Kilimanjaro Cafe

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Closed as of Jan 1 12

324 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454


3.8 / 15 votes

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Restaurant, Bar

Ethiopian restaurant on the West Bank

Added by Robin Garwood on Jan 5 05 (last updated Mar 5 12)

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I really enjoyed my food here. My friend and I started out with the foule appetizer (with no cheese), which is a mixture of fava beans, tomatoes, onions, and spices, served with warm, crusty French bread. The flavor was very good but it was a bit odd to eat soupy beans on bread. I was just happy to see an appetizer that I've never seen in Ethiopian restaurants (veggie samosas are usually the extent of veg appetizers).

My friend and I shared the vegetarian platter for two, which I think was fairly priced at $15. The miser wot (spiced lentils) was fabulous, and the other items were also very good. The only item I didn't care for was the salad, which was a mixture of somewhat limp iceburg lettuce, tomato, and jalapeno. There's usually some sort of salad variation on Ethiopian combo platters but this one seemed especially boring and not particularly fresh.

As is the case in most Ethiopian restaurants I've visited, they had a huge flat screen TV playing the entire time. While I wasn't really in the mood for "America's Next Dance Troop" (or whatever it's called), I was glad that at least they didn't have the volume blaring, as I've seen happen a lot. The ambiance was a bit boring, and it was weird seeing maybe 5 or 6 people gathered around watching the TV the entire time--none of whom were eating, so I'm wondering if they were just hanging out--but the service was friendly enough that I would return back.

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I agree with previous reviewers that the food was so-so, atmosphere not so good. Vegetarian platter a good deal though and you can sample a lot of the different vegetarian dishes in one.

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West Bank - Cedar


Near corner of Cedar and Riverside


No Reservations


$$ - average


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  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music


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