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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
A hidden jem

Super cool bar/restaurant that a local took us to for karaoke night. There's a porch in the back and a bar but the front appears to be an Ethiopian restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Haley N
Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Super cool bar/restaurant that a local took us to for karaoke night. There's a porch in the back and a bar but the front appears to be an Ethiopian restaurant.

Thank Haley N
Frederick, Maryland
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116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been wanted to eat Ethiopian food for several years now so on my recent trip to Philly my wife and I saw it and went there for dinner. The restaurant barely looked open. Their "Open" sign was at the bottom of the window so driving by you wouldn't see it. The inside was dark and danky and the men's... More 

Thank Jordan G
Newark, Delaware
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Restaurant is old, run down, dark, and scary. I've seen nicer restrooms in bus stations. I didn't see the kitchen, but was afraid that it was similarly maintained as the restroom. Both of us had stomachaches the rest of the evening. Stay away.

Thank stbass
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank David M
Haverford, Pennsylvania
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940 reviews
646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 544 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 

Thank James S
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank DHVPhiladelphia
Macungie, PA
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank byronbeauty22
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank misspuff
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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!

Thank LGBTtraveler
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank Lilshell812

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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 20
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?