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Blue Nile Cafe

20 E 5th St, Ste 102, Kansas City, MO 64106-1145
816-283-0990
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Ranked #120 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
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- Jun 23, 2014
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I went here with a group of 5 and we all loved the food. Food service was a little slow, and the prices were mite than we expected. (Around $13-19 an entree) I would come back to this restaurant on occasion, and would recommend to a friend.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My first time eating Ethiopian food. We went for lunch during the week and had the buffet. I usually don't care for lentils. Theirs was great as were the collard greens. All the dishes we sampled were really good. Another pleasant surprise was the purple cabbage with apples for salad. My daughter and son-in-law raved about the food.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Loved the owner, so friendly. He opened this place 15-20 years ago. I think it's an undiscovered gem in KC. Really good collard greens. All yummy. Could serve a little more injera with the take out food. Great vibe. Don't be afraid--if you haven't had Ethiopian, you should try. You will be so happy you did.

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Kansas City, MO USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

When I lived on the River Market this was my 2nd home. The food is wonderful and the owners are very kind getting to know the regulars making the experience even more inviting.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We love ethnic foods and Blue Nile does not disappoint. We recently visited and tried the sampler platter which is a good way for novices to test drive Ethopian food, Each dish had big, bold and very distinctive flavors and spicing. Injera bread is used to scoop up the food, so the meal is intended to be eaten without sileverware... More

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DES MOINES
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We went at lunch time and they have a sort of buffet. It's located in the city market area which a cool revitalized part of town with lots to see, shop and do. It's not self-serve rather they serve from behind a counter based on your requests. I don't think the format is entirely bad as it keeps folks from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great Ethiopian food! Had the lunch buffet and couldn't even finish my first plate. Yummy and spicy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We've been to both locations, RiverMarket and Overland Park, the food is consistently great at each! The service is good too. Definitely try one of the Sampler Platters your first time there, to get a taste of almost everything on the menu. Their homemade juices are also very good.

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