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9 N 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Addis Ethiopian Details
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Various performance artists throughout the week coming soon and a DJ performing every Friday and Saturday late-night.
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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Every time I have eaten here, I
have been so pleased. Great food!"
Dined on 6/23/2014
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. "
Dined on 5/14/2014
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."
Dined on 5/3/2014
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."
Dined on 3/15/2014
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."
Dined on 12/21/2013
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."
Dined on 11/8/2013
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."
Dined on 8/24/2013
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!"
Dined on 7/10/2013
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!"
Dined on 3/10/2013
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."
Dined on 2/15/2013
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."
Dined on 1/5/2013
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!"
Dined on 11/26/2012
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."
Dined on 11/2/2012
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."
Dined on 10/20/2012
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."
Dined on 9/8/2012
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."
Dined on 8/9/2012
Our Waitress was a bit
inattentive, but we got our food in a timely manner and was delicious as always"
Dined on 5/30/2012
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."
Dined on 4/28/2012
Nothing routine about this
excellent dining experience! From calm to spicy, a wide variety menu has something new and fun no matter your tastes!"
Dined on 10/2/2011
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 ?? :^)"
Dined on 8/20/2011
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!"
Dined on 5/27/2011
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