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Blue Nile Restaurant - CLOSED

2027 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2245
+1 612-338-3000
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good60%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Jun 29, 2015
“Authentic Ethiopian Food in a dingy location”
Jun 4, 2015
“Once in a while we should seek out something authentic.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
2027 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2245
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

Probably one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis that serves authentic Ethiopian food. Despite the place being in a not so cozy locality, plus there is some constant smell around the place, but once you get your food, you will absolutely enjoy the taste, flavors...More

Thank Sandy2104
Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant has a lot of flaws. So does my sister. But she has an attitude, a sense of humour, a je-ne-sais-quoi that makes people want to be around her. This restaurant is like that. Sometimes it smells, sometimes you wonder who these people smoking...More

1  Thank Shweta K
Reviewed March 25, 2015

I really like the food here but the place has become run down over the years. When I first went here years ago I remember it looking pretty nice. They also have good beer on tap too which makes it a little better

Thank bshillin
Reviewed February 11, 2015

A fun atmosphere with unique menu offerings (to me) made this a fun dining experience. I tried a spicy lamb dish which I enjoyed. The beer list was great, and the servers were really friendly and professional.

Thank garnermoffat
Reviewed December 5, 2014

The food was delicious. I am still craving the meal I had. The service was friendly but slow. I would definitely go back. Just make sure to plan on being there for a while.

Thank ErinBast
Reviewed September 30, 2014

The menu has so many good looking choice, but if you want to try it all, go with the sampler platter to share. With two people, we still had leftovers. This is the best way to avoid deciding.

Thank L S
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've heard that Ethiopians like another local restaurant, but I think this is a great place! The atmosphere is great and the food plentiful. Blue Nile has the little touches like hot towels and nice food presentation. As a vegetarian, I appreciate the many choices...More

Thank dianeh01
Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the look of the place deceive you. If you want something unusual and casual this is a great place to drink, eat and dance on the first Saturday on the month. You will be surround by Africans full of fun. Not for children...More

1  Thank Suzie E
Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food was great. And the staff very helpful in selecting our food. We had 4 in our group. We got 2 of the samplers for 2. We had lots left over. It was very tasty. 2 of the group hadn't had Ethiopian food before...More

Thank John K
Reviewed June 14, 2013

My wife and I haven't been to the Blue Nile Restaurant in over a year but did stop there tonight. My wife and I are both vegetarians and this is the perfect place to taste spicy and flavorful meals. We ordered the Gosa Gosa C,...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2027 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-338-3000
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