Monday, 10 February 2020

Ge'ez Ethiopian Restaurant, Brunswick

Last night I went to Ge'ez Ethiopian Restaurant to share a vegan platter with Faye.  Sunday night wasn't really busy but there were quite a few groups come and go while we chatted.  The restaurant was simply furnished with a bar for those who wanted to drink.

Faye and I were keen to share a vegetarian combo platter ($24 per person) which the menu described as Chef's combo of vegan/vegetarian dishes and salad.  Faye checked it was vegan and it was confirmed.  I also noticed online that they have gluten free injera now but advise to give 24 hours notice.

Last time I went to an Ethiopian restaurant, I ate with cutlery.  This time the menu had information on eating with hands and so I followed Faye's lead and ripped up pieces of injera to wrap around the curries and salad.  I am no expert on injera but this one was sour and spongy I think it should be.

I was a little overwhelmed by all the dishes so I have reproduced a photo I took of the menu to give an overview of the curries.  I think the lentil stew and split pea stews were favourites.  I also loved the chunks of spiced beetroot.  And the tangy salad was a nice contrast.  Ge-ez is a welcome newcomer to the diversity of food choices in Sydney Road.

Ge'ez Ethiopian Restaurant
718 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
(03) 8354 0124
Open Wednesday to Monday 5-10pm

Ge'ez Ethiopian Cafe Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Ethiopian food is some of my favorite- I love the lentil stew, greens and the cabbage and carrot which seem to be on every Ethiopian platter around here.

  2. Yummo - that food looks great. I have eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant twice in my life, and yes, once with hands at Souk in London.

  3. I love Ethiopian food! I always thought that inerja was GF but perhaps they use some wheat flour in theirs.

  4. This looks like a lovely place and good on you to eat with your hands, it does take practice. I quite like Ethiopian and Eritrean food, the first time i had it was in the USA. I've made some dishes at home, D only disliked the injera bread which i was surprised at cos its like crumpets, just soured and spongy like you describe well.


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