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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
African, Healthy, Ethiopian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Jazz Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful experience for the whole family. Delicious and healthy. Party for 8. 2 vegetarians and 6 converts. If you are in Wakefield, make sure you visit this place. You will not be disappointed. Amazing food. Excellent service. Thank you!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, drinks and service were all amazing. I also loved how the restaurant was decorated. I would highly recommend a visit. I enjoyed everything I ordered but in particular I would recommend the sambusa starter and wedges. The flaxseed drink and shay tea were also...delicious. I also tried the coffee which my partner ordered and I was pleasantly surprised, I don’t normally like coffee!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem came under my radar after a beaming recommendation. After two trips and a take away I am happy to join the congregation. From the warm customer service to the elegant presentation this is an Abyssinian experience deserving of all the commendation. So get...yourself there pronto it’s a stone-throw from the train station.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

I'm going to join the rest of people here giving the highest praise to Corarima. We had the loveliest time, not really knowing what to expect beforehand. The owner and his wife are the loveliest people, providing great hospitality and atmosphere, and of course amazing...food. We had hummus for a starter, and the sharer platter for 2 so we can sample many of the mains. The lentil dishes were our favourites but all the rest were fantastic as well. I tried the flax seed drink which was lovely. And the homemade bread is absolutely delicious. It was lovely finding out about its origins from the owner.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The food is phenomenal. Absolutely fantastic if your gluten free. It's a vegetarian restaurant, I'm not vegetarian but don't be put off by that if your meat eater

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Have been before always found this place welcoming & the food snacking. Decor is lovely too. Brought my cousin who is celiac there was so much too chose from for her. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Amazing atmosphere, service and most of all food. Phenomenal flavours!!! Corarima food was so full of flavour and not too spicy (I am a wimp with hot spicy food). Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Thank you so much for your encouraging and empowering words, fuel to soul. Look forward to see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 December 2023

Me and three of my old school friends visited Corarima for the first time last night. I wasn’t sure what to expect as the restaurant markets itself as “Abyssinian, vegan, gluten free food.” We were given the warmest and friendliest of welcomes by the owner...who was obviously very proud of his heritage and culture and was happy to advise us about food and share background in a very knowledgable and interesting way. Now…the food…oh my! This is without a doubt one of the best meals I have ever eaten! I do not follow a vegetarian or vegan diet (I am also not coeliac but try to avoid gluten as it does not always agree with me). The food was absolutely superb, there is only one cook (the owner’s wife) we were unsure what to try and so were advised the sharing platter for main course, we were also told we could have a sharing platter of starters too, so we did. Everything was simply wonderful, I will without a doubt be returning to share this jewel of a restaurant with my husband. Thank you to the Corarima team for such a wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

It was an honour and delight of our heart serving you the delicious food and always first class hospitality to all. Look forward to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 13 December 2023

My wife and I had dinner at Coraima this evening whilst staying in Wakefield and what a delightful restaurant it is. The simple and authentically decor provides an instant relaxed atmosphere. We started with drinks. I had a Telba (a cold drink made with ground...flax seeds) and my wife had a Beso (a cold, slightly sweet roasted barley drink). Both were delicious. For starters we shared a Beetroot Salad. It was very fresh with a delicately flavoured vinegar type dressing. As neither of us had had Abyssinian cuisine before, we decided to go for the 'Combination dish for two' to give us an overall taster of their menu. A large round slate plate arrived with nine perfectly neat individual dishes sat on an injera (a slightly sour flat bread made from teff flour) with a further six neatly rolled injeras and four small chickpea flat breads. Every dish was very well spiced and made with care. Delightful and moreish. By the time we had eaten the whole plate we were nicely full but it did not feel heavy. We rounded the evening with hot drinks of a Shay (a North African spiced tea) and an Abyssinian coffee. The coffee is not cheep at £9.95, however, this is by far the best coffee I've ever tasted and a must for any coffee lover. We were informed that they roast the beans with spices in-house. Another sign of their dedication to present an authentic experience delivered with passion. Thoroughly recommended. Some additional information: 1. The restaurant is vegetarian and gluten free. 2. We had to pay a £20 no-show deposit when making the online table booking the day before, although, this has become, understandably, quite common for independent restaurants.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Thank you so much for your kind and beautiful words. Look forward to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 23 November 2023

Exploring the outskirts of Leeds led me to discover the gem that is Corarima, a gluten-free, vegan haven in Wakefield. As someone currently navigating a gluten-free journey, stumbling upon this Abyssinian vegan/gluten free restaurant was a true delight. Opting for the combination platter for two...was a journey through a sensory layer cake - a symphony of tastes and smells expertly presented. We embraced the experience, relishing the deliciousness with our hands, a practice met with the owner's delighted approval. The host, a charming and attentive soul, took us on a culinary tour, passionately detailing each dish. He was so warm, Friendly and attentive - without being over-bearing. The decor added to the warmth, creating a homely ambiance that made this dining experience extraordinary. In the realm of UK dining, Corarima has secured its spot among our favorites. It's more than a restaurant; it's a rare and complete experience, a testament to the charm and authenticity of Abyssinian cuisine. I wish we lived closer as we’d visit regularly for sure!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

We're overjoyed to have provided you with a delightful culinary journey at Corarima, and we appreciate your enthusiastic embrace of the experience – thank you for making us one of your favorite dining spots in the UK!

Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We visited as a couple with our baby. They could not have been more welcoming, very friendly and helpful service, and the food was really tasty. Even the baby enjoyed bread and yellow lentils!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

We're thrilled to have hosted your family and appreciate your kind words – it was a pleasure to have you, including your little one, enjoy our delicious offerings!

Reviewed 18 November 2023

A wonderful place! We received a genuinely warm welcome, the food was delicious and the atmosphere/decor very warm and inviting. Just go!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

We're delighted you had a wonderful experience with our warm welcome, delicious food, and inviting atmosphere; thank you for the glowing recommendation – we can't wait to welcome you again!

Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

What a lovely little place. Even though I'm not a vegetarian, i didn't feel like I missed eating meat. The quality of the food was great and the owners are lovely and can't do enough to make your visit a good one! Highly recommend if...you fancy a culturally different experience 🥰More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

We're thrilled to have provided you with a delightful experience, and we appreciate your recommendation for those seeking a culturally different dining experience – thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 31 October 2023

A relaxed and friendly atmosphere welcomed us. The host was charming and explained the menu and different elements which was great as this was a new cuisine for both of us. We decided to share 2 starters both delicious and very tasty. We had a...combination main course for 2 which gave a great overview of flavours and textures. The family ethos of the restaurant shines through. My coffee loving other half also really enjoyed the coffee that finished off the meal. Thank you for a real treat of a meal.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

We're delighted to hear that you felt welcomed, enjoyed the cuisine, and appreciated the family ethos; thank you for letting us treat you to a memorable meal, including the perfect coffee ending!

Reviewed 27 October 2023

My birthday treat. My wife and I are not vegan or 'gluten free' but are happy to try different cuisines/lifestyles. We decided to have the combination meal for four as none of us had tried this cuisine before and this gives you a selection of...dishes to try. Fantastic welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The gentleman who served us was very attentive and took the time to tell us about what we were about to eat and also about some of the culture behind it. Having vegans with us added I think to to an excellent evening. We are not surprised to see this ranked number 1 in Wakefield. It really was treat!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Corarima Lulit, Owner at Corarima, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

We're thrilled to have been part of your birthday treat, and we appreciate your adventurous spirit in trying our cuisine; your kind words, enthusiasm, and appreciation for our service and culture make it clear why we hold the top spot in Wakefield – it was...More

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Sandra S
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Response from Corarima | Property representative |
Hi Sandra. Our restaurant is very small with only 7 tables and have no space for dogs.
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Andrew M
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Response from Corarima-Lulit | Property representative |
Hi Andrew. Thanks for your query. We are not licensed and therefore can bring your own.
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I think I saw other customers bringing wine but I'm not sure. We were drinking the Abyssinian drinks from the menu. Highly recommended.
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  • Food: 5
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