and give me your picks. Peace.

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Gina - February 14, 2009 2:07 PM

I love Ethiopian food but don't go very often because it seems like everything is very oily. I have the same problem with Indian which I love even more. Has anyone ever found a place that has very low oil in the food?

Mary - February 14, 2009 2:21 PM

Heck yes!!

Sara - February 14, 2009 5:45 PM

I havw the same problem with oil in the food. I have not had restaurnt Indian food in many years. In Ethiopian food I think the way to go is a combo veg platter. Of coursr I would not actually go because of the oil.. and the salt.

Michael - February 14, 2009 7:52 PM

There is a Sheba restaurant in Atlanta that I eat at from time to time. It is good, but like Gina says seems quite oily. I love going to different Ethnic restaurants just to get some different ideas on how to prepare vegetarian foods, even if it isn't up to ETL standards.

Nancy - February 19, 2009 12:46 PM

What is the address of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant in Hollywood? When did they reopen?

Tajii Selassie - February 25, 2009 8:51 PM

Where in Hollywood is the Sheba restaurant?

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