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Appetizers

Sambusa (Two pieces)

Thin, light pastry shells filled with delicately spiced minced meat or chopped vegetables
A-1 Whole Lentil - Vegetarian - 4.25
A-2 Spinach - Vegetarian - 4.25
A-3 Potato and Carrot - Vegetarian - 4.25
A-4 Chicken 4.75
A-5 Beef 4.75

Salads

S1 Diamond Salad6.75

Vegetarian
Romaine lettuce, fresh tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and onions, served with a zesty citrus house dressing

S2 Diamond Royal Salad9.75

Diamond salad, with marinated, sautéed cubes of chicken breast

Taste of Ethiopia

Samplers of varied dishes
Each Taste of Ethiopia is served with Sambusa appetizer (choose two per person)

E2 Meat Sampler For One includes21.50

Yesga Alicha (mild beef stew), Doro Wat (12), Kay Wat (16), Yemisir Wat (30), Kik Alicha (31) and Quosta (34)

E2 Meat Sampler For Two includes41.00

Yesga Alicha (mild beef stew), Doro Wat (12), Kay Wat (16), Yemisir Wat (30), Kik Alicha (31) and Quosta (34)

E3 Vegetarian Sampler For One includes 17.75

Shimbra Assa (29), Yemisir Wat (30), Kik Alicha (31), Gomen (33), Tikel Gomen (35) and Dinich Alicha (37)

E3 Vegetarian Sampler For Two includes 33.00

Shimbra Assa (29), Yemisir Wat (30), Kik Alicha (31), Gomen (33), Tikel Gomen (35) and Dinich Alicha (37)

E4 Tibs Sampler For One includes 21.50

Zilzil Tibs (09), Doro Tibs (13), Yebeg Tibs (18), Yemisir Wat (30) Gomen (33) Quosta (34) and Tekel Gomen (35)

E4 Tibs Sampler For Two includes 41.00

Zilzil Tibs (09), Doro Tibs (13), Yebeg Tibs (18), Yemisir Wat (30) Gomen (33) Quosta (34) and Tekel Gomen (35)

Beef - includes two sides

Entrées

01 Kay Wat (Spicy)15.75

Lean, cubed beef slow cooked in our homemade spicy “Diamond Berbere” sauce

02 Kitfo (Ethiopian Steak Tartar)14.50

Lean fresh beef minced and lightly seasoned with a touch of seasoned butter and “Mitmitta” (ground chili pepper and spices), rare, medium or well done

03 Kitfo Na Gomen16.25

Kitfo (03) mixed with Gomen (33) and homemade cheese, served rare, medium or well done

04 Tibs15.25

Cubed beef sautéed with onions and green peppers served with spicy Awaze sauce on the side

05 Tibs Wat (Spicy)16.75

Lightly sautéed cubed beef simmered to perfection in a spicy homemade “Diamond Berbere” sauce

06 Tibs Alicha (Mild)16.50

Lean, cubed beef simmered in Alicha, a mild onion, garlic and ginger sauce

07 Zilzil Tibs16.50

Tender strips of beef marinated in fresh garlic, sautéed with onions and green peppers

Chicken – includes two sides

Entrées

08 Doro Wat (Spicy)16.50

Tender chicken legs marinated and slow cooked in spicy homemade “Diamond Berbere” sauce, served Ethiopian Style with a hard boiled egg

09 Doro Tibs14.75

Cubed chicken breast sautéed with onions and green peppers

10 Doro Tibs Wat (Spicy)17.25

Sautéed, cubed chicken breast simmered in our homemade spicy “Diamond Berbere” sauce

11 Doro Tibs Alicha (Mild)16.75

Sautéed, cubed chicken breast simmered in our homemade Alicha, a mild onion, garlic and ginger sauce

Lamb – includes two sides

Entrées

12 Yebeg Tibs22.00

Cubed lamb and fresh rosemary, sautéed with onions and green peppers

13 Yebeg Tibs Wat (Spicy)19.75

Sautéed, cubed lamb simmered in our homemade spicy “Diamond Berbere” sauce

14 Yebeg Tibs Alicha (Mild)2.00

Sautéed, cubed lamb simmered in our homemade Alicha, a mild onion, garlic and ginger sauce

Meat Combinations – includes two sides

Entrées

15 Tibs Quosta

Sautéed, cubed chicken, beef or lamb (choice of one) mixed with Quosta (34), onions and green peppers
Lamb 18.50 | Chicken or Beef 16.50

16 Tibs Combo 119.50

A mixture of Doro (chicken) Tibs (13), Yebeg (lamb) Tibs (18) and Zil Zil (beef) Tibs (09) sautéed together with onions and green peppers

17 Tibs Combo 2 (seafood)22.50

A mixture of shrimp, chicken and beef sautéed together with onions and green peppers

Seafood – includes two sides

Entrée

18 Shrimp Wat (Spicy)17.50

hrimp simmered in our spicy homemade “Diamond Berbere” sauce

19 Shrimp Alicha (Mild)17.50

Shrimp simmered in our homemade mild (Alicha) sauce with onions and green peppers

20 Shrimp Tibs15.50

Shrimp sautéed with onions, green peppers and fresh tomatoes

21 Asa Wat (Spicy)15.50

Tilapia fillet cooked in our spicy homemade “Diamond Berbere” sauce

22 Asa Tibs17.50

Tilapia fillet coated with shiro flour fries and topped with onions and green peppers and tomato

22a Asa Special21.00

Whole tilapia fish with your choice of two sides and salad. Served with lemon wedges and a side of spicy Mit Mita

22b Asa Special (does not include sides or injera)15.00

Whole tilapia fish coated with shiro flour and house spices, fired to perfection

Vegetarian (Entrée)

23 Shimbra Asa (Chickpea “Dumplings”/Spicy)15.75

Ethiopian Diamond was the first to introduce this authentic vegetarian dish to Chicago, prepared from chickpea dough cooked to look like a fish Wat (stew)

24 Yemisir Wat (Spicy)13.50

Red lentils simmered in a spicy homemade “Diamond Berbere” sauce

25 Kik Alicha (Mild)11.50

Split peas slow cooked in a mild sauce of spices, onion, garlic and ginger

26 Shiro13.50

Seasoned chickpea flour puree, cooked with chopped onions and garlic

27 Gomen12.50

Chopped collard greens simmered with onions and garlic

28 Quosta (Mild)12.50

Chopped spinach simmered with onions and garlic

29 Tikel Gomen12.75

Sliced cabbage and carrots cooked in a mild sauce

30 Dinich Alicha (Mild)11.75

Potato cubes and carrots cooked in a mild sauce of onions, garlic, ginger and Ethiopian spices

31 Veggie Combo14.25

Choose any four from 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 (Side Portion sizes)

Sides and Side Portions

Vegetarian

23 Shimbra Asa4.50

24 Yemsir Wat4.00

25 Kik Alicha4.00

27 Gomen4.00

28 Quosta4.00

29 Tikel Gomen4.00

30 Dinich Alicha4.00

Beverages

Soft Drinks2.00

Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite | Ginger Ale | Iced Tea

Juice3.00

Orange Juice | Cranberry Juice

Mango Drink4.00

Sparkling Water

Perrier 3.50 | San Pellegrino 4.50

Ethiopian Coffee and Tea

Pot of Ethiopian Coffee

Served in a traditional clay pot
Small 6.00 | Large 10.00

Ethiopian Tea3.00

Our own traditional blend of black tea spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and clove
Price per person

Dessert

D1 White Diamond Special3.75

French vanilla ice cream served upon light pastry triangles, drizzled with chocolate sauce

D2 Destaye (My Happiness)5.25

Light pastry shell filled with dark and light raisins, pistachios, split almonds, shredded coconut and cardamom

D3 Chocolate Diamond*7.50

A chocolate lover’s dream: chocolate cake, served warm, oozing with rich chocolate. Served on light pastry triangles with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce

* Dessert is gluten free when served without pastry triangles

D4 Chocolate Diamond Royale12.00

A platter of all our desserts: White Diamond, Destaye and Chocolate Diamond, presented to share for 2 to 4 people

Mixed Drinks, Beer and Wine

Signature Drinks

Diamond Margarita8.00

Jose Cuervo, Triple Sec, Sweet -n-Sour and a splash of fresh lime

Ethiopian Sunrise8.00

Jose Cuevo, Grenadine, fresh orange juice and a cherry garnish

Blue Nile8.00

Absolut, Midori, pineapple and orange juice topped with a splash of Blue Curacao

Long Island Iced Tea10.00

Vodka, Gin, Light Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet-n-Sour and a splash of Coke

Bloody Mary8.00

Our Signature drink, day or night: Your choice of vodka with our own special Bloody Mary blend

Martinis

Cosmopolitan10.00

Absolut, Triple Sec, cranberry juice and a touch of lime

Diamond Drop Martini10.00

Vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice rimmed with fresh cane sugar

Dirty Martini10.00

Beefeater Gin, Dry Vermouth and olive juice

Apple Martini9.00

Vodka, Sour Apple Pucker garnished with a cherry

African Beers

St. George (Ethiopia)6.00

Red amber ale or light ale

Tusker (Kenya)6.00

Lager

International Beers

Heineken5.00

Becks5.00

Corona5.00

Guinness5.00

Sam Adams5.00

Stella Artois5.00

Xingu (Brazil)5.00

Miller Lite4.00

Honey Wine/Mead

Honey Wine/Mead

Our homemade Ethiopian honey wine/mead is the drink of poets, scholars and royalty. It is as refined as any other vintage with a light, subtle finish
Glass 7 | Berela 8 | Carafe 22

Whites

In order from Light to Heavy

Pinot Grigio, 2011 Zenato Italy

Lemon-green in color with a lovely aroma of citrus, white peach and apple; refreshing and soft with a smooth, dry finish
Glass 7.5 | Bottle 26

Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Robertson South Africa

Full-bodied wine with powerful varietal flavours of pineapple, granadilla, melon and green apple, good structure with lovely balancing
Glass 7.5 | Bottle 28

Chenin Blanc, 2012 Indaba South Africa

This fresh, vibrant version offers luscious flavors of tropical fruit, melon and honey pear, backed by bright citrus flavors and a light peppery finish
Glass 7.5 | Bottle 28

Chardonnay, La Capra Italy

Luscious, with pure Jonagold apple, Cavaillon melon and heather notes, followed by a fresh, lively finish
Glass 7.5 | Bottle 28

Riesling, 2011 Hirschbach & Sohne Germany

Beautifully fragrant and medium bodied wine with hints of peaches, balanced perfectly with crisp acidity to provide a clean and fresh finish. Not too sweet
Glass 7.5 | Bottle 26

Reds

In order from Light to Heavy

Pinot Noir, 2010 Robertson South Africa

Ample tasty red fruit with pleasantly refreshing tart acidity. This Pinot has a bright, pale cherry red with a mahogany color and medium body
Glass 8 | Bottle 30

Merlot, 2013 Indaba South Africa

Crafted in a fresh, clean style, this velvety Merlot offers enticing aromas and bright, juicy flavors of cherry, dark berry and plum, backed by subtle mocha and herbal notes
Glass 8 | Bottle 30

Pinotage, 2011 La Capra South Africa

Ripe plums and sweet berries dominate the nose of this fruity and medium bodied vintage, with soft tannins and fresh cherry acidity
Glass 8 | Bottle 28

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Tilia Argentina

A ripe, dark cherry scented bouquet with a hint of apricot blossom, this Cab is medium-bodied with a ripe, generous entry, crisp acidity and very pure 
Glass 8 | Bottle 28

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Robertson South Africa

Smooth, full-bodied with rich mulberry, plum and cassis supported by soft tannins. Deep red in colour and smooth, with good weight and no hard edges
Glass 9 | Bottle 32

Malbec, 2011 Tilia Argentina

Lovely aroma of plum, black cherry and herbal mint notes with a touch of spice. This wine shows lots of deep, dark and juicy fruit combined with spicy black pepper
Glass 8 | Bottle 30

Ask your server about our daily, weekend and lunch specials

Silverware is available on request

18% gratuity is added for parties of 6 or more

We offer a full bar service; $10 corkage per bottle of BYOB wine; no outside beer permitted