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Dine With Us this Evening

for the best Ethiopian Cuisine in Illinois


Appetizers

Sizzling hot fajita platters with sauteed onions, mix peppers, rice and beans. Accompanied with house made flour or fresh corn tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and shredded lettuce.

Sambusa

Thin, light pastry shells filled with delicately spiced minced meat or chopped vegetables.

Two – Pick any two (A1-A5) 3.75
Three – Pick any three (A1 – A5) 4.75
Four – Pick any four (A1 – A5) 7.00
Five – Pick any five (A1 – A5) 8.00

Choices


Thin, light pastry shells filled with delicately spiced minced meat or chopped vegetables.

A1 Whole Lentil
A2 Spinach
A3 Potato and Carrot
A4 Chicken
A5 Beef

A6 Qategna (Spicy) 6 pieces

Fresh warm injera, spread with Ethiopian seasoned butter and spices, sliced into easy to eat rolls.

4.00

S1 Diamond Salad

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

4.00

S2 Diamond Royal Salad

Diamond salad, with marinated, sautéed cubes of chicken breast.

9.50

S3 Yemisir Azifa

Cooked whole lentils mixed with chopped onions, green peppers and tomato seasoned with a touch of garlic, white pepper, lemon and Ethiopian hot mustard.

5.50

S4 Beet Salad

Pickled beets and carrots mixed with freshly chopped tomatoes, onions and green peppers, served with our signature zesty citrus house dressing.

6.50

Appertizer Combination

Sambusa – Choose any five sambusas (A1 to A5), Qategna (A6) and Diamond Salad (S1).

15.00

Tour of Ethiopia

(a complete meal, best shared)

One Person – 22.50 Two People – 43.50

1/2 lb

Sambusa choose two per person (A1 – A5)

Diamond Salad(S1)

Choose one per person (01 – 20)

Entree

Choose one per person (01 – 20)

Sides

(Choose one per person)

Yemisir Wat (30) or Kik Alicha (31) or Gomen (33) or Quosta (34) or Yatkilt Watt (36) or Dinich Alicha (37)

Taste of Ethiopia

(samplers of varied dishes)

Each Taste of Ethiopia is served with Sambusa appetizer (choose two per person) F For One For Two

E2 Meat Sampler includes

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

21.50 41.00

E3 Vegetarian Sampler includes

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

17.75 33.00

E4 Tibs Sampler includes

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

21.50 41.00

E5 Traditional Sampler includes (for two or more)

Yesga Alicha (mild beef stew), Doro Wat (12), Yebeg Tibs (18), Yemisir Wat (30), Kik Alicha (31), Gomen (33) and Dinich Alicha (37)

43.00

E5b Traditional Sampler (for two or more)

as above, with added specialty Kitfo (03)

48.00

E6 Seafood Sampler includes (for two or more)

Asa Tibs(28), Shrimp Wat (24), Kik Alicha (31), Tikel Gomen (35), Yatkilt Wat (36)and Gomen (33)

46.00

Entrées*

Beef

01 Kay Wat (Spicy)

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

15.75

02 Tibs (Mildly Spicy)

Sautéed, cubed beef simmered in our homemade mildly spicy sauce with onions and green peppers.

15.75

03 Kitfo (Ethiopian Steak Tartar)

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.

14.50

04 Kitfo and Garlic

Kitfo (03) mixed with minced garlic, served rare, medium or well done.

15.25

05 Kitfo Na Gomen

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

16.25

06 Tibs

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

14.50

07 Tibs Wat (Spicy)

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

15.25

08 Tibs Alicha (Mild)

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

15.25

09 Zilzil Tibs

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

16.50

10 Gored Gored (Spicy)

Tender morsels of choice lean beef tossed in a homemade chili sauce and seasoned (Kibe) butter, served rare.

15.00

11 Okra Beef (Spicy)

Seasoned okra cooked in Kay Wat (01).

14.75

Meat Combinations

21 Tibs Quosta

Sautéed, cubed chicken, beef or lamb (choice of one) mixed with Quosta (34), onions and green peppers.

16.50

22 Tibs Combo 1

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

18.50

23 Tibs Combo 2 (seafood)

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

19.50

Chicken

12 Doro Wat (Spicy)

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

15.25

13 Doro Tibs

Cubed chicken breast sautéed with onions and green peppers.

14.75

14b Doro Tibs (Mildly Spicy)

Sautéed, cubed chicken breast simmered in our homemade mildly spicy sauce with onions and green peppers.

15.50

15 Doro Tibs Alicha (Mild)

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

15.50

Lamb

16 Yebeg Wat (Spicy)

Fresh, tender Lamb (bone-in) stewed in our homemade spicy “Diamond Berbere” sauce.

16.75

17 Yebeg Alicha (Mild)

Fresh lamb (bone-in) slow cooked to tenderness in a mild and distinctly flavored homemade (Alicha) Ethiopian sauce.

16.50

18 Yebeg Tibs

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

18.50

19 Yebeg Tibs Wat (Spicy)

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

18.00

20 Yebeg Tibs Alicha (Mild)

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

18.00

Seafood

24 Shrimp Wat (Spicy)

Shrimp simmered in our spicy homemade “Diamond Berbere” sauce.

15.50

25 Shrimp Alicha (Mild)

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

15.25

26 Shrimp Tibs

Shrimp sautéed with onions, green peppers and fresh tomatoes.

14.75

27 Asa Wat (Spicy)

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

15.50

28 Asa Tibs

Tilapia fillet sautéed with onions and green peppers.

15.50

28a Asa Special

Tilapia fillet sautéed with onions and green peppers.

15.50

28b Asa Special

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

13.00

Vegetarian (Entrée Portion)

29 Shimbra Asa (Chick Pea “Dumplings”/Spicy)

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

14.75


30 Yemisir Wat (Spicy)

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

13.50

31 Kik Alicha (Mild)

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

11.50

32 Shiro

Seasoned chick pea flour puree, cooked with chopped onions and garlic.

13.50

33 Gomen

Chopped collard greens simmered with onions and garlic.

12.50

34 Quosta (Mild)

Chopped spinach simmered with onions and garlic.

12.50

35 Tikel Gomen

Sliced cabbage and carrots cooked in a mild sauce.

12.75

36 Yatkilt Wat

String beans, carrots and potatoes cooked with onions, garlic and ginger, mildly spiced.

13.50

37 Dinich Alicha (Mild)

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

11.75

38 Okra Quosta (Mild)

Okra and chopped spinach simmered in a mild sauce of spices, onions and fresh garlic.

13.50

39 Veggie Combo

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

14.25

40 Tofu Tibs (Mild)

Sautéed tofu served with onions, green peppers and tomatoes in a mild exotic spiced sauce.

14.75

42 Yetsom Ferfer

Classic vegan stew of tomatoes, berbere spice and small bits of injera bread, cooked together as a spicy, savory entree.

13.50

Sides and Side Portions

29 Shimbra Asa 4.00
30 Yemsir Wat 4.00
31 Kik Alicha 4.00
33 Gomen 4.00
34 Quosta 4.00
35 Tikel Gomen 4.00
36 Yatkilt Wat 4.00
37 Dinich Alicha 4.00
38 Okra Quosta 4.00

Mixed Drinks and Beer African

Signature Drinks

Diamond Margarita

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

8.00

Ethiopian Sunrise

Jose Cuevo, Grenadine, Orange Juice and a cherry garnish

8.00

Blue Nile

Absolute, Midori, Pineapple and Orange Juice topped with a splash of Blue Curacoa

8.00

Long Island Iced Tea

Absolute, Midori, Pineapple and Orange Juice topped with a splash of Blue Curacoa

8.00

Bloody Mary

our signature drink, day or night: Your choice of vodka with our delicious blend of Bloody Mary mix

8.00

Signature Drinks

Cosmopolitan

Absolute, triple sec, cranberry juice and a touch of lime.

10.00

Diamond Drop Martini

Vodka, triple sec, lemon juice rimmed with fresh sugar.

10.00

Dirty Martini

Beefeater Gin, dry vermouth and olive juice

10.00

Apple Martini

Vodka, Sour Apple Pucker, with a splash of Cointreau.

9.00

Beers

African

St. George (Ethiopia) – Red amber ale or light ale

6.00 Tusker (Kenya) 6.00

International Beers

Xingu (Brazil)

5.00

Heineken, Becks, Corona, Guiness, Sam Adams

4.00

Bloon Moon, Stella Artois

5.00

Miller, MGD, Miller Lite

3.50

Wines

Honey Wine

Our homemade Ethiopian honey wine is the drink of poets, scholars and royalty. It is as refined as any other vintage with a light, not sweet finish.

2.00
Glass 6 Berela 7 Carafe 22

Whites

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

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

Beverages

Soft Drinks

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Iced Tea

2.00

Juice

Orange Juice Or Cranberry Juice

3.00
Mango Drink 4,00

Juice

Orange Juice Or Cranberry Juice

3.00

Water

Perrier

3.00

Pot of Ethiopian Coffee

Small 3.00 Large 10.00

Ethiopian Tea

Our own traditional blend of black tea spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and clove.

2.50
per person

Desserts

D1 White Diamond Special

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

3.75

D2 Destaye (My Happiness)

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

5.25

D3 Chocolate Diamond *

A chocolate lover’s dream come true: chocolate cake, served warm, oozing with rich chocolate. Served upon light pastry triangles, drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Add French vanilla ice cream for only $1.00

D4 Chocolate Diamond Royale

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

12.00

Coffee and Tea

This is the perfect way to finish an Ethiopian meal! The coffee plant is nativeto Ethiopia and so coffee has a special place in Ethiopian society. We roast our fair-trade, organic Ethiopian coffee daily to perfection. Then when it is ready to serve We boiled it in a clay pot called a jebena.

Ethiopian Coffee

Our coffee is sure to satisfy any coffee lover. Pot of Ethiopian Coffee

Pot Sm.6.00 Pot Lg.10.00

Ethiopian Spiced Tea

All natural ingredients make our tea are freshing and invigorating experience. Cup of tea 2.50 per person

2.50

 

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Why Choose Us?

The dining experience is equally as exotic and is characterized by sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty, family, and friendship.

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