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Ethiopian Restaurant

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2816 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1507
(303) 322-5939
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was somewhat questioning our decision to eat there as we entered through what appeared to be the kitchen. Surprise! Absolutely great service and food. Prices very reasonable, especially for the Denver metro area. Definitely one of those treasures we all look for.

Thank fspandorf
Flagstaff, Arizona
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130 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We ordered 3 meals for 3 of us and everything was perfect. We cleaned out the 30" dish. The service is slow, as there is one cook and one server (it was busy on a Friday). We got our food 45 min after we walked in. Would go back any time. Loved it.

Thank Charlie T
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great food (ordered the combo 1 and beers), tremendous atmosphere. Touch of ancient history. Waiter was great. 4 of us shared with sour dough bread, 1st time Ethiopian, will go back

Thank GreeleyInd
Frisco, Colorado
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Very delicious food at a good price. Only two folks working on a Monday night so super slow but friendly service. Cash only. Good for a slow relaxing dinner.

Thank Eric R
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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170 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It was an impressive experience. Spices are impressive. Staff is super friendly. Ambiance is not so good but this is not a place for fine dining.

Thank Venkataraman P
Shelton, Washington
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As a person who knows east African food quite well, I was VERY happy to find the Ethiopian Restaurant. It is a small café (no credit cards) owned by a wonderful family. I took an African friend who had never had this food before and she loved it. I love this food and it was so good to have it... More 

Thank Jeanne B
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious as was the coffee. They roasted the coffee right there and allowed us to smell it before brewing!

Thank Ilse N
Jupiter, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at couple of the top rated Ethiopian restaurants in the US and this one rates above them for me. Very flavorful and appealing to the eye. The owner and his wife were very nice and the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Stephen G
fort collins, colorado
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Having lived a few years in Ethiopia, I can tell you that this is the real thing. Reminds me of restaurants in Addis Ababa, in kind of middle-class neighborhoods, the decor is, well, what it is like there. Nothing fancy. Best injera I have had in Denver. The doro wat is excellent as are the vegetarian wats. Friendly service from... More 

Thank robnorge
Gourock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had my first ever Ethiopian food at this restaurant and became a regular customer over 25 years ago. 16+ years ago I moved to Scotland, and to my knowledge, there are no restaurants serving Ethiopian food here. Since Ethiopian food is my absolute favourite, this has been a bummer. Any time I go to any large, metropolitan city, I... More 

Thank Laura S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2816 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 322-5939

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?