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Ethiopian Restaurant

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, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Amazing food and Very authentic

It was an impressive experience. Spices are impressive. Staff is super friendly. Ambiance is not so good but this is not a place for fine dining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Venkataraman P
Dothan, Alabama, USA
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Dothan, Alabama, USA
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an impressive experience. Spices are impressive. Staff is super friendly. Ambiance is not so good but this is not a place for fine dining.

Thank Venkataraman P
Idaho Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As a person who knows east African food quite well, I was VERY happy to find the Ethiopian Restaurant. It is a small café (no credit cards) owned by a wonderful family. I took an African friend who had never had this food before and she loved it. I love this food and it was so good to have it... More 

Thank Jeanne B
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious as was the coffee. They roasted the coffee right there and allowed us to smell it before brewing!

Thank Ilse N
Jupiter, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Stephen G
fort collins, colorado
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank robnorge
Gourock, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Thank Laura S
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189 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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.

Thank LB6Travel
Denver, Colorado, United States
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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.

Thank Rob K
Denver, Colorado
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank kkpinckney
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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.

Thank BM8350

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?