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Addis Restaurant

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9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-308-3649
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Delicious food options. Dishes very well described on the menu on their spice /sauce ingredients. All the flavors are in perfect harmony- no one overpowering spice. Love the fresh rosemary ,pressed garlic, curry. fresh jalapenos. Excellent vegetarian options (6) We have found we now crave this food once a week or so. Take some friends - order a bunch of... More 

Thank 804mike2015
Winter Haven, Florida
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224 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

It has been a year since we've visited Richmond and all I could think about wa can we PLEASE eat at ADDIS!!! Again the food was simply amazing. The medley of spices mingled with the vegetables and the variety of meets in a way to make you think you died and went to heaven and the tef kept coming! However... More 

Thank cc_maam
Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Had Ethopian food for the first time. Enjoyed it. Worth visting. The quantity were sufficient for a family of 4.

Thank vikrant n
Newport News, Virginia
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We started with an appetizer, katenja, which was cheese rolled in injera, the Ethiopian "bread" that comes with all the food here (you eat holding the injera instead of a fork). I thought it tasted like paprika, but the other 5 people at my table loved it- it was spicy. My party ordered the 6 vegetable plate (shared by 2... More 

Thank Vitarachel
Montreal, Canada
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

I believe this is the only (if not one of the few) Ethiopian restaurants in Richmond. It is a tiny restaurant and the staff is friendly. They can accommodate gluten free!

Thank laura S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous!!!! This restaurant did not disappoint! Marsha made fabulous recommendations and everyone left VERY satisfied and full!!!!

Thank summer m
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

You Richmonders are fortunate to have this excellent Ethiopian restaurant in your midst. I don't know why Ethiopian food isn't as popular as Indian or Thai or Korean or ribs or McDonalds. I can't control your eating habits. But if you have any sense at all you will come here immediately and regularly thereafter. Since you asked, I usually get... More 

Thank Mlustig
Fredericksburg, VA
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285 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Start with a friendly server who chose our meat and veggies for us and spoiled us with great service. Add the closeness that comes from picking up small bites of food between a bit of fresh bread and you have a wonderful new mealtime memory. The three of us couldn't finish the meat trio and 6 vegetable portions. All was... More 

Thank jackandtara
Midlothian, Virginia
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My daughter (9) wanted to go to a restaurant where you could eat with your hands. So for spring break we came here. This experience was absolutely wonderful!! We read many reviews about bad service so I was very nervous about that and how we were going to order. When we arrived this beautiful woman with long hair and a... More 

Thank Dinkswife
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125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

What a fun experience! We did a meat and veggie sampler. The food was divine. My favorite was the chicken. The tea and coffee were also fabulous. Wonderful experience with my son!

Thank Susan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 N. 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-308-3649

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