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“A pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eyo

Eyo
Ranked #85 of 364 Restaurants in Falls Church
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect and were disappointed by the relative scarcity of poultry options (lots of beef'), so we went vegetarian. We were delighted by the veggie sample platter -- lentils, greens, cabbage, tomatoes, beets and more all serve on and with classic Ethiopian bread that you use to scoop up your food. A little pricey for a vegetable-only entree, but we were happy and more than satisfied Our waitress offered free refills on the veggies but we were full!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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204 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Top favorite in greater DC area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Arlington, VA and DC are blessed with a high number of Ethiopian restaurants, and this ranks as one of my favorite two. Setup as a small restaurant (perhaps seating 30?) and a sports bar (several flat panel tv's up near the ceiling) it remains a constant repeat draw for me, in particular for 1 favorite dish, though everything I've had has been very good. The lamb derek tibs (most often served with a small helping of salad in a very tangy dressing, in lieu of other restaurants' choice of 2 veggie sides) is what I go back for, again and again; their recipe turns out chewy, almost crisp-on-the-outside pieces of lamb with just enough fiery spice to be hot, but not produce an unpleasant burn in your mouth. The fish talapia roll is a favorite appetizer choice.
Be forewarned: the parking situation at this particular strip mall is an honest nightmare. The strip mall is PACKED with cars at all hours I've ever been, and you may have to circle the lot *several* times to find a space, navigating a horde of double-parkers. There is some parallel parking on the main road as well, but it too, fills up consistently.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not bad, not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Portions were generous, and the injera very good, but the menu failed to note that the meat dishes come without vegetables.

Visited July 2012
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