The food here is exactly the same as it is in their East Village location. It is good, but not the best Ethiopian food in the city. The staff at this restaurant speaks better English than at the East Village location (good for folks w/ allergies), but is not that much friendlier.
I'm used to being ignored in Ethiopian restaurants, but was put off by my waitress having an extended and very loud conversation with a friend who stopped in to chat. I was the only person eating in the restaurant but the waitress didn't check up on me until after her friend left. Quite annoying.
I brought in a coupon from the African Diaspora Film festival but nobody in the restaurant had seen it. My waitress called her boss to verify, and he had no idea they had put out a coupon ad, but he told her to honor it, which was nice, but shows a lack of disorganization.