Addis Ethiopian

4.6
78 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was perfect, can't wait to return.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great value. Food was delicious. Will go back again next time we are in Richmond.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner and our waiter made some very helpful recommendations. The food was very good, flavorful, and plenty to go around.

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NP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is wonderful, portions are generous, and service is good. Lamb and red lentils were our favorite dishes we tried.

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BC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was a bit slow but the food was awesome!! I will be going back soon.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing!

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GI
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful place...food is absolutely delicious. My first experience with Ethiopian food and had no idea what to get. We picked a few vegetable optiona 1 beef dish and 1 chicken dish...all were absolutely wonderful. Vibrant flavors and fun place to dine...try it!

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good and our server was kind and available.

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For my first time ever eating Ethiopian food, it was a delight. Very flavorful and tasty. I had my children but I would recommend to not bring little kids if they are busy like mine.

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AM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant! Came here 3 years ago and still my favorite Ethiopian restaurant even with me living out of state, I have to come every time I 'm in Richmond. The staff is ALWAYS so helpful with suggestions and patience, very friendly and accommodating. And the food....INCREDIBLE! I've tried just about everything on the menu and everything is great!

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waitress with great knowledge of establishment! Very nice experience.

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JL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Addis was a great "surprise" find last year that remains on my list of favorite restaurants to visit when in Richmond. The menu selections are unique and delicious; the service is superb. If anyone is looking for an ethnic taste treat, you will be happy you chose Addis... And like myself, will be a return diner whenever possible!

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W
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is all freshly made and I have never had a bad meal here. Especially good is the cabbage and carrot mixture and the injera. I highly recommend this place if you are feeling adventurous. The proprietors are friendly as well.

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b
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly service, wonderful food, very large screen with Teddy Afro dominates the restaurant. If you are not a fan the large screen will be distracting

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D
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food. Friendly staff.

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UG
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, impossible parking situation. Food was delightful, will go again.

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RS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started out slow, place was empty @7P but the crowd started to build and then e food came out and it was great. Manageable portions and great variety

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant....food is so delicious and the staff is friendly. If you don’t know what to order, they always make great recommendations.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A true Ethiopian dining experience. The food was delicious and is meant to be shared. The service was great - no waiting for a table, any part of the meal or for the check, and the server follow up was well timed and not overdone.

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DK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expect to use your fingers, as you use the thin bread to pick up meats or veggies. We went with the recommendations of our waiter and the food was excellent.

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n
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As always, Addis does not disappoint. The yekik alicha and shrimp tibs are our favorites, but the chicken tibs were also very good. The wait staff is fairly attentive, and helpful with the menu if you are unsure of what to get. Authentic dining style, with no silverware, is always fun. Eating with the injera rolls takes a little practice, but is easy to manage. No worries about getting your hands dirty while eating, as they provide lovely, warm, wet towels for washing up at the end of the meal. Parking is sometimes a challenge, but on this occasion there was ample parking in the little lot across the street.

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s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Addis is our new favorite Ethiopian restaurant in Richmond! I took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. We love Ethiopian food but had only been to the Nile before (it's in Church Hill). I stopped by prior to my reservation to drop off flowers and request a booth. Service was good, no complaints there. The booth seats are by far the best in the restaurant, offering panoramic views of 17th St, and a sense of elevation from the rest of the dining area. We ordered the sambussa app and vegetarian/vegan sampler of six. A few minutes after ordering, the server came to tell us the kitchen was out of yellow split peas. A bummer as it's my girlfriend's favorite but we got extra collard greens as a replacement. Everything was delicious but we particularly loved the red lentils and green beans. The injera was delightful: light, spongy, tangy, and impossible not to eat every last piece of! If you're looking for the "Nice" Ethiopian restaurant in town this is it. They have white cloth napkins, a full bar, and table service. If you're also looking for something different and yummy you are also in the right place. Food tasted fresh and servings were ample. We paid $54 with tip and left stuffed. P.S.: between the Ethiopian lagers, St. George is a pale so it's lighter in flavor and lower in alcohol (4.5% ABV) compared to Meta (5.5% ABV) which is sweeter and much more flavorful.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome experience and great customer service! The food was incredible.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a very unique dining experience. The food has an array of different spices that take your tastebuds on a flavorful getaway.

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A
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I'm sure the food is good here. I just don't like Ethiopian cuisine. I tried it again after several years. Not to my liking. That said as compared to other Ethiopian restaurants, it's quite nice.

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CT
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a bit apprehensive about trying this restaurant. I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try new foods do to being underwhelmed which food and service from chain restaurants. Boy am I glad I did. I really enjoying everything about dining at Addis. The food was delicious and the eating with my hands gave me a really great first hand cultural experience. I will definitely be back.

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t
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous exotic cuisine that you eat with your fingers. Delicious spices but not too hot. Great Ethiopian wine with hint of honey. We were a group of 8 and 8 gave great reviews.

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time eating here. Loved the relaxed atmosphere and the delicious food

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it. We have been to Addis several times and enjoy taking friends. The experience of sharing food, and eating with your hands, is so much fun. Everything I've eaten at Addis was very good. The stewed dishes are my favorite--spicy but not crazy hot. Interesting flavors and combinations. My wife loves the vegetarian dishes. I like that the owner is always on the floor and asks about our experience. One of my favorite restaurants in RVA.

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SM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and food. First time eating Ethiopian food and it was a great experience.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Maybe a great place if you're Ethiopian, but a bit of a letdown if you're looking for an upscale dining adventure.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and the owner was so nice to us. A must visit.

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B
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had never experienced Ethiopean food before so we gave it a try. The waitress was extremely helpful in suggesting a sampler choice to try. We ate the traditional way, with our hands, which also made it fun. It was delicious and we'd go there again.

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MD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Server was really helpful for the 4 of us who haven't had authentic Ethiopian food before.

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great Food Easy to try a lot of different samplings

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Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Never had Ethiopian food before. Really enjoyed the food. Service was very good as well. I will definitely be back!

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KB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service attentive, food standard Ethiopian fare and tasty.

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AM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good food and quick. Perfect in the middle of a long drive and in a cool area of Richmond.

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EJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

This place is super cool especially if you're looking for a different food experience. They definitely are constructed for people who don't eat Ethiopian on the reg (and let's be honest, that's 99.9% of us), as they have plenty of sampler platters. I would highly recommend going, getting the sampler, then choosing one or two entrees to get the next time. Super fun dining experience.

The place itself is clean, but a little weird with the African music videos playing on a projector in the dining area, but it obviously didn't affect the food or experience for us.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious. For first time ethiopian-food diners, the wait staff is more than willing to help you decide what to get. My friend and I tried the 3 meat selection and pick three vegetable selection to sample a few different things. The food was great and the staff was great about bringing more of the injera (ethiopian sponge-like bread) whenever we needed some. Overall, good service, great food that is different from the standard routine, and relatively affordable. It is nice too that the owner comes up to every table to make sure the food was good and that you enjoyed yourself. I will be back!

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