Shabelle Grocery and Restaurant

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.9 / 1 vote

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East African grocery and restaurant featuring spices, injera and veg-friendly dishes

Restaurant, Grocery/Bakery/Deli

Shabelle Grocery and Restaurant in Minneapolis has been open for over 10 years, owned by Abdurrezak Omer Hassen Ismaiel, and Mahdi Omar. Their mission is to bring the wonderful spices, foods and products of Ethiopia and East Africa to their customers locally.

"Ethiopia is a multi-cultural country where each culture has unique foods associated with it. At Shabelle Grocery and Restaurant, we specialize in bringing foods from the Harar region in Ethiopia. Harar itself has a wonderful mosaic of foods and traditions. We are here to present you with authentic ad delicious food from the ancient region of Ethiopia where cultures meet. Harar is a place where people come together to enjoy each other peacefully."

Harar is also famous for its distinctive, natural processed coffees which bear the same name

Added by Michelle Rosier on Jun 6 13 (last updated May 13 15)

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Shabelle is now serving a buffet from 11:30 - 2pm for $8.99 featuring several vegan friendly options. On my visit they had gomen (stewed collard greens), atkilt (cabbage and carrots), misir alichi (curried lentils), chili beans, injera (spongy, sour bread), and fresh salad. The buffet was fresh and tasty. The staff are extremely friendly. After reading the website, I need to try the various coffees on my next visit!

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On Metro Transit bus lines: 2 & 67. 4 blocks from light rail. Ample free off street parking.



$$ - average


  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


  • Buffet
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly


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8am - 10pm

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