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The Robinson/Holmes Family on June 9th, 2009:
Oh, thank you SO much for these photos. We had a wonderful time celebrating our son's graduation at your restaurant, and thank you for a wonderful meal and terrific service. We'll be back again soon!
Chris on June 8th, 2009:
Wow- This is one of the best traditional restaurants I have seen in Seattle. I have decided to visit Ethiopia at least once in life.
You guys keep it on.
Darrel Nelson on June 6th, 2009:
Just took the family last night and was treated to a fantastic meal, awesome taste and meticulasly prepared! Glad to see Kokeb is back after missing it for a few years.
This is THE place to go for Ethopian food! (Most healthy diet one can go on :-) ***** Stars in my book.
Paul T. K. on May 8th, 2009:
I'd never had Ethiopian cuisine before visiting Kokeb, so before I begin my review, I'd like to explicitly state that I have nothing to judge the food on. I have rated this restaurant at three stars because I enjoyed my experience here, had a lovely meal, and would definitely return again.
That said, for the first Ethiopian meal I'd ever had I certainly enjoyed it. A group I was with ordered the vegetarian platter for three. We were served samples of every meal offered on the vegetarian menu, along with an Ethiopian bread and a lentil soup before the meal. The food was fantastic. Most of the vegetarian dishes were comprised of beans or lentils in a curry-like sauce, though some were made up of corn, and another was large pieces of potatoes and carrots in a tangy sauce. This is definitely a great thing to try with friends, as everyone can have fun eating with their hands and experiencing the new and unusual (to the Western tongue) flavors together. This will really bring smiles and good memories to a group of friends.
The service here was average, though when it picked up, there was a definite delay in wait time. I believe that this restaurant is family-run, with the kids helping out when business starts running. The people we interacted with here with very friendly, making the experience that much more enjoyable.
Again, as I know pretty much nothing about legitimate Ethiopian cuisine, I can't really rate the food against anything. I enjoyed what I ate, and would definitely return here again with friends. I will be exploring other Ethiopian restaurants in the area as well to see how this holds up. A good meal, a fun time, I would recommend this restaurant.