Pretty tasty Ethiopian food. I enjoyed my meal. It was smaller portions than you would normally find at the pricing, but that being said- I was quite satiated by the end of it and I usually leave similar restaurants being way too full.
The location is pretty simple and has lots of parking. A few tables to choose from and an washroom available.
The only hiccup for me was getting a receipt. It was made very clear to me that it was a hassle to produce one but I awkwardly waited it out. 🤷
Recently opened in Dartmouth. This Ethiopian Eritrean restaurant is epic and great to see east African restaurant opens in HRM.
Ali, the owner is a decent and welcoming gentleman who is generous with his suggestions when it comes to ordering and if you are in doubt.
Food is great and well prepared and the taste is mouthwatering. We ordered lamb tibs ( lamb pan fried with onion, garlic and green pepper) and doro wot ( thick curry-like dish made with chunks of chicken slowly coocked in spicy berbere sauce) and Ali suggested to make a combination of both in addition to 2 other items which were Sega Wat (chunks of beef slowly coocked in Ethiopian spices) and Shiro (a chickpea-like dish) and his suggestions were awesome and we enjoyed the food. I personally enjoyed the doro wot and lamb tibs and I recommend both.
Food is served with injera bread which is a sourdough-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture. Traditionally made out of teff flour, it is the national dish of Ethiopia and Eritrea (as defined in Wikipedia).
Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely go again and I do recommend Ali's Place.
Ali's food is delicious and brings a much-needed cuisine to Dartmouth! The injera was extra fluffy and all the dishes were full of flavour. We will be back!
I enjoyed the food very much. Authentic Ethiopian food, amazing taste and great prices.
Delicious food! My friends and I got the amazing $40 deal where you get pretty much everything on the menu and, hungry as we were, we couldn't finish it all. My friends are meat-eaters and they particularly loved the sega wot. I'm a vegetarian and the options were all amazing. And Ali is so friendly :)
Ali’s place is a small Ethiopian restaurant, tucked away in Highfield Park. We almost drove right by it since it’s a little hidden by the car wash.
I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The food was extremely well priced, the portions were huge (we were stuffed when we left AND had leftovers, all for less than $10 each), and the owner was extremely sweet. We are so glad we visited and we will be back and drive out of our way to go to this restaurant (we live in Halifax).
The food was extremely delicious and flavourful. I LOVED the chicken I ordered and the chickpeas were fantastic. The lamb was superb- really everything we ate blew us away.
Really nice staff! Great food! Unique in Dartmouth and really worth trying! Sega Wot is out of this world and the chickpea stew is so delicious. If you want vegetarian options with tonnes of flavour, and meat that is savoury, spicy with slow cooked tastiness you have to try Ali's!
Really, really excellent food and attentive service, sunny cafe setting, friendly owner. Generous portions, everything super fresh and delicious. Better than highly rated Ethiopian I've had in Toronto or DC. You should go!