Adey Abeba ● Seattle’s Most Tasteful Ethiopian Restaurant

Welcoming you to our restaurant is like welcoming a guest to our home. We look forward to providing you freshly-prepared Ethiopian cuisine—and extending our hospitality in a comfortable and warm restaurant environment.

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The Young Flower of Seattle

In the Amharic language, Adey Abeba means “Young Flower.” In 2005, Adey Abeba was the “young flower” of Seattle’s Ethiopian Restaurants—opening for business in an inviting and beautifully remodeled Victorian.

Fresh & Friendly

“The Young Flower of Seattle” is approaching two decades old, but Adey Abeba feels as fresh as the day it opened. This family-owned business is unmistakably one of the most friendliest and atmospheric Ethiopian dining experiences in the city.

Hours & Directions

Regular Hours

Mon – Sat
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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2123 East Union St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Takeout, Catering, & Info

(206) 322-1617



1) Scrambled Eggs $12.00
Three eggs with onions, tomatoes, and jalapeño peppers—served with bread.

2) Ful Special $14.00
Crushed fava beans with cooked onions, jalapeño peppers, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and a blend of Ethiopian spices—served fresh with feta cheese and bread.

3) Fir Fir $13.50
Small pieces of injera blended with a stew made of tomato sauce, onions, olive oil, and red peppers.

4) Quanta Fir Fir $15.50
Strips of dried beef sautéed in a red pepper stew with onions, olive oil, and red peppers—then blended with strips of injera.

5) Qey Wat Fir Fir $15.50
Bits of injera mixed with beef cubes—stewed with chopped onions and Ethiopian spices.

6) Alicha Fir Fir $15.50
Bits of injera mixed with chopped lamb—cooked with chopped onions, green peppers, and Ethiopian spices.

7) Chechebsa $14.50
Crushed homemade flat bread with Ethiopian spices and herbal butter.

Lunch and Dinner


8) Doro Wat $20.50
Tender chicken marinated in lemon and sautéed in onions—slowly simmered in an Ethiopian red pepper sauce. Served with or without a hard-boiled egg simmered in sauce.

9) Doro Tibs $18.50
Marinated pieces of chicken strips sautéed in onions, peppers, tomatoes, and Ethiopian spices.


10) Siga Wat $20.50
Lean beef chunks in a red pepper sauce—seasoned with flavorful Ethiopian spices.

11) Siga Tibs $20.00
Tender lean beef cubes sautéed with onions, jalapeño, a touch of fresh garlic, tomatoes, and Ethiopian sauces.
*Hot spices upon request

12) Derek Tibs $20.00
Beef cubes well-cooked to a crisp and sautéed with onions, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, and spiced butter—seasoned in mild Ethiopian spices.

13) Zil-Zil Tibs $20.00
Strips of tender beef sautéed in oil with onions, flavorful herbs, and berbere (Ethiopian spice sauce).

14) Lega Tibs $20.00
Beef chunks sautéed in olive oil—seasoned with onions, green peppers, rosemary, and black pepper.

15) Siga Alicha $20.00
Finely-cut beef—cooked in a mildly seasoned sauce.

16) Bozzena Shirro $17.50
Ground split peas sauce with special Ethiopian spices, onions, chili, and garlic—prepared with beef and served with salad.

17) Adey Meat Combo $23.50
Beef Wat or Doro Wat, Beef Tibs, Siga Alicha, homemade cheese (Ayeb), Veggie Sides, and Salad.


18) Beg Tibs $20.50
Cubed tender lean lamb sautéed with onions, tomatoes, and jalapeño peppers—seasoned to perfection in Ethiopian special sauces.
*Hot spices upon request.

19) Adey Special Lamb Tibs $21.50
Tender cuts of lamb marinated in richly-flavored traditional spices—sautéed with onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, and a touch of garlic.

Vegetarian Dishes

20) Atikelt Wat $17.00
Fresh string beans with carrots and cabbage—sautéed in onions with fresh tomatoes, ginger, and garlic.

21) Miser Wat $14.00
Split lentils in berbere (red pepper sauce)—simmered in basil and fresh Ethiopian spices.

22) Kik Alicha $14.00
Yellow split peas simmered in mild curry sauces.

23) Shirro $17.50
Ground split peas sauce with special Ethiopian spices, onions, chili, and garlic—served with a salad.

24) Vegetarian Combo $21.50
A true vegetarian feast of split pea sauce, whole lentil sauce, red lentil sauce, cabbage, collard greens, and our house salad.


Baklava $4.50


Glass of Milk $3.50
Chai (boiled tea with milk) $4.50
Red/black Tea $3.00
Coffee $4.50
Coffee Ethiopian Style $12.50 (serves party of three)
Soft Drinks $3.00
Perrier $3.50
Bottled Water $3.00
Large Pellegrino Mineral Water $5.00
Mango Juice $5.25

We also serve Wine, Beer and many more drinks. Please ask your server.


• All dishes are served spicy or mild as requested.
• Unless noted otherwise, most dishes are served with injera—the traditional and nutritious Ethiopian flat bread.


We Do Catering for All Your Special Occasions!

About Us

A Beautifully Authentic Atmosphere

Enjoy Seattle’s most tasteful Ethiopian restaurant in an atmosphere capturing both the warmth and zest of Ethiopian culture. Ethiopian dishes are prepared with a variety of spices for a uniquely satisfying dining experience. Dining in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual of breaking “injera” (a flat teff-grained bread) and sharing food from a common plate—signifying bonds of loyalty and friendship.

Adey Abeba offers:

  • Catering
  • Fresh coffee roasted right here at Adey Abeba
  • Traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies once daily and upon request
  • Reservations available for wedding receptions, anniversaries, graduations, and parties—with plenty of space for DJs and dancing
  • A vibrant bar with a wide selection of the finest Ethiopian beers and traditional honey wine
  • Sundays open for special reservations
  • A beautiful, romantic, family-friendly environment
  • The experience of chefs who cooked professionally in Ethiopia
  • And because our customers are like family to us, we serve very generous portions at reasonable prices.

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