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US$2 - US$25
African, Ethiopian
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Reviewed 24 September 2019

Ghion is a “hole in the wall” restaurant with good food and third-world atmosphere. Our party of four ordered three Sambusas as appetizers and the meat combo (Beef Tibis, Spicy Beef Stew, Mild Beef Stew, and Gomen Besiga) with three veggies (Misir Key, Gomen, and...Fesolia) as the entree. We also ordered St. George beers. The food was delicious (though beware of the green peppers, which can be very hot), and the portions generous. We were unable to finish our food, to the mock consternation of our server. The beers were excellent. The ambiance reminded me of some of the restaurants I have patronized in the third world. When we arrived, two tables were occupied with patrons apparently waiting for their food. No server or hostess was in sight. Soon enough, the hostess/server appeared, we were seated and got busy poring over the menus. Though alone, the peripatetic server was friendly. The food was served promptly, and our server teased her clients with an outsized matronly personality. All in all, it was an excellent and fun meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

This is a small cozy establishment with about 5-6 tables. It is a family run restaurant and those are typically the kinds of places we prefer to visit on our vacations. The reviews were very good for this place. Unfortunately our experience didn't match those....We had a 4 veg combo plate, Doro Wat and a mild goat curry for my son. On the veg plate, the spicy lentils were good and the beets root was ok. The cabbage and the collard greens unfortunately weren't seasoned well so fell a bit flat. The star of the meal was definitely the Doro Wat....nicely flavored with the right level of spice. The goat curry felt more like a broth with some goat pieces, rather than a rich gravy. The price was very reasonable and I tipped well as the service was friendly and attentive. I've had Ethiopian food in a number of places (Nile in Orlando is amazing, and a few spots in Toronto as well) and the food at Ghion sadly didn't come close enough to those past experiences for me to recommend this restaurant. If you are planning to eat there, I would suggest going with the Doro Wat.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

This little gem may not boast the decor of former neighborhood restaurants like Etete, but the food is excellent and the owner creates a warm and hospitable experience. Wonderful chickpeas as well, don't skip them!

Date of visit: April 2019
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