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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shut Down! Ambassel Ethiopian Restaurant

Posted by on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM


Ambassel, an Ethiopian restaurant on Jefferson at 12th—we have no records of this place, and no one here has ever been there—was shut down by the health department yesterday for these violations:

• Foods not protected from cross-contamination
• Poor personal hygiene practices: insufficient handwashing
• Equipment not properly sanitized
• Handwashing facilities not working
• Imminent health hazard: establishment linked to a foodborne illness outbreak

If you have been there recently, please note the boldface type above. Here is information on how to report possible foodborne illness in Seattle/King County (it is important to report it!). Some boilerplate on Ambassel's website says, sadly: "Our company is built on the principles of making quality products and providing reliable service."

Should you so desire, you may find out when Ambassel re-reopens here.


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I enjoyed the food at Ambassell, but since I haven't been there since 2012, I think I'm safe from the outbreak. But it is their web site site that is most remarkable. It looks like it was constructed in 1996 from a template designed by Homestar Runner. It is not to be missed.
Posted by peterga on March 7, 2013 at 11:21 AM · Report this
My girlfriend was briefly hospitalized a few weeks ago after getting e. coli from Ambassel. This is why they shut it down. It's too bad; it was our favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the neighborhood.
Posted by AnthonyW on March 7, 2013 at 7:24 PM · Report this
Andy 3
Aw, I like Ambassel. I've never gotten sick eating there, but I guess it was a matter of time? I hope it reopens soon...
Posted by Andy on March 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM · Report this

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