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Ethiopian Diamond
Ethiopian Diamond

Ethiopian Diamond Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com
  • Email: ethiopiandiamond@gmail.com
  • Phone: (773) 338-6100
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Try something unique at your next event. Traditional Ethiopian is a growing trend so why not let us plan your next event? We will help you select the food and serving style. We can service the entire event or just deliver and setup. Give us a call for more details
  • Private Party Facilities: Currently we have an area in the back of the restaurant for private groups. This area is separated by a closed curtain. Coming in 2013 we will have a complete separate room for your events!
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Keppy (773) 301-6332
  • Entertainment: We have a variety of Live Entertainment on Saturday Nights. Our music ranges from African music, Jazz to today's Pop music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glenlake
  • Public Transit: We are located 2 blocks away from the Red Line Granville Stop and the Broadway 36 CTA bus stop is directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are located in Edgewater where parking permits currently are not required on the side streets. Pay by the hour parking on the main streets is very accessible.
A word from Ethiopian Diamond
Dining in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual breaking of injera and eating from the same plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship.

Injera, the traditional Ethiopian bread, is part of every entree. It is pancake-like bread on which the various stew dishes are served. The traditional way of eating it is with your fingers, which in itself is a delicate art. A bite sized piece of the injera is broken off to pick up a mouth full of the chosen dish.

Ethiopian dishes are characterized by the variety of spices from which they get their exotic taste. Watt is a stew that comes in the form of beef, lamb, chicken, fish and vegetables. These range from spicy watt to very mild. The mildly seasoned watt is called Alicha.

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant all dishes are free from artificial coloring, artificial flavoring and artificial preservatives. We use vegetable oil in all vegetarian dishes, No butter, no eggs, no milk, no honey.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent, but the service was slow. The first time I ate there was also on a Saturday night and the service was much better."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I've been a fan of Ethiopian food for many years. This is the best Ethiopian I've had in Chicago. The food is full of flavor and just enough spice. Try one of the samplers, which offers meat and vegetables."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We brought our wedding guests here after we married at the Cultural Center. It was a chance since many of our guests had never had Ethiopian before but the food was a hit and everything was delicious. As we were finishing our meal the owner gave us a beautiful wrap to celebrate our wedding! It was a great experience and delicious food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to ED before - it's a fine restaurant that serves tasty, exotic food at reasonable prices, and with attentive and ready service - but this visit was less enjoyable due to the overly loud jazz band. The music was good, just way too loud. It was concert-level loud. I had to shout to be heard by people sitting several feet away. Turn down the music, man! I'm trying to dine!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a great time for my birthday here. One of the most attractive qualities of this type of cuisine is the gluten free option they provide. Everything was delicious. The service was a bit slow, as the restaurant was completely packed, but everything we ate was fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was excellent. The service, however, was lacking. We waited longer than we should've for our server to finally visit our table. We only saw him when he took our order, brought our drinks to us, and then our check. Guests at other tables seemed to have better servers, so I can't say service was bad throughout the entire restaurant. It was just our guy. The food was so good that there's no doubt we'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A favorite for food and friendly warm and welcoming staff...when the whole fam ily is in town it is our go to spot . We let the staff order for us...they know how to please. My sis is a vegan and always orders the 100 percent teff with vegan assortment...delicious! It's like going to long lost relatives to eat great food and foster camaraderie Ethiopian. Cuisine and .dining format is unique, delicious and always a great time."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I had a great meal, though I was surprised to find they dilute theteff in their ingiri with regular flour. This means you have to special order gluten free ingiri. As someone who learned to love Ethiooean food from a woman who never used gluten flours in her bread, this came as a surprise. The service was not super attentive despite the fact that we arrived before the crowd, but when the food finally came out it all seemed worthwhile."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Very authentic Ethiopian food. Couldn't be better! Don't leave without getting the coffee."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Me & My wife had returned to this restaurant after a year and found the taste is still great and ambiance has improved. I love this place and highly recommend for good romantic dinner where you can share the food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Ethiopian Diamond never disappoints! Food is fabulous. Service is friendly. Great place for a crowd or just for two!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Come for the ethnic food...a unique dining experience with superb blends of spices veggies & meat....well suited for vegans too. Be charmed by the welcoming friendly and charming staff."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "It has been years since going to an Ethiopian restaurant. We decided to try Ethiopian Diamond for my birthday. The food is outstanding and the unique African beer and wine list was great. The service is friendly but a bit hesitant at times. You have to speak up and ask for help with the menu if you are unfamiliar with this type of cuisine. They seemed to assume that everyone there was a regular. But once we spoke up, they were very accommodating. I love the mystique and freshness of Ethiopian cuisine. This place is the real deal. Great experience."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "We love this place. Great food especially the Kitfo. We tried the pumpkin stew which is now one of our favorite veggie along with collard greens and lentils. this time we brought along our 11 year old nephew and he loved eating with his hands. best Ethiopian the city and worth a try"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food and the service were great. I will definitely include it in my regular rotation of restaurants."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We have been going to Ethiopian diamond at least once a year for over 10 years, and the food is always excellent. This time we were a group of 11. The ambiance has improved over the years. Service is consistent. This time there was a large group of about 70 people in front of us that did not make a reservation, therefore the food took over an hour to arrive. I was disappointed that the only thing they offer was a few apologies for the delay. I would have expected that they will bring an appetizer or free drinks. Anyway, I do not think that any restaurant would be able to handle a large group like that without a delay. I think they did quite well given the condition. Thanks"
    Dined on 10/9/2013