Ethiopian

BenYam - an Ethiopian Restaurant in Harlem

 
 

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Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

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.

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

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

 

 

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/

Source: http://benyamcuisine.com/