I've been living in London for about 2 months and I've been struggling to find a good restaurant within walking distance of my flat. A friend and I decided to try Muya the other day and it turns out this place was exactly what I was looking for. First of all, it has a very cozy interior and the lady who seated us, served us, AND cooked our food was as nice as can be. The service was great. Most importantly, the food was phenomenal. I had only had Ethiopian food once before (in D.C.) and it did not leave much of an impression on me. Well, my meal at Muya certainly piqued my interest in Ethiopian cuisine again. It was certainly among the best dinners I've had in London thus far. We asked for spicy and that is exactly what we received. We were worried that one dish each wouldn't be enough but we both left the restaurant satisfied. Truly an amazing experience. I will certainly be returning in the near future and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone else in the area.
Last night, a friend and I enjoyed Muya. It's an Ethiopian restaurant that's been around for about a year, located between Kentish Town and Caledonian Road stations.
We arrived just a few minutes after the place opened, at 6pm, and had it all to ourselves. In fact, it only started to get busy around 7:15pm, so keep this in mind if you're looking for an early dinner where you'll be sure to be seated. It has a nicely styled interior, decorated with Ethiopian art and craft objects, and very comfortable chairs.
We both ordered the Vegetarian Sampler (£11.95). I'm lactose intolerant so I had mine without kibe (clarified butter) while she chose to have hers with. The sampler comes with three spiced lentil dishes as well as a green bean and carrot dish, a potato and cabbage dish, and a greens dish, all served with a generous portion of injera - the spongy, filling bread used instead of utensils to pick up and eat Ethiopian food.
To wrap up, we both had a cup of sweet, spiced Ethiopian tea.
Our server was very friendly. When she came back to the table with the leftovers my friend had asked to take home, she let us know that she had just been cooking a fresh batch of lentils, so she'd added some of them in to the takeaway, no extra charge. I like it when people do things like that - it's true customer service to go out of your way for someone and make their day feel a little more special.
It is also really nice that this place offers the option of kibe-less food. This makes it so that many of the options are vegan. So vegans and lactose-intolerant people, this is a good place for you.
Muya is an excellent find in wilds of Tufnell Park. My partner and I shared two vegetarian combos which was a selection of lentil and vegetable dishes. The green lentil dish was so fabulous we had to ask what seasonings were used. The owner, who was very friendly, told us exactly what was in it and how to make it.
The food here is excellent and the service is lovely, if sometimes slow but the restaurant is on two floors and on the day we went it was only the owner serving. We didn't really mind this - this is not a slick outfit, but kinda like eating in someone's home. Also try the home-brewed honey wine, served in a flask type bottle if you're up for a bit of authentic adventure.
Amazing. Ethiopian. Food.
Check this place out. Be prepared to wait a little for your food, but it was worth it. VERY reasonably priced for the quantity of food. They also serve good coffee in the morning and will roast and grind fresh coffee on request.
A breath of fresh life in Kentish Town.
I am incredibly impressed as this newly opened restaurant is a breath of fresh air to the area.
A small yet stylish atmosphere gives those lucky enough to eat here an amazing meal and fantastic staff. Ethiopian food is very social, so this location would be best for groups of friends to tuck in or couples.
The food was superb. Having ordered three dishes for three people we found the amount of food was great (with drinks the price was around £30) as we all stumbled out the door, smiles on our faces. The chickpea order was seasoned well, the chicken was succulent and the lamb was tender to the point of perfection.
With great prices, funny and helpful staff, social, and delicious... I will be coming back again. With many friends.
A small but well formed restaurant with a great menu. It has excellent wide vegan/veggie options as well as plenty of meat. We had to wait a while for our food, despite the restaurant being quiet (hence four rather than five stars) but it was very tasty and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. I'm a fan of Ethiopian and this has probably edged out The Queen of Sheba as my new favourite.
A really great find- friendly staff and great food! We've eaten at most of the local Ethiopian restaurants and Muya is our new favourite.
Great food and nice service. We ate in so from previous reviews this seems the way to go as the portion we (2 people) received was quite large. We ordered the platter with both meat and vegetables and were unable to finish it. Nice to have a good Ethiopian place in the neighbourhood.
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