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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
407 354-0026
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Ranked #97 of 3,113 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Florida Center
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English first
Navarre, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

we come here every time we are in Orlando, and always have a wonderful meal. The food is consistently fresh and flavorful. The staff is lovely and welcoming. Sharing a platter for two allows for generous tastings of many of the authentic offerings, as well as a fun sharing experience. I love this place. I wish we had Ethiopian food... More

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Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Super staff, owner friendly and helpful, and the food so tasty and fresh. Yes, they will give you a fork if you ask! Ask the waitress for recommendations and try the honey wine for sure. PS, use your google map directions, kind of tricky to find off International Dr.

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a hard time finding this restaurant but the meal was worth the wait. Being from the DC Metro area where there are a lot of Ethiopian restaurants , we consider ourselves ethiopian food connoisseurs. The food did not disappoint and the service reflected the graciousness of the Ethiopian people. The food can either be eaten communal style or... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You have to know where this place is to...well... know where this place is! But once you find it, you're not likely to ever miss it again. It will be forever in your internal GPS. It's in a strip mall type of thing right next to an Irish pub, hidden behind a pizza hut and across the street from a... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nile currently tops the list of my favorite restaurant in the world. Let me say this again, Nile is my favorite restaurant in the world ! That simple. An explosion of flavors, authentic, adventurous, tasteful while incredibly simple. There is not pretentiousness here, the food is the way it is supposed to be and the way it is supposed to... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Meant to leave this review from visiting last year but never got round to it. May be a bit sketch on the details as it has been so long! Firstly i remember this as being one of the best meals of my whole 3 week visit to the states. In an area laden with chain eateries it was refreshing to... More

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Orlando
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Yet another hole-in-the-wall place, it offers an Ethiopian vibe that is as authentic as its food. The inside is composed of exotic décor hanging off of its dark orange and red walls. I immediately noted the pleasingly soft music in the background as we sat down at our table, which was a simple glass table with a white tablecloth. There... More

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Having never tried Ethiopian cuisine, and being a lover of exotic foods, I decided to try the restaurant after reading the reams of positive reviews. The service throughout was fantastic, and I was very impressed with the starter, a sambusa, which was wonderfully spicy. Yet my hopes of a pleasant meal crashed when the main course arrived. I ordered a... More

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New York, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Everything we ate was so delish. We had 5 ppl so we each ordered a different meat +vegetarian. It was a good selection of meats. Honey wine is amazing. Must get. We sat in the hut and that was fun in itself. If you dont like to share or dont like to eat with your hands, dont sit in the... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been wanting to try Nile for quite some time and were not disappointed. The staff is very friendly and helpful and willing to give advice to newbies. I don't like spicy food so I needed help making sure we ordered mild flavors. The sambusa was wonderful. It was probably the only somewhat spicy item but still not too... More

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