Tobia Restaurant Has Now Closed For Re-Location If you would like to be informed where and when we re-open please email us and you will be placed on our emailing list.
Tobia is another name for Ethiopia, and our restaurant –
above the Ethiopian Community Centre off the Finchley Road – brings the
best of traditional, home-cooked Ethiopian cuisine to London.
menu served at Tobia reflects the long history and cultural diversity of our country.
Some foods, however, tie everyone and everything together, and one of these is
the ‘Injera’, a pancake shaped bread which is at the base of most
of the dishes. Following the Ethiopian philosophy that people should ‘eat
together and die together’, dishes are designed for sharing and are served
on a round platter from which diners help themselves using the Injera instead
country’s dominant Ethiopian Coptic Church observes fast periods during
which a strictly vegan diet should be followed, and therefore the menu at Tobia
is predominantly vegan on Wednesdays (the day Christ was given up) and Fridays
(the day of the crucifixion), although some fish dishes are served too. During
the rest of the week a wider choice of dishes are available including favourites
such as Kitfo (raw steak tartar), Difo Tibs (half a leg of lamb, roasted, marinated
and covered in banana leaf), and Assa Kitfo (Ethiopian sushi). Reflecting the
Semitic influences in Ethiopian culture, most dishes follow kosher principles.
complement the meal, we serve a short drinks list, which includes the specialty‘Abyssinian
Tej’, a home-brewed honey mead.
also offers the traditional coffee ceremony (coffee originated in Ethiopia), an
experience including superstitions which have become part of a daily routine.
The ceremony, which lasts around 30 minutes, includes roasting the beans in front
of the participants and burning frankincense to eliminate bad spirits peacefully.
look forward to welcoming you!
Megeb!’ - Bonne Appetit.
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