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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
407 354-0026
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Ranked #82 of 3,089 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
New York, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
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127 reviews 127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Sanibel, FL
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I LOVE Ethiopian food, but found this food just ok. The prices are fair and the staff were super efficient. The food was too spicy for my small kids. They told us they would be able to put something together for kids, but once we arrived they really didn't have any options. The yellow lentils (I think) were good but... More

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Bangalore, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Had dinner last nile at the Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. We were a group of 5 people and sat at the traditional seating area. The restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and the service was personalised and excellent! The food was served in the traditional Ethiopian way, and was delicious. Post dinner, we had Ethiopian coffee, which was superb and served... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We loved it here! It was our first time trying Ethiopian food and we were not disappointed. Our service was wonderful, and the food was delicious. Very clean, spacious restaurant, definitely worth a visit if you are anywhere near Orlando and like Ethiopian food or are up to a new, fun dining experience :)

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went to eat at the Nile Ethiopian Restaurant on our first evening in Orlando. It was easy enough to find but we had walked from our hotel and had read reviews here first - probably not so easy to find if driving. It was a bit odd at first, we were waiting to be seated and a couple of... More

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Tampa, FL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Bad directions on our first attempt the Nile. A phone call, the next night for directions was not much better, My wife and I seek out Ethiopian Restaurants when we travel, and the Nile met our needs. Food was good, service, OK, for a busy night, but it wasn't busy. For us, decent, but wouldn't go out of our way... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I've never tried Ethopian food so I was extremely hesitant. Also I hate eating with my hands so this was probably not the best choice in cuisine I've ever made. We got in late at night and they were more than hospitable. They "made us" use our hands but seriously the experience was worth it. My friend got the lamb... More

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Firstly, the service was superior. All the staff and owners came by to say hello and ask how they could help or if we needed anything. The food was hot when it reached us and amazingly tasty. The appetizer sampler is well worth it, lentils and veggies and small turnovers. Had the lamb braised with veggies and sides of collard... More

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Stirling, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Went here because it was so well reviewed and we were not disappointed. We sat in a booth with stools and ate with our fingers using the Ethiopian fermented soft flat bread. Everything was delicious although I did make a mess of my shirt! We drank Tej, which is a fermented honey drink. This may not sound great, but it... More

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