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Ethiopian Restaurant

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African, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian
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2816 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1507
(303) 322-5939
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Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent food!

I've eaten at couple of the top rated Ethiopian restaurants in the US and this one rates above them for me. Very flavorful and appealing to the eye. The owner and his wife were very nice and the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. You won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Stephen G
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Jupiter, Florida
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Jupiter, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've eaten at couple of the top rated Ethiopian restaurants in the US and this one rates above them for me. Very flavorful and appealing to the eye. The owner and his wife were very nice and the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. You won't be disappointed.

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fort collins, colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Having lived a few years in Ethiopia, I can tell you that this is the real thing. Reminds me of restaurants in Addis Ababa, in kind of middle-class neighborhoods, the decor is, well, what it is like there. Nothing fancy. Best injera I have had in Denver. The doro wat is excellent as are the vegetarian wats. Friendly service from... More 

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had my first ever Ethiopian food at this restaurant and became a regular customer over 25 years ago. 16+ years ago I moved to Scotland, and to my knowledge, there are no restaurants serving Ethiopian food here. Since Ethiopian food is my absolute favourite, this has been a bummer. Any time I go to any large, metropolitan city, I... More 

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Minneapolis
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183 reviews 183 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had the vegetarian combo platter. Good food and great fun. Plus three different choices of Ethiopian beer. The restaurant is small but very busy (this on a Sunday night). But only the owner and one cook, so the service is slow. Worth the wait, but be sure to plan for that in advance.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nice cultural experience... eating off the same platter to bring people together. However, the food was okay. Could have been much better. Additionally, the furniture needs some updating.

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Denver, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

take friends, order lots of different options and enjoy sitting around the table enjoying a communal meal served on top of a communal serving of injeera (traditional ethiopian and eritrean sourdough pancake.) it can be intimidating to jump into ethiopian food head (hands?) first. don't be shy, ask questions and be adventurous!

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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Humble, cozy restaurant just east of East High School in Denver. Friendly service and amazing food! Restaurant accepts cash only.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

small hole in the wall. Great food. Authentic so I'm told. Really enjoyed the coffee afterwards. Inexpensive.

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Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything from the lovely staff to the authentic food is perfect. We went with a native Ethiopian student and let her order for us. We had no clue what we were eating but it was so delish, we cannot wait until our next trip to Denver to try some other dishes. Clean, decent prices and a wonderful time all around.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our first experience with Ethiopian food. We came early and they opened for our group. Our two experienced diners directed us through the selection of foods for our large platter. The hand food method of eating worked better than anticipated and the platter took us through an interesting journey of new tastes. It was surprising how quickly the food disappeared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2816 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 322-5939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian

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