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Addis Restaurant

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Addis Restaurant
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9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-3649
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great ethnic alternative with lots of dietary options

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
kimmerU
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Salem, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Salem, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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Zürich
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Senior Contributor
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
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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
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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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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?