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Addis Abeba

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African, Ethiopian
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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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Visitor rating
  • 7
    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
Good for:
  • Large groups
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2 reviews
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 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 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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124 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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