Wolkite Kitfo restaurant and cafe
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Wolkite kitfo restaurant and cafe offers Ethiopian cuisine and is situated in Holloway.
Monday - Friday: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays : 12pm to 11pm
Very nice place to eat Ethiopian food. Staff is happy to advise on the different a meals. Good value for money
Nice meal and a lot of interesting selections. Good variety of vegetarian and meat based options. Staff very friendly and nice cafe style/community ambience. (But you have to like Ethiopian bread as there is a lot of it!).
WK is very conveniently located 100m from the Emirates Stadium so we went there after a match. It's not gourmet cuisine but it is a lot of fun and they cook and serve authentic Ethiopian cuisine well and it was very enjoyable. I will certainly go there again some time.
The restaurant owner Isaac made us feel welcome from the start and catered for our group of 15 with great care. The food was absolutely delicious (made by his sister). A real tastebud explosion. Only slight downfall was the long wait for the coffee at the end but that's nothing compared to the great evening we had. Thank you!
Such a lovely place with amazing food and attentive and genuinely kind waiters. Absolutely recommend it to everyone.
I went there for dinner. It is a small basic restaurant with the decoration giving some Ethopian feel to it. Service is very friendly. The food is basic, but good and I enjoyed my meal there. Prices are also very reasonable.
Fantastic Ethiopian food with friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely return!
I saw rave reviews for this Ethiopian restaurant, so decided to go there with my sister.
The owner was really nice and friendly; it was very important to him that we enjoyed the food.
We didn't have to wait long for our meal (possibly because we had an early dinner - it was only after a while that more people came in), and it was delicious. The value for money is great, and we had so much food, we ended up taking the rest home.
The honey wine was very good, and there were many options for vegans, too!
Wonderful waiter/host who was more than happy to help us decide what to eat (it was my first time eating Ethiopian and I'm vegetarian) and even let us sample different drinks before choosing one!
The food was tasty and good quality - though I'm no expert on what Ethiopian cuisine should taste like.
I wouldn't choose this place as a place to impress someone or going for a romantic meal due to the cafe style, but there was energy and a buzz to the room which is always refreshing.
I'd definitely recommend eating here and shall be returning.
Service was great, and the food was impeccable.
Wolkite Kitfo is my favourite restaurant in London. I go regularly, and it is great for large group booking if you want a delicious and affordable meal with friends and lots of conversation. The service is excellent, the veg options are wonderful (I'm veg). Love love love it, and I recommend it to all my friends.
This was the first time I tried Ethiopian food in the UK and the experience didn't disappoint. I selected this establishment as it was rated the best on Google of all similar eateries across London.
The restaurant itself is rather unassuming and admittedly, not the kind I would step into if I happened across it by accident. But we went with a purpose, and I'm glad we did.
The waiter greeted us with a welcoming smile and was extremely helpful (and patient) with our selection of dishes, of which there were plenty!
The food arrived promptly within a few minutes and was finger-licking good - literally! The portion size was very generous, and much to our dismay, we weren't ale to finish it all. So we didn't even mind that they didn't offer any desserts other than coffee (varieties).
Another pleasant surprise was the final bill. We had ordered three meals, three alcoholic beverages and two coffees and the total came to about £36. Who could grumble at that?!
It was a truly delicious and exceptional eating experience and I'd go back any day. It's just a shame it's so far from where I live!
My boyfriend and I had a really great time at Wolkite Kifto. The waiter was very friendly and helpful when we needed help choosing what to order. The food itself was absolutely delicious, I couldn't recommend it more highly. And it was a great first experience of eating Ethiopian cuisine. I suppose the meal did take a little while to get to us, but as long as you're not in a rush this shouldn't be a problem! Overall, a great experience - thanks!
Should you wish to eat by hands- no forks , spoons etc!- this is your place! Tasty food, funny atmosphere , many napkins and enjoy! Great homemade honey-wine too! Thank you from Greece / Euxaristoume apo Ellada!
The place is a little out of the way but well worth the short walk from the tube. Great atmosphere, very good food and amazing coffee! Great night!
Went there with my family of 6. Costed 90 pounds but had a bad eating experience. Food quality is not decent. Sitting environment is stuffy and below basic for a UK Resturant.
I hadn't tried Ethiopian food before, but what we had was delicious: Spicy lamb and beef curry served with pancake to eat with your hands.
Very tasty food, served in a down-to-earth setting popular with locals and friendly, welcoming owners.
Don't be put off by being off the beaten track - it is easy to get to, very close to Arsenal FC.
Ethiopian beer was good and all good value.
Fantastically welcoming host, exceptional food and the price left us feeling like we'd cheated them out of half the bill... Would highly recommend and will definitely be eating there again despite moving out of the area.
Excellent food and service. Recommend the lamb ribs and spicy beef but everything was very tasty.
The restaurant is casual and friendly, alive with families and friends enjoying excellent food. Ample portions (at inexpensive prices) of expertly prepared Ethiopian classics. And the service is impeccable. Hands down the best I've found in London! I'll definitely be going back.
Firstly this is more of a cafe than a restaurant. The tables and decor were basic. The cafe consists of 1 room which houses tables and the bar/till. There are 2 doors off this room. 1 leading to the toilets, 1 leading to the kitchen (I think). The menu is interesting but it's not exactly clear what each dish is. The waiter (the only one on duty) tried to help with our selection and he was friendly enough. We ordered 3 dishes. 2 of them were quite nice but 1 was essentially raw beef, which I hadn't realised. The beef was quite tough. Be prepared to eat with your hands also.
We arrived when there were about 8 other people in the restaurant. By the time we left there must have been nearly 40. There was still only 1 waiter, so I'm not sure what the service was like after we left. From the interaction between the waiter and many of the diners I am guessing a lot of them must eat there quite regularly, so the place must appeal to a lot of them.
I'm glad I tried it as I can cross of Ethiopian food from my bucket list. I wouldn't choose to go back or recommend this to my friends. But that's mainly because I know how fussy my friends are and I don't think they would enjoy this dinning experience.
Absolutely mouth-watering food, both the meat and vegetarian options. I highly recommend the mixed platter, no. 6 beef and no. 25 chick peas. Outstanding value. Unique dining experience eating injera. I can't tell enough people about this amazing gem. Already planning our second visit.
Very attentive management and spectacular regional food. The value is great, I strongly recommend. We will definitely come back more times.
Never tried Ethiopian food- would definitely go back! Delicious food, unlike anything I'd had before! Really helpful and friendly service too. Surprised this place isn't more well known. Deserving of its place on trip advisor- everyone should try it!
We had never tasted ethiopian food before. It was a surprise. Eating with the fresh baked bread which was like a crepe, instead a fork. Everything we ordered was quite tasted and well cooked. We even enjoyed the ethiopian beer St George.
Only my second time in an Ethiopian restaurant, I am mesmerised by injera: the large fermented spongy pancake, wonderful sense of sharing food as we shared a large platter covered by an injera, with various toppings, deliciously cooked (greens, lentil stew, peppery home made cheese, smooth chickpea sauce, etc, you can also include some meat. You get a basket with 'rolls' of injera, that you use to eat from the platter. All is delicious, not overpowering flavours, well cooked, thank you, also for showing us how to tear the injera and how to delicately collect sauce and food with one hand...
I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough! If you've never tried Ethiopian food and you want a want a really authentic and delicious experience, this is the place to go! The food is amazing, with spices and flavour combinations unlike any other cuisine. The dishes are beautifully served and it makes for a great communal eating experience, if a little messy (you eat with your hands) but that’s all part of the fun!
If you've already tried Ethiopian food then this place will still blow you away! Having eaten in many other Ethiopian restaurants around London, this is by far my favourite. Since finding it a couple of years ago it's been the regular! The food is the highest quality (at very reasonable prices) and the staff are really friendly and happy to explain the food, exotic spices, flavours and traditions. Not to mention the amazing homemade Tej, a sort of mead wine and the amazing coffee served in the traditional way.
An all round brilliant experience!
Hello, in website of TripAdvisor thé restaurent was decribed like a beautiful place, and i was disapointed!
I had never eaten in an Ethiopian restaurant before and I went out from this one delighted. It is stunning: all dishes you order are served on in a big dish with the bottom covered of a kind of spongy crepe. Guests are invited to share dishes by eating directly with their fingers. The food is quite spicy but very tasty. I've enjoyed a lot the fintafinto (raw beef)and their fermented wine. I'd definitely recommend this place if you like new experiences!
My girlfriend and I went with a London-visitor from abroad to take him out for something a bit more exotic.
The owner served us and he explained the food and made good recommendations to us with a very warm and friendly manner.
The dishes were all served on one huge silver plate and we ended up sharing all of it. It was delicious and very filling. The price for value is excellent and we will definitely come back again.
Never eaten Ethiopian before, gotta say this is deeply satisfying food, makes you feel happy to be alive. Staff are super friendly and good for recommendations! Get your hands dirty.
Wolkite Kitfo is a real gem--warm, personal service and absolutely delicious food (prepared and served with care!) I'm so happy this restaurant is part of my neighborhood! Welcoming to families, but also a great place for a fun group dinner. Fantastic value!
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful dining experience at Wolkite Kitfo.
Open entering the restaurant, which is inauspiciously located in the ground floor of a council flat, we were warmly greeted by the owner - a very nice, personal touch.
The restaurant's name is also its signature dish (a spiced, thinly chopped beef that is usually served rare or even raw) and is certainly a must-order. All of the items that we ordered (we took the owner's recommendations) were served on injera: the spongy pancake-like bread that is both utensil and grain.
There are Ethiopian beers on offer, something that I've never seen in London before. Try the light one.
Highly recommend Wolkite Kitfo for a friendly, enjoyable and truly Ethiopian experience!
Food was simply amazing at Wolkite Kitfo, exceptional service, and i will definitely come back. Great value too, it's an undiscovered gem!
Searched the internet for somewhere to go before a match at the Emirates. This Ethiopian restaurant was a excellent choice. Totally unpretentious little gem. Basically everything you order gets poured over a crumpet style pancake in the middle of the table, and you eat it with your fingers. Flavours excellent. Suggest you go for it!
I can assure you that this is authentic and lovely Ethiopian cooking at it's best. I used to live in Ethiopia and was so pleased to enjoy an amazingly mouth-watering meal. The service is friendly and helpful. If you have never tried Ethiopian food, you are in for a real treat here at Wolkite Kitfo. The ingredients were fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. And the authentic cold St Georges Beer definitely added to my dinning pleasure. Vegetarians can also experience probably the best non-meat options in the world in terms of cuisine. In terms of taste and value for money - this is a top London restaurant. They even get the hardest part to make outside of Ethiopia - the Injera itself - perfect.
I highly recommend Wolkite Kitfo!