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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

#112 of 3,087 Restaurants in Orlando
#138 of 3,360 Places to Eat in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Florida Center
African, Ethiopian
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7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
407 354-0026
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 130
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Leave the burgers alone and get yourself here!

Wherever we go we love trying different cuisines and whilst in Orlando we came across Nile. A bit apprehensive as what to expect we were talked through the menu firstly by our waitresses and then by the owner who talked us in to trying a sampler platter as it was our first time. All I can say is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
robkov1
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Meppershall, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Meppershall, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wherever we go we love trying different cuisines and whilst in Orlando we came across Nile. A bit apprehensive as what to expect we were talked through the menu firstly by our waitresses and then by the owner who talked us in to trying a sampler platter as it was our first time. All I can say is Wow! All... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have been to several Ethiopian restaurants and this is by far the worst. So disappointed, it's unfortunate they are cutting corners, they do not get much turnover therefore not enough customers. I will be surprised if they stay open another year.

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San Jose, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am regular at Ethiopian restaurants world wide. I felt strongly about rating this place as I am so disgusted to get injeras from cut corner of leftover food. It's disgusting and overall food quality was totally not acceptable.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Colorful healthy delicious. What else can I say? Fabulous beer selection. The ingera is made there and perfectly yummy. The atmosphere is the best.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I visited the restaurant based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The sampler meat dish we were recommended to try was excellent. It included a range of both meat and vegetarian dishes, presented on a flat bread and came with a basket of bread to eat it with. We went back again... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It seems to be the place Ethiopians in Orlando come to eat and bring friends to experience some of their home cooking and culture. Staff was friendly. The waitress suggested the meat sampler of which I enjoyed most the spicy beef and chicken portions. Those departed the most from US cooking. Of course, you get to experience eating with the... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The first thing my husband & I do when traveling is look up if there's an Ethiopian restaurant nearby. We've enjoyed quite a few in different cities. We found this one as is close to home as we can get. I love the Doro Alicha (Chicken) and my husband loves the Doro Wat (Chicken). We always get three sides: lik... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since we were in Orlando, we were looking for an Ethiopian restaurant and found this one. It took us a long time to get to it as it is on the busiest section of International drive, and traffic was stop and go for miles. But once there after battling stressful traffic, it was an oasis. We chose a family booth... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I go here nearly every time we are in the Orlando I-Drive area. The food is incredible, the service is consistent and excellent, and the prices are extremely reasonable, especially for the area. The lamb specialties are exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighborhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: 407 354-0026

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?