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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

#71 of 3,210 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Florida Center
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Nile Ehthiopian lives up to the Orlando Sentinel's good rating

This restaurant won the critic's choice for African food in the 2015 Orlando Sentinel Foodie awards, so we decided to give it a try. Being locals we generally try to avoid "I-Drive," as International Drive is known - but sometimes you have to brave the tourists to experience the good. First, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Orlando
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orlando
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant won the critic's choice for African food in the 2015 Orlando Sentinel Foodie awards, so we decided to give it a try. Being locals we generally try to avoid "I-Drive," as International Drive is known - but sometimes you have to brave the tourists to experience the good. First, the things to be aware of. 1 - The... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

My coworkers and I were in town for a conference. We love Ethiopian food and were so glad that we found the Nile. The staff was very friendly and attentive. They made great suggestions about the menu. The food was tasty, exactly what you would expect in an Ethiopian restaurant. The honey wine is something special, but sweet! Would recommend... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what expect when I was invited to dinner with friends at this restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious, with unique ingredients and spices. The waitress was very helpful guiding us through the menu of unknowns. Most enjoyable and fun outing in a very unique setting. Don't order a cocktail....stick to beer or wine. Trust me.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved the food and the experience! Get the Nile Special for Two if you want to try several different flavors. We ordered the vegetarian which was one of the best vegetarian feasts I have had the priviledge to consume. My husband, who discovered this place on a business trip, had to get his favorite, the lamb dish added on. Try... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I went to the Nile Ethiopian out of curiosity and didn't regret. My hotel was around International Drive area, so if you are staying there it will be an easy spot. I am vegetarian and so I ordered the Nile Vegetarian Combination (5 vegetarian entrées) to have a more varied and complete experience. The dish was very well served for... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Recently had dinner here with family. It appears to be a family run place. . Service is slow but then the place appeared to be busy. Do not go if you are planning for fine dining, it is a casual place but clean and family friendly. High point is the quality of food. It is a paradise for both vegetarians... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We wandered around International drive looking for something not deep fried when we stumbled across Nile Ethiopian. wow, the food was different, healthy and very tasty. the service was exceptional to.

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Laurel, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our family of 4 went here for dinner while visiting Orlando the week after Christmas. We have had authentic Ethiopian food cooked by out neighbors in their hime, and have visited several of the wonderful Ethiopian restaurants in the DC area. Nile is right on part with what we deem really good Ethiopian cuisine. Our waitress was friendly and the... More 

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Clarklake, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My mom, sister and I ate here on our last night in Orlando and I'm so glad we did. It's in an unassuming location that we wouldn't have stumbled upon if I hadn't found it online. None of us had tried Ethiopian cuisine before but our waitress was so friendly and happy to make sure that we thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very delicious food. My daughter was asleep and the hostess pulled a couple of chairs to make a bed for her and even gave her a pillow.

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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: 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?