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BenYam is a small family-run Ethiopian restaurant located in Harlem - we took the subway up on a Wednesday night to check it out. This is not a place to go for a quick bite; one of the wonderful things about it is that the staff is not rushed and neither are you. Take your time, chat with your friends, enjoy the food.
The woman who took our order & the man who brought our food were extra friendly, checking back to make sure that we liked each dish and bringing us extra injera. Injera is a spongy, pancake like bread that you use to pick up & eat the food. No forks!! And the food is delicious - if you’re looking for a good place to give Ethiopian food a try, go to BenYam.
Recommendations: The honey wine is sweet & scrumptious. We ordered the Meat / Veg Combo for 2 which came with doro wot, beg alicha, siga wot, gomen, and mesir. Looking for vegetarian options? BenYam has plenty! Check at their menu for a detailed description of each dish.
Cost: The combo for 2 cost $30, single dishes will run you $16 - $18. Go during happy hour to get great deals on honey wine & sangria.
Where: 2795 Frederick Douglas Blvd (between 148th & 149th) Harlem, NY 10039 - about an hour train ride from Our Place