Monday, March 15, 2010

Of all the Ethopian restaurants on Colfax...

our friends choose one that was completely empty at 6 on a Saturday night. It was occupied by a sweet young Ethiopian women who slightly resembled a porn star and served as hostess, waitress, bar tender and cook.

I have recently garnered a reputation among friends for picking restaurants (read- pushy) so I try to give others a chance to recommend (read- sympathy.) This restaurant was chosen by friends because it was close to our final destination of the evening and received good reviews on Yelp.

Aside from having the whole place to ourselves, we were entertained by extremely loud music and extremely bad reality TV. There was no requisite typical Ethiopian art on the walls (which I happen to love.) And while there was a full bar, there was no drink list, making it difficult to uncover all our liquid options.

When the food finally arrived, it was cold. And while I am open to new things and do so enjoy eating with my hands, I kind of draw the line on cold food that is supposed to be hot. The injera they kept bringing to the table was also cold making me think it made been made hours before with the hope that someoone would walk in the door that night. And while the flavors were good and the spice level was appropriate, I just had a hard time enjoying my cold dinner.

Some of the other things I like about Ethiopian restaurants was also absent like warm towels before and after the meal. Oh, and a clean bathroom with toilet paper is always nice.

Luckily there are so many other Ethiopian restaurants on Colfax (and in Denver in general) that there is no need to ever return to Red Sea.

5910 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220-1509
(303) 321-4117


  1. I added you to the Stapleton Neighbor blog list on my site Love the family friendly reviews

  2. Oh, that's too bad. I've heard good things, but a one-woman show is a tough gig to pull off (though you'd think it'd be easier with just one table)...