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.
A real hidden gem tucked out the way but well worth the effort! Was great to try something new and it was really tasty as well. Would definitely recommend!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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