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Elsa’s Ethiopian Restaurant

  • 8016 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kansas 66204
  • 913-648-5000
  • Mon: Closed.
    Tue-Thu: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Sun: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Elsa’s Ethiopian Restaurant may be the only eatery of this kind in Overland Park, or in several miles, and it is definitely worth a visit.

Though the menu isn’t elaborate by any means, the dishes of Elsa’s native Ethiopia are prepared according to the customer’s tastes, and the spiciness can be scaled back to appease even the most mild of palates. Sautéed and stewed Ethiopian meat dishes are seasoned with berbere, an enticing blend of red peppers, cardamom, garlic, coriander, fenugreek, and cinnamon.

Elsa’s is perfect for those with different diets – and many dishes can be prepared with or without meat. For religious reasons, you won’t find pork or shellfish on the menu at Elsa’s, but you will find a variety of chicken, beef, potatoes, and grains.