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Ethiopian Restaurant

2816 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1507
(303) 322-5939
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Ranked #951 of 2,528 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern
Most recent review
- May 15, 2014
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16 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Visited this restaurant as a couple, and thought the food was quite good. The experience was marred, however, by several things that this restaurant could easily fix. Firstly, the arrangement of the menu. Nearly all of the dishes are available, a la carte, on one side of the menu, with vegetarian combinations on the other side. We wanted to have... More

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South Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This restaurant was half a block from our house on Fillmore street back when we lived in Denver. The food is authentic Ethiopian and this was the first of many Ethiopian restaurants in Denver. If you've never had Ethiopian food, try it here! Be patient, as Naguzzi, his wife and son and a long time cook from Latin America are... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

This is my favorite small mom and dad place I suggest the beef

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We were a bit concerned when the cab pulled up to the building as it looked quite shabby, but once we got inside and sat down those fears receeded. The restaurant is well supported by locals so they must be doing something right! The menu is a bit limited, but we got a reasonable variety if dishes to share. Food... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We love it here! Like many Ethiopian Restaurants, the hours its open can be hit or miss, but the food is wonderful and totally worth the hassle. The staff are charming and always happy to make recommendations. I always order large sample platters at Ethiopian restaurants, so that the whole table can sample all the veggie dishes and one or... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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350 reviews 350 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Not the prettiest restaurant, but clean. The menu is quite limited. They include the same two vegetables with every main entree and won’t allow you to substitute, even if you’re ordering several entrees to share with friends. But the food is excellent and the portions are huge, which is what really matters in the end.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

Very Interesting, and eat with your hands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2008

The food here is really good and reasonable. Try not to go during really busy times because service can sometimes be REALLY slow. It's worth it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2008

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Although the slanted floors and location may leave something to be desired, the food is phenomenal. This is a great place to come with a group of people.

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