Gibe African restaurant situated in the heart of Dandenong, the second city of Melbourne metropolitan specialising with Ethiopian cuisine Ethiopian cuisine mostly consists of breads, stews (known as wat), grains, and spices. Typically, an Ethiopian meal consists of a combination of injera (flatbread) with different wats, yet each cultural group has their unique variation
Dining in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual of breaking "injera" and sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. The traditional way of eating is with fingers. "Injera" is placed on the plate with variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it. A small portion of "Injera" is torn off and wrapped around a mouthful of the selected dish.
"Injera", our staple bread, is a flat bread made of "Teff", a fine grain unique to Ethiopia. But due to the luck of teff in Australia we made injera from the mixture of different grains floor like wheat, sorgam and selfaris floors. "Wot" is dipping sauce which may be prepared using a variety of meats, fish, and vegetables. "Wot" is cooked with "Berbere" (Ethiopian seasoning prepared from matured red chilli pepper and other. exotic spices) which may range from very mild to spicy hot. "Alicha" is more mildly spiced dipping sauce prepared with a variety of meats or vegetables.
Ethiopian dishes are prepared with a distinctive variety of unique spices for an unforgettably striking dimension to exotic cookery. To help you make the best of choice for this truly different and exciting dinning experience we offer the following descriptions:
Great value, friendly staff, if you like meat, have the beef strips off the bone, with salad and "bread" awesome!
We had dinner here last night for my mums birthday, I arrived with a cake and they were more than happy for put it in the fridge. The 6 of us shared two of the combination plates. The food was beautiful, full of flavour and the meat was really tender, and there was plenty of it. I can not say enough about the service. The host was genuinely friendly and was very helpful as we had never eaten this cuisine before. He was fantastic, it is very rare to find someone so genuine and not feel like they are just saying what they have to. We were so happy we gave him a piece of birthday cake too. I would highly recommend Gibe for memorable dinning experience
A really chilled out environment (Saturday Lunch)!! We headed there before the market for some a quick lunch, which turned into a few hours as it was so relaxing and was super kiddie friendly for our little 17month old!! Kiddie friendly in that, staff were amazing, so doting, plenty of space and even a back car park her to burn off some energy!! First time trying African cuisine, LOVED it - ALL!!! Waiter even pointed out which ones would be ok for little one without us needing to ask!! I had a combination thingy which was a great way to try a few different things, DELISH!! Thanks for an awesome lunch experience!!