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Awash - Downtown

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East Village
African, Ethiopian
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338 East 6th Street, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 982-9589
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our 1st Ethiopian meal was a great one!

We ordered the meat sambusa appetizer and it was very tasty. The restaurant filled up quickly so I recommend arriving early. Taking the waitresses advice, we ordered the meat combo for two. The entire meal was 8 shades of brown so I do wish there was some more "color" but after all, it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Michael S
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Gainesville, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We ordered the meat sambusa appetizer and it was very tasty. The restaurant filled up quickly so I recommend arriving early. Taking the waitresses advice, we ordered the meat combo for two. The entire meal was 8 shades of brown so I do wish there was some more "color" but after all, it was a carnivore's delight. Overall we will... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Best Ethiopian in NYC - love love LOVE this place. Their vegetarian options are the best -- I love their lentils and their shiro... And the tibs, obviously, are excellent. Awash was the first Ethiopian good I ever had, and it is seriously the best. We try other places, but we keep coming back to Awash! The restaurant is cold... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to go for something different tonight and agreed upon Ethiopian cuisine for a late lunch. The experience was very different and weird. I actually ate with my fingers...Well, they provided Injera (Ethiopian thin bread) to be used as a fork. Since this was my first time eating this type of cuisine, we ordered a special... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were traveling through NYC and took our kids to meet a friend who recommended this spot - best choice ever! The food was amazing the service was great, and our kids were thrilled to have the experience of eating without utensils. If you are looking for a family friendly spot to have some authentic Ethiopian cuisine - this is... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Having recently read "Cutting for Stone," which is set in Ethiopia, I had a taste for the cuisine, so we tried this place in the East Village on a Saturday night. We were seated right away. For an appetizer, we got vegetable "sambusas," which were similar to samosas, and came with a nice spicy coriander dipping sauce. We each drank... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Ethiopian is one of my favorite cuisines, so I wanted to check out this place while I was in New York. There was a good selection of food on the menu, all prepared well and really delicious. Great for dining out with a group of friends. Service might have been a little better, but overall no real complaints.

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

The food was fantastic. We had the meat combo for two with chicken and steak $28 dollars. I would also recommend the Honeyrun wine. It went perfectly with the meal. The food was delicious and tasty. I can't wait to go back.

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

I have been to this restaurant many times, and I have been happy with the food and service each time. My favorite dishes are the Kitfo (but be wary, this dish is very hot, unless you ask for it less spicy) and the assorted combo dishes (either vegatable or a mix of meat and vegetable). I found the portions to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 338 East 6th Street, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 982-9589

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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