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Addis Restaurant

9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-3649
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Ranked #156 of 1,384 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love Ethiopian food, so I seek restaurants wherever I travel. Found Addis through reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor for Richmond. Was so impressed with the fantastic food that I had dinner there two nights in a row! Not only are the entrees delicious and the injera perfect, but they serve awaze sauce and powdered mimita spice on the... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We found this restaurant while on a brief visit to Richmond. One member of our group had lots of dietary restriction (gluten free, vegan, tree nut allergy). It was perfect for us! Many food options and everything was very tasty. (one member commented that her lamb was a 'bit tough', but otherwise it was all praise). The only other item... More 

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United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Located in the Riverfront area, adjoining the 17th Street Farmers' Market and near the recently restored Richmond Main Street Station, this relaxed and informal restaurant, with bar, is a great change from all the fast-food, Southern grills. For around $30, two of us had a fish dish and three vegetarian dishes, plus (Ethiopian) beer. There was a large but not... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to try Ethiopian food but it was very disappointing. We chose the six vegeterian meals but we didn't like the exotic flavor. The food seemed to be very fresh and the waitress was very friendly. Unfortunately we won't come back here again.

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Newark, Delaware
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want Ethiopian in Richmond, DON'T go to Nile (which is terrible). Go here! Much better service, much more convenient parking, much better atmosphere.

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Addis Restaurant

Address: 9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: (804) 308-3649
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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