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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

#209 of 3,261 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Florida Center
African, Ethiopian
As featured in Orlando's Good Eats Guide
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 12
    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
My FAVORITE!

If you have never had Ethiopian before, order the "chef's special for two," eat it, then go home and build a shrine in my honor because it will be the most delicious thing you've ever tasted. SO GOOD! Easily my favorite restaurant in Orlando! Try the Honey Wine too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Adora D
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Orlando, Florida
via mobile
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Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have never had Ethiopian before, order the "chef's special for two," eat it, then go home and build a shrine in my honor because it will be the most delicious thing you've ever tasted. SO GOOD! Easily my favorite restaurant in Orlando! Try the Honey Wine too!

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Thank Adora D
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, great atmosphere and friendly servers!! The only thing authentic in Orlando, really, everything else is a tourist trap but this place reminds me of a smaller town that takes pride in their food.

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1 Thank lovelybirdy0901
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food! Served in a way one would probably find at a restaurant of this kind in Ethiopia. The lady who runs it is exceptionally sweet and helpful. Yes its spicy! We ate with our hands and in a big common tray. Great fun. You have to book in advance if you need a coffee as they roast the beans... More 

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1 Thank jaswinder p
Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a Birthday dinner, and had a great experience. The food was delicious & really hit the spot! You are given a thin rolled bread to scoop & eat your food, no silverware which was nice for a change. I highly recommend it!

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1 Thank BPMgt
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never tried Ethiopian food, so when I saw the terrific reviews of this place I thought I'd give it a try. My husband and I were not disappointed. The waitress was friendly and attentive. I ordered the vegetarian combo plate and my husband ordered a combination of meats. This gave us an assortment of flavors that were all unique... More 

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1 Thank Karen B
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is tucked away off of a main street. I am so happy I chose to eat here with my family! The service was fantastic, our waitress was warm and helped answer questions for my mom. The women who work there are always smiling and helpful to the customers. And the food! So yummy. I have never had better... More 

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1 Thank Karina S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

In honor of Kwanza, we decided to search for African restaurants and came across this quaint Ethiopian restaurant. The place had a great ethnic feel with wall art and art displays. Although we were seated immediately the staff was low and it took a while for our orders to be taken. But after it was, the food was out in... More 

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Thank goldy_gyrll
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We are big fans of Ethiopian food and have eaten at dozens of Ethiopian Restaurants all over the US and in Ethiopia. The food and service here are definitely above average, though not as good as top places in Washington, DC (such as Meskerem or Dukem), where there are 250,000 Ethiopians, or Arada in Denver. It's in a slightly seedy... More 

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Thank cybermd
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Flavorful and fresh, this food is fun to eat. No utensils required. Use the light flat bread to scoop your meal. A must stop for me on every visit to Orlando.

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1 Thank Julia D
Columbia, South Carolina
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We love Ethiopian food and eat here every time we visit Orlando. The food is amazing, and the service is perfect. If you like Ethiopian food, you'll love this place. And, if you've not tried it before, this would be a perfect place for you to try it. We took my non-adventurous parents (mid 70's), and they really liked it.... More 

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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: Families with children, 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?