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Axum

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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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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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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222 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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memphis, ny
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Colorado
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170 reviews 170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I came in on a Sunday at about 2pm after doing some running around. We ordered a couple Ethiopian beers and dinner. He got some tibs (the dry kind - we were told) and I got a sampler platter. The service was very nice and attentive. She asked if we'd like the meal presented to share, we... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The lentils, the cabbage, the chickpeas and collard greens. ohhh lord. so good. And they come on the cold sponge pancake thing, which is always an interesting color. Gotta love Ethiopian food. The servers are real nice.

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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?