St. Yared Ethiopian Cuisine brings traditional Ethiopian cuisine to the top of Yelp’s list for ‘Top 50 places to eat in Indiana’
Tucked away in a small strip mall in the Geist area of Fishers, St. Yared has been bringing traditional Ethiopian cuisine to Hoosiers since 2013 here at their location at 11210 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN.
Since then, their food, atmosphere, and family-like customer service has earned them a spot on Yelp’s 2017 list of the Top 50 Places to Eat in Indiana.
“When guests come here, not only are they going to have something that is like no other, but also they dine like [they are in] our home,” says owner Haile Abebe.
For Haile and his wife Etenesh, food has a much greater purpose than just flavor.
“Food in a restaurant should not be just to the tongue. But to the ear, to the eye, to the spirit to the soul,” he says.
When you eat here, he promises your experience will feel like you are dining in their home. Except here, rather than a traditional table, you can sit at a mesob and enjoy a platter of meat-based or vegan dishes.
“There are meat-based such as chicken door alicha, doro wot… wot means spicy. No Ethiopian food is without spices,” says Abebe. “For Ethiopians, spice has a religious meaning. We believe that spice, just like music, can inspire.”
All of their spices are made by his sister and mother-in-law back in Ethiopia and shipped here to Fishers each month. Then, when it comes to eating, forget the utensils and use your hands.