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5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
(303) 329-6139
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English first
Denver
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355 reviews 355 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

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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30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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32 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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Colorado
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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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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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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We have tried a few Ethiopian restaurants in the area and this s by far our favorite. Nice decor, clean, good service and of course awesome food. To be honest, I don't recall the names of what we ordered. Something with cubed steak and onions, some lamb in a flavorful sauce and a chicken dish also with an amazing sauce.... More 

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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, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern

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