Best of Boston

1998 Best Ethiopian Restaurant

Addis Red Sea

Just because the South End spot practically stands alone in this category doesn’t mean that it isn’t among the best ethnic restaurants in town. Its wonderfully baffling injera (spongy flatbread) soaks up the flavor of zilzil tibs— chopped beef and lamb— and other fun-to-say dishes of meat and veggies. For a date, the “Winnie Mandela Special” easily satisfies two for just $16.95.

544 Tremont St., Boston, 617-426-8727,