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“Great, authentic Ethiopian.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Nile

Blue Nile
Viktor-Scheffel-Str. 22 (Belgraderstr.), 80803 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49-(0)89-33039987
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Ranked #254 of 2,824 Restaurants in Munich
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Munich, Germany
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32 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great, authentic Ethiopian.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

This is one of my favorite places in Munich and I always try to go when I'm in town. I've always been to the Belgradstraße one. It is nearly always packed.

One of my favorite things about this restaurant is the honey wine, which at most other Ethiopian places can be overly sweet and syrupy, but whatever they serve at Blue Nile is still sweet without being cloying.

Service is really friendly and helpful. Even though I've had Ethiopian food many times (including at some of the amazing restaurants in DC) I usually get the shared variety platter, which has a few vegetarian and meat selections on it. Dishes are very flavorful but most aren't spicy. The spongy injera bread you use to scoop up your food and eat it with (made from non-wheat teff flour) is so yummy. Pretty inexpensive too, especially considering generous portion sizes.

Please ignore ignorant comments about no parking and having to eat with your hands. If you want an amazing, flavorful culinary experience and don't mind stepping out of your cultural comfort zone a tiny bit, this is an excellent place. Great for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ansbach
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Some what impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Hey if you are looking for parking to this place, good luck. so typical to dine in germany and have to park on the street. that is if there is any spaces free at all. the service is fast and friendly. I highly recommend the ginger tea. it was delicious, especially on this cold winter evening. Be sure you call for reservations. that way you can guarantee yourself a spot at one of the tables. That place gets pretty busy on a saturday evening. the food is flavorful and the bathrooms are exceptionally clean. Next time you find yourself in Munchen give it a shot!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good food and nice place arriving early”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

I am going to this restaurant since 2004 in a monthly basis. The food is very good. I particularly recommend the first dish for two persons. Main dishes are as well very tasty. You can find both spicy and middle dishes. The honey wine is usually very good. The place is nice, persons from the restaurant are very nice and helpful. The service is perfect if you arrive early (7pm); it becomes slow from 8pm on. You need to pay by cash, no credit card or payment card is accepted.
You can go with children if they are ready to discover different types of food. It is the favourite restaurant of my 4 years old daughter.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice place to eat with your hands some Ethiopian speciallities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

Nice place to eat with your hands some Ethiopian speciallities

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“Excellent food, friendly...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

Excellent food, friendly atmosphere, great experience of sharing... the bread! :-)

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