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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 Salad$6.75

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

S2 Diamond Royal Salad$9.75

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 includes$21.50

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 includes$41.00

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 Gomen$16.25

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

04 Tibs$15.25

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 Tibs$16.50

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 Tibs$14.75

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 Tibs$22.00

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 1$19.50

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 Tibs$15.50

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 Tibs$17.50

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

22a Asa Special$21.00

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 Shiro$13.50

Seasoned chickpea flour puree, cooked with chopped onions and garlic

27 Gomen$12.50

Chopped collard greens simmered with onions and garlic

28 Quosta (Mild)$12.50

Chopped spinach simmered with onions and garlic

29 Tikel Gomen$12.75

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 Combo$14.25

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

Sides and Side Portions

Vegetarian

23 Shimbra Asa$4.50

24 Yemsir Wat$4.00

25 Kik Alicha$4.00

27 Gomen$4.00

28 Quosta$4.00

29 Tikel Gomen$4.00

30 Dinich Alicha$4.00

Beverages

Soft Drinks$2.00

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

Juice$3.00

Orange Juice | Cranberry Juice

Mango Drink$4.00

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 Tea$3.00

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

Dessert

D1 White Diamond Special$3.75

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 Royale$12.00

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