Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
2 large fried dumplings with spinach, & Demera's Sambusa Mix.
2 large dough shells filled with spinach.
3 smaller fried dumplings with a filling of minced prime beef, with Demera's Sambusa Mix. Sauted onions, bell peppers and our special combination of Demera seasonings and a hint of spices.
The food is always delicious and the presentation is an added bonus. The portions are satisfying and countless options to satisfy all dietary needs. We were pleased with the changes to ensure safe dining. Thank you!
Everything was good but the lack of enforcing masks while walking between tables while in or out the restaurant and using the restroom. Very uncomfortable due to that.
Had an awesome experience at Demera. The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. I definitely recommend it!
Great restaurant for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Diverse flavors and excellent cocktails.
Demera has been a staple for Ethiopian food in Chicago for many years, and is my favorite Ethiopian spot in Chicago! The food is consistently delicious and authentic, the prices are reasonable, and the service is good. I've enjoyed many dinners here over the years. With the new social distancing rules in place, Demera has several outside tables as well as inside tables spaced out and near the windows in the wall that are fully open. It makes for a great view of the activity and people watching on Broadway. Demera is extremely popular so I'd recommend making a reservation well in advance because the place was packed last Friday night!
The food was great. But the waiter brought the wrong tables food to our table. I touched mine because I couldn’t readily tell what it was. My boyfriend did not touch his. The waiter asked if we touched them and when my boyfriend said no, he took the plate away from our table and put it in front of another guest. I don’t think this was acceptable. I do believe that guest sent it back. But it put a damper on the meal. The food was still amazing.
A pleasant, socially distanced experience. We sat next to the open window with a nice breeze and full margaritas! The food is so flavorful, will be back for more.
Our first time trying Ethiopian food and it was delicious !
I was really looking forward to try and Demera especially because it was my birthday and the first weekend restaurants re-opened with seated patio dining. Unfortunately, our experience was very poor in both service and food quality/value. The tables were full but limited to only about 1/4 capacity so you would think that the service would be very good and attentive, however our service was terrible. Our appetizers arrived well after our meal almost as an afterthought and we're cold. We asked for napkins four different times and never received them so finally just went to the restroom to wash our hands. Our server never came back to our table one time to ask us how our food was or if we needed any more drinks, etc. and had to waive down someone for our check. The food was okay, but not great. I really wanted to like this restaurant, but unfortunately it will be the first and last time we ever go there. Sadly it made a special occasion very un-special.
The open-air seating means getting to listen to music coming from The Green Mill while enjoying phenomenal food. Very vegan-friendly food.
Great food, good drinks, lovely ambiance and excellent service.
Food was good, service was outstanding. I would go back.
Great food and amazing service! This is my go-to place for Ethiopian food!
Went with the family. My father was very excited to try Ethiopian and the food exceeded all of our expectations.
The food was really good. I went with my daughters and it wasn’t so spicy so they could handle it and they loved it too. We made a reservation knowing the place is busy, and it was! The service was excellent as well. We will go back there again!
Delicious food- the beef sambusas and the shai tea were the best part. A bit pricy but overall quality food.
The restaurant is excellent. Staff and service are always good. Reservations are kept and they seat you on time.
As always the food was fantastic, the ambiance very friendly and warm (even though it was about 7 degrees). The bar was very busy but people were enjoying themselves as both my date and I were. Thank you Demera!
So yummy. We had a veggie and non veggie sampler and both exceeded any expectations we had
Fantastic dinner. Wonderful service!
The service is always great there, the staff so kind and the food is jus amazing, this is our regular place to eat Ethiopian food...
We went during Black Restaurant Week and were lucky to be able to sample multiple dishes from the menu. Everything was delicious, and the service was excellent. We would definitely go back.
Food was ok not great. “Heat” and “spice” dumbed down to suit local palate. I wanted the real thing! Real teff injera was a plus as I’m gluten free. Basil lime sorbet tasted like frozen pesto.... yuck!
What a great deal! The price covers 2 people and is plenty of food (even for people who eat a lot!).
We both thought everything about Demera was excellent. They were busy and running behind, but the maître d’ was spot on with his waiting time estimate and we were seated at a large communal table in about 10 minutes.
We were there for Chicago restaurant week, so we ordered a particular dinner for two but included a bottle of wine. The wine came right out was delicious, and it was quickly followed by our beet salad appetizer.
For the entrée we had three vegetables and three meats, we mixed it up between mild and spicy, etc.
Dessert was the flowers chocolate cake - always a hit with me!
Great experience all around… We left a stuffed and a happy and it didn’t cost us a fortune!!
Wonderful! I had a great experience. The service was excellent
Wonderful as always-- grateful to be able to sample some new things on the Restaurant Week Menu. Beet salad w/ jalapeños was phenomenal, as was the gluten free flourless chocolate cake. So wonderful to have so many gluten free options, though I wish the gluten free injera had a little more sourdough teff flavor and was darker. Tried the fish for the first time and it was great addition to doro tibs, red lentils, cabbage, and collard greens. Hospitality and service can't be beat.
Service and food was excellent. Will absolutely be back!
The meal was amazing! I’m glad I finally tried this place. Our server was so nice and explained everything very well. She was super cute and told us the customs in “her country” and explained the background of the food. We all really enjoyed the entire experience and are looking forward to going back again.
The bread was so sour it masked the taste of the food items on the platter. I wish there was a bread with no or neutral taste to use to pick up the food. Maybe provide a fork or spoon to pick up the food.
Amazing food and staff. Must try this place! Friendly staff, great food selection and this is the place to try authentic Ethiopian food!
Great service, food, and wine! I highly recommend this establishment! Love this place and everyone that works there!
Amazing lunch deal for restaurant week
First time guests. Fantastic food, flavor profiles were off the charts!!!
Not much to say. Great food and great service in a very friendly atmosphere.
The food was very good. The hostess was very nice. The owner or manager checked in when I first got there and was very nice. The server was very inattentive and gave me a nasty look when I asked for a second glass of wine after ignoring me several times as she walked by me when I tried to get her attention. It took forever to get a check and she never checked in to see if I needed anything. They weren't that busy so she didn't seem overwhelmed. Not sure what the problem was.
Best Ethiopian food I have ever had. Very tasty and great service.
Love this place! They made us feel special and taken care of every step of the way. From the ordering of cocktails to the delicious dessert they brought for my sister’s birthday celebration everything was outstanding.
This is the best Ethiopian food that my family has had outside of Ethiopia itself!
Simply the best Ethiopian food in Chicago. . . We always enjoy it!
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Demera Ethiopian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 334-8787.
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1029 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.