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Addis Restaurant

9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-3649
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Ranked #147 of 1,273 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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28 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We just returned from having lunch at this restaurant in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond. The food was very tasty and exotic. Lamb, beef, chicken and vegetables were part of our "injera" experience. Everything is serveed on a very large plate on a layer of injera bread. The food is eaten with injera bread folded around the food. No spoons, forks or... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well if you did not know Addis ababa means "new flower" in native Ethiopian language. So we ventured into this little restaurant in downtown cobbled stone Richmond to see what the food was like. I am a big fan of lamb and anything or anyone that makes it I am there at first and last bite. It took some time... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had the opportunity to dine here on Memorial Day. There wasn't much traffic that day and I was fearful that it could mean subpar food. I don't have extensive experience at Ethiopian restaurants but feel that the food here was among the best that I have had. The injera was perfect consistency. The vegetables were properly cooked and flavored.... More

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St Louis
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Have never tried Ethiopian food and was very happy to have tried it at Addis. We arrived very early for dinner and the owner greeted us and was very friendly. Our server was as well and very helpful with the menu items. We started off with sambussas and ordered a terrific wine; I believe its called Axumite; a sweet red... More

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Olympia, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Ethiopian fare is my favorite and Addis does not disappoint. Not only if the food delicious, the service is great too... A rarity in Richmond. Thursday they have half priced entrees during happy hour. Like them on Facebook to get updates.

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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lovely restaurant ambience. The food is just perfect blend of spices and freshness. Don't miss this place...they are very accommodating and friendly here.

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Schwetzingen, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Wish we came here before our last night in town. Thus place was great, worth the money. The food is tasty, just enough spice and the right amount of food to fill you up. This is a must visit especially with friends for family style eating.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a wonderful spot in Shockhoe Bottom, close by the old train station and with parking on the street. An exceptionally friendly owner gave some good advice for the four of us: order two meat dishes and the 5-vegetable medley and share it all. Warm rolled-up Ethiopian sponge bread (injera) was brought with the food platter, as one eats... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The other Ethiopian restaurant in Richmond was closed for a month for remodeling, so I decided to try to find Addis on a weekend and get some Ethiopian food. There is street parking, and also if you drive to the end of the block there is a parking lot across from the farmers' market. I ordered Tibs and Shiro Wat... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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171 reviews 171 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The food at Addis is tasty and genuine Ethiopian cuisine. The prices are quite reasonable. The decor and the atmosphere are a bit subpar, but it is nevertheless a worthwhile dining place.

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