We'll be back.
The food was excellent. It has more subtle flavor than other Ethiopian restaurants we have tried. Our server was very sweet and Rob is a terrific host. He makes everyone feel at home. The restaurant will be even better when the construction is done. We'll be back.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty Ethiopian food. wish
Tasty Ethiopian food. wish they had played some Ethiopian music to make the ambience more authentic to match the great meal.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great if you really enjoy
Great if you really enjoy trying other cultures cuisine. A great place, staff and food!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun with Friends!
What a great dining experience! Unique way to enjoy food and friends. Staff is exceptional and informative. Can't wait to return!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the variety of yummy dishes. Each of the dishes had a unique and tasty flavor. Eating with the tasty injera was a fun group experience!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food. Slow Service
There is a good variety of food, all of which seems to be very tasty. The service tends to be uneven and pretty slow.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day
Love this restaurant. The food is delicious and everybody is so friendly. They have done a great job renovating it! Spent a really nice Mother's Day lunch.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a wonderful experience. Servers were very helpful in making suggestions when asked. Food and wine was excellent. We love the decor and fabulous service.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try Something New!
Amazing flavors, be bold and adventurous at Ethiopian Diamond! One entree per person will leave you more than full.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eating Ethiopian-style is always fun for us, and this was no exception. As is typical, the meal was a good value and the ability to try a variety of dishes, even in a party of two, is a big plus. Unfortunately, what should be the highlights of the meal, the meat dishes, were distinctly dry and overcooked. Every thing else was quite good.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely love this place. Everything we ate was outstanding. If you aren't sure what to order, ask the waitress/waiter for recommendations. They are more than happy to help.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Ethiopian Food
Ethiopian Diamond has an extensive menu, so it is great for groups and for those who have never tried Ethiopian food. We always get a vegetarian sample and additional entrees. My husband, daughters, and I love the sampler. It is a great way to try several different dishes. If you would like to go with children and unsure what to order, my super picky 8 year old (now less picky 11 year old) started with Doro Tibs (Chicken), Kik Alicha (yellow split peas), and Dinich Alicha (potatoes and carrots).
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Ethiopian Food!
Servers were attentive and playful. We ordered various Taste of Ethiopia platters. All were delicious. I particularly liked the Yemisir Watt and Yesiga Alicha. One person in our party is gluten-free, and they were able to accommodate with a gf injera. Honey wine was really good despite it's unusually bright color. I had never had Ethiopian before, but everyone I talked to said this is the best place in the city. I would definitely go back and try other dishes as well as recommend to others.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal as usual at Ethiopian Diamond. They have really expanded the restaurant, it is very different than it used to be. They also raised their prices and changed their menu recently.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ethiopian Diamond ROCKS!!!!
We were a group of four and ordered 4 meat dishes and 3 veggie dishes because we were starving! The platter looked beautiful when it arrived and each of the dishes was perfectly prepared and tasty. Our water glasses were refilled without request and clean napkins appeared in a most timely way. We will be back again and again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for groups
This is the second time I have chosen Ethiopian Diamond when seeking a dining experience that will accommodate a large group, including people with various food requirements [seafood allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.]. Ethiopian Diamond was able to provide a lovely meal for everyone without any difficulties or unnecessary fuss.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. One of the best Ethiopian restaurants we have ever been to.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whether you already love or are long o try Ethiopian, this is the place. Excellent food. Really good service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Be Shy, GIve Ethiopean a Try
The staff at Ethioopean Diamond is always helpful, whether it's your first time or a return visit. They'll make suggestions and ask for preferences to ensure you are served an authentic Ethiopean meal you won't be disappointed in. They've expanded and gone through a mini makeover, and I don't know if that's why service was a little slow when we first sat down or not. After our order was in, things went more smoothly. We always order a couple tours and a bottle of wine. Would love to try an Ethiopean beer sometime, too. I enjoy the vegetarian menu items most, even though I'm not a vegetarian. Although, we did have lamb on our tour and it was excellent. There's always groups and couples dining here. Children, too. A good mix.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fabulous discovery!
Being new to the Chicago area, we've sought out fun new places and cuisines to try. Ethiopian Diamond had everything we wanted and more--not only a cuisine that was new to us, but food that was cooked beautifully. We followed our server's suggestion and started with two kinds of sambusa, stuffed triangles of pastry stuffed with spinach and potato & carrot. They were delicious--the spinach was the best--and served with a sweet & sour kind of sauce on the side. We followed with a Tour of Ethiopia for two--two entrees and two sides, all served on the spongy injera bread native to Ethiopia. You eat with your fingers, using the injera to scoop bits of food and sop up the exotic sauces. Definitely worth a try--we'll be back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ethiopian Diamond was excellent
The food and the service were great. I will definitely include it in my regular rotation of restaurants.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of our favorite restaurants
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
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Diamond in the Rough
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.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM