We went to Arada for the first time Friday. The food was fantastic! We ordered a combination plate and an additional spicy beef dish. The presentation was wonderful, with each item in the combination dish explained as it was dished onto the platter. We've eaten at other Ethiopian restaurants, including a highly regarded one in New York City. Arada is as good as that one. Perfectly spiced, skillfully prepared. The service was attentive, the food arrived in a timely fashion, and the restaurant itself is nice. Its neighborhood is the Santa Fe Arts district. A perfect way to spend a Friday night. Go! You won't be disappointed.
Pros: the food!