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“Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
407 354-0026
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Ranked #76 of 3,000 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Florida Center
Boynton Beach
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Went to this restaurant on recommendation of friends and was not disappointed with this unique experience. It's not every day you come across authentic Ethiopian cuisine served without eating utensils. That's right, you use the thin crepe like bread that has a type of sour dough flavor. Children would probably enjoy the experience, but it would get messy. We ordered a combination dinner for two which had a nice selection of foods, but the quantity was a little lacking for my American appetite. Really enjoyed the service and talking to our waitress. The roasting of coffee beans over a fire, grinding and serving of traditional Ethiopian coffee should not be omitted. Also, try the flavorful honey wine which is served in what looks like a small Erlenmeyer flask.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

I am not a stew fan -i.e i like to see what I eat so that's probably stopping me from rating it a 5 nut the food is full of flavor and nicely served. You get to choose a separate olate or you can have everything served on a big plate and use this bread-like pancake to scoop the food. Coffee is served in a traditional manner with the scents burning etc. Staff is very friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ethiopian adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Honey wine was awesome. The server said it was a mixture of honey and hops. Ordered Doro Wat- it was delicious yet not burn my tongue spicy. Great server- Alem. Very informative. So ask for her to wait on you. Great experience.

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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The Nile is located in a generic strip plaza, but there's nothing generic about the food. Served traditionally, the combination platter is a selection of many tastes served with a heaping basket of crepe like bread , that you use as your utensil to pick up food. All in all, an excellent experience.

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Lima, Peru
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“A welcome break from a full day of Americana.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Orlando is Americana on steroids. The bright lights and massive theme parks stimulate the senses deep into the night. After a day of park food, Nile is a great change of pace. The decor transports the imagination to a different continent. Simple grains are transformed into exotic dishes. The best option is one of the specialties which is made for two to share. The staff is friendly and warm and you feel more like you are eating a home cooked meal rather than staged restaurant food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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