In late 2016, Cleveland’s only Ethiopian restaurant, Empress Tatyu, was joined by a second, called Zoma, in Cleveland Heights.
It was opened by Ethiopian native Zeleke Belete and his wife Betty to focus on this extremely vegetarian-friendly cuisine. Spicy stews, heavy on ingredients like lentils and chickpeas, are eaten by being sopped up by the injera bread provided. They’re joined on the menu by beef, lamb and chicken dishes for those who eat meat.
You can end your meal in the small African-themed space with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, made from scratch with beans roasted to order. Zoma is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and from noon-6pm Sunday.
2240 Lee Road