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933 E University Dr, Ste 112, Tempe, AZ 85281-4274
480-377-1113
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
goodbye so sad

We have enjoyed the Blue Nile Cafe for years and always take friends or meet friends here. Recently we arrived to find it closed, so sad. But.......Juba has now taken its place. We are anxious to try this and see if we can love our ethiopian corner again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2012
lizamil
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apache junction
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apache junction
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have enjoyed the Blue Nile Cafe for years and always take friends or meet friends here. Recently we arrived to find it closed, so sad. But.......Juba has now taken its place. We are anxious to try this and see if we can love our ethiopian corner again.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I always come here when I'm back home for great food. I can't even use the phrase, "great Ethiopian food" because it's just great food, period. Even people who might be reticent to try "foreign" cuisine tend to love Blue Nile. Yeah, the strip mall might be off-putting but it's well worth trying the super-healthy spongy injera bread with a... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I have been eating at the Blue Nile Cafe for several years. I recommend it highly for vegetarian Ethiopean cuisine. The service is excellent and the restaurant's peaceful ambience enables diners to relax, enjoy the meal, and enjoy their time together.

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Santa Barbara
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The vegetarian meal was excellent with a wide range of flavors and ingredients.

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SACRAMENTO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Our friends from San Francisco (who now live in AZ) made sure we ate at this wonderful Ethiopian place while in town visiting! Don't be put off by the ugly strip mall it resides in. This family-owned establishment is special and everything our group ate and sampled was scrumptious. This is one way our friends can get their kids to... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

This restaurant is a not to miss spot in Tempe. The selection is out of this world and the food is even better. Such tastes to savor. Not only food selections but desserts...also offer raw. I wished I lived closer, because I have been dreaming about it since we flew back home.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 933 E University Dr, Ste 112, Tempe, AZ 85281-4274
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-377-1113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?