Check out the 3 most popular spots in Louisville's Hawthorne neighborhood

Check out the 3 most popular spots in Louisville's Hawthorne neighborhoodQueen of Sheba | Photo: Shal V./Yelp
Published on December 12, 2019

Spending time in Hawthorne? Get to know this Louisville neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Ethiopian restaurant to a pizza place.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Hawthorne, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Queen of Sheba


Topping the list is Ethiopian and vegetarian spot Queen of Sheba. Located at 2804 Taylorsville Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 225 reviews on Yelp.

Queen of Sheba has served authentic Ethiopian food since 2004. Look for the Sheba Tips with a choice of beef, chicken or lamb sautéed with onions, green peppers, garlic and Ethiopian spices. Or try the Doro wot, a spicy chicken stew with chicken drumsticks slowly cooked in minced onions, fresh garlic and ginger with berbere (an Ethiopian hot spice) sauce.

2. Oishii Sushi


Next up is sushi bar and Japanese spot Oishii Sushi, situated at 2810 Taylorsville Road. With four stars out of 257 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Expect specialty rolls such as the crunch shrimp roll with tempura chip, roe, cucumber, Japanese mayo and eel sauce and the Aloha roll with fried crab meat, asparagus, cream cheese wrapped in soy paper, kiwi and nuts.

3. Bearno's Little Sicily

Photo: RICHARD F./Yelp

Bearno's Little Sicily, a spot to score pizza and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2900 Taylorsville Road, four stars out of 31 reviews.  

Choose from pastas, Italian sandwiches, specialty pizzas and salads. Enjoy Italian dishes like lasagna, the meat special pizza with sausage, pepperoni, hamburger, ham and bacon or a meatball sub.

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