2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026


  • Sun,Sat 12pm-11pm, Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm
  • $$
  • Family Style, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The utility of Zoma lies in its relatively cheap wine list and in its appealing and shareable vegetarian combo. The latter features a choice of four of the menu's seven flesh-free main courses deposited on injera, the sourdough pancakes made from the millet-like grain called tef. Buticha is the best of these, a yellowish mash of chickpeas and purple onions with the texture of cookie dough. Among non-vegetarian courses, check out doro wett-a piece of chicken and a boiled egg in thick red chile paste. The decor is museum-style, and eating is done with the fingers of your right hand.

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