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Axum

#1,032 of 2,382 Restaurants in Denver
#1,153 of 2,648 Places to Eat in Denver
African, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian
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5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
(303) 329-6139
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tasty food, great service

We enjoyed our visit. The food was very authentic and very tasty. Not fancy, but delicious. The service was great and with a huge smile. We felt very welcome. When we are back in the area, we will definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
MileHighJacket
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Denver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have both dined in here and gotten takeout lots of times. We've always gotten the veggie combo, which is delicious. The last time we visited and got takeout, we got home, opened the salad, and found a cockroach. This made us question the cleanliness of the kitchen, and we haven't been back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went to Axum for lunch today. It's not much from the outside. The decor is very simple inside, but the bar and dining room is very spacious. I came here because Queen of Sheba was closed, even though they were suppose to be open. Their loss and Axum's gain. I was the first customer for lunch today. Several other... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The service was poor, that's why the rating is so low. It seemed more important for our server to hang out with her family in the back near the bar then to bring us refills on water or bring the food when it was hot. My food well tasty, was warm at best. This was our second choice as Queen... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed our visit. The food was very authentic and very tasty. Not fancy, but delicious. The service was great and with a huge smile. We felt very welcome. When we are back in the area, we will definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Dined on delicious Dora wot and shiro. My only minor disappointment was the injera was cold. Otherwise a delicious meal. Staff was friendly, service was quick.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service is slow but the food is good so be patient. Very good Ethiopian cuisine in my opinion. I have tried others but keep coming back to this one.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I went with some family, and got a vegetarian combo platter. All of the dishes were good, but I found the red lentil dish to be the best, in fact some of the best Ethiopian food I have had. The appetizers we got were a little spicy, but I enjoyed them. Relaxed atmosphere, and fair prices.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

The service was excellent. The portions were reasonable. The wine was not overpriced the decor was relaxing and comfortable but most of all the for was real and not dimmed down for Americans.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

First discovered this gem on a groupon. It is outstanding. They have lots of great options. We were able to find some delish vegetarian options in the sampler platter. The spices and textures were different for each of the dishes, but they all complimented each other so well. Its a bit rough looking on the outside, but dont judge a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

All the vegetable dishes had unique flavors, textures, and spices. The samosas were outstanding. This is the first restaurant where the pancake has been buckwheat and even that was outstanding. The server was very sweet, with a musical voice. Several of the other diners appeared to be African. A slow food experience.

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Additional Information about Axum

Address: 5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
Phone Number: (303) 329-6139
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 329-6139

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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