BENYAM ETHIOPIAN CUISINE
Benyam Ethiopian Cuisine (Ethiopian Yellow Pages) is a Small Family Owned Restaurant in the Heart of Harlem, New York City. As NYC Ethiopians, we strive to delight the palates of Harlemites, visitors and of course the Foodies with our unique and flavorful Traditional Ethiopian dishes.
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This an example of great service great food and love. This isn’t my first go round with Ethiopian cuisine I tried many different places in NYC but this is definitely on the top two. You walk in and your greeted the decor has a good vibe to it. Had a Meta beer which (suggested by host) and I love it now officially my fav Ethiopian beer. I had the veggie platter the red lentils had a nice kick to them, you know I have to have it spicy. The mushroom tibs excellently seasoned with a generous amount of berbere onions and carrots were sautéed in nicely. For me the star has to be the injera soft spongy not to sour just right and done fresh. So I’m on the vegan road again and I’m not eating carbs at all but I ate the injera off and even saved some to have with a spinach omelette I made and it when together harmoniously. I will for sure be going back and taking my Ethiopian American friend.
It is easily accessible – just a block from the last stop on the 3 in Harlem – tucked into a cozy little storefront near Jackie Robinson Park. The interior is gorgeously decorated with modern art and traditional items throughout. The menu is typical for most Ethiopian spots I’ve been to, but the food was so incredibly flavorful and vibrant.
Perfection. Benyam has legit earned every single star. I do not believe there is one Ethiopian restaurant in the tri-state area that can claim this status. The meat/veggie combo dish I ordered was well executed. The lamb besiga was tender, well-seasoned without being over salted. The lamb wot melted in my mouth as did the doro. The sides of shiro and gomen were expected but cooked so perfectly. Add’l vegetable sides are only $4!
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