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Addis Abeba

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1322 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Oh So Good Ethiopian!

I love Ethiopian food which is really a shame since I don't think we even have a restaurant in the state I live in currently (Alabama). Addis Abeba did not disappoint. I had the lamb with the lentil side and cabbage, carrot, and potato side. Because the food is served in the traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
SharonB013
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Hartselle, Alabama
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  • Large groups
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cool little place, great food, nice atmosphere. They walk you through the menu if you've never had Ethiopian food before. The bread they use to scoop up the food is delicious, as is the food you scoop!! The service was good as well. It's close to Space, so a great place to have a bite before the show.

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Alpine, CA
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love this place! Great service, food and prices. No silverware--hands only for an authentic experience! Lots of vegetarian options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times and the food is always so good, I always want to keep coming back. I even have gone to Kenya, Africa and their Ethiopian food is as good as this places. So worth the drive out! :)

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Sarasota
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Four of us met here for lunch. The specials menu offered a mix and match variety of meat and veggies. We asked if we could get one communal dish with all of the options included. That was no problem & an excellent choice on our part. We enjoyed an assortment of mild and spicy treats. The spice level can be... More 

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midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my second Ethiopian dining experience. For those who have never been your food is served on a single, large platter (MESOB). A thin, pancake like bread (Injera) is served with your food. The Injera is your utensil (silverware). We went for lunch on a Sunday and were the first ones there. We enjoyed the Minchet abish (beef) Siga... More 

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Hartselle, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I love Ethiopian food which is really a shame since I don't think we even have a restaurant in the state I live in currently (Alabama). Addis Abeba did not disappoint. I had the lamb with the lentil side and cabbage, carrot, and potato side. Because the food is served in the traditional communal method, I was able to try... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The service was wonderful, the foods was good. It was the first time that I had Ethiopian food, not sure what to expect exactly, but it was definitely not bad, although not enough flavor. I like my food very flavorful with a nice spice.

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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

After almost 8 years of dining here, starting with one grandchild and now up to three, our family of six had a most disappointing experience. We love the food but really didn't want to be lectured by our server who thought we should be ordering more, although we had wine, soft drinks and dessert, along with our entree of one... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This place is always wonderful--a great selection of food, attentive staff and perfect ethiopian food. I tend to go out of my way to go here on my way back to WI it's that good! The restaurant isn't fancy, and the beer selection isn't much to speak of, but if you come for the food you won't be disappointed. As... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

It may just be it's too different from what we're used to (or don´t know what to expec)...or it's the combination of flavors (tumeric, cardamom, flavored butter, etc), mostly in a reddish sauce. They share their culture with us, and we can thank them for that. The best part were the injera...a huge rubbery tortilla-like, well, tortilla (Mexican, not Spanish)... More 

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Additional Information about Addis Abeba

Address: 1322 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1322 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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