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#3,705 of 17,011 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
US$35 - US$48
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Islington
0.4 miles from King's Cross Station
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Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

Amazing food and service, thank you to sanite. Me and my family felt very welcome and at home my mother is a big fan of her food and service ♥️♥️

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

Though we were in a rush, Freweini has been extremely accommodating and managed to fast track our order. The restaurant was very clean with a very calm atmosphere. Our food was fresh and absolutely delicious. Overall excellent food and fantastic customer service. I would definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Great traditional Ethiopian food and amazing atmosphere. The staff is very nice and the menu is very flexible and affordable. They toast their coffee here, tastes and smells amazing but the best part about this place is the owner, she’s the sweetest and friendliest person...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Food is superb, incredibly tasty and cooked at the perfection. We tried the combo 2 and two starters. Completely satisfied and highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020

It was so nice to have Ethiopian food after so long. We weren't disappointed. The food is authentic with a wonderful vegetarian sharing platter available with the traditional injera bread. Lovely atmosphere and music playing in the background!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 August 2020

A great little restaurant, serving authentic Ethiopian food and just a short walk along the canal from Kings Place. On a warm summer evening with Mulatu Astatke playing in the background its hard to beat.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

I met some of my friends here for our first post-lockdown dinner last week. We were able to sit outside and the food was amazing- really good value for good size portions. The staff were also lovely! We will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

I hadn’t had Ethiopian before so we asked for a recommendation and were not disappointed! Perfect portion size and everything was very tasty and reasonably priced, we would definitely come again

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 July 2020

Each dish -- and I've tried most of them by now -- is exceptionally tasty, and they range from mild to spicy. From our first visit to Merkato, the staff was welcoming and kind, in more than a simply polite way, but almost familial. You...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 31 May 2020

I came to collect takeaway, it was absolutely amazing. The owner was so friendly, and I could taste the love in the food! Definitely recommend this and they do great vegan options too!!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merkato

  • Yes, Merkato offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Merkato offers delivery services.

  • Merkato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3