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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

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3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Scotland
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Use the app to book ahead as this place goes like a fair! We went on a Thursday evening and had to wait for a table, but despite being really busy the food was excellent. The taster plates, available as vegetarian and meat, are a really good way to introduce yourself to Ethiopian food.

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Thank cloverScotland
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in expecting a typical Ethiopian restaurant, but this one definitely defied my expectations. It takes a cuisine that is an acquired taste for outsiders and completely modernized it to the point that it has become a very nice hangout place, a good place to entertain friends, and why not - go on a date with someone who appreciates... More 

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Thank George C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food! Atmosphere was a bit noisy and crowded for our group's tastes for supper time. We had been hoping for a more relaxed environment, but it was well worth it for the food. We did go on a Friday night which I'm sure is one of their more busy times, but service was prompt and informative.

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Thank Michelle P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we lived here, this was one of our favorite restaurants and still is awesome. Each time we come back to Atlanta, we make it a priority to eat at Desta. We always get Goden Tibs, miser and duelce de leche cake which we think are their best menu items, but everything we have tried has been delicious. It is... More 

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Thank LaurieH22
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Laurie! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the food is excellent but sometimes it can be too salty. The chef is more than accommodating to adjust a dish if there are issues without a problem. The salmon is wonderful but the lamb is to heavenly. Everything on the menu is good, sometimes they can skimp on the sides but just ask for an extra dollop.... More 

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Thank 1jamaicanlover
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and visit! Cheers. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the chicken tibs and my boyfriend had the spicy lamb tibs. The chicken was cooked to perfection and the spicy red lentil side was perfection. The lamb was also very well done. The sambosas were also a must!!

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Thank Shannon W
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Food was amazing. We got the ribeye and lamb yummy. Tomato salad was great. The pancake bread was wonderful. Nice eating with your hands. Friendly atmosphere !!?

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Thank Maureen C
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Albany, GA
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

My husband and I had dinner there recently on a Monday night and it was quite crowded. There were a few larger groups ahead of us but we were seated right away. There is a lot to chose from on the menu and for those who have never had Ethiopian food, the menu has good explanations of what everything is.... More 

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Thank doxielover202
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and for the honest review. We look forward to having you back. More 

Nashville
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Being my first experience with Ethiopian food, I didn't know what to expect, and initially viewed everything with a slightly upturned nose. After the first taste of what was most familiar, I was eager to try everything! The food was great, service was fast and friendly, and the portions were quite generous. Can't wait till my next visit!

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Thank Ree-diculous
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Wow, we are so glad you are now a fan of Ethiopian food! We can't wait until your visit either! More 

Clemson, South Carolina
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

This is traditional Ethiopian in a modern American environment. You can order totally authentic or Americanize it for the less adventurous. The pictures don't do justice to the delicious tastes!

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Thank Lauren H
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments Lauren. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0011
Description
Authentic Ethiopian cuisine crafted from high quality, real ingredients. We have options for all types of eaters: meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and more. Dine family style or individually, it's up to you!

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