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Review of Addis Abeba - CLOSED

Addis Abeba
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 29, 2014

After almost 8 years of dining here, starting with one grandchild and now up to three, our family of six had a most disappointing experience. We love the food but really didn't want to be lectured by our server who thought we should be ordering more, although we had wine, soft drinks and dessert, along with our entree of one spicy beef, along with the mild flavored beef and vegetable combo tray on the injera bread. (BTW, side basket of the bread was ice cold.) We find this is always enough for three adults and three small children. If not, of course we would order more. Bordering on surly and rude, our server disappeared after delivering the main course and we had to get up and go find her in the kitchen to order soft drinks and dessert. She took it upon herself to add a 20% gratuity to our check. We won't be going back.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This place is always wonderful--a great selection of food, attentive staff and perfect ethiopian food. I tend to go out of my way to go here on my way back to WI it's that good! The restaurant isn't fancy, and the beer selection isn't much to speak of, but if you come for the food you won't be disappointed. As a vegetarian I love all the veggie options, but my husband also loves that he can get some meat dishes and the staff will make sure they don't touch the vegetarian ones! So kind.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

It may just be it's too different from what we're used to (or don´t know what to expec)...or it's the combination of flavors (tumeric, cardamom, flavored butter, etc), mostly in a reddish sauce. They share their culture with us, and we can thank them for that. The best part were the injera...a huge rubbery tortilla-like, well, tortilla (Mexican, not Spanish) to tear off and pinch the food with. More fun if you can share the with others. Coffee was good...from the cradle of humanity. Definitely different...and to be tried.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

One of our favorite restaurants and cuisines for boosting our spirits or escaping the ordinary. This is the place to take those who "freak out" at the idea of no cutlery or whose first impulse is to joke about "Ethiopian" food. Outside of no cutlery and the use of Injera bread, almost everything on the menu is something you will commonly find elsewhere - it's all about the seasoning, spiciness and presentation. Oh yes, and its delicious. We've tried several Ethiopian restaurants and in our opinion, this is the best going back to their original location in Wrigleyville. Service - at times - can be a little slow but the staff is so nice and helpful.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

A really enjoyable experience, goods ervice and tasty food. Eating by hand takes a little getting used to, but adds to the fun and authenticity. It is well worth going to eat here and the prices are reasonable.

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