This is a gem of a restaurant in the heart of Frankfurt, which serves authentic north-east-African (Eritrean, to be precise) cuisine. The food is super - richly aromatic, freshly made, deeply spicy if you want it, and very authentic. Dishes are not provided, and silverware only upon request. Instead - traditionally - the toppings are served on sourdough "crepes" the size of a platter, and you tear off a corner of your "plate" and scoop up your chosen topping from the platter or dish with your bread and fingers. (Go ahead, lick them off - you'll want to!) The ambiance is - at least in the front room - quaint. The benches are covered in cowhides (with the fur on) covered in vinyl. Unusual, but unique in a charming way. Don't let that put you off - the food makes up for everything. In the back room - which requires phoning ahead - you can sit at low tables, on the floor, and increase the authenticity even more. The staff are all from the Eritrean region, as are many of the customers. I don't know if they serve beer, but I think so. The coffee is good too - African style, of course.
I found African Queen by chance on trip advisor, and as it was only a 2 minute walk from our hotel, gave it a go. We received a warm welcome and help deciding what to eat from the waitress (as we don't speak/read german). We tried a few African beers that come with coconut cups (mango was the best) and in no time the food was out. It tasted awesome and was a fun new way to eat (fingers/dipping breads). It's a small, low-lit restaurant with booths, a bar and plenty of stuff to look at on the walls. It's defiantly worth checking out! So happy we stumbled upon this little gem.
food is amazing, you will literally lick your fingers since you mostly eat with your hands. i recommend to book a table a the place is packed, service was very kind and friendly.
Finger licking good food! extremely friendly service too.
The injera vegetable plate is mind-blowing. I ate every piece (and I rarely finish my food unless it's extraordinary)! Try mango beer.