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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Best food and service ever! If you go make sure you do a coffee ceremony. The owner came out and visited with us and our waitress was phenomenal. The spiced tea was so good. A must try!

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Coralville, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went the the Blue Nile with my in-laws who have an adventurous side. We got the sampler platter (two platters was more than enough for four adults.) There were six or seven vegetarian samples along with a chicken and beef. All spiced in a traditional Ethiopian taste. The platters were proceeded by an appetizer consisting of a fried, stuffed... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hit the market area on a recent trip to KC and there were so many choices of places to eat. However, I was just looking for something to drink that was kind of different and ducked inside this place. Wished I hadn't already made plans for lunch elsewhere later, because this place just immersed you in the odors of spice,... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is small but cute and has lots of seating. Great for families or a couples night. We started with the veggie sambosas and then, to try everything, also had the vegetarian platter. Food was good, not that spicy. Injera was a bit dry, but was still good when used to scoop up entrees. I recommend everyone give this... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Get the platter. A little bit of everything and it is all delicious. First time having Ethiopian and I was very impressed. Will definitely come back.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was tempted to title this "A teff act to follow" (if you don't get it, ask the chef). We are in KC, for the first time, for a wedding. Thirteen folks have just arrived and want to eat dinner close to the hotel, but we're a mixed group of vegetarians (my wife and I) and non-vegetarians.(the rest of the... More 

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Kansas City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My friend and I wanted dinner after a day of First Friday shopping and it was rather late. Blue Nile was open so we decided to give it a try. What fun! We found a Groupon while at the pleasant outside table so our price was very reasonable for the Groupon special. The special was a beef sambusa to split... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Only my third experience eating Ethiopian food to be fair, but it was delicious. Went with my father and shared a huge platter. Service was wonderful. Better than other east-African food I've had for sure. Also a very clean and cute place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a "must" when we are in KC. The food is wonderful and it's a good price. Just wish we got to town more than once a year!

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Mustang, Oklahoma
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I were in town, celebrating our anniversary. I checked out the groupon deals for Kansas City and found one for Blue Nile. My husband and I had never tried Ethiopian cuisine before, so this seemed like a good opportunity to try. The location of the Blue Nile is in a cool little district near the City Market.... More 

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Address: 20 E 5th St, Ste 102, Kansas City, MO 64106-1145
Phone Number: 816-283-0990
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City

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