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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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
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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
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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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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