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Addis Abeba

1322 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Ranked #88 of 221 restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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22 reviews from our community

54% Recommend
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English first
Waukegan, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

One of our favorite restaurants and cuisines for boosting our spirits or escaping the ordinary. This is the place to take those who "freak out" at the idea of no cutlery or whose first impulse is to joke about "Ethiopian" food. Outside of no cutlery and the use of Injera bread, almost everything on the menu is something you will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

A really enjoyable experience, goods ervice and tasty food. Eating by hand takes a little getting used to, but adds to the fun and authenticity. It is well worth going to eat here and the prices are reasonable.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Great place to try exotic food and environment. Great variety of food, Simple and nice. Ethiopian style. Recommend to try. Unique type of food.

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Chicago, Il
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have eaten food from this cuisine in many US cities and overseas. This place is disappointing -- soggier "bread" for food dipping. Meats not well spiced, I don't just mean not hot, I mean not full flavored. Stews are too runny.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Third time here over three years, and my husband & I continue to enjoy the food immensely. The food is not fancy but IT IS GOOD. Maybe best described as 'Ethiopian comfort food.' Far better selection, price, service, & taste than anywhere else I've been, including 'the #1 Ethiopian restaurant in the Washington DC metro area'. Can't wait to come... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Personally, I love Ethiopian food and enjoy it in several restaurants. My wife is much more picky than me and she thinks this spot is far superior in taste and freshness. I've taken several co-workers and family members there and everyone loves it. I recently entertained a young Chinese co-worker and he loved the food and questioned the owner about... More

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