The other day I finally checked out Letena, the new Ethiopian restaurant on Park Road between 14th and 15th -- and it was good.
I originally thought it was a fast casual-type place, similar to Chipotle or &pizza where you go to a counter and pick options, but it's really just a quicker regular sit-down restaurant.
I got a meat platter with a buddy, plus Ethiopian coffee and extra injera, and it was a good amount of food for a good price: about $30 with tax and tip for the two of us. A bit more than a fast food place, to be sure, but $15 for a big, tasty Ethiopian lunch isn't too bad.
The items were really good too, well-seasoned, a bit spicy and very fresh tasting. I'll definitely go back, and they currently have a 5-star rating on Yelp from 41 reviews -- pretty impressive!
Currently they serve lunch and dinner with the same menu for both, but will soon be expanding to coffee, pastries and breakfast with coffee starting at 7am and breakfast from 8:30-11:30am. They're open from 11 am to 9 pm. Coffee comes from Counter Culture, a local roaster.