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Dahlak

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African, Ethiopian
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4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 726-6464
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our go to place

By a wide margin, this is my wife's favorite place. We have been going here for 20 years and the place has maintained its personality and quality. Friendly staff, nice bar section added years back, amazing food, charming ambience, excellent value and the top of the Ethiopian restaurants in the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
David M
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

By a wide margin, this is my wife's favorite place. We have been going here for 20 years and the place has maintained its personality and quality. Friendly staff, nice bar section added years back, amazing food, charming ambience, excellent value and the top of the Ethiopian restaurants in the city ( we have been to almost all of them).... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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423 restaurant reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Friends took us to Dahlak in West Philadelphia. The building itself is a bit worn and slightly run down. The restaurant is dark and looks like it could use a good facelift. Some of the tables are low round traditional tables made from wicker. They are a little low and look uncomfortable. You can also get a regular table (which... More 

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Philadelphia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

No silverware, minimal napkins, but lots of the spongy crepe like sourdough bread (injera) to scoop up the wide variety of aromatic and spicy dishes served family style on a tray. You just dig in! My family and I have been going to this restaurant for over twenty years. We have grown fond of the the owners and their gracious... More 

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Macungie, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have always wanted to try Ethiopian food and finally convinced my family to try a restaurant that I read about while we in Philadelphia. It was early on a Sunday evening and there was only one other table of people in the restaurant so we didn't have high hopes from the start. My husband and I had the shrimp... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This has been my favorite restaurant since I arrived in Philadelphia to go to school - Neghiste is wonderful and the quality of the food has never changed.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I went on a Saturday night with a group of six and no reservation, we got a table right away. The food was great, service was good and they accommodated the vegetarians among us very well. Entrees were about 11/person. It was well worth it!

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Philadelphia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I haven't eaten here (yet) but the back bar and outside area are cool. They only have bottled beer and run out of things pretty quickly...but they always have other beer so it's kind of fun mixing it up. Good atmosphere, eclectic crowd, and dog-friendly. Cool place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Etritrian (Ethopian) food is spicy delicious and the placr is atmospheric

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

Great Ethiopian food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: (215) 726-6464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?