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Mariam's Restaurant

446 N 7th St, Allentown, PA 18102-3084
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English first
kutztown, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We used to have to travel to NYC or Philly for Ethiopian, but now Mariam's serves up almost all of the classic dishes. The raw kitfo is always very fresh, spiced just right, perhaps ground a bit too fine. The wat dishes can be ordered at your desired heat level, and the vegetable dishes are all good. They even have... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We have had many Ethiopian food experiences in several cities (unfortunately, none in Ethiopia!) and this was, by far, the best. Mariam's is located in my favourite kind of neighborhood, a "United Nations" neighborhood, an ideal setting for the fabulously prepared ethnic food presented in this simple, comfortable, space. Everything (and I do mean everything) was spotlessly clean. The service... More

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Quarante, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I'm not an expert when it comes to Ethiopian food but I have to think that this is pretty close to the real thimg. Who cares? There's plenty of neat stuff to choose from, attentive service that is cocerned about the level of spiciness that you can handle, and the bill won't bust your crefit limit. Forget ambience. That's not... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I had just recently read in the local paper that an Ethiopian restaurant had opened up in Allentown. Of course, we had to try it. Previously, it was quite a hike to get Ethiopian food (the closest restaurants were in Philly and Lancaster). I would go to NYC once a year just to go to Meske in Hell's Kitchen. Which... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

A must-try experience... Probably some of the most Delicious food we have had in the Allentown area for a long time. The waiter thoroughly explained the menu and was very attentive. His recommendations were great!! The place is spotless and the portions were substantial. Each in our party took home a "doggie bag". Our first exposure to Ethiopian cuisine and... More

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Eastern U.S.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

So glad that an Ethiopian place has opened up in the Lehigh Valley. The Morning Call did a great write-up of this relatively new place and praised it. After my visit, I agree. Great place!

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