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5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
(303) 329-6139
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting menu and food. For Appetizer - the samoosa is crispy little fried pie type thing with lentils. (sorry not up on Ethiopian food jargon). My sis doesn't like lentils and she liked it. The salad fresh but light on dressing (I would ask for more!). The appetizer onion tomato with the bread in it is a no- mostly contained... More 

Thank Julieanna1
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were first introduced to the Axum Restaurant through Groupon and found the food to be very authentic. When you enter you start by enjoying the smell of the meal you soon will be eating and the sounds of Ethiopia. We enjoyed a vegetarian and meat combination plate, Sambusa and Baklava all of which were brought hot all of the... More 

Thank James H
George Town, Grand Cayman
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect since I've never had Ethiopian food before. Had no idea we would be eating with our hands or how hard it would be. The injera (bread) is a soft spongy flat bread that comes covered with different sides. You are supposed to take a piece of bread and scoop the food up. The bread... More 

Thank Valerie F
Perrysburg, Ohio
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

First time having Ethiopian food and it was great. We were there with a party of 6. The service was great. The food came out hot and fast. We had 2 Vegetable combo and 2 meat combo. It was the perfect amount of food for the six of us. Total bill with drinks was 80.00. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Tom F
Denver, Colorado
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397 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This is hard for me to review because the food was really nice & flavourful, staff were very friendly, place was clean, but we won't be back here simply because it's just not our thing. It was great to experience the food but it wasn't to the point where we LOVED it. We bought a groupon which was for 2... More 

Thank R0wi3
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I love going up to Denver and eating at Axum. I won't say its authentic because i have never been to nigeria, but it is definitely something different. I love they're sponge bread with lamb and rice. Very tasty.

Thank anna c
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have both dined in here and gotten takeout lots of times. We've always gotten the veggie combo, which is delicious. The last time we visited and got takeout, we got home, opened the salad, and found a cockroach. This made us question the cleanliness of the kitchen, and we haven't been back.

Thank Amanda C
Larkspur, Colorado
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198 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went to Axum for lunch today. It's not much from the outside. The decor is very simple inside, but the bar and dining room is very spacious. I came here because Queen of Sheba was closed, even though they were suppose to be open. Their loss and Axum's gain. I was the first customer for lunch today. Several other... More 

Thank desertdiablo
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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The service was poor, that's why the rating is so low. It seemed more important for our server to hang out with her family in the back near the bar then to bring us refills on water or bring the food when it was hot. My food well tasty, was warm at best. This was our second choice as Queen... More 

Thank Paul S
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289 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. The food was very authentic and very tasty. Not fancy, but delicious. The service was great and with a huge smile. We felt very welcome. When we are back in the area, we will definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Ethiopian, African, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5501 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 329-6139

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