Ada’s Gojjo

Asbury Park
Ethiopian Restaurant

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Long Branch’s loss is Asbury Park’s gain when this Dominican/Ethiopian eatery moved here in 2018. How did owner chef Adanesh Ashghedom come to cook these two very different cuisines? While Ethiopian is her native cuisine, she made Dominican food while in Long Branch so she decided to serve both at this new iteration. Consequently, you’ll see dishes like Empanadas and Mofongo rubbing shoulders with Ye Siga Tibs (beef sautéed with onions, peppers, garlic and tomatoes) served with housemade injera; Gomen (collard greens stewed with onion, ginger, garlic and tomato); and Mesir Wot (split lentils simmered with onions, garlic, ginger and berbere spice). Trust us, it works.

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