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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

#252 of 2,919 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Florida Center
As featured in Orlando's Good Eats Guide
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7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8222
+1 407-354-0026
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know, who really likes Ethiopian food? I do! This place is world class when it comes to the stuff. We lived in NYC for years and acquired our taste this cuisine. Nile is owned and run by an Ethiopian couple who take their menu seriously. The injera the vegetable combo are fantastic. I order the gored gored and it's... More 

Thank Thomas G
Parkland, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to try something different . I liked the decor. The staff and service was good. The food is average. But this was the first time I tried Ethiopian food. Overall it was fun and a new experience.

Thank Kenneth T
Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something off the beaten tourist trap path and found this gem in a small plaza. The traditional Ethiopian fare was hot, varied, healthy, and delicious! The wait staff was super helpful, the prices were great, and the atmosphere was a calm and peaceful oasis in our busy area and busier day. Be sure to get the... More 

Thank sm4d
Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was no way a good Ethiopian food. The server was rude. When we told her, this is our first time here, she just shrugged and was not at all helpful. She had some attitude problem. About the food, Injera was so terribly sour that it wrecked our heads. Its like a cold soggy pancake. Chicken was stale and again... More 

Thank charms3112
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To understand why Nile Ethiopian restaurant is so good, you have to consider the context of what's around it. Orlando does not reward originality. You can go for miles and see nothing but corporate restaurants: Applebee's, Senior Frog, Red Robin... you get the idea. The question, "What's for dinner?" should really be reframed as, "What corporation do you want to... More 

Thank Ken_Kahn
Melbourne, Florida
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We have heard about the Nile, so we used our gps and W0w!! This place is a must try, for sure! Our server (Lydia) was excellent, and guided us through this great dining experience! The Service, presentation, and fantastic selections of foods and flavors made the meal Worthy ! Thanks Lydia, chef and crew... Harv and Donna. Oct 24th 2016

Thank HK2432
Delray Beach, Florida
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We took some friends here while we were in Orlando for a professional conference. Three of our party of five had never eaten Ethiopian food before. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, the service staff was friendly, attentive, and informative and the food was terrific. It was like a mini vacation from our conference.

Thank Debbie T
Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

It was my first experience with Ethiopian food I am vegan and was not disappointed , great flavors. Staff were friendly and efficient. Not sure I'm a fan of eating with my hands although they do give you these small pancakes to pick up your food with so was ok and not as messy as I thought Only thing I... More 

Thank lisa d
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Husband took us newbies to this wonderful Ethiopian restaurant he found here on TripAdvisor. We got the Chefs platter and honey wine! The service was excellent and kept out water glasses full. She was very sweet and made our experience even better.

Thank Sarah R
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

For those who are vegetarians and for those who are not, this is a very special place, beginning with the presentation of the restaurant which has a genuine appearance of an Ethiopian place and you will be serve by genuine Ethiopian nationals, who did their best to make it an unusual experience, brginning with the fact that you will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8222
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighborhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: +1 407-354-0026

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