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338 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732 545 5115
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Ranked #21 of 165 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My BFF and I did "Girls Night Out" this past Saturday. We hadn't hung out in a while and decided to meet for dinner and drinks at Makeda. This used to be a local hang out for her when she lived in the area. I had never been but was excited to try something new and different. She made reservations... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I took my son to this restaurant. He is going for his Masters at Princeton University. He has spent a lot of time in Mali, Kenya and the Philippines. Eating the traditional way reminds him of the communal way many other countries eat their meals. The food was great and the portions large. We may have also... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great place to have a lunch or dinner with friends and family or with a client. generous portions and the menu is absolutely delicious. slow service (perhaps the cooking time) love going to makeda..a little on the pricey side.. but worth it..we go every 6 months or so..

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westfield, nj
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173 reviews 173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Given how poor Ethiopia is, I was startled how expensive this restaurant was for basic Ethiopian dishes. One of the best Italian restaurants in the state, Catherine Lombardi, is around the corner for not much more money.

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good Ethiopian food, the cultural experience was good. The ambiance excellent. Service was a bit slow. But overall a good night.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Makeda is centrally located in New Brunswick. Delicious Ethiopian food-love the vegetarian mix platter-you will not leave hungry. Helpful staff.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ethiopian food is very good and your children - and maybe yourself - will have fun because there is no utensils = you use thin crepes to grab vegetables and meat with your fingers! Even if almost everything in your plate is cooked in a sauce, this is not gross at all, though you will find your napkin very useful.... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food was great! The ambiance was fantastic! The staff super friendly and took their time to explain the native food. The owner was also there and was super attentive and nice. I will go back to this establishment.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Liked the: - Great music - Good food - Friendly staff Disliked: - The fact that the bartender had to struggle with a couple dirty vodka martinis (until another friendly server intervened)

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food was delicious! I had the vegetarian combo plate and my husband had shrimp tibs, we both ate every bit of our meals. The seasoning was perfect for both dishes. Our server was attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed the Devore and atmosphere as well. We'll definitely return!

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Additional Information about Makeda

Address: 338 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: 732 545 5115
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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