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Awash - Downtown

$$ - $$$
East Village
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338 E 6th St, New York City, NY 10003-8736
(212) 982-9589
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Troy, New York
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Food is delicious, price is reasonable and service is good too. If you order the combo, you can try out many items in the menu. Several vegetarian options are also available. Would definitely recommend to visit this restaurant.

Thank SeemiPal
New York City, New York
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241 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I simply love Ethiopian! You get that great big squishy pancake bread and pick up the food in your fingers! YUM. And! I ordered very wisely and got good colors and veg/meat mix. Super good. Remember to ask for extra bread if you need it.

Thank tressed
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Pros: Good food. Good quantity Good service Nice environment Cons: small place, gets crowded sometimes.

Thank sapan p
Quincy, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

I'm a huge fan of Ethiopian food. I've eaten it all over the USA. This was one of the best meals of it's kind that I've had. I had the "special" Kitfo, and it was delicious. Tender and spicy with just the right "kick" to it. Portions were very generous as well. The Injera had the proper sour quality too.... More 

Thank BeantownMan
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

This was my first time with Ethiopian food and it was good. The meal is well prepared and portion sizes are very nice. Ambiance is quiet and calm, service was also prompt. I didn't have anything to complain. They also have a bat menu but I did not try that. Should visit if you want to try an alternative global... More 

Thank Abhimanyu S
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sought it out because it has vegetarian food, injera bread, linen tablecloths and a relaxed atmosphere. Was pleased to find blackberry mead as a drink option. Asked for a vegetarian sampler plate and got enough food that it would have lasted three days if I had a hotel refrigerator. I would go again and again if I was local. Affordable... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed the vegetarian meal. The food is tasty, slightly spicy and gives a variety of options to vegetarians. Its a small restaurant and the single handed service was efficient. The blaring TV was a nuisance, but if ignored and only food enjoyed its a good eatery. The meal needs to be ordered one per person as a rule which... More 

Thank Nilma152
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ordered the meat sambusa appetizer and it was very tasty. The restaurant filled up quickly so I recommend arriving early. Taking the waitresses advice, we ordered the meat combo for two. The entire meal was 8 shades of brown so I do wish there was some more "color" but after all, it was a carnivore's delight. Overall we will... More 

1 Thank LUOPX
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Best Ethiopian in NYC - love love LOVE this place. Their vegetarian options are the best -- I love their lentils and their shiro... And the tibs, obviously, are excellent. Awash was the first Ethiopian good I ever had, and it is seriously the best. We try other places, but we keep coming back to Awash! The restaurant is cold... More 

1 Thank charmed3687
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to go for something different tonight and agreed upon Ethiopian cuisine for a late lunch. The experience was very different and weird. I actually ate with my fingers...Well, they provided Injera (Ethiopian thin bread) to be used as a fork. Since this was my first time eating this type of cuisine, we ordered a special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 E 6th St, New York City, NY 10003-8736
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 982-9589

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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