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Axum

5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
(303) 329-6139
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Ranked #572 of 2,527 restaurants in Denver
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
memphis, ny
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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10 reviews 10 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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Denver, CO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Denver, CO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

We were quite disappointed that they would not honour our restaurant.com coupon. There was no reasoning behind not honoring it other than, "oh we just don't do that anymore". My coupon was valid but I am happy that we didn't eat there as their place looked so run down on the inside, the music was so loud you couldn't carry... More

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