Feedel Bistro. Tamar Telahun and her brother Simon Gebru offer Ethiopian/Eritrean food at Feedel Bistro, their DeKalb County restaurant near the intersection of Briarcliff and Clairmont roads. The pair's food is a nod to their mother's cooking, with dishes including the Mom's Special Gomen Be'Siga, cubed lamb mixed with collard greens, and Tibsi Firfir, pieces of injera tossed in a red pepper sauce (berbere) with seasoned beef pieces.
3125 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 404-963-2905, feedelbistro.com
Ghion Cultural Hall. Come prepared to eat with your hands at this rough around the edges spot that seats about 25 -- there are no plates, and everyone uses injera to scoop up their food. Check out the Ghion Cultural Platter, a bargain at $35 since it easily feeds four, that sees rounds of injera covered with helpings of multiple lentil dishes, various vegetable preparations, including gomen (Ethiopian collard greens), a lettuce salad and ground beef, awaze tibs and doro wot (chicken stew).
2080 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta. 404-320-6747, atlantaghionculturalhall.com.
Ledet Restaurant. Open since 2007, Ledet is named after the original owner's daughter and serves up classic Ethiopian dishes as well as some modern takes including tibs and kitfo sandwiches and Ledet spaghetti made with Ethiopian-style pasta sauce. Thirsty? Make a reservation to try the ceremonial Ethiopian coffee service.
447 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 404-297-1974, ledetethiopianrestaurantatlanta.com/
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