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Aster's Ethiopian

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2804 North IH _ 35, Austin, TX
(512) 469-5966
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11:00 am - 9:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Service/Vegetarian Comfort Food/Gluten-Free Injera, Oh My!

Ah, the rich, aromatic, and invigorating spices of Ethiopian food. Whenever I feel that both my body and soul are hungry, especially after a long bike ride or a day that puts me through the wringer, I immediately think to go here. The space, itself, is very unassuming, with plastic covered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Jonathan I
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Austin, Texas
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Go for lunch buffet. Fantastic. Hole in the wall but clean and safe. Friendly service. Great flavor and spices of Ethiopia.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Amazing food.....Something different..... Unique flavors. It's a little hole in the wall but worth going.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Ah, the rich, aromatic, and invigorating spices of Ethiopian food. Whenever I feel that both my body and soul are hungry, especially after a long bike ride or a day that puts me through the wringer, I immediately think to go here. The space, itself, is very unassuming, with plastic covered tables located right off the highway by the University... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Reviewed various restaurants online that were close to University of Texas and that had mainly vegetarian meal options since our NYC vegetarian nephew was in town for the weekend, attending a UT-A sociology convention. Found this one close to I-35 and a short drive from the university. (No outdoor eating area: much too noisy with the I-35 commuter traffic.) Friendly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: African, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?