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PRICE RANGE
US$32 - US$45
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not knowing anything about Eritrean/Ethiopian food, we were pleasantly surprised by the dishes served in this very cost restaurant. No need to choose anything, just follow the host's recommendation!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Antonia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Ethiopian food and Merkato used to be a favourite when I lived on Cally Road. Recently I walked in for supper, and the food was just not as fresh as it used to one. I'd still give lunch a try. The veggy plate...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Daphna B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Merkoto Is a 15 minute walk from Kings Cross station. It’s a small Ethiopian Restaurant which looks like a café on the outside. The menu definitely needs to be updated as it wasn’t appealing and looked very dated (nothing like online). I ordered a Chick...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank CrystalPower
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The staff is extremely welcoming. This is a nice place, easy to reach from King's Cross. For some reason, the food doesn't taste exactly as I remembered it in Ethiopia, but it is good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jelaluddinrumi
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had the vegetarian combo and chickpea stew. It was really delicious. Very cheap and also friendly staff. We would definitely recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Adventurer449961
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The food is amazing, The workers are very very patient they've even helped me with the menu seen as I had no clue what was on the menu, lovely place for a romantic meals. Has a very calm atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for people to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Meley H
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We loved the food and the atmosphere. :) Between music and a candle light, very friendly service. We were very happy and will definitely come back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The place is in a small street with several Ethiopian restaurants. This one is my favourite: really authentic, not fancy (I hate the fancy overpriced places downtown) , with good food, almost only African customers and probably the most kind waitress I have ever met....More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank FeliceDark
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Interesting place, has a real, authentic feel to it. Amazing food, original set up, an experience! Well worth visiting, affordable too.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Anka W
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly owners, and great atmosphere. Walking distance from Kings Cross St. Pancras, definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Milo L
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