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5.8 /6 Wonderful 27 Reviews

Wolkite Kitfo

Holloway African, Ethiopian £££ +100
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About Wolkite Kitfo

Kitfo is an essential part of any Eritrean or Ethiopian restaurant’s repertoire, a traditional dish of raw minced beef marinated in a usually fiery spice blend called mitmita and herbed butter, sometimes served lightly cooked as kitfo leb leb. It’s this dish that gives Wolkite Kitfo its name, and the dish is certainly a staple at this Holloway restaurant, served alongside injera flatbread (that you use in place of cutlery) or cocho (a bread made from the false banana plant), East African cottage cheese and greens. Indeed, the other part of the restaurant’s name, Wolkite, is derived from the town in Ethiopia considered the birthplace of the famous dish, so it’s fair to say that Wolkite Kitfo is a specialist in London, easily found along Hornsey Road just moments from Holloway Road, Drayton Park, and Arsenal stations, close to Emirates Stadium.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Wolkite Kitfo, 82 Hornsey road, N7 7NN London


27 Reviews

5.8 /6 Wonderful 27 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 07:25

Warm welcome, good service, excellent food served on injera bread and eaten by hand. We would go again to try other dishes from the menu. Good vegetarian options.

1 review so far 6
13.07.2017 09:40

We ate injera (crepe like thing) with a variety of delicious toppings. Unique experience and seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten. Staff very friendly and helpful with info re vegan options. Generous portions and staff happy to pack up leftovers for us. Excellent value for money. Relaxed atmosphere. Loved it.

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 08:31

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended for anyone who wants Eithopian in London, particularly for the homemade wine and the Kitfo beef. The owner took a real interest in us and was proactive in bringing extra injera and anything else we needed.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 09:38

I've never had Ethiopian food before and was very impressed. Tasty food and friendly, helpful staff who made recommendations on what to eat. Highly recommended

1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 19:22

Amazing place! Great food really friendly service! Always nice to enjoy a bit of slow food in this fast paced city! Completely worth going out of your way to enjoy some ethiopian food in Wolkite Kitfo.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 09:36

Had a wonderful meal testing the sample menu, which you can select your own dishes from the menu from, but we decided to go with what they gave us and it was such a nice meal full of flavour and spice. The service was friendly and efficient and very helpful with all the questions we had. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
09.05.2016 09:46

Absolutely delicious food! Very accommodating of picky children and helpful suggestions of new dishes to try. Great service and friendly atmosphere. We will be back soon! Thanks Wolkite Kitfo

1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 20:57

Excellent restaurant bought my girlfriend here for her birthday and was both our first time. They were nice and super informative about what dishes were ideal and even convinced us to pick a cheaper option because it matched better with the rest of the meal so weren't just thinking about their wallets, would definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 12:28

Absolutely amazing restaurant! The owner is an absolute delight and the food is next level delicious. I can't wait to come back. Came here for a nice intimate valentines meal and was not disappointed. The owner recommended some fabulous dishes for us and his vibrant energy filled the place :). Highly recommended!

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 11:51

Great food, and great value. My only complaint would be about the amount of time we had to wait (over an hour between arrival and eating) but it was Valentine's night, and it is clearly a small family business. Will certainly go back when it's quieter

2 reviews so far 6
25.04.2017 10:09

Favorite restaurant in North London. Don't be thrown off by the building. The host (perhaps owner) is incredibly kind and accommodating, and the food is delicious. Try some beef or lamb tibs with the honey wine

1 review so far 6
18.03.2016 12:12

The food was delicious and the host was super nice! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Definitely have the spiced tea after your meal 👍🏼

8 reviews so far 6
02.07.2016 09:12

Very friendly service, very tasty food, very reasonably priced in a thoughtfully decorated environment. Recommend a number 29 (Y’tsom Beyaynetu) as a good sample of lots of tasty things!

1 review so far 6
23.01.2017 07:03

Great service, amazing food - really tasting and great options for vegetarians. Would recommend as a pre-game meal before the Arsenal and definitely ask the owner for his recommendations!

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 11:52

This place is pure excellence! Delicious food with good value for money, and lovely service! Quite a few veggie options and the honey wine (tej) is my absolute favourite.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 11:55

Fantastic food, and great service. A bit of a walk from the main grind but so worth it, definitely for the amazing Injera bread and the vegetarian curries

1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 09:27

The food is excellent, and priced very fairly. The service was attentive and kind, and willing to explain dishes to anyone not familiar with Ethiopian food!

1 review so far 6
25.03.2016 23:09

It was a great experience, amazing ribs, fantastic customer service! Lovely family friendly restaurant with huge portions, I would most certainly recommend trying it out!

8 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 15:58

Just as with my first visit, this was a fantastic meal and very veggie friendly. Highly recommend the tegabino, the misir wot and the atkilt.

3 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 11:43

As enjoyable as always! Took some friends to experience Ethiopian cuisine for the first time and whilst the injera can take some getting used to they adored all the dishes.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 07:21

Well worth a visit. No need to dress up, but wash your hands before you eat. Delicious food and good value. Great service, very friendly

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 09:06

The food was excellent, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. To top it off it was very reasonably priced, would definitely recommend!

1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 08:06

Great, friendly place with amazing food. Have been several times and it never disappoints. We always just order what they recommend and it's always delicious!

1 review so far 5
15.03.2017 18:49

The owner is very friendly and happy to offer recommendations and introduce people to Ethiopian food. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We will go back!

1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 18:46


1 review so far 5
17.01.2017 09:20

Lovely food and home made honey wine. Very cheap by London standards. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to try authentic Ethiopian food.

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 08:08

Great food! Great staff! Was our first time here. Went on a recommendation. The staff were super helpful and friendly. And the food was amazing