Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant(Ethiopian Yellow Pages) is providing best services Since 2008, Mahider has treated SLC to a true cultural experience with our authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Our family has loved every second of it, and we’re looking forward to many more years ahead.
The restaurant is dimly lit, owing in part to the curtains drawn over the windows at the front of the building. The other lighting regrettably comes from the ceilings fluorescent bulbs which are the same as what you’d find in a business office. Over these, decorative screens are placed, further muting the light. I found the low-light environment to be appealing. By way of critique, the screens which cover the ceiling lights are of all the same design and made to appear as though you’re looking into the sky from a forest floor. While hardly an element which should steer you away, I’d say these were an unpleasant distraction from the overall aesthetic.
The restaurant is relatively small, seating approximately 40 people at tables. There are murals on the walls, painted with scenes presumably from Ethiopia which is a nice touch. Other Ethiopian paraphernalia is scattered throughout the place.
The exterior of the building requires some explanation. This restaurant is a little tricky to find unless you slow down and look closely. It’s in a small plaza with other restaurants. The plaza sign, which shows smaller placards for the businesses within does show Mahider but the text is so small as to be illegible. Through no fault of its own, the business is sandwiched between a loan office and a massage parlor that appears as though it could be in the crosshairs of a vice squad.
The sign above the doors appears to have fallen off with only an outline of the sign which was once there. You’re left to look closely at the doors whereupon you’ll see a decal on the window with the business name.