No utensils needed! Finger licking good

★★★★★
5 5 1
Ghenet is a great restaurant to eat, enjoy and relax. Ethiopian restaurant with dishes to share and guess what? All you need is an appetite and your fingers(make sure you wash your hands before diving in). We were asked by three different prople if everything was okay and if we needed anything. Highly recommend if you are in Brooklyn and its a nice shirt walk from Barclays if you decide to go before or after your event or shopping! Enjoy and make sure you wash your hands after you finish your meal! - New York City

Very diffrent and tasty food

★★★★★
5 5 1
The food is definitely different. Very tasty, spicy but not overly. The service is fine and the people there quite friendly. Décor welcoming, also. Glad we found it and have already returned for 2d meal. Also, portions good-sized but not overwhelming. Strongly recommend - Ashby, Massachusetts

My Ethiopian Fave

★★★★★
5 5 1
Delicious food, a low key atmosphere and decent prices make this my Ethiopian place, even though it's in Brooklyn and I am in Staten Island. Consistent, and always delicious food, but plan to make a reservation as it's kind of small. Vegetarians will be happy here too. - Charleston, South Carolina

Nice place

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I enjoyed the food, the service was cheerful and fast. We had a combination for 2 people and a bottle of rioja. Price average. Suggested

Great Place for Dinner

★★★★★
5 5 1
We were four people with varying tastes/diets. For the 2 of us who are Vegan, it was so good and fresh and widely spiced from sweet to spicy. Ethiopian food is quite filling and satisfying when made well. - New York

Delicious food/different experience

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I was with a group of four and we ordered a “sampler platter” that offered many different taste experiences. If there are several of you, that is what I would recommend. The “cabbage/carrot” veggie was delicious as were both of the chicken sampling’s on the platter. I also thought the “hot beef” was really tasty. Now the odd thing about this restaurant is that you eat the food with your fingers....seriously.....you are given bread that is similar to the consistency of “crepes” and you simply “dig in”. There were may different individual plates on the menu....so don’t think you have to order a group lunch. It was a fun time with good friends and I would return....but probably take a plastic fork with me. (Never though to ask if they had silverware!). PS: Ethiopian Beer is GREAT! Highly recommend.

I'd be here a few times a week if I could!

★★★★★
5 5 1
W have been coming to Ghenet for years, with friends, for parties, and by myself. I've had Ethiopian food in Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda; Cape Town, South Africa; Boston; Iowa; and at other restaurants in New York--sadly not in Ethiopia YET--and Ghenet continues to rank as one of my favorites! In addition to the delicious food, the space is simple and classy and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Hannah, the owner? manager?, is warm and kind. Food-wise, there's something for everyone: carnivore, vegan, gluten-free, et al. My favorite dish, by far, is the mesir wett (spicy dish of lentils in berbere). I also love the aterkek aletcha (mild split pea dish). Luckily, they offer combinations, so you can enjoy multiple dishes. FYI: unlike some other Ethiopian restaurants, their shiro aletcha and shiro wett (bean dishes) are smoothly pureed--nice flavors, but personally not my favorite consistency. For those who are gluten-free, low glycemic-index, etc., teff-only injera is available and delicious (and apparently protein-packed). It's not quite has fluffy as their regular, wheat-added injera, but I think it has a nice slightly sour flavor that complements the food quite nicely. In addition to Ethiopian wine (Tej), they have some decent reds, whites, and rosés from the U.S., South Africa, Australia, and Spain. They also have some interesting cocktails (my favorite of the ginger apple martini, which I order without cranberry juice). There are a few beer options as well (including two Ethiopian beers). I highly recommend! - Brooklyn, New York

Very good Ethiopian food with a relaxed neighborhood vibe

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I've been coming to Ghenet for years and it's always good. My boys love it too, even the vegetarian! And it's reasonably priced, so it's a good family restaurant. - Brooklyn, New York

Great drink & Great food! Will come back!

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Came here with a friend on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We arrived around 3pm. I had a big breakfast around 10am. I felt a bit hungry when I arrived. When we arrived, there was only one person taking care of the customer. The waitress was also the bartender. The service started a bit slow. The waitress had to make drink for us and take care of our order. Everything changed after the drink has arrived. My friend ordered a mojito and I ordered a dirty martini. On my first sip, I did not really think much of the martini but as time passes by, my mood has been elevated -- there was good amount of vodka in that martini and I was getting happy! During the meal, I can really feel a bit lightheaded (in a very good way) and very fluid (this is the best word I can find). For food, we had the combinations for two. Basically the combination means each person can order up to 1 meat and two veggie dishes without paying extra. There were two of us and it means we get to order two meat dishes and four veggie dishes. For meat, we picked the Doro Wett (chicken leg with a hard-boiled egg) and Siga Wett (beef). Both dishes were delicious! The flavor reminds me a little bit of american barbeque but different. I would order both of these dishes again. For veggies: we have - Misir Wett (lentils): I am not a lentil and bean person but I do love this dish! - Fasolia (string beans): I will pass next time. It's not bad. It's just not impressive. - Gomen (collard greens): wonderful, would order again, and - Engoudaye Wett (mushroom): wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! My favorite. The dishes were all served in one large Injera (flat bread) on a plate. The waitress also brought separate Injera for us to encjoy. I enjoyed the martini so much that we ordered an extra one and asked the waitress to split it up into two glasses. Food is a four star (beyond expectation)-- the flavor was incredible. The portion was large for us. We are two guys who eat sensibly and we could not finish the food. Service is a four star -- service is a bit slow in the beginning due to being understaffed. But the service picked up after the waitress no longer needed to make drinks for the guests. Value is a three star (meets expectations): fair. With combination for two and three drinks (two dirty martini and one mojito), the bill came to $97 after tax and tips (we tipped 20%). I highly recommend this place. BTW, while eating, we noticed that people ordered this dish where a whole fish was fried (Asa Tibs). It looks very interesting and intriguing. My friend and I agreed that this is a dish we want to try the next time. - New Jersey

Fantastic Vegan Choices

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great restaurant near Brooklyn Heights, great Veggie Options, and a great drink selections, spectacular service. -Brooklyn

Excellent Ethiopian restaurant - Check it out

★★★★★
5 5 1
We love Ethiopian food and we were very excited when we heard this restaurant had opened not far from our house. We were not disappointed , The food was excellent and so was the service and the ambiance.If you have never tried Ethiopian food, this place makes a wonderful introduction as it offers a great selection of dishes. The food range from mild to spicy but the waiter will happily guide you. We ordered the combo veggie platter for 2 and the tuna tartare. Everything was delicious but we particularly enjoyed the mushrooms, the collard green, and of course the amazing tuna. The curries are delicious and the vegetables are extra fresh and crispy. The prices are also very reasonable for the amount of high quality food you are served. All in all it was a wonderful experience that we will repeat soon. -New York