Goorsha was founded in 2017 by Ethiopian natives Fasil Tesfaye and Zewditu Zewdie; two entrepreneurs looking to bring their rich cultural and heritage to downtown Durham.  

 

Founder

FASIL TESFAYE

Fasil is a local entrepreneur in Durham- Raleigh and the owner of Big Island Smoothie. Beyond running a business, his vision has always been to recreate the best dishes from his homeland -Ethiopia - using traditional spices yet local produce to create a completely new dining experience. In Ethiopia, food is viewed through a spiritual lens. Fasil's goal with Goorsha is to bring that lens into focus by creating a space that encourages a new way of eating – one that inspires people to honor the relationships they care about over an amazing meal.

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ZEWDITU ZEWDIE

At Goorsha, we celebrate food and each other. Our restaurant is a place where people from all walks of life can come together and share an experience.  We hope you’ll walk away from Goorsha with a feeling of connection.