On a whim, my bride and I opted to eat at Queen of Sheba. Eagerly anticipating a culinary awakening to Ethiopia we were prepared to sit on the floor and eat with our hands; whisked away to the far away lands of Africa. I wore my special shorts, (that I thought might add a bit of comfort to my extended floor sitting experience and I hoped that pillows would be provided). My wife has experienced Ethiopian food at the Predecessor to Sheba, and had valued the experience with great esteem; I was the newbie, this time. My first impression of the restaurant was somewhat inhibited by the fact that the only things sitting on the floor were the shoe-clad feet of the happy patrons, and servers. Floor seating had been replaced by tables and chairs. After the shifting gears in my head had taken its course; I found the décor lavish and what I interpreted as authentic. The place was so clean that we probably could have eaten off of the floor, had that option been available. The service included the expected smiles and timely returns to the table. We were ensconced in the feelings of hospitality, as our server was knowledgeable and friendly, paying special attention to our requests and needs. I observed everyone else in our vicinity being well taken care of and satisfied. The gastronomical experience was very good. As an avid fan of the dining highpoint, especially when prepared by competent professionals, I would have to say that the mingling of flavors and the samplings of the wine were an earnest endeavor to pair excellent taste with eye-appealing presentations, and not only that we were encouraged to behave like children and eat with our hands.
Queen of Sheba restaurant is located at: 3636 Henderson Blvd.
The visit involves food that is well spiced from vegetarian fare to meats and seafood and is well worth the experience so that you too can be carried away to the land of Ethiopia for a few minutes, and enjoys the lingering feelings of a well sated pallet.