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Bole Ethiopian Restaurant

African, Ethiopian
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1640 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337
(404) 549-9111
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious - the perfect escape from predictable

The food here is fabulous - the meat is perfectly seasoned and sizzling, the vegetarian platter is a sampler of all their best dishes, and the injera is the right balance without being overly sour like at other Ethiopian restaurants. The people who own Bole and work here are very welcoming, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The food here is fabulous - the meat is perfectly seasoned and sizzling, the vegetarian platter is a sampler of all their best dishes, and the injera is the right balance without being overly sour like at other Ethiopian restaurants. The people who own Bole and work here are very welcoming, and I highly recommend reserving the back room for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went tonight for a new food experience. Glad I did. Food was fantastic. I can't wait to go back. The waitress was very helpful. Don't be intimidated if you are scared to try new things. This food is terrific.

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The ATL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The restaurant was easy to locate and get to. The service was fast and the waitress was friendly and the price was reasonable. But the pepper were hot, very hot. If you like hot hot pepper, this is the place for you. But remember, like at a lot of restaurants these days, you have to ask for ice water.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Brought a group of 8 here last Thursday. Six in the group had never tried Ethiopian food before. We had been previously and knew they'd enjoy the meal! We were seated in the larger dining room. Tiji, our hostess for the evening, was great! She explained the menu to everyone and patiently answered questions. We decided two platters would be... More 

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Calhoun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My first experience with Ethiopian & I can't stop thinking about it! I went last year during teacher training and hope to go again this weekend on the way to the airport. My fellow teacher friend & I tried every sample platter they had. The pepper tasting fresh bread is still in my head. I wish there was a place... More 

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Madison, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stopped by here with the family as we were in Atlanta and figured we only get so many opportunities for Ethiopian food. We stopped by early Saturday evening (6 or so) as the band was setting up. As we walked in we were wondering if they were open. They were. We were the only guests at the time. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I've been a big fan of Ethiopian food from back when I lived in DC but haven't had any in a while. This restaurant wasn't the best Ethiopian food I have ever had but it was good. I had a bole combo which had a bit of everything and the portion was huge. The server was friendly but the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went to this location in March 2014 with a friend of mine from Kansas and we both had a good time. The server was very nice and we tried a nice selection of Ethiopian foods and a few drinks as well. If you go here, be ready for something different and I am sure this will not satisfy all... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Since visiting Ethiopia in April, I have been looking for an authentic Ethiopian restaurant. I found a great one and in my neighborhood. First the hot tea with cinnamon was yummy. I loved the injera and lamb tibs. Finally I was having an early dinner solo and had a great conversation with the owner. She was so cool and personable.... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a casual place, and service is relatively informal. My server did not speak much English, but we communicated what we needed to. All of the staff were very friendly. I tried the following dishes: - Ethiopian Beer: Good - Ethiopian Honey Wine: Sweet (as you can imagine) and good - A combination plate (with meat and selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1640 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: (404) 549-9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?