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“Good food, simple atmosphere”
Review of Aster's Ethiopian

Aster's Ethiopian
Ranked #357 of 3,736 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, simple atmosphere”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Don't expect nice table cloths or extravagant decor at this simple Ethiopian restaurant. But if you're looking for good food, this fits the bill. Especially for a vegetarian, it has many options, although lamb lover's will be able to eat to their heart's content as well. In Ethiopian food, you typically use the bread to scoop up bits of food and eat it, but they bring you a fork if you're less adventurous. I especially enjoyed a dish with carrots, potatoes, green beans and onions flavored with garlic and cinnamon. Delicious! It's an especially good place for a meal if you are trying to cut down on your cheese or dairy intake.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“different”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

The food is good. Veggie dishes are better than meat ones bc the meat is a bit dry. You can tell they had to cook it down for a long time which is fine if you like your meat that way. Fun place bc you get to eat with your hands. The bread takes some getting used to if you have never had this type of food. Overall good, and fun place to go.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank AR-BRAY
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good Ethiopian food”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Looking for something different? The food is great! The place is a large shack converted into a restaurant with plain tables and minimal decor. We have been to several Ethiopian restaurants in Los Angeles, and the food and service at Aster's is as good as it comes.We went for dinner. There's a lunch buffet Tues - Sundays at only $10. Go for the food, not the atmosphere. Well recommended by The Austin Chronicle. Easy access on I-35 freeway. Try it!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Asor2345
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Austin, TX
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“delicious!”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

this place reminds me of 1 of those tasty dives in new orleans.
my husband and i went for a late dinner at 9.
they served our entrees on a huge, oblong platter.
the food was great. the waiter was very nice. the atmosphere was casual.
the prices were as expected. the portions are pretty generous.
we will be back with friends and family.
incidentally there are sometimes groupons for this restaurant so it can be quite a good deal too.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank vegetarian-girl
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kimsgramma
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Small little place but food and service good. Recommended.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Jerrine H
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