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Aster's Ethiopian

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2804 North IH _ 35, Austin, TX
(512) 469-5966
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good value, good food.

It's a small quiet place - you need to look out for their sign board or you could easily miss it. Its a nice place and the food is good and the portions are large. In fact, I think it tasted a bit like home-made Indian food - strong flavours of spices. I'd recommend the doro watt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
DMulan
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Austin, Texas
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's a small quiet place - you need to look out for their sign board or you could easily miss it. Its a nice place and the food is good and the portions are large. In fact, I think it tasted a bit like home-made Indian food - strong flavours of spices. I'd recommend the doro watt.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A real surprise as the restaurant looked like a bit of a dive on the outside. Staff were great, I loved the food and it was great value for money! Highly recommended!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Really love the food. Everything I've ever eaten has been delicious. Sadly, sometimes it takes awhile to get the food on the table which totally surprises me since (I think) everything has been stewing for quite awhile and it's just a matter of plopping a portion on a big platter. Even though the location is loud and sad, and the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a groupon so decided to try this place. Very glad we did. The service was great and the food very yummy!

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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a lunch buffet at Aster's Ethiopian and enjoyed the Buffet. The food is flavored with spices similar to Indian food so we enjoyed it. It was also a good value for the price. The place looks quite unimpressive but it is clean and the food is good.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The lunch buffet was perfect for a small group of 4 for a business lunch. It was a great introduction into the countries cuisine. The service was friendly. Will try dinner soon.

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Houston, TX USA
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81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you think you have a liking for Ethiopian cuisines you need to visit. No, it won't be for the surroundings or anything shmancy. It will be for simplicity, good spicy food, grab a plate and go, and the owner wait staff are the sweetest, nicest folks. They alone are worth the visit. Try it...you'll love it!

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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Went to buffet lunch at about 1:15...towards the end of the service. I am not sure if this had any effect of food quality. Stayed vegetarian for this trip. What hit me at first was that all the food was a type of "stew." Food that would keep in chafing dishes. There were very few textures. The eggplant was very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I LOVE the food here ... Consistently good and if you are a vegetarian, then you have a wide array of choices. For me, atmosphere isn't everything but others may be intimidated by the appearance of the restaurant ( which is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars). The service and staff are great and I am so happy... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Since moving away from Austin, which is home of Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant, I have tried to locate an Ethiopian restaurant that is even in the same galaxy flavor-wise as Aster's and have failed miserably -- much so that I will frequent Aster's two days in a row when I find myself back in Austin. Aster's is a funky little dive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2804 North IH _ 35, Austin, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 469-5966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?