Addis Ethiopian
Addis Ethiopian

Addis Ethiopian

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.addisrichmond.com/
  • Phone: 8043083649
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Various performance artists throughout the week coming soon and a DJ performing every Friday and Saturday late-night.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on the street, or pay the lot across the street five dollars cash and receive five dollars off your check.
A word from Addis Ethiopian
"Addis Ethiopian, taste the cuisine, experience the culture." Meals are served communally on large platters lined with bread and laden with various vegetable and meat dishes.
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Addis Ethiopian reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    lionheart
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The Addis restaurant provided excellent food and service in a timely manner!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • So good
    eatingqueen
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Every time I have eaten here, I have been so pleased. Great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Addis Ethiopian reviews archive.
  • Great food, unique experience.
    MGM50
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Tasty dishes presented in a traditional manner make for a memorable experience. The owner was on hand to walk us through the menu and make recommendations. Vegetarian selections a good compliment to the carnivorous fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was quite good. The vegetarian plate with all 6 dishes plus salad was great for sharing with the plentiful injera. Shrimp tibs were tender and flavorful, and the crispy beef with berbere was delicious. There was a single waitress, so service was a bit hit-and-miss. Yummy food for a very good price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's just a bar
    New2Richmond
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Poor service, bad experience. The bar was almost empty but we wait awhile to be seated and then much much longer to see menus or even be asked if we wanted water. The staff were all at the bar having fun with two customers. It was very apparent the three booths wanting to set dinner was of zero interest yo them. Finally a little man who said "here's your menus but I'm not your server" came over. Thirty minutes later with no order placed we opted to leave. We won't bother trying again. We were very disappointed as we were told the food was wonderful. We dined at the Nile instead and had a wonderful family dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although the food was okay,
    Sandy
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Although the food was okay, the general feel of restaurant did not feel so authentic Ethiopian. You kind of want that when you're eating it a very different manner than which you are accustomed. Sports on at the bar, and dance video on big screen made the restaurant feel more like a strange bar than a restaurant in which you trust the food. Our server was very friendly and helpful enough. The food was not as delicious as Ethiopian food we've experienced at other places.
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  • Great for Vegans!
    VegetarianVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Excellent food with plenty of vegan and meat options. Food took a very long time to arrive. Very noisy. Pleasant room with a wide variety of diners. Well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    we went there to celebrate a birthday - did not disappoint. service was great and friendly, food was amazing. and it is always special when the owner comes to check on your experience. lots of large groups dining that evening -such a festive mood. wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ethiopian Original
    FoodMan
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    I spent a few months in Ethiopia and ate everything I could. This food is the closest you could probably get to the food in country. The restaurant is classy and the service is great! I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to try Ethiopian food for the first time or just to have the food you missed from a trip there. I will definitely be back and will be taking friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had good ethiopian food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    We had good ethiopian food. The flavors where there just it wasn't quite as good as other places I have tried in other parts of the country. But still worth the trip and going back. Ethiopain food is great!
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  • We love the flavors of Ethiopian
    NewToSouthJersey
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    We love the flavors of Ethiopian cuisine, and Addis represents those flavors well. The food was delicious, and it was served more promptly than is sometimes the case with Ethiopian restaurants. Our one complaint was that the server knew nothing about the wine list, which left me to make an educated guess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Great service!! The owner accidentally gave someone our table when we were three minutes late for our reservation. He asked us to wait at the bar and bought us a drink. Completely unnecessary and a wonderful surprise! The food was very good as well. The spicy lamb dish (first one under the lamb section) was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks for the experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    It was my first experience eating Ethiopian food, so I have no comparison. The Chicken tibs were my favorite from what we ordered and we tried about 6 items. The dipping "bread" had an unusual texture which I found hard to get past and could not eat, but my partner enjoyed it. I enjoyed the spices and variety of meats available, as I am always in search of flavorful and different food. Not certain I'll return, but I do appreciate the Groupon, as it was the motiviting factor that brought us in. It opened my eyes to Ethiopian food and for that ... I thank you!
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  • decent food and horrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    decent food and horrible service. We arrived at 6:30 and there were only 6 tables seated. However, it took 10 minutes for someone to come to our table and 45 mins to get food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Our first visit to Addis, after having been to the Nile several times, and frankly, Addis came out second. One thing we noticed was that the injera was a bit thinner than Nile's, and thus more difficult to use to scoop. Food was similar in taste (good) but Addis did not offer a sampler platter that allowed us to put together a full meal. We did order the 3 for 13 veggies, and while they were tasty, the quantities were barely enough for one person-- If this had been our first Ethiopian, it would have been fine, but compared to Nile, Addis paled--not badly, but definitely second place in my book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your typical Ethiopian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Not your typical Ethiopian restaurant. They have tables and chairs to sit on instead of low tables and cushions. Not all that authentic. Food lacked flavor, and on Saturday nights they have live music, which is great, unless you were expecting to actually talk to the people you were with. The wait staff were not knowledgeable about the menu, and just wanted you to order, eat and get out. Had to ask 4 times for napkins, which when you are eating with your hands, sort of important. But being that there are no other Ethiopian restaurants in the Richmond area, if you have a craving, I'd still suggest finding something else to eat.
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  • This was my first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    This was my first experience with Ethiopian cuisine. Both food and drinks were reasonably priced. The portions were generous and well seasoned. The food was over all very good with one exception. The ribs on the menu were tough. The owner came by our table to check on us, and since it was not crowded due to the fact we were early, we had a chance to talk with him. The style of eating makes it very easy to linger over the meal and chat with your dining partners. I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Waitress was a bit inattentive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    Our Waitress was a bit inattentive, but we got our food in a timely manner and was delicious as always
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and experience are different
    SteveG60VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Food and experience are different from the norm. Makes this a nice change of pace and a bit adventurous. But no more so than shall we say Mexican food 20 years ago. Just be prepared to eat with your hands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Nothing routine about this
    Alkatoma
    Dined on 10/2/2011
    Nothing routine about this excellent dining experience! From calm to spicy, a wide variety menu has something new and fun no matter your tastes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Taste of the World !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    Located at Farmers Market, easy parking on street or in (daytime food stalls for $5). If you like to try International Cuisine from around the world go ! I've been to Ethiopia but this was the first Ethiopian Cuisine venture for her. She was pleased. Lots of choices vegan, etc, and food was very good. All entre's served on a platter. Experience eating with your hands. In Ethiopia and alot of restuarants the tables would be low and round to accommodate a bunch of friends or family "communing over foof". They dont have Rounds but still a good experience. St. Augustine is credited with the quote, "The World is like a book, and he who does not travel reads only one page". He who only eats American Fast Food gets ?? :^)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • We had a very interesting
    gr8timesVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    We had a very interesting dining experience. Our waiter was helpful in explaining the menu and all unfamiliar terms, and the owner talked to us at length about Ethiopian cuisine. The Samosa was exceptionally good and the sampler entree gave us a good overview of Ethiopian food. We will definitely go back!
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