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$10 - $32
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Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BE AWARE NEW PATRONS!!! Not quite sure how this place survives with the extremely low customer service they give. Twice now my husband and I have been turned away from ordering Togo food. This business does not honor the times they say they are open...to and have little regret about it!! The First time was a year ago and it was 7 pm on a Friday night and then tonight my husband walked in at 7:20 and was told no more orders and he said you close at 8 and her reply was that doesn’t matter. Keep in mind they had 6 out of the 8 tables they have in the dining room seated! Also it’s a Friday night!! This is a horrible way to run a business and a despicable way to treat customers!! I’d like to say I’d give them another shot but this makes me feel as if their food might be as mediocre as the employees!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

Try out this Ethiopian restaurant in Colorado Springs. Food is unique and yummy. Authentic cuisine and staff. Veggie platter was amazing

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Took a family of four including one very picky eater. Food was delicious and highly recommended. Took home leftovers for the next day and it was even better.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2021

Uchenna's is a small, unassuming restaurant serving authentic Ethiopian food, which is really, really good. The owner is an impossibly sweet lady who left Ethiopia to look for success in America. She succeeded.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

Their business might be booming but their customer service is horrible. We called today Wednesday at 6:20pm to make an order to pick up and they said that they were not taking orders as they wanted to close early at 7pm today (even though their...website clearly states open until 8pm). Rude and unprofessional.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 26, 2021

One of my sisters met the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants in nursing school, and this fellow student introduced her to her parents' restaurant. So my sister loves Ethiopian food. We just recently moved from the UK into this area, which is a long day's drive...from my sister. In searching around for various things, I discovered this restaurant and was delighted to have the opportunity to try Ethiopian food without having to make that drive. So my expectations were perhaps heightened. ;-) At any rate, my expectations were met. They are only doing takeaway/takeout right now, of course, but when I called in the lady on the phone was helpful and informative about the level of spice in each dish I ordered. My husband went to get the food and couldn't find the place at all. But when he called, she came out with the food so that he didn't have to keep looking. The food was really good! For those who have never had it before, Ethiopian food could be a bit of a shocker (at least the injera bread - teff has a flavour I've never tasted before, and I've eaten around a bit). And unless you specify that you don't want spicy, you'll get your sinuses cleared. But we did order one that wasn't described as spicy, and told the lady that it was for our children, and the spice level was quite satisfactory. And each dish came with a different side of lentils, all of them tasty. We don't eat out often just as a practical habit, but this will be one of our go-to places for when we do.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

I have to say on a Friday night in Colorado Springs I’d expect all restaurants at 7pm would take to go orders. I know the place closes at 8 but to answer the phone and say sorry it’s too late we have customers waiting for...service and then just hang up seems like bad business, not to mention rude!!!!! I get that your foreign so there’s somewhat a language barrier but that’s not very hospitable restaurant service. Super disappointed in this kind of behavior when so many restaurants are struggling to stay open!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

The food was amazing and the owners were incredibly gracious. It was a great introduction to Ethiopian cuisine.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

This was a fun place to eat. The staff is very friendly, the food is good and very different from what we normally eat. We had a great time experiencing a little bit of Ethiopia.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Very Friendly workers. We did not have to wait very long. The ICE CREAM was excellent. There were a lot of choices and it was very hard to choose what everyone wanted but the server was so polite and had a lot of patience with...our group.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

We ordered take out for the family and decided to try Uchenna because most of us are vegetarian. I am sorry to say, this food was terrible. The worst food I have ever ordered from a restaurant. And not cheap. Maybe it was just a...bad night, but unfortunately we just could not eat this food. We threw it out. And my family will eat just about anything, from anyplace in the world. So sad, we were really excited about Ethiopian food here in the Springs.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

Excellent Ethiopian restaurant run by a delightful lady and her son. Last night was our first visit there, but we will be back on future trips to Colorado Springs. The food was tasty, well seasoned and attractively presented. Good level of spice in some of...dishes and delicious desserts - not over sweet, but yummy. There is very interesting art and memorabilia from Ethiopia on the walls, so there is plenty to look at as you eat. Restaurant may close early before 8pm, if it is busy, so get there early, at least between 6 and 7 pm. Better still call ahead and reserve a table, as we did. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Easily one of our favorite restaurants in the world. It’s hard to explain exactly, but this is the warmest and most welcoming restaurant we may have ever visited. The server (son of owner / chef) is very attentive and friendly. The chef came out from...the kitchen to have us sample the dish before it was served to make sure it was properly spicy. She even gave us hugs before we left. Oh and the meal was delicious too! It was a unique internationally inspired take on Ethiopian. Tasty and fun to eat. We has the vegetarian sampler platter for 2 people and left very full. This was about way more than the meal alone. This was the experience that every restaurant should offer yet almost none even attempt. We will become regulars.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

So unusual is the food you won't forget you've been here. Home made and tasty. This restaurant shows the country you are visiting plus the food from that country. It's extraordinary. Ethiopian delight!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

We had some awesome Ethiopian food reasonably priced. Server was Mom’s son who is very personable giving up an engineering career to help mom.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from martin e | Reviewed this property |
There are many restaurants serving excellent meals, but this is only one I've been to where warm hugs are freely added to the menu. Call it intentional salesmanship if you like. I call it uniquely authentic and divine.
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If it's Uchenna for which you're looking, then look no further. This is my all-time favorite restaurant. There is really something special about Chef Maya.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uchenna

Yes, Uchenna offers takeout services.

Uchenna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5