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Aster's Ethiopian

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2804 North IH _ 35, Austin, TX
(512) 469-5966
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I tried Ethiopian food in Portland Oregon 15 years ago I fell in love. Having lived in more than a dozen different countries and states since then it has become a rare treat I have worked hard to seek out. I have tried all of the other Ethiopian restaurants in the area and I like Aster's not... More 

Thank Crystal G
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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452 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A colleague took me to this place raving about it. Turned out to be one of my better meals in Austin. Simple place with tables & booths for four. Very warm, inviting & homely environment. Service was friendly & attentive. My colleague and his wife had the atakelt beyaynetu (veggy platter) while I had their national dish the doro wott... More 

Thank poopshooter
Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

It was right next to the Rodeway Inn, where I was staying, so I ended up eating here a few times. Service is friendly enough and the food is great, so what's not to like.

Thank Pramod S
Hawi, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Happy to help with menu choices, the nice folks at Aster's introduced me to the traditional Ethiopian dish, Kitfo a few years ago and going back was high on my list of priorities for an Austin visit. The food and service were excellent, as always. My party enjoyed a sampling of dishes featuring lamb, beef, eggplant and lentils served on... More 

Thank Cecily D
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical that Midwestern grandparents would take well to an Ethiopian food adventure. I was mistaken, all three generations enjoyed dining here. The vegetable sides are are more than just accompaniments to the meat dishes, I could imagine that vegetarians would be happy here. The menche abesh was a flavorful ground beef dish. Keyse miser is a... More 

Thank satstokes
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I love Asters, and eat there whenever I can find an excuse. It looks a little dodgy when you come in, since it is right next to the freeway, but inside everyone is really friendly and they definitely know what they are doing. Everything is perfectly and authentically spiced--the whole menu is fantastic. But that's probably because they only offer... More 

Thank KateLWB
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

It's been a while since I had Ethiopian cuisine. My lady and I went to dinner with friends who flew into town. The service and the food were excellent. There were 6 in our party. All 3 couples all enjoyed our experience significantly. We would definitely recommend this to others and will be going back soon.

Thank Charles_Stigger
Moore, Oklahoma, United States
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I really enjoyed the variety on the lunch buffet. We went around 11:30 on a Wednesday and everything was fresh, tasty, and filling. Wait staff was very attentive and nice. The spice in the food was just right for me but some may consider it to be too spicy. I look forward to returning on my next visit to Austin.

Thank Katrina S
Round Rock, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The staff was professional, helpful and courteous. The food is delicious, finger licking good. Vegetarians will love it and meat eaters will have plenty to choose from.Aster's alwaye have generous portions and servings.

Thank bekele11
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Caught in rain stumbled on this absolute gem close to LBJ Library and University. Staff superb. Food delicious. Lovely Ethiopian Amber beer. Very reasonably priced $50 for two including drinks.

Thank Foolishhart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2804 North IH _ 35, Austin, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 469-5966

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