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Addis Restaurant

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African, Ethiopian
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9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-3649
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Service and Food has changed...

I first started eating at Addis about a year or so ago. It was my first introduction to Ethiopian food and I was certainly impressed with the dishes. Usually when I come here, I see the owner and a shorter guy I believe to be his son, or family member. If this guy is your server, you'll have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I'm Ethiopian, so believe me when I say it's good food! The owner is kind and wonderful to his customers. There's a weekly open mic every Tuesday night with talented poets, rappers and singers.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

I first started eating at Addis about a year or so ago. It was my first introduction to Ethiopian food and I was certainly impressed with the dishes. Usually when I come here, I see the owner and a shorter guy I believe to be his son, or family member. If this guy is your server, you'll have great service.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We tried Addis and were so glad we did- it can definitely compete with the Ethiopian places in DC. The food was excellent and the injira was excellent and plentiful. We tried 7 things and the only thing we weren't crazy about was the collard greens. They were good, but a little bland. Aside from that we would order everything... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Ethiopian food is certainly unique and I am not sure it is for everyone. If you are looking for traditional American food, this is not the place. But if you want something different than give it a try. I strongly recommend the vegetable dishes over the meat dishes. The vegetables were great. The meat dishes we tried were just OK.... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a friend from Ethiopia that used to cook traditional meals and Addis brings back those memories. A different way to eat--all hands and very communal--but extremely tasty and fun. Go with a large group and try everything. Some spicy, some savory, all good. Preparation time can be somewhat long so order appetizers. Service has been excellent every time... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We love Ethiopian food and reckon that an Ethiopian restaurant shows a city has arrived as a place to eat. "Addis" is one of a string of restaurants close to the Farmers' Market in historic Shokoe Bottom close to the Canal Walk. We treated ourselves to lunch, ordering the vegetable combination (six items) and the lamb alicha wat. My wife... More 

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kitchener
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Go out on a limb and try something new - what a wonderful little place in downtown Richmond -close to the historic rail station. Just put yourself in their hands if you go - they may serve you traditional Kifto with injera bread or maybe Goden Ribs - all of it very different, flavourful and served with a smile -... More 

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Richmond, VA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have been there three times and really enjoyed it each time. This Ethiopian restaurant provides a truly unique experience. Our daughter is gluten-free and the injera is gluten-free. The food is served on a large platter sized injera bread that holds multiple dishes. Additional injera comes in rolls that can be torn and used to pick up the food... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Addis is a very authentic Ethiopian restaurant in Richmond's Shocco Slip district. Ethiopian cuisine is based on the unique injira bread which is used as a utensil to eat a variety of spicy meat and vegetarian stews. One eats with the fingers. If Ethiopian dining is new to you, just jump right in!

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We normally frequent Havana 59 across the street (also excellent), but it was closed. We saw the sign and, being adventurous and hungry, we passed on the neighboring diner and Thai places on either side. Best decision of the entire day!! The food here is phenomenal and the special way to eat Ethiopian food is fascinating. The lamb and chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 308-3649

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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