Be open-minded and ready to experience the unique, healthy, acclaimed cuisine of East africa. Bring plenty of extra napkins and sanitizer as this is definitely a finger food unlike anything you've ever sampled. Be sure to let your server know of your dietary restrictions. Teff grains (sourdough-similar pancake-resembling bread their entrees are served on) are among the smallest in the world. They are high in fiber and highly addictive, but beware! The grains expand more than most, so you may weigh down your midsection quickly if you eat too fast. Pace yourself and embrace the culture!Keep in mind that Inner city rent (Upper Kirby near River Oaks) correlates to higher menu prices here. Not excessively so, but be prepared to spend around twenty dollars a person for a sampler entree/app & entree.I would highly recommend their samplers, as you are given ample portions to last 2-3 meals. If you're going with someone else, try splitting the veggie sampler or mixed; as both are plenty to get two people full.Restaurant and it's restrooms are both squeaky clean. Lots of Ethiopian artifacts, advertisements, artwork & adornments decorate the walls. They truly did a fantastic job decorating.Call ahead to get a Traditional Coffee Service. I highly recommend it for the cultural enrichment. It comes with freshly popped, red-and-blue kernel popcorn and very strong, very thick and unforgettable, quality coffee (Ethiopian beans, brewed Ethiopian style!)If you like Indian food, Mediterranean and middle eastern food; you'll love this dining experience! other world variantz withYour pallate will be in heaven!Great for business gatherings, birthdays,For a food a bit lighterAnd a taste more authenticTry Blue Nile with a friendYour palate will lift to heaven!