Friday, February 20, 2009

Club Waziema

Finally. It may have taken me a while, but I got myself (with the help of a friend, of course) to Club Waziema last night. Why it took so long I have no idea. Maybe because I already have an Ethiopian restaurant I like? Maybe because it is so close to Herbivore that I am always drawn through their doors instead whenever in proximity? Neither are good excuses, and I should be ashamed of myself for not coming here sooner.

I don't even know where to begin. I love everything about Waziema. At its essence, it's a dive bar. It's dark with dark wood and red velvet wall paper that you can (and should!) pet while dining. You may have to get your own napkins and flag down staff for any other needs, but that's part of the charm. Even more charming, however, is the food. Not only is it warm, soul-satisfying, mostly organic goodness, served alongside the spongiest injera ever, but if you come before 8pm, it's all-you-can-eat. Yes, you read that right. You pay the price on the menu for whatever it is you want (we had the veggie combo for 2) and then they bring you more of it on demand. It is a beautiful thing:

Needless to say that anytime me or one of my others has a hankering for Ethiopian food, I will be headed over to Club Waziema.... and then maybe over to Herbivore for dessert. :)

6 comments:

Andrew Bellware said...

Is the injeera better than Makeda's? And the gomen wat too?

I doubt it! ;-)

Sky said...

Yes, Makeda is really good. I think they are comparable in quality, but Club Waziema is half the price! Maybe when I'm in NJ for Aslan's wedding (tentatively October) we can go to Makeda. It'd be good to see you and catch up!

Andrew Bellware said...

I believe I've eaten at Assab, and I know I ate at the restaurant in Berkley, I just didn't think they were as good as Makeda. I've eaten at all the Ethiopian places in Manhattan, I still ain't found nobody who could hold a candle to Makeda. Maybe I'm prejudiced or something...
Yeah - next time you're in the Greater New York Metropolitan! ;-)

Joan said...

Include me and Dad too-we'd love to see Andrew and revisit Makeda

Andrew Bellware said...

Yum!

That sounds like fun!

Sky said...

We'll definitely make it happen! Stay tuned. :)