• Raska

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Ethiopian food in old town, previously at 120-B W Laurel St. Makes its own line of Rasaka Sauces. Open Wed-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm, Sun 11:30am-8:00pm. Closed Mon-Tue.

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9 Reviews

First Review by surfaces


Points +7

Non Veg
30 Oct 2022


I’ve been going here since they opened. They’ve remained one mmm a favorite of mine in Fort Collins.



Points +137

21 Apr 2022

Incredible flavors!

Raska is amazing. The amount of flavor packed into every little bite is incredible. I've tried the brussel sprouts, sambosa, Tedla's delight, and the rice pudding, and every single thing was amazing. Almost the whole menu is vegan, except for one egg dish and one chicken dish. Still doing text/call in ordering with pickup and no on site dining.

Pros: Incredible Food, Tons of Options, Desserts

Cons: Takeout only


Points +16

26 Sep 2021

Incredible food, kind service

Wowww this restraunt deserves and override of five stars!!! The food had so much flavor, we got the combo with chickpea stew and another with the butternut squash and I was amazed at how tasty it was. We got to go and sat to try a bite outside of the restaurant, ended up staying there and nearly finishing our food! Next time I go back, I want to try a bit of everything. The injera (sourdough flatbread) is sososo tasty and brings out the flavors of all the food. There are tons of vegan options, I think just one dish has chicken and another has eggs but everything else is vegan.
The woman who owns Raska is the definition of living with compassion. She is so sweet, she talked to us and made sure we liked everything. After we told her how much we loved her food, she even filled our to-go box with extra leftovers!
If you’re looking for a place to eat in Fort Collins, without a doubt go here. I’d go again and again and honestly come back to FC just to eat here! Best Ethiopian food around!!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Flavorful food, Compassionate staff


Points +98

11 Jun 2021

Absolutely incredible!!

This place was simply incredible! Ordered the mushroom dish and also the pink lentil dish. We ate every single bite and would have eaten more if our stomachs had more room. Highly, highly recommend for anyone who likes flavorful and delicious food.

Pros: Delicious, Local woman owned


Points +471

09 May 2021

Hands down, the best vegan food in Fort Collins

The restaurant isn’t fully vegan but most of the menu is. The default is vegan, everything that is non vegan is clearly specified.

The food is amazingly tasty, healthy and has large portions (especially if you get sides). The starred entrees are made in a flash, the others require frying so they simply take time to cook.

This place was so small and it was hard to get a seat and covid has forced it to be take-out or one of two patio tables. This means it is actually really fast since the staffs time is devoted to cooking and not so much serving. I think it’s a win.

Injera is vegan and awesome. Try some Ethiopean. Would give five stars buy HC only allows them for vegan only places.

Pros: Healthy, Delicious, Large portions

Cons: Can be busy, Might need to park off Myrtle, Family establishment (actually thats a pro)


Points +70

12 Dec 2020

Delicious food

So many great options for vegan and gluten free. Food is fresh and the owner is so friendly

Cons: Not quick service, plan extra time when visiting


Points +145

22 May 2019

Almost entirely vegan, great food

One of my favorite places in Fort Collins. Besides the eggs dish, everything is vegan.

Pros: Almost entirely vegan menu, Fantastic, kind service , Amazing food


Points +169

15 Apr 2015

Delicious Ethiopian food--Great vegan options!

My partner and I have eaten at Ras Ka occasionally. We went back to check out their renovation and new menu. We were very pleased with both. The dining room has been expanded and has a real 'homey' feel.

The menu has been revamped and is 2/3 vegan. The only meat items being served are chicken and fish. We ordered some Sambosas and two different vegetable entrees (mushrooms & eggplant) with extra injera on the side.

We are huge fans of Ethiopian food, and Ras Ka's offerings never fail to surprise us. The flavors are extremely fresh and unique. We totally enjoyed our meal and the new cozy atmosphere in the restaurant. The sambosas were particularly good. They are not deep fried (like at most Ethiopian restaurants)--instead, they are pan fried and include veggies as well as lentils. We ALWAYS order them when eating Ethiopian and the ones at Ras Ka are far superior (and healthier). In addition to our food, we ordered African team and coffee with our meal. A delicious date night out!

We spoke with the owner after eating. She is monitoring how much chicken is ordered and may remove it from the menu. She would like to make the business totally vegan eventually if business can be sustained.

The food is amazing at Ras Ka. At the same time, I have a few minor 'quibbles' with the restaurant:
-There is no website, so you have to find the menu on Facebook.
-The nice person who took our order brought a pad of paper to the table, but didn't write down our order. She then had to return and double-check what we wanted.
-The sambosas were served with the entrees. As we were starving, it would have been nice to get them ahead of time since they are described as 'starters' on the menu.
-If paying with a credit card, the business uses a 'square' with an iPad. It was unclear if the tip had been added to our charge since the total did not change. The owner was able to check and it WAS added. We almost double tipped because we didn't want to 'stiff' the server.
-I wish Ras Ka would offer a 'veggie combination' like many Ethiopan restaurants do. It's always so difficult to decide what to order--I want to try it all!!!

Pros: Delicious food, Cozy atmosphere, Gracious owner

Cons: Lack of parking, No 'veggie combination'


Points +157

23 Nov 2013

Great place to eat out

Ras Ka is wonderful, even if mostly for the owner's genuine and personable character. I'm amazed that there are no other happycow reviews here yet! If a traveler were headed through the Fort and had one opportunity to dine out, I'd recommend Ras Ka. Possibly less-than consistent dishes and portions, but somehow that is a positive here, like a home cooked meal.

Pros: Great food, staff, genuine, some locally sourced ingredients

Cons: Occassional small portion

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