For true culinary adventurers, few restaurants can top this exotic Empress. Dining here is a utensil-free experience, where diners scoop up spicy stews and grains with injera, Ethiopian flatbread, while sipping Tej, native honey wine. Traditional huts and messobs, low-slung tables, set the ambiance for an authentic taste of a faraway land.
6125 St. Clair Ave., 216-391-9400, empresstayturestaurantcleveland.com.
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