As I told you a few weeks ago Queen of Sheba left its “just past the Watterson” location and relocated across the street from Bowman Field. Since it’s now in a location that doesn’t scare me I no longer had a reason to try it. So I did.
I went with a couple vegan friends and since Ethiopian dining is most often a communal experience we ordered all vegan food so we could just get one large platter of food that everyone could share. I’ve heard raves about meat dishes at Queen of Sheba but as of this moment I can’t personally vouch for them.
What I can tell you is that the lentil and vegetable dishes we had were really delicious. A couple were on the mild side while one lentil dish in particular was hot like fire. This was a problem though because getting a refill of my diet coke was very nearly mission impossible. And that brings us to the one problem I had with my meal at Queen of Sheba: service. To call it laid back would be quite the understatement. However I seemed to be the only person in the place to mind or even notice. So I tried very hard to flow like water and just accept it. And I mostly did except for being really thirsty.
I don’t want to end on a negative note though so let me tell you that that injera bread is spongy, tasty and a lot of fun to scoop up food with. Hands and injera bread are the eating utensils of choice at Ethiopian restaurants. So all the food comes with injera bread for your scooping and tasting pleasure. However, if eating with your hands is too much to take you can ask for silverware (if you do ask for silverware though I’ll totally call you a pansy).
All in all I really enjoyed my meal at Queen of Sheba, despite the laid back service. It seems like very laid back service is just kind of a trademark of Queen of Sheba and you should just know that going in. So long as you plan on having an extended, leisurely meal there you’ll be just fine. You’ll probably have a very good time and an excellent meal. My beloved absolutely adored the food at Queen of Sheba and the new location is in biking distance from our house so I’m betting I’m about to become a Queen of Sheba regular whether I want to or not.
Queen of Sheba
2804 Taylorsville Rd