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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
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Finger Food...Very Interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
mflower275
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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