I hope you guys enjoyed your weekend. I had a very busy but fun filled weekend kicking off with dinner at Zoma NYC on Friday night. I wore this pin up inspired dress from Voodoo Vixen to take me from work straight to dinner and it was a big hit. I received compliments all day from men and women alike.
Voodoo Vixen Jasmin Dress | Marciano Shoes
The dress fit perfectly while leaving some stretch allowing me to eat all that I wanted to without being uncomfortable. Speaking of eating let’s get back to Zoma. Zoma is a black-owned, Ethiopian Restaurant located in Harlem. It was suggested by my friend Janine after mentioning that I had tried Ethiopian food for the first time last Summer at another spot in Brooklyn (Ghenet) and was not very impressed. She promised that I would love this spot so I agreed to give it a try.
Zoma is a cozy spot with simple yet chic decor and a hip vibe. There’s a full bar where you can enjoy drinks while you wait for a table without being on top of patrons that are already sitting. The setup makes it great for date night or a night out with your girls. When we arrived there was only one other table occupied as it was early but over the next hour it quickly got crowded.
We started out with a glass of Honey Wine and some Sambusas. I had the lentil while Janine had the sirloin and we both enjoyed them. They were nice and hot and super flaky, and the dressings paired perfectly. The Honey Wine was deelish as well.
While Ethiopian food is perfect for sharing we decided to order our own entrees as I don’t eat red meat and Janine wanted to have some lamb. She ordered the Awaze Tibs (cubes of lamb) along with Gomen (collard greens) and Misir Wett (lentils.)
I ordered the Doro Tibs (chicken breast) along with Gomen and Shiro Wett (chickpeas.) We both really enjoyed our food. Each dish was very flavorful although it could have been served a little hotter. I like my food very hot so that’s just me. The meal included the perfect amount of Injera (Ethiopian bread) to sop up all of the goodness on the plate. It was very light with a great flavor of it’s own without overpowering the essence of the food. The Injera that the food was served on was very stale however and this was disappointing as I was looking forward to trying it soaked with the juices and flavors of my entree. Overall though the food was amazing and I cleared my plate.
I now have a new found love for Ethiopian food and it will be a regular choice when dining out. I would definitely return to Zoma and can’t wait to try a few more spots that I have on my list.
I’ll be sharing some more of my weekend adventures with you guys including another great restaurant (sorry I love to eat lol) so stay tuned!
Zoma is located at 2084 Frederick Douglas Blvd @ 113th St.; Harlem, NY