Discover a brand new dining experience in Dubai, showcasing the very best of Ethiopian food, heritage, and culture. Gursha is an excellent place embark on your education. Gursha roughly translates as “mouthful” and is also the act of eating with your hands, and sharing food. This creates a connection with your meal, making you focus more on what you’re eating traditional Ethopian food. On the Palm, the restaurant affords pretty views over the water and there’s a laid back vibe, which fits with the style of dining.
The interiors are all traditional it was like sitting in Ethiopia with decors on walls and carpets hanging from walls.
For the drinks we ordered the Gursha Virgin Mojito and Virgin Berry Cooler, it was all refreshing, soothing and perfect for the weather.
We were given refreshing hot towels by lovely Sheila, our host for the day. She really knows the menu well and advised us the best.
We ordered the Ethiopian Sampler which contained
Azifa – Vinegar soaked lentils, crunchy injera, garlic and herb cream.
Anebabero – A variation on Injera, spiced butter, zesty spread and micro greens.
Buticha – A chickpea dip mixed with lemon juice.
Injera is an East African sourdough risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture. Traditionally made out of teff flour, it is a national dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
From the mains I tried the :
Tibs – Grilled Beef sauteed in aromatics
Alecha Doro – Chicken Curry in mild Spices
And from the sides it was Fosolia, sauteed green beans with onions, garlic and tomatoes.
It was served the most traditional way on a bed of big flat Injeer with all the mains on top, this is how they eat at Ethiopia.
My friend Shoba, a veggie tried the Shiro, it is Chickpea powder stew served with salad and Injeer. The curry tasted so delicious and with the Injeer it was so divine and delicious.
Now the dessert here was a less of a choice but the Chocolate Fondant, which was very delicious and divine to taste.
Overall it was an amazing experience, never tried Ethiopian before but I must say it tasted so familiar to Indian cuisine and it was an experience worth sharing.
Highlights : Full Bar Available,Outdoor Seating,Shisha,Wifi
Phone number : 04 5509233 Table booking recommended
Cuisines : Ethiopian
Cost : AED 250 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Address : Club Vista Mare, The Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
WEBSITE : http://gursha-dubai.com/